Since the birth of the first iPhone in 2007, Erik has been fascinated by apps. Working at Axis Communications, he started developing apps at home as a hobby. His talents were picked up by Smart Refill and before long, Erik became a daytime developer at the IT company in Helsingborg. A smart decision, as it turned out.
- 7 years at Smart Refill
- Born and raised in Helsingborg
- Studied Computer Engineering at Lund University
- Lives in Påarp with two daughters
- Hobbies: tech, apps, playing the piano, spending time with family
Erik – veteran developer at Smart Refill
It’s the best place I’ve ever worked and I have a lot of fun at the office. Both with my colleagues and thanks to the freedom I enjoy as a developer. We spend so much of our time at work – to me it’s important to feel good and evolve during all those hours. Work feels like a second family. Everyone’s voice gets heard and no-one hesitates to give a helping hand when needed, which I think makes Smart Refill special, says Erik Andersson.
The first couple of years, Erik worked with iOS development. Today he focuses on creating web apps for mobile operators and financial institutions in Sweden and abroad.
Creativity and modern tools
Being a developer at Smart Refill is being at the center of the action. Developers and programmers are the heroes in the epic tale of an IT company at the forefront of technology.
I like the fact that we have a small, tight and fast team with skilled people who get to work with new, cool technology and modern code languages. And we help our customers with overall solutions. Not just an app, but the whole chain of technology and services. We’re good at design, UX, back-end, front-end, secure environments, and project management. We help the customers move from idea to launch. We’ve accumulated quite a portfolio of collaborations that help us land new exciting projects, says Erik.
The customer in focus
Smart Refill is a small company that works with the biggest names in telecom, banking and finance. Maybe it’s the small size that makes the big difference: Smart Refill can move quickly and adapt to the customer’s needs and opportunities.
I know clients appreciate us for being helpful, competent, and fast. We often deliver to big IT organisations that normally work with long project cycles and processes. In those projects, we’re an agile partner that helps them launch smart, digital services with a short time-to-market, says Erik.
But how do you create a workplace with the right atmosphere?
Smart Refill has always made room for creativity and we thrive on challenges. Everyone’s voice gets heard and the hierarchy is flat. New colleagues quickly become part of the gang. We also have generous benefits and a great atmosphere at the office. Basically a family away from home. The office location in central Helsingborg is also perfect for commuting – you just take the elevator directly from the train platform or bus station. I know it sounds a little too good to be true… but it’s how I feel, Erik Andersson concludes.