Do you want to change the world?

Then you've come to the right place! Midsummer is constantly looking for dedicated people with a great interest in innovative technology, solar energy and stylish design. Come and develop along with us, where no ideas are too big!

The Midsummer Spirit

Midsummer has grown from being a small company with the idea of creating sustainable solar cell technology to a listed company with over 100 employees. This has been possible thanks to a very special kind of company culture defined by extremely dedicated employees and an open atmosphere where brilliant ideas can be transformed into fantastic products – all with the aim of making solar history together.

The only limit is your imagination

Midsummer offers an exciting creative environment powered by innovation and inquisitiveness. We are a horizontal organisation, where cooperation and initiative are a prerequisite for growth. Whether you think in words or numbers, there is room for you to develop and really enjoy work at the same time.

Daily job satisfaction

Midsummer works proactively for a workplace free from discrimination that promotes our employees’ health, job satisfaction and efficiency. Our employees come from different parts of the world and we are convinced that a team with different backgrounds and skills leads to profitability.

Meet the team

Elmira Seidametova

''The best thing about Midsummer is the feeling that I am part of a team and a family, where you get to be involved and come up with ideas and make decisions. Laughter at work! That I feel that my work adds something to society and contributes to a better world.''

 

Role: Economist at the Financial department

Worked at Midsummer since:: 2020

What do you do in your current role?
I am responsible for accounts receivable (customer invoicing), accounts payable, VAT accounting, assigning account codes, banking (deposits, payments), reconciliations, liaising with authorities (The Swedish Tax Agency, Statistics Sweden), a range of of reports, analyses – KPI’s etc.

What have you previously worked with?
I previously worked as an accounting consultant at an accounting firm.

What do you like about your job?
The best thing about my job is that it is never dull as there are always a variety of problems to solve. Work that involves responsibility, development and taking your own initiative.

How have you developed at Midsummer?
The variation in work tasks associated with the streamlining/digitising of the accounting process, as well as the interaction with other people and colleagues ensured my personal development and gave me new insights. Being privy to the experiences and advice of other people provided me with new perspectives and experiences that were extremely helpful in my daily work. I am always learning new things, both work-related and in general.

What is the best part about working at Midsummer?
The feeling that I am part of a team and a family, where you get to be involved and come up with ideas and make decisions. Laughter at work! That I feel that my work adds something to society and contributes to a better world.

What do you like to do in your free time?
In my leisure time I am very family oriented, I am interested in culture, I like meeting up with friends, and I love nature, hiking and group training.

‘Hidden talent’, unusual experience or interest?
I played tennis, have taken oriental dance classes, and I enjoy drawing and sewing.

Erik Rantala

''It is a privilege to be part of the team that makes the future happen today. My co-workers are very focused, and the entire crew is just a great collection of people from all over the world. Most of us get to do a little bit of everything and that really sets the foundation for a unique culture and great work environment here at Midsummer.''

Role: Software Engineer

Worked at Midsummer since: 2017

What do you do in your current role?
I do a lot so let me name just a few things! I develop new software for our departments, develop and maintain software for our existing machinery in the production facility and administer our databases and remote support systems. I also manage commissioning of, and customer installations for, our DUO and UNO tools. I test and implement new hardware in our machines.

What have you previously worked with?
A little bit of everything! Once upon a time I was in the financial sector, but I have also worked at supermarkets and bookstores as well as in construction. I am also educated in the field of landscape science, which focuses on the processes that has created the landscapes we see around us today.

What do you like about your job?
I love the variety of tasks my position entails. The fact that I can go from straight up programming one day to I/O checking a communication bus the next day; To sit in a meeting planning an installation the third day and then when the meeting is finished just grab my multimeter to do a quick check of something else before heading back to the office to optimize a few tables in a database.

How have you developed at Midsummer?
In my role I have realized that the bigger picture is the only picture, there is no getting stuck on details. Just move on!

What is the best part about working at Midsummer?
It is a privilege to be part of the team that makes the future happen today. My co-workers are very focused, and the entire crew is just a great collection of people from all over the world. Most of us get to do a little bit of everything and that really sets the foundation for a unique culture and great work environment here at Midsummer.

What do you like to do in your free time?
I enjoy nature a lot and my vintage American car. I try to visit my family as much as I can and I love to check maps over areas I haven’t visited before. I love planning a hike or just fishing right next to my mountain cabin.

