Petr Krejčí – software engineer

Petr Krejčí

Software Engineer, Advanced Driving Assistance Systems, Prague R&D center

What did you do to get your current job?

Petr Krejčí – I wanted to improve my previous experience with the development of ADAS (advanced driving assistance systems).

Is it important for you to work for a growing international company?

P. K. – It gives opportunities for growth and the opportunity to participate in large projects. Also, we have our own test area, test cars, special test equipment and specialized software.

Is it important for you to participate in the development of the automotive industry?

P. K. – Definitely. Today, we are in a revolution. Revolution with the aim of achieving an autonomous car. This is a unique opportunity to be part of it, to be on the spot where it happens.

Can you describe your goals related to your job?

P. K. – I want to make my job fun and want to grow the technical expertise of the team.

Which of your qualities and skills are required for your job?

P. K. – It might sound like a cliché, but it is the willingness to learn something new, the ability to come up with new ideas, the ability to cooperate with others.

How would you describe your daily job?

P. K. – In addition to several regular shorter meetings, morning tea and feeding the fish my main task is writing software, discussing with colleagues why something doesn’t work and how to make it work. We always try to find a way how to grasp the problem from another angle.

What is challenging in your job and why is your work important for Valeo?

P. K. – The biggest challenge is definitely balancing between doing things right and doing quickly. I’m trying to contribute both technically and from organization point of view, to allocate resources: by whom, when, how the tasks will be done.

What are your greatest achievements during your career in Valeo?

P. K. – It’s hard to say that a success story is only mine. Together with a colleague we wrote a module for the object fusion of sensors, which contrary to expectations was operated for a relatively long time due to the fact that it was reliable. It was converted into an application for patent. I learned a lot from this project. Our current working team is doing a few prototypes of functions a year, and basically each of these technological demo version were successful (Traffic Jam Assist, Blind Spot Intervention, Automatic Emergency Braking,…). We develop both functions and sensors.

How would you describe Valeo in a few words to a possible candidate?

P. K. – That there’s a possibility to do diverse things on diverse projects in a great team!