Meet Robert and Andrija
Robert Sorschag is the Head of Devices. When he joined Zühlke in 2012 as a Junior Software Engineer, he was the eighth addition to the Vienna office. “There were a lot of structures that still needed to be built, and that was exactly what I was looking for – a close-knit team and the opportunity to get in on the ground floor and do hands-on work,” Robert said.
The same year, the Head of Software Excellence Andrija Ljubojevic moved to Austria from Serbia for a different role. “I had an opportunity that fell through but decided to stay in the country and take an intensive language course to learn German. Two weeks later, I applied for a Software Engineer position at Zühlke. My German was dreadful, but the very fact that I dared to try to speak German in my interview – alongside my technical knowledge – was enough for Nikolaus (Zühlke’s CEO of Engineering in Austria) to give me a shot.”
The determination to do the best work has taken both engineers far in their respective careers. Robert has seen the office grow from eight people to over a hundred employees, working his way up to Senior Software Engineer, Project Manager, and then Engagement Manager in Systems and Embedded Development. Similarly, Andrija progressed through six different roles in 10 years – from Junior Software Engineer to Lead Software Architect and Head of Competence Unit among others.
Despite their different backgrounds and specialities, both credit one thing to their rapid career growth: empowering autonomy.