I chose to join Bruker Daltonics because I always wanted to work in an interdisciplinary field between business and sciences, software and hardware, developers and users. My scientific background allows me to act as an interface between Product Development and end users.
My suggestions for optimization of hardware, software or other components are not only tolerated but also invited and encouraged. The flat hierarchy at Bruker facilitates innovation. A useful proposal is not objected for reasons of rank and job title. The only thing that counts is whether a proposal makes sense or not. Now, I understand why high-class and cutting-edge products are often developed by companies that are characterized by openness, flat hierarchies and close cooperation.