Sara Wallén

Angestellt, Frontend Web Developer, Pirate Ship Software GmbH

Hamburg, Germany

About me

I'm pivoting my career and working my way towards having Frontend Development as my main 'Schwerpunkt', as we say over here. Much of what I have been doing in jobs and for my own entertainment since getting access to the internet in 1999 is related to UX and UI design, but what really gets me going is the coding behind the UI. I feel that UX and UI design principles have even been an undercurrent of my electronic engineering work - it takes a bit of thought about a user's interaction with hardware to decide where the connectors will be placed, for example. I am otherwise a design and engineering 'Senior Generalist': I enjoy putting together websites, hardware and circuits, testing and iterating until they're as perfect as can be. I put things together, take others apart, find out how they work, sniff out bugs and fix it if I can before jumping into the required redesign.


User Experience
User Interface
PCB Design
English Language


Professional experience for Sara Wallén

  • Current 8 months, since Nov 2022

    Frontend Web Developer

    Pirate Ship Software GmbH
  • 2 months, Sep 2022 - Oct 2022

    Taking some time out

    Self Care & Family Time

  • 8 years and 7 months, Feb 2014 - Aug 2022


    MK timelapse GmbH

    My current MK role involves mostly: Management of website, social media & online marketing Technical drawing, writing and other documentation However I have worn several hats while working at MK, so my work here also includes: International client support, remotely and on-site Building internal company database and frontend Research, design & improvement of electronic components Installation and maintenance of timelapse cameras

  • 1 year and 6 months, Jun 2012 - Nov 2013


    Lobster Pictures Ltd

    A varied role, with tasks ranging from designing and building the innovative Lobster Pot camera system, installing, moving and de-rigging cameras on a wide variety of sites, managing and adjusting cameras remotely, and assisting on creative time lapse work for broadcasters, artists and Lobster Pictures. I used teaching experience to interpret complex technical concepts to clients, and my electronic engineering background to develop innovative products that improve the camera function and testing thereof.

  • 10 months, Sep 2011 - Jun 2012

    Teacher of Physics

    Kings of Wessex Academy

    Physics classroom teacher to three Year 9 sets, three Year 10 sets, three Year 11 sets & two mixed-ability Year 12 A-Level classes. Pastoral tutor to 27 Year 11 students.

  • 2 years and 7 months, Feb 2008 - Aug 2010

    Board Design Engineer

    ST Microelectronics

    PCB design for semiconductor testing: Circuit schematic design and entry; Layout and design for manufacture; De-bug and support for worldwide users.

  • 8 months, Jul 2007 - Feb 2008

    Marketing Engineer


    Diagrams and official document-writing; Testing of digital & analogue hardware.

  • 1 year and 1 month, Jul 2006 - Jul 2007

    Graduate RF Engineer


    Factory build-support and circuit de-bug; Visual Basic coding inside MS Office Excel; Understanding of GSM & WiMAX systems; Analogue high-frequency electronic work; Familiarity with lab equipment - network analysers, signal generators, oscilloscopes; Compiling and executing project test plans; Made large component orders to suppliers; Communication & presentation skills. I was also sponsored by Motorola during my degree, and completed a summer and an industrial student placement with them in 2003 and 2005.

Educational background for Sara Wallén

  • 10 months, Sep 2010 - Jun 2011

    PGCE Science - Physics

    University of Bristol

    Qualified Teacher Status

  • 3 years and 10 months, Sep 2002 - Jun 2006

    BEng (Hons) Engineering Design

    University of Bristol


  • English

    First language

  • Swedish

    First language

  • German



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