‘Hidden talent’, unusual experience or interest?
I am a wrist watch fanatic! I always know north, south, east and west wherever I go so I am never lost. I enjoy watching lectures in nature sciences on my spare time.

Furqan Mahmood

''The most important thing to know about Midsummer is how everyone helps each other and how important it is to give some of your time to help and educate others. I can say that I am very proud to have started my career in such an international company in which the employees are from all over the world.''

Role: Design engineer

Worked at Midsummer since:2016

What do you do in your current role?
I design and develop machines and products, mainly the DUO machine but also other machines and products that Midsummer are in need of. I help other departments with their projects, to achieve their tasks and Midsummer goals.

What have you previously worked with?
Midsummer is the first company I have had the opportunity to work at after graduating college. Previously, I have worked as a translator (Arabic-Swedish) for few months. I have also worked as a truck driver!

What do you like about your job?
I get to design stuff from scratch to a fully working product. I get to help others achieve their project goals by designing what they need for them. There are always new opportunities to grow and gain more experience.

How have you developed at Midsummer?
I have become more and more experienced along the years I have worked here, both from working among others in a team and from working on my own. With time I have worked on an increasing number of projects, and with more responsibility which has taught me how to prioritize my projects and how to estimate each project’s duration.

What is the best part about working at Midsummer?
There are so many senior employees that I get to work with and to grow and gain experience from. The most important thing to know about Midsummer is how everyone helps each other and how important it is to give some of your time to help and educate others. I can say that I am very proud to have started my career in such an international company in which the employees are from all over the world.

What do you like to do in your free time?
I mostly like to work out in the gym and do a bunch of other sports. Movies/series are also a thing that I like.

‘Hidden talent’, unusual experience or interest?
My eyes are very sharp, I can see very clearly.

Esko Niemi

''Midsummer is a truly international company, in the sense that around 30 languages are mastered among the workforce. Thus, in addition to help providing renewable energy to the world, Midsummer is also a melting pot of different cultures. I find the interaction with my colleagues from different countries very inspiring and rewarding.''

Role: Senior Specialist, Solar Cell R&D

Worked at Midsummer since:: 2007

What do you do in your current role?
I am part of a small group, called “Special Projects”, focusing on lowering our production costs. My activities focus on the CIGS solar cell and are aimed at lowering the production cost, measured in $/W, by lowering the cost of today’s standard production process and/or by increasing the efficiency of the CIGS cells.

What have you previously worked with?
I have spent most of my professional career working on CIGS solar cells, since I started on my PhD education in 1985. My CIGS work has been performed at the Royal Institute of Technology, Fuji Electric Corporate R&D, Nordic Solar Energy, Uppsala University and now Midsummer. Before joining Midsummer, I worked seven years on InP-based lasers and detectors for fiberoptic communication at a company which today is part of II-VI Inc.

What do you like about your job?
Since I started working on solar cells, I have been proud of being part of the worldwide efforts to solve the world’s energy problems by changing from hydrocarbons to renewable energy sources. Volume-wise the world still has a long way to go, but we are getting there.

How have you developed at Midsummer?
My work at Midsummer has been centered on developing the CIGS solar cells. Most of the time I’ve done that in the role of a researcher, but sometimes also as group manager for the Solar Cell R&D. The managerial role has been a new and developing experience to me, even if I prefer to focus on the experimental work on the solar cells.

What is the best part about working at Midsummer?
Midsummer is a truly international company, in the sense that around 30 languages are mastered among the workforce. Thus, in addition to help providing renewable energy to the world, Midsummer is also a melting pot of different cultures. I find the interaction with my colleagues from different countries very inspiring and rewarding.

What do you like to do in your free time?
In the summer time, I can often be found on a golf course. Recently I also picked up a new hobby, bird feeding. I’m also longing for the Covid-19 pandemic to end, so I can travel abroad with my wife and my 20 years old son again.

‘Hidden talent’, unusual experience or interest?
During my year at Fuji Electric, I picked up some of the Japanese language. I also enjoy televised sports, among the less common sports I enjoy are snooker, sumo and biathlon.

Thomas Bervenmark

I handle the incoming and outgoing goods to and from Midsummer with the paperwork for customs etc. I support Production with some special materials together with the purchase department. Questions and tasks regarding the facility in which Midsummer is located are also one of my areas.

 

Role: Logistics and Facility/Production support

Worked at Midsummer since: 2017

What do you do in your current role?
I handle the incoming and outgoing goods to and from Midsummer with the paperwork for customs etc. I support Production with some special materials together with the purchase department. Questions and tasks regarding the facility in which Midsummer is located are also one of my areas.

