From Corporate to Startup: Schochi’s Journey with DeepDriveMeet Our Engineers
Meet our Engineers
2023 / 03 / 03
When it comes to choosing a career path, everyone has their own preferences and priorities. Some may opt for the stability and security that large corporates offer, while others may crave more freedom and the opportunity to shape their own work environment.
For Sebastian Schoch, one of our Mechanical Engineers, the decision to leave a well-established company like Bosch after 6 years and join a young start-up was not an easy one. But as he says, he has never looked back since.
One of the things that Sebastian values most about working at DeepDrive is the open and smooth communication between all teams. Unlike in large corporates, where employees are separated by hierarchical organizations, at DeepDrive the collaboration between multiple domains is seamless. This, as Sebastian says, is the key to a well-developed, highly integrated product.
„Within our development team, we speak the same language.“
The result is visible on several levels: Lean processes, toolchains with the least number of breaks, and incredibly fast iteration cycles. And in the end, it comes all together in the quality of our products.
For Sebastian, the opportunity to be a part of a young start-up was too good to pass up. He believes that being a part of a start-up means having the chance to shape the company culture and processes from the ground up, and that is exactly what he and the rest of the DeepDrive team are doing. While we understand the importance of structure and processes due to years of working in the industry, we are determined to create a process landscape that is tailored to our product as well as the dynamic market we are operating in, ensuring the highest speed and quality expectations.
In conclusion, Sebastian would highly recommend working at a fast-paced start-up like DeepDrive to anyone who is looking for an opportunity to challenge themselves while having a significant impact on the Co2 neutrality of future mobility. „For me, the greatest perk of working at DeepDrive is the high potential of the technology and the fact that I truly believe that it has what it takes to become a standard drive unit for electric vehicles.“