Verneri Rönty: There is something to learn in everything

Verneri Rönty joined Magister’s team a little over a year ago and has demonstrated his skills in several international projects. A constant desire to learn new things drives him forward in his work.

Work experience to support IT studies

The paths of Verneri Rönty and Magister Solutions met in the spring of 2022 when Magister participated in an event organized by the University of Jyväskylä. At the moment, Verneri was studying Mathematical Information Technology at the University.

“At the event, the companies presented their operations and internship opportunities. When I heard what Magister does, I realized I used a similar simulator in my studies. Space-related things have always fascinated me, and telecommunication is also one of my interests. I asked how I could get involved in doing something like this, and they asked me to come for a job interview,” Verneri recalls.

Verneri’s career at Magister started with a summer job, and after that, he continued as a part-time software developer alongside his studies. Verneri will soon have a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematical Information Technology.

“Working at Magister, I first started developing tools for research work. Then I also got involved in research projects. I have worked in several projects funded by ESA, in software and simulator development and developing models for simulators,” says Verneri.

Great possibilities to learn and develop

Verneri sees working at Magister as an excellent opportunity to learn, develop his skills, and work with today’s most advanced technologies.

“I get to study the newest, globally used technology and work on it. In simulations, I can apply many of my major interests in studies, where my focused pathway is in Mathematical Modelling in Science and Decision Analytics. It allows us to study topics that otherwise are very difficult to study in the real world.”

“Generally, I see everything I do as an opportunity to learn new things and develop myself. I am not only working but also developing myself and learning. I approach things without prejudice – sometimes things go wrong, but that’s where you learn.”

Verneri says that Magister has offered him excellent opportunities as a newcomer, and also important support from the work community.

“Magister is an inspiring and unique place to learn scientific research in practice. Working alongside studies, I get to see what the real world is like. At Magister, I have gained responsibility and had the possibility of self-actualization. At first, it’s a bit scary, but then you realize it makes you grow. I’ve also got really good support from my colleagues when I’ve needed it. It’s great to work with intelligent and friendly people.”

“All in all, I’m convinced that I’m in the right field, and my work is meaningful. I have learned to work in project teams, which is quite different from studying independently. All the projects I’ve worked on have been extremely interesting. For example, working with tropospheric impairments in the MARINA project has been really intriguing.”

The projects Verneri has been working in:

From the present to the future

Currently, Verneri is working on the MARINA and HELENA projects, which are world-class projects implemented in cooperation with international partners.

“In the MARINA project, I am currently working on implementing a tropospheric impairments model for the simulators used to run the NR-NTN vs. DVB comparison studies. In the HELENA project, I will find out whether 5G Non-Terrestrial Networks meet the set requirements,” says Verneri.

The future looks bright for Verneri: He already has a good view of what he wants to do.

“I have been very happy working at Magister, and I hope I can be part of the team after I graduate and fully transition into working life. At least my career choice is clear – this work has been so interesting. I want to continue working with the latest technology, and I also have the ambition for it.”