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Interview with Wellington Oliveira, CSEP

Courtney Wright

Oct 01, 2021

This interview was conducted in 2021.wton csep

Q1: Describe your current position/role.

My current position is Technical Fellow for Systems Engineering at Embraer. Performing CONOPS, Requirements and Functional Analysis.

Q2: What are one or two of your proudest professional accomplishments?  

My proudest professional accomplishment is to implement Systems Engineering at Aircraft Early Stages Development at my company.

Q3: What is the biggest challenge you face as a Systems Engineer?   

My biggest challenge as a Systems Engineer is to implement Systems Engineering in Brazil. We almost do not have this knowledge in our Engineering Schools. Just two or thee learning opportunities. I recognize the importance of INCOSE in my career.

Q4: What advice do you have for individuals starting their career as a Systems Engineer?       

Touch the ground. A good systems engineer has a passion for understand systems behavior in his operational environment!

Q5: How do you continue to learn about SE? What professional development activities do you do?    

I participate in INCOSE working groups, webinars and INCOSE IS.

Q6: What are the next career goals you want to achieve?      

The next career goals that I want to achieve is to participate as Systems Engineer in the development of a systems that gives a high contribution to society.

Q7: What are some of your hobbies/interests outside of work?          

I study history. I have a special interest in woodworking

Q8: Why did you decide to get the SEP certification?

The reason to get my SEP Certification is the opportunity to inspire the practitioners of my country to perform a really engineered founded approach to complex systems development. It is not only to improve my career it is a way to improve engineering in my country.

Q9: How does the SEP certification impact your professional career?

Systems Engineering is very broad and when I put into practice my knowledge there exists a sense of recognizing by the Community that this knowledge is well-founded in international practices.

Q10: What has surprised you in the past five years related to systems engineering?    

Systems Engineering is spreading to many different domains!

Q11: What job titles have you had other than Systems Engineer?        

I had the job title of Stress Analysis Engineer

Q12: Are there any other final comments you would like to make? Include here if you are the first SEP within some group, like your chapter, company, or country.

I am the first SEP of Brazil.

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