An IT specialist
at eder

Focus on:

Josip Brkic
Aged 29
IT department
IT specialist for system integration:
training completed
Ausbildung bei der Agentur eder.

More about eder

As a leading agency in digital product communication, we develop IT solutions to connect IT, the virtual product and content production. Our web-based platforms for product approvals, database publishing applications and product configurators help our clients to respond quickly to changing market situations.

More about me

I’ve always been into IT and computer science – right from when I was a kid. I didn’t have a computer myself, so I borrowed my friends’ to work on and taught myself the basics. I moved from my home in Croatia to Germany to train in IT, as I felt I needed to get more hands-on experience. Then, in September 2018, I began my training as an IT specialist for system integration at eder.

Ausbildung bei der Agentur eder.

The practical side

I’m the guy who makes sure the agency’s IT infrastructure runs without a hitch. I monitor the technical aspects of our hardware and software at all times and introduce new products. It’s also my job to help my colleagues work effectively by setting up and configuring their computers and stepping in when problems occur. I’m always on the lookout for new ideas and ways we can use automation to work more efficiently. Finally, I’m also responsible for the agency’s archive and digital vaults, where all the data for completed projects is stored and ongoing projects are backed up at regular intervals.

The theory

My IT theory studies at the training centre in Stuttgart gave me a wide range of knowledge – from programming and databases, through web development, to economics and business studies. One of the areas we majored on here was networks. We used network simulations to learn about all the key issues, starting with the underlying technical elements and how they worked. The theory side of hardware and subsequent practical applications were also part of my three-year course.
IT Aufgaben bei der Agentur eder
Looking ahead
The combination of my studies at and real-world experience of IT at work in the agency have taught me a huge amount. In July 2021, I successfully completed my training as a IT specialist for system integration and was made a permanent member of the IT team at eder. I’ve really enjoyed the last three years and am looking forward to the projects I’ll be involved in at the agency in the future.
Ausbildung bei der Agentur eder.