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Saheer Karimbayil
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Sushitha TA
Employer: Indscape Softech
Designation: QA Team Lead
Experience: 8 years


ST: What is your job there?
STA: Mentoring QA team to deliver customer requirements as per their expectations.

ST: What do you like about your job?
STA: Freedom of opinion, informal work culture, flexible timings, and proximity to my house.

ST: What do you find challenging about your job?
STA: Instances of delivering products in short notice without proper documented requirements as it forces us to anticipate customer's expectation.

ST: What have you found that makes your job easier?
STA: Test automation tools like Netstorm, Perl, and Shell Scripting along with ample testbed servers make our job of accomplishing successful testing easier.

Shibili KR
Employer: Ogilvy & Mather
Designation: Project Manager
Experience: 6 years


ST: What is your job there?
SKR: Suggest, develop, and manage web applications to support different advertising campaigns of the client. I am also responsible for the growth, profitability, and client relationships.

ST: What do you like about your job?
SKR: I love to be intellectually challenged. I also love learning from mistakes. I enjoy having the ability to take a project from concept to implementation, to see it from end-to-end.

ST: What do you find challenging about your job?
SKR: Ensuring a realization among peers that everyone's strengths are different is a challenge. Such a realization produces people who have confidence, respect for others, and willingness to work with them.

ST: What have you found that makes your job easier?
SKR: A collaborative work environment and having our clients involved on a continuous, real time, face-to-face basis in the course of work make my going easier.

Madhavan MR
Employer: Infosys Technologies
Designation: Software Engineer
Experience: 2 years


ST: What is your job there?
MMR: I work with a development project in Java for an insurance client in the USA. I am responsible for project release planning, prototyping, and code walkthroughs.

ST: What do you like about your job?
MMR: I like the responsibilities that come with the job such as requirement analysis and prototyping.

ST: What do you find challenging about your job?
MMR: It is quite a challenge to keep myself updated with the ever-changing technology that brings you something new to learn and implement every now and then.

ST: What have you found that makes your job easier?
MMR: Meetings. I find meetings to be excellent fora to learn and share ideas. It helps both the individual and the team.
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