Niels Kortstee

What’s your role at ADLINK & what’s the best thing about it?

In my role as product manager I am responsible for the complete lifecycle of our communication software products, which involves for instance R&D, marketing and financial results. The dynamic nature of the constant interaction with people to bridge the gap between the different parts of the organization and developing/evolving the strategy that delivers the best business results is very rewarding for me. Furthermore, I love the fact that I get to see how customers are applying our products to build impressive solutions.

Where did you work before ADLINK?

Before my time at ADLINK I worked in the Mil/Aero industry as a software engineer, where I developed real-time distributed systems. When I joined ADLINK I also started advising customers how to architect such complex systems. After a few years I moved on to a management position where I lead the ADLINK team in Netherlands.

What exciting things do you get to work on here?

Our products are being applied in a large variety of very impressive IoT solutions in many different verticals like for instance power plants, naval battle ships, milking robots, building automation systems, self-driving cars, etc.

Where do you live?  What’s great about the area?

My home town is Enschede, which lies in the east of the Netherlands, about 10 km from our office in Hengelo. Enschede is an average size city with a great atmosphere. It offers all facilities you can wish for, but without being crowded as the cities in the west of the country.

What’s the best thing about working here?

People in the company are very passionate about the products they are building for their customers and I just thrive on that energy. This makes it easy for me to step up and make a difference.