Sara Bladlund

Get to know Sara:

By exchanging thoughts and ideas with my surroundings I find much inspiration and and I like both taking part of the knowledge and insights of others and sharing my own. I am curious, easily learn new things, outgoing and results-oriented. I am good at identifying opportunities for improvement and finding solutions.

Seeing what I do become a part of a broader context where many components come together and form something larger than the sum of its parts, is for me a strong motivation. It can be exemplified by a team working well together in close cooperation, with separate tasks or when many part-projects from different sources and teams are put together. Since I am passionate about the quality of the product, I am always interested in the big picture and the place of the details therein. I am open for, and can come up with ideas from an other angle, than the already known.

I am happy being close to the technology and constantly evolve my knowledge through my work and interaction with my colleagues. I see myself working in roles entailing close connection to technology, for example hardware-near programming or RF related development, since a large portion of my education was focused on microwave technology, antenna theory, signal processing and digital communication. I also find team related tasks engaging and something I am glad to take on. I can sort out a complicated process and present it in an easy to understand and lucid way. Testing and requirements management are areas I find interesting and in which i would like to grow.

Operating systems/Platforms Windows, Unix/Linux, LTE
Programming/Scripting VHDL, SystemVerilog, Matlab, Simulink, Labview, Java
Tools & Methods Atlassian Jira/Confluence, LaTeX/LyX, SCRUM, Agile/Lean, MHweb(bug tracking system), CDM and Eridoc(program for document- and revision handling), Mentum CellPlanner, Clearcase, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Microsoft Office
Previous Assignments
Assignment Description
System Engineer
Dec 2014 – Nov 2016
System Engineer with responsibility to create requirements for test tools for radio networks, User Equipment (UE) simulators, data generators, air sniffers etc. Coordinated the collaboration between users and vendors. Evaluated and wrote requirements for new tools and new functionalities towards internal stakeholders and external vendors, Responsible for continuing development of internal processes.
ASIC Designer
Jun 2012 – Nov 2014
Worked in a project to develop a digital ASIC. RTL code was written in both VHDL and SystemVerilog. Developed design specifications and cooperated with radio specialists for functionality specifications. The team used the agile methodology SCRUM.
System Engineer
Jan 2011 – Jun 2012
This role meant work on network simulations, simulator maintenance and simulator development. Some time was spent doing more practically applied work, live network measurements but also entailing writing test specifications and a system description. The role also included giving tecnical presentations, partly to spread information but also to advice in technical decisions.