What have you previously worked with?
Previously I have worked in the production of printers and computer parts at IBM and most recently before joining Midsummer I worked with the production of inkjet printheads where I controlled the cleanroom and infrastructure where they were produced, among other things. My whole work life since 1986 has been in the facility where Midsummer is located.

What do you like about your job?
I like the challenge of different tasks I am asked to do. The flexibility. No two days are alike. The great colleagues in different departments are also very helpful to share their knowledge when needed.

How have you developed at Midsummer?
When I started at Midsummer I had not worked in the field of logistics so it has been great to learn that area with the over 25,000 parts of a DUO-machine that has to come in and go out at the right time. Also the challenges to learn the different types of documents needed for export/import to different countries which I had no idea about previously has been developing.

What is the best part about working at Midsummer?
It is the future for producing sustainable electricity and to be a part of that together with all great colleagues is the best.

What do you like to do in your free time?
I like to be out in the nature whether it is by foot, bike, ski, skates or boat. Cooking food outdoors always tastes the best. I also like to travel to different countries.

‘Hidden talent’, unusual experience or interest?
I can make the best fish soup in Northern Europe! I am also interested in steam engines.

Klara Takei

''Some of the best things about Midsummer are all the fantastic, knowledgeable, funny, hard-working and sometimes odd (in a nice way) colleagues! And the mindset that just because a certain problem has never been solved before, it doesn’t mean it’s impossible.''

 

Role: Head of Research and Development Projects

Worked at Midsummer since: 2015

What do you do in your current role?
I work with the materials development team to find cheaper and better ways to make more efficient solar cells.

What have you previously worked with?
I have been taking DUOs into production at customers’ sites and been involved in numerous research projects. But before I started at Midsummer, I have worked with many different things, from waitressing to caring for people with special needs to glassblowing.

What do you like about your job?
I am a curious person and really enjoy searching for solutions to complex problems, to find the connection between process changes and results. Also, I like working in a dynamic and fast changing environment, where I don’t always know what will happen next or which possibilities will pop up.

How have you developed at Midsummer?
When I came to Midsummer it was as a master thesis student in the process of changing careers into engineering. Now I lead a research group and I am also part of the management team. It is of course a journey where I have learned a lot.

What is the best part about working at Midsummer?
Some of the best things are all the fantastic, knowledgeable, funny, hard-working and sometimes odd (in a nice way) colleagues! And the mindset that just because a certain problem has never been solved before, it doesn’t mean it’s impossible.

What do you like to do in your free time?
Running, being with my kids and dogs, camping, picking blueberries and mushrooms.

‘Hidden talent’, unusual experience or interest?
Hmm, don’t know if glassblowing counts as such?

Richard Jordberg

''I am very fortunate to have ended up in a great team. Every day is filled with laughter and we achieve great things together! Working with products that will change the world is just a huge bonus!''

Role: Manager for Materials Development group.

Worked at Midsummer since: I joined Midsummer 4 years ago.

What do you do in your current role?
I lead and work with different projects that are related to Midsummer’s continuous strive to make our products more attractive and competitive on the solar market. With my background as a M.Sc in Chemical Engineering, my work mainly revolves around the materials we use to either reduce costs, improve solar cell performance or reduce, our already low, carbon footprint even further.

What have you previously worked with?
Midsummer is actually my first employment after getting my Master’s Degree, but I have worked as a development engineer intern at both Seco Tools and Sandvik, two renowned Swedish companies in the turning tool industry. Before my studies I worked as an operator at Comital Skultuna, an aluminum foil factory close to my hometown of Västerås in Sweden.

What do you like about your job?
I joined Midsummer because they have an extremely cool technology. I find it fascinating that a coating, 1/100 times thinner than a straw of hair, can produce electricity to supply a house with enough energy to become a net-zero-building. I also appreciate the fact that I get to work with many different things, one week I can support our sales reps at a local exhibition and another week I travel to our customers in another part of the world.

How have you developed at Midsummer?
Here at Midsummer I have got to put my years of theoretical studies to use, but also learned new skills and got to know how things work in reality. Moving from a “know-why” to a “know-how” way of thinking. This has helped me to progress faster in my work here at Midsummer but has also unlocked possibilities at home. Before I started here I would never have dared to disassemble my malfunctioning flat screen TV in order to find out why it is broken and try to fix it myself instead of just buying a new one.

