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What-I-like-about-my-profession?-
Vimali Swamy
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Santosh Patil
Employer: Symbian Software India
Designation: : Principle Engineer, Core Technology Division.
Experience: : 8 Years
ST: What is your job there?
SP: I am part responsible for the work carried out in the cryptography and software installation area of Symbian OS.
ST: What do you like about your job?
SP: The fact that my work touches millions of people worldwide using a Symbian OS powered Smartphone.
ST: What do you find challenging about your job?
SP: Technically, introducing new product features while maintaining backward compatibility with previous OS releases is challenging.
ST: What have you found that makes your job easier?
SP: A very supportive team of smart engineers to work with and a management committed to innovation.

Hima Bindu
Employer: IBM India
Designation: Assistant Manager - Compliance & Quality
Experience: 4 years
ST: What is your job there?
HB: Process re-engineering, creating training modules, and conducting in-house training for the team and creating quality based structured process flows for audits and compliance testing
ST: What do you like about your job?
HB: Bringing in quality in audits and developing automation solutions for efficient labor, time, and cost management and analysis in MIS
ST: What do you find challenging about your job?
HB: Creativity in thoughts to close GAPS logically, on time delivery of
projects, and training peers who are much elder and experienced than I am.
ST: What have you found that makes your job easier?
HB: I have created an Excel VB tool that auto summarizes the task to be closed for the day and times it accordingly.

Vijay G Prasad
Employer: Siemens Information Systems
Designation: Software Team Leader
Experience: 7 years
ST: What is your job there?
VP: Working for the automotive division, SIEMENS VDO. Handling complete software development for engine management systems for car manufacturers like Porsche, Volkswagen, and Audi.
ST: What do you like about your job?
VP: Excellent work culture, the brand I am associated with as it gives me great sense of pride, and the customers I work for.
ST: What do you find challenging about your job?
VP: Meeting stringent deadlines set by our customers, flexibility in handling diverse tasks with limited resources, and adherence to quality processes.
ST: What have you found that makes your job easier?
VP: Patience in hectic times, delegating the right tasks to the right team
members, and flexible working hours.
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