Developers in demand for digital challenge /global/scaled/7889x3434x0x361x1000x435/Global-Press-and-News-News-2017-Urban Wellholm.jpg The demand for software developers at ASSA ABLOY Shared Technologies is growing. With the onset of digitization, our business is about more than physical locks. The focus is on innovation and new technology, with door opening solutions connected to apps and cloud services. As lock and identity solutions become electronic, new security challenges emerge. Software developers at ASSA ABLOY’s innovation center, Shared Technologies, are dedicated to the advancement of digital and mobile lock solutions with integrated security systems for all types of door environments. It’s not just companies and government agencies that are looking for electronic solutions – more people are recognizing the advantages of digital security in the home. “Digitization is here to stay and the Internet of Things in the lock industry is in full swing with new apps and cloud services,” says Urban Wellholm, Director of Product Innovation at ASSA ABLOY Shared Technologies. “Innovation is the most important driving force for us to grow and continue to be the world’s largest supplier of door opening solutions.” The opportunity to test new ideas is vital in order to remain at the forefront of innovation. A couple of times a year, our developers spend an entire day in a hackathon, brainstorming new solutions that they then present to one another. “The developers have great opportunities to develop their ideas, which makes the job extra fun,” Wellholm says, adding that ASSA ABLOY is also actively working with environmental and sustainability issues to develop products that reduce energy consumption in buildings. Diversity is also a top priority when it comes to recruitment. The highest level of management at ASSA ABLOY includes 28 nationalities and the goal is to increase the number of women in managerial positions. “Having diversity with a broad skill set is particularly important for us to continue to be a leader in the industry,” Wellholm says.