Jesper Stockenstrand 

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Jesper Stockenstrand, Head of Product Development, Mobile

What do you enjoy most about working at Dirac?

Being able to work at a world leading company in digitally optimized sound, together with some of the best engineers in Uppsala, to enable customers all over the world to listen to music the way it is supposed to sound. What could beat that?

What is the best thing about your job?

We work at the absolute technical forefront, developing new ways of enhancing sound in millions and millions of phones—and often with short deadlines and demanding requirements on battery consumption, for instance. This means we have to work very agilely and have continuous improvement as part of our daily routine. This is what I love, always finding new ways to work more efficiently, faster and with higher quality.   

What is the best thing about Uppsala being Dirac’s headquarters?

Uppsala’s profile as a university city creates an environment full of ingenuity and energy. A fantastic city that has it all: a living inner city, a great university, the Fyris river flowing through, and nature just round the corner.

What types of music do you usually listen to? What is your favourite music genre?

The UK indie scene from the late 1980s to the late 1990s has always been close to my heart. Especially bands from Manchester during the “Madchester” era. Bands like the Smiths, Joy Division, New Order, Stone Roses, Oasis, and Chemical Brothers. The list can be remarkably long.

When you were a child, what did you imagine you would work with when you grew up?
I loved building with Legos, and when Lego Technic became popular I was hooked. At an early age I was told that it was called engineering, and that was what I wanted to do. When I got my first computer, a Sinclair ZX Spectrum with 48k of RAM, there was no turning back.