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Anto Sebastian
Anto Sebastian

Anto Sebastian

Member Of Technical Staff

Aruba Networks

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Views about 'Tech product Introduction is weak among Indians'
This has been pondering in ma mind for so long, I want to bring to your attention as what china did when they opened their tech market for foreigners, they allowed it only tru local partnership. Eg Alcatel bell labs and Ericsson joined hands with local vendors before starting their operations in CHINA, and as a result today we have giants like HUAWEI and ZTE who are competing against same Alcatel and Ericsson who once helped them. See the thing is we need to have political leaders who has the vision which is bit hard though. However NASSCOM can come forward and encourage such partnerships (we don lack investment, talent and neither human resource, all we need is support and direction from policy makers)
Company and job profile
I'm Anto Sebastian, I'm an network engineer by profession holding bachelor's degree in Electronic 881984 communication Engg graduated from Anna Univ in the year 2007. I started my career @ MindTree in networking Domain and worked for customers such as VITESSE, PIRELLI, HUAWEI, Alcatel-lucent etc, and as part of my project assignment i had been to Shenzhen-CHINA for a brief period of 6 months, after serving mindtree for 3 long years with Sr.Engg designation my association came to an end in sep'10,bcoz i decided to make a shift from service industry to product based and after weighing lot of options at that time, I choose Aruba and started a new phase in my career with much excitement @ Aruba Networks (Aruba is a market leader in wireless infrastructure solutions) as Member of technical staff and I'm still with Aruba Networks as a very satisfied employee. My job profile includes testing (Manual, automation) Aruba's wireless products and solving customer issues.
My role model
Always and forever my parents for being humble, selfless, caring and hardworking.
My important career decision
The decision to move from Service Industry to Product based.
Being different
I take pride in my work. I play an important role in a product's life cycle and when i see the product that i worked, gives the company revenues and many happy customers, that joy and satisfaction new no bounds.
Family Background
Mine is a nuclear fly. Dad holds MA,Med degree and Mom BSc,Bed, both are govt. school teachers. I have a sibling holding BTech degree in IT and works for TCS. I got Married recently and my wife is a career consultant.
Current Trends
Irrespective of age, people today are crazy about gadgets (IPADs, Mobiles, Laptops) and they all wanna stay connected. For eg if you go to an interview or a mall, you expect your device to connect to available network seamlessly and stay connected and this brings the concept of BYOD (Bring your own device) and people wanna access their info irrespective their location and solution to that is Cloud. (Wireless-BYOD CLOUD is the game changer and the catalyst behind this reaction is Mobile device)
My achievement
I have be providing career guidance for the past 3 years and I have awarded the Most Valuable performer award for my significant contribution at Aruba Networks
My advice
Don't be choosy about your job location but be very clear on your Job profile. I know lot of my friends who have made wrong career choices. Listen to your heart, analyse the trend/technology, take up the task and you will be successful.
Challenges faced in job
Every release we keep adding lot of test cases to the repository. So whenever there is a new release we should cover old cases and new cases. So working on old cases is cumbersome however we can't avoid it. So we need to automate it and should do the same in the time frame while testing the new release. But once its done, it gonna significantly reduce the time taken for qualifying a release and thatz really gonna help big time so that we can focus on other things.
Books recommended
In any case, i would recommend people to start from basics. You have lot of options today (Online tutor, blogs, website and youtube), so whatever you need everything is there digital.
My strongest Skill
Team player/strong technical foundation
Making job easier
Time management, being pro-active and having good rapo with colleagues.
Goals and Ambitions
To advance in Technical ladder and take up a leadership role.
Managing professional as well as personal life
Staying Close to office and pro-actively managing time.
Personal life - Just be happy/satisfied with what god has given you.
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