“The consultant from Leonidas performed his job reliably. Key words include high productivity, extensive expertise, responsibility and flexibility. He is a proactive and skilled software designer and a nice guy in every way.”
Ari Aalto, Director of Product Development, Tecnotree
The multi-talented man from Leonidas exceeded our hopes
Tecnotree is developing a self-service software for telecommunications operators, which their customers can use for managing their account and services. For the most recent product development project, Tecnotree not only recruited new people but also required external expertise and perspective to complement its team. Software Developer Santtu Pajukanta, a consultant from Leonidas, started as a member of the team in February 2016 and quickly found his place as one of its driving forces.
“When you end up using an external resource, you also have high expectations. Santtu was a good investment in the sense that he was able to offer more than we had originally planned. Employees differ in their individual productivity, and Santtu has high personal productivity,” describes Ari Aalto, Director of Product Development at Tecnotree.
Santtu Pajukanta from Leonidas was involved in developing a software for operators operating in the Middle East, Latin America and Africa. The needs of this self-service software were slightly different from those in Western countries, as users load mobile money on an operator account, which is then used to operate the entire family’s mobile devices. According to Aalto, the software project was very challenging as a whole.
A versatile and eloquent software developer
“Santtu got up to speed very quickly and worked well in our team. Because of his versatile expertise, he was able to assist us in many things. He was a support pillar as a software developer and improved our DevOps functions and capabilities for the continuous development and testing of the software product as well as product integration. Santtu took practical initiatives in how cloud solutions could be utilised as part of the development process, for example.”
Santtu worked in a rather international project at Tecnotree’s office in Tampere: the project team of ten people included experts from China, Pakistan and Bangladesh, among other places. The team engaged in daily cooperation with another team of the same size in India.
“In practice, the communication is carried out via Slack. Santtu is skilled at it, as he has good written communication skills and discussions with him are always constructive. Santtu also actively wrote interesting things related to recreation and interests, and I liked to read his writings on the Slack channel of the office in Tampere.”
“The cooperation with Leonidas was a very positive experience for us, and I can recommend it to others as well. I was sad to have to let Santtu go, as he was a well-liked guy, but our own team is now in good shape. We plan to use Leonidas’s services again in the future as needed,” says Ari Aalto.