What is the best part about working at Midsummer?
My colleagues, I am very fortunate to have ended up in a great team. Every day is filled with laughter and we achieve great things together! Working with products that will change the world is just a huge bonus!

What do you like to do in your free time?
If the weather is nice I try to play golf. If not, I play video games, read up on the latest electrical cars or search for my next investment in the stock market. During the pandemic I have picked up home-brewing, here I get to combine my laboratory skills together with one of my favorite beverages, German-type Lager.

‘Hidden talent’, unusual experience or interest?
I also have an interest in architecture and design, so I sketch houses and furniture. One day I hope to afford building my own-designed house or summer cottage.

Eni Cipa

''Everyone who works here is really pleasant and helpful. It is brilliant that we have so many different nationalities in the company, which is a big strength. Being here is fun because we often work at a high tempo and time really flies. We work well together and have great fun.''

Role: Senior Specialist, Solar Cell R&D

Worked at Midsummer since:: 2018

What do you do in your current role?
I send preliminary and completed notifications to the power companies and stay in contact with them, perform job costing calculations on our projects and send customer surveys to clients. I also deal with claims and keep customers updated on these, and help with the planning of new installations.

What have you previously worked with?
I joined Midsummer as a receptionist over three years ago and was then given the opportunity to work as an engineer with the R&D Group. In Albania, where I originally come from, I worked in HR.

What do you like about your job?
Every day is different and it is never boring here. You get a real buzz and you always have something new and exciting to work with. It feels good to get positive feedback from customers after an installation has been completed. A few great photos and happy customers make the day feel even better.

How have you developed at Midsummer?
I am absolutely sure I have developed at Midsummer. I have worked in different departments in the company and receive plenty of input from different individuals. This has made my job much easier and helped me develop in different areas.

What is the best part about working at Midsummer?
Everyone who works here is really pleasant and helpful. It is brilliant that we have so many different nationalities in the company, which is a big strength. Being here is fun because we often work at a high tempo and time really flies. We work well together and have great fun.

What do you like to do in your free time?
I like to spend time with my family. I like travelling and listening to music. And I love to bake cakes.

‘Hidden talent’, unusual experience or interest?
I can speak five languages: Albanian, English, Swedish, Italian and Spanish.

Klara Takei

”Företaget har utvecklats mycket sedan jag började här för nästan elva år sedan, med nya strategier, fler medarbetare och hela nya avdelningar. Det ger inte mycket tid över åt att slå sig till ro eller ha tråkigt. Eftersom det finns så många funktioner i företaget har det alltid känts som ett mycket litet företag, till och med efter att det växte över 100 anställda. Jag uppskattar småföretagsatmosfären.”

Role: Head of Research and Development Projects

Worked at Midsummer since: 2015

What do you do in your current role?
I work closely with the design team, but also with the operations manager, process engineers, machine assembly teams and purchasers to make sure our DUO and UNO tools work well, that we implement new functions in a controlled manner and that we catch and make use of new ideas. It is a constant strive to make the tools perform better, easier to maintain and more cost effective to produce. We also work with different departments throughout the company to find solutions for challenges in production by developing our own tools and gadgets to save time and effort in module production when needed. 

What have you previously worked with?
Before Midsummer I studied at KTH, and did my Master’s Thesis at Bombardier Transportation.

What do you like about your job?
I like the huge variety in tasks and projects, as well as the open atmosphere in the company. Common sense goes a long way, and everyone is welcome to contribute wherever they can. 

How have you developed at Midsummer?
I would say I have developed my sense of questioning and assessing if what I do is really the most important thing I can do today. A lot of time can be spent on the wrong things if you get too used to just doing you normal tasks. Making sure you get the full picture of what you are trying to achieve will help prioritize correctly and not getting stuck with details that are not that important after all.

What is the best part about working at Midsummer?
The company has evolved a lot since I started here almost 11 years ago, with new strategies, more coworkers and entire new departments. This leaves little time to getting settled or being bored. Since there are so many functions in the company it has always felt like a very small company, even after it grew past 100 employees. I appreciate the small company atmosphere.

What do you like to do in your free time?
I live in the countryside in an old house with a stable and three horses, and a four-year-old daughter. I rarely have time to do much else than care for them!

‘Hidden talent’, unusual experience or interest?
I harvest hay every year with my old tractor, a mower beam, a tedder and a baler. I harvest a couple of tons of hay every summer. The dated machinery often malfunctions in various ways which turns me into a (sometimes swearing) mechanic!

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