Kajetan Knapp BSc

Kajetan Knapp started out in his job straight after completing his internship. He set up a new department on starting work at the company XAL GmbH together with a fellow student.


Key data

Job description: Electronics developer
Company: XAL GmbH
I work in: Graz, Austria
I’ve worked here since: 2016

What I do

I work in firmware development in the field of lighting technology. This includes control units, smart lighting, configuration tools and bus systems.

Why I love my job

Because of the working style and environment at the company – especially in my department.

My biggest success so far

The successful implementation of a pilot project at the production facility in China.

How I found my current job

The post was offered to me during the course of my internship.

What I learned for this job during my studies

  • Expertise
  • From specialist knowledge to soft skills
  • The ability to acquire knowledge myself

Job prospects in my field

They are excellent, with a motivated approach.

I am

  • independent
  • trustworthy
  • competent

About my job

I make up the firmware development department at XAL GmbH together with my colleague, Mathias Dittrich, with whom I graduated from FH JOANNEUM. The department was set up when we began work at the company because the need for it was very clear. New technologies enable intelligent systems with minimal production expenditure which makes these systems increasingly interesting for the mass market. As a firmware development department, we meet this exact need. In the near future, we will be encountering increasing challenges in this field and I am very pleased to be part of such a new development.