Team Leader Global IT
Ginette Fischbacher joined Sensirion as an apprentice in 2008. She experienced the company's growth first-hand over the past few years and developed with it on a personal level. At the start of her apprenticeship to become a federally certified computer scientist, Sensirion's IT department consisted of just three employees. As of January 2015, the high-tech company has 20 computer scientists around the world.
After Ginette completed her training to become a computer scientist specializing in systems engineering, she spent another year in Sensirion's IT department before becoming team leader for Global IT Client Services in 2013. From there, Ginette's career found itself on a steep upward trajectory. She is the most senior member of Sensirion's IT department and now manages a team of seven computer scientists (including two apprentices).
Together with her team, Ginette is responsible for configuring and operating the infrastructure necessary for client hardware, including ticketing tools, software distribution, active directory service, antivirus solutions, printers, computers and telephones. There are more than 500 telephones in use at our headquarters in Staefa as well as over 1,200 PCs and laptops around the world. Ginette's team's first priority is to deal with the 500+ IT issues and orders that the department receives every month.
As a team leader, she now fulfills a supporting role in the company's daily operations and actively focuses on her managerial tasks. Thanks to the weekly exchange meetings, she is able to supervise, support and encourage each employee as they carry out their projects. Ginette earned a vocational trainer certificate two years ago, enabling her to pass on her knowledge to Sensirion's apprentices.
I greatly value the atmosphere in my team and the varied nature of our day-to-day work.
She is particularly well suited for this role, as it was not too long ago that she was an apprentice herself. The apprentice program at Sensirion is extremely important. Our young employees are our future and Ginette is a prime example of this.
Of course, Sensirion doesn't just focus on the young faces within its ranks - we give all of our employees the opportunity to take their personal development to the next level. Ginette's next major goal is to earn her certificate in business informatics, which she is currently working to acquire.