"I get to work on exciting space science projects for the European Space Agency. This was something I dreamed of as a kid and something that at the time when Latvia was not yet part of any pan-European institutions seemed like a very unrealistic proposition. I also enjoy that my job requires constant acquiral of new skills and knowledge."
Janis first contacted S[&]T Norway while still finishing up his double European Masters degree in Space Science and Technology in Germany and Sweden. After a few Skype calls it became clear that his adventure would continue in Oslo. Janis is very delighted that he was able to find a job that not only lets him work in the space industry, but also provides ample opportunities to be in the forefront of things in this industry. He also values the fact that no two projects are the same and every new project requires one to learn new things and improve one's skills.
When Janis joined S[&]T he was very upfront with the management in Norway, as well as the Netherlands, that in a mid-term perspective he would like to move back to Latvia and take S[&]T with him. The birth of his son facilitated his decision to move towards that goal a bit sooner than initially anticipated and after having spent two years in Oslo he moved to Riga together with his family. Riga being a well connected air traffic hub, a short flight away from Oslo, enables him to split his time between Oslo and Riga, still work on exciting space projects and test the waters for the next big step in his adventure.