Matthew F.

Platform Architect/CTO
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Matthew F.
Research Postgraduate

My employment

Platform Architect/CTO
Hawa Dawa GmbH
Environment and energy
Small business (0-49 employees)

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A day in the life of a Platform Architect/CTO in Germany

We provide insights into air pollution using an innovative combination of hardware and software.

Briefly describe the organisation you work for

We provide insights into air pollution using an innovative combination of hardware and software.

What do you do?

I am responsible for the overall technology of our solution, overseeing hardware/firmware and the development of our online software.

Reflecting upon your past employment and education, what led you to your current career choice?

A passion for social justice and a fascination with city systems and geospatial data.

Is your current job sector different from what you thought you would enter when you graduated?


Describe your most memorable day at work

Probably servicing a set of devices alone in a foreign country

Are there any challenges associated with your job?

Yes, many. Most of them come down to being an ambitious startup with a limited budget!

What’s your work environment and culture like?

Very friendly and open.

What extracurricular activities did you undertake at university and what transferable skills did you develop through these?

University Radio and TV.

What would you like to do next with your career?

Something in public transport.

What top tips do you have for York students preparing for today’s job market and life after graduation?

Look around for something where you can make a positive impact.

What topics from students are you happy to answer questions on?


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