Repeating and managing what you have already tried is not your thing. Instead, it is about revolutionizing the world of transportation. Joakim Kronqvist, Starship’s senior mobile developer, wants to create a better, more automated world. With the help of robotics and smart technology platforms, it thrives when the future is in your hands.
Joakim has a wide role where developing, planning and discussing mobile solutions with different stakeholders is part of everyday life. Her work focuses on the app that Starship customers download and use to order food and drinks. He describes it as similar to other e-commerce platforms, but with a significant difference – robots make deliveries instead of humans.
In his spare time he leads an active life and enjoys having a lot going on. For example, he is training for a marathon and devotes time and effort to it. Photography is another passion. Joakim loves to spend his days in the woods portraying birds. Preferably at odd angles.
What motivates and inspires you at Starship?
“The fact that we want to revolutionize the whole world, not just a local market, is inspiring. For example, we are well established in markets like the UK and the US. Because a lot of people live there, we can make a big difference with our services.
But it also motivates me to do what no one else has done before. We are the first and largest company to automate home delivery. It means we face challenges that no one has ever seen before. It’s a completely different ball game than copying other people’s proven solutions. “
What is the most unexpected part of your job?
“Even though Starship is a pretty big company, a lot of teams are small with a lot of responsibility and a lot of self-leadership. It means it’s advantageous if you’re a bit of an entrepreneur. It’s probably a key to fitting in.”
How unique is the Starship culture?
“While other companies call themselves international, we really are. There are no geographical limitations. We hire the smartest and most passionate people we can find, regardless of nationality. My team, for example, includes employees from Colombia, Iran, India, Australia, and Denmark. What we have in common is not heritage or background, but our drive to revolutionize the world. “
What do you think is the secret to a successful career?
“Personally, I think you need clear goals in life and maybe high ambitions. It is often said that if you are ever the smartest person in the room, you should probably change rooms quickly. I think so, anyway; I want to go out with people smarter than me. “
What do you think will be the future of the development of robots, transport solutions and AI?
“If you look back at industrialization in the late 19th century, I think we’re seeing a similar shift now: towards an automated society. Some jobs will disappear and new ones will be created. This is especially true of solutions. “It’s easy to see the benefits, both in terms of the environment and in terms of development. I’m driven to lead society in the right direction.”
Describe your work as if it were from another planet.
“I’m going to assume that you’re an individual in the same way that humans are. Well, chances are you need certain objects as well. And most likely, geographic conditions can also be found on your planet. Then it may be that these objects that “I need them to be in different physical locations than you are. I’d say I make a system that shows where the objects are and then takes them to you.”
Will Starship make deliveries to Metavers?
“We’re so close to the physical dimension at Starship that it’s hard to imagine, but maybe if you look at it from a different perspective, there are probably things that people want in the virtual world that have to be delivered and paid for with virtual currency. We can have a future there too. Who knows? “
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