This interview was conducted in 2021.
Q1: Describe your current position/role.
As a Pre-Sales Engineer, I facilitate the sales productivity and flow by delivering the right system design solution and ensuring technical feasibility in complex solutions based on the company's products.
Q2: What are one or two of your proudest professional accomplishments?
Being a presales engineer requires a lot of coordination and constant teamwork which has led me to meet the customer requirements and therefore, deliver efficient system design for any complex problems. This is what I feel is my proudest accomplishment as it leads me to apply the principles of systems engineering.
For this constant hard work, I was recognized twice by my current employer as a TOPBOT, which is basically a way to appreciate the employees in my organization for their hard work and efforts.
Q3: What is the biggest challenge you face as a Systems Engineer?
The biggest challenge I face as a systems engineer is to consolidate all the information and manage the consistency between knowledge shared across various departments. Documentation is, most of the times taken for granted, when in fact it shouldn't be.
Q4: What advice do you have for individuals starting their career as a Systems Engineer?
For someone starting a career as a SE, i'd recommend that it always starts with a WHY.
Q5: How do you continue to learn about SE? What professional development activities do you do?
As a budding systems engineer, I never miss out an opportunity to connect with the industry experts who have a lot to offer. Also, being an avid reader and learner, I keep enhancing my knowledge by reading books on various SE subjects and the tools used.
Q6: What are the next career goals you want to achieve?
I want to be recognized as an expert systems engineer.
Q7: What are some of your hobbies/interests outside of work?
Sports specially badminton, music, traveling, reading
Q8: Why did you decide to get the SEP certification?
I have always been a person who loves to reason out everything. That particular ability of mine made me want to learn more about how to apply my thinking into something more grand whilst staying focused on the problem.
Q9: How does the SEP certification impact your professional career?
I try to exercise my new skills in my current role by providing detailed methods of application and examples of SE working in practice.
Q10: What job titles have you had other than Systems Engineer?
Presales Engineer/Design and Estimation Engineer