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A diverse culture where people can accelerate

Our people are key to our success. This is why we place so much emphasis on attracting and retaining the very best. We reward success and foster a diverse, inclusive culture that enables individuals to thrive.

To sustain our success, it’s imperative we look after our people, and we do this in a number of ways.

Equal opportunities
First and foremost, we’re a fair, non‑discriminatory employer, committed to providing equal opportunities to all our employees.

A place to grow
We encourage everyone at u‑blox to push themselves to reach their full potential. We give our engineers time to work on their own innovations, and seek to promote from within wherever possible.

We set our people challenging but realistic targets, and provide the support they need to meet and exceed these. This includes appropriate training, enabling them to continually improve themselves in their field of expertise.

Competitive pay and a stake in our success
We like to reward great performance, and for our people to feel part of our success. Our benchmarked salaries are highly competitive, and are complemented by a bonus scheme linked to individual and company performance. We also operate an employee stock option scheme.

Promoting well‑being
While we like to provide our employees with the best‑possible working environment, we don’t want them spending their whole lives at work. Striking the right balance is important for people’s well‑being and motivation, and we offer flexible working hours to fit our employees’ lifestyles. Those who have been with us for five years or more can also choose to take a sabbatical, to further their interests outside the workplace.

 

Our people

Sylvia Lu

Sylvia Lu

Senior Engineer, Cellular Technology
"I joined u‑blox seven years ago. I feel excited to be part of this dynamic and diverse environment in which I can use my competencies and at the same time be challenged to create innovative solutions for the next generation wireless systems. Being able to play a part in developing technologies and standards that will ultimately end up in products and improve our lives and society makes my job exciting and fulfilling at the same time. I feel truly grateful to be surrounded by inspiring role models, some of which are incredible women working in tech and woman entrepreneurs. There is so much that still needs to be done to get more women into tech and STEM, and sometimes, just having a mentor to guide you and share their lessons can make all the difference!”

Christian Koehn

Manager Business Supporting IT Services
"I joined u‑blox in 2010 and I was impressed to which extent employees can “be” a company instead of just working for a company. Working at u‑blox became part of my life and goes far beyond a formal contractual relationship. Mutual trust lets you identify with company goals and enables you to fully focus on achieving them. Working within multicultural teams across regions all over the world is exciting and broadens one’s mind to find optimal solutions.
On top of that, the sustainability strategy of u‑blox ensures that not only employees and shareholders participate in the success of the company, but also investments in the environment and social projects are done."

Cairong Chen

Senior Module Quality and Reliability Engineer
“Working at u‑blox is exciting and rewarding. Here you are surrounded by highly competent, helpful and fun colleagues; here you get to know the hero behind the wireless technology embedded in our everyday life; and here you become passionate about how much our technology and products can make an impact. What is truly amazing is that at u‑blox quality is really part of our culture. It is a mentality built into processes at every step – from design, testing, and manufacturing to sales and service. This makes it a lot easier for me as a Quality engineer, as our quality organization always strives for continuous improvement and even better customer satisfaction. I also enjoy the open communication and trustful atmosphere at u‑blox, which really enables the seamless cooperation between different sites and functional organizations. Great teamwork, well‑structured work flows, positive work environment, clear goals, achievable targets, and happy people – u‑blox has it all. “
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Yassine Fkih

Associate Engineer Digital IC Development
“It is a real satisfaction for me to work at u‑blox not only at the technical level where I work with highly skilled colleagues in the field of the design of integrated circuits but also at the social level where the working environment is particularly great with friendly human relations.”

Chafik Driouichi

Senior Product Manager for V2X
“Embracing new thinking and being geared up for disruption and innovation through uncertainty is what comes to mind when describing u‑blox.
I joined u‑blox not long ago, and I feel truly privileged to be part of its multi‑cultural team.
Steve Jobs (Co‑founder and long‑standing CEO of Apple) used a ‘rock tumbler’ as a metaphor to describe a team working hard on something they are passionate about. Ideas are like rocks; when rubbing them against each other with a bit of friction and a bit of noise, the outcome is really beautiful, polished ideas. This is the privilege I experience being part of the u‑blox family.”

Urs Frischknecht

Senior Manager Finance
"It’s a particularly interesting experience to work at u‑blox because the company is growing significantly and constantly trying to improve itself. I have the freedom to make the necessary decisions to do my work properly. Colleagues outside my practice area with whom I have contact are generally cooperative. I can generally decide for myself the best way to get my work done."