For the series “a chat with the team”: Vladimir Nashchekin, Testing & Validation Engineer
Vladimir joined Occuity's development team as a Testing and Validation Technician back in August of 2021, , since then he has shown to be a valuable and talented employee, earning himself a promotion only half a year later. He now holds the title of Testing and Validation Engineer and is responsible for coming up with ways to challenge and quantify device performance, to ensure it meets design and safety requirements.
He specialised in computational mechanics and has 3+ years' worth of valuable experience in the medical device sector.
Being involved in the research and development of new products through to post-market surveillance in the past makes him the perfect match for the Occuity engineering team.
Fortunately, we managed to grab the opportunity to have a chat with Vladimir, here is what he had to say:
When did you get involved with Occuity? Why did you feel it was the right thing for you?
I moved to Occuity after working for a large medical device manufacturer where I was working on narrow-scope and slow-moving projects to a faster work pace and get involved with a broader scope of engineering challenges. It just felt right because it's a company growing and developing so quickly, particularly with so many cutting-edge technologies still in the pipeline.
What do you think about Occuity’s work so far?
The pace of development on the more established PM1 has been phenomenal particularly the progress from first-generation prototypes to what is now a production-ready device. The team has grown over the last year, a lot has been learned, and is now being implemented into the next generation of devices.
What do you do and why is it important?
As a testing and validation engineer, most of my work focuses around seeing if devices are good enough to meet customer needs and regulatory requirements. Working closely with our design teams to ensure devices and their parts are robust and safe.
Which project/device most excites you and why?
Seeing the work gone into the PM1 first-hand makes it, for me, the most exciting project. Arguably not as high impact as the AX1 or G1, it’s still a first in a market dominated by table-top devices. I’m excited to finally see a good-looking medical device in clinical use.
What do you think will Occuity’s future look like?
That’s a question that gets talked about a lot in the team. Currently, Occuity is a great place to work with amazing colleagues so I’m sure it will only get better. And with the ground-breaking tech in the pipeline some truly exciting times ahead!
So what's it like to work for Occuity? Click here to learn more about our team members and their experiences working at an exciting MedTech.