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IT professionals at ŠKODA AUTO work with cutting-edge technologies on a number of unique projects. ŠKODA IT runs across all departments, and without our IT professionals, not a single car would have gone out of production.
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Employees of our IT department know very well that things that are progressive today will be outdated tomorrow. Therefore, they are constantly developing new and better solutions.
The work of our IT department is built on unique projects - whether it is the development of electric cars where we constantly push the boundaries of the automotive industry, or work with virtual reality where we are among the technology leaders throughout Europe. Furthermore, ŠKODA IT tracks can be found in almost every department – from technical development to production to sales or employee care.
From the first drawing to the final tests. This is how we would describe the work of Technical Development, which plays a significant role in the creation of each new ŠKODA AUTO model.
The backbone of the entire department are teams of enthusiastic professionals, who deal with the various stages of car development. Whether it is the initial assignment, planning, design, conceptual or actual development, or final crash and other various tests – we always use cutting-edge processes and technologies.
This department is responsible for making the production of each model as smooth as possible. It all starts with the logistics of individual materials, parts and components and ends with their assembly and installation. That is not all, though.
The year 2015 saw ŠKODA AUTO create the first Industry 4.0- focused job position in the Production & Logistics area, and the Company continues digitising the whole department. We design and implement new technologies for vehicle electronics activation while transferring outputs of extensive analyses to vehicle assembly operations, as well as, for example, to processes that take place in our new paint shop. We are proud to be using state-of-the-art technologies while constantly creating new positions that cover a really wide range of applications in various fields of expertise.
We offer university graduates an annual international Trainee Program during which they will gain valuable work experience, and much more.
During the winter and summer semester, Trainees will see how one of the most modern companies in the Czech Republic works. This is a great start to their career, especially for those who have not yet decided which area they would like to specialize in. Trainees will try out work across different departments and they can look forward to internships abroad as well.
University students can work with us during their studies - as part of their internship or when writing a final thesis.
There is nothing better than testing out a theory in practice. This is what makes the internship a great opportunity for students to experience firsthand what it is like to work for a company like ŠKODA AUTO. Cooperating with the best in the field brings not only valuable contacts, but also practical experience, which students can then put to good use when writing their final thesis.
5 REASONS TO SPEAK THE ABAP LANGUAGE
SAP Software is the brains behind running processes in large enterprises, such as ŠKODA AUTO. It plans out and oversees logistics, finances, or production. If you want to understand this software, you need to know the ABAP programming language, as it is this language that the entire SAP Software is written in. However, the list of reasons to learn to speak ABAP does not end here.
Data analysis assists the automotive company in several ways. It improves processes in logistics and manufacturing, but also in purchasing. What does a purchase which is based on data actually look like? That is what we asked Václav Šlapka and Jiří Cabal. One of them shares their insight from a business point of view, the other with respect to IT. Together, they have found a way to save both the buyers' time and the company's money.
RETURNING TO WORK AFTER 3 YEARS OF MATERNITY LEAVE?
In the morning, she drops off her son at the kindergarten before speeding from Liberec to Mladá Boleslav, where she meets with her team. On the following day, she is busy working from home. The remainder of the week is then dedicated to spending time with her son. This is the current weekly schedule of Anita Wagnerová, a knowledge manager. One day, while she was on maternity leave, she paid her colleagues a visit in the office. It was then that she realized she had missed her workplace and made the decision to return to the company. How does she achieve harmony between her parental duties and her job in the IT department of ŠKODA AUTO?
WORK AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT ALL-IN-ONE
Would you like to present your work with more impact? Or be able to work with web applications without any setbacks? Just say the word. In the SAP Competency Centre, each employee has their own personal budget for training, which covers the costs of various workshops and courses. And what's more, the list of opportunities for your continuous self-improvement is not short by any means. Here are a few examples.
A BUSINESSWOMAN WITH THE SOUL OF A DEVELOPER
Business and IT. Two separate worlds which must communicate with each other in order to provide the customers with the best possible service. Two separate worlds that are also connected by Barbara Sichler and her work. As the Head of Software Engineering, Barbara supervises the entire life cycle of the software – from its very origins to installation. However, the education of employees and young talents or the diversity of teams are also big topics for her. She used to work for several brands, lived in Mexico, China, Finland, and moved to Czechia in March of 2021. Currently, she is on maternity leave in Germany. One significant phrase that has accompanied her on her life journey so far is: What would you do if you were not afraid?
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF OUR IT GUYS
It is not for nothing that they say that sport and work are similar in many ways. Stamina and the willpower to work on oneself are appreciated… And what else? The ŠKODA IT team has taken part in the legendary Jizerská 50 cross-country ski race several times, so we asked them a few questions that reveal that cross-country skiing and working in IT may have more in common than may meet the eye.