Importance of Education
Name – Paramveer Singh Bali
Profession – IT
Designation – Software Engineer
Organization – Eurofins Labs
Age – 29
City – Bangalore
Work Experience (Years) – 4.5
Under-Graduation – B.Tech, MS Engineering college
Post-Graduation – M.Tech, RV College of Engineering
Please give us a summary of your Career.
I started my career at the company Altisource in the year 2014 and worked in the company as a tester for 3.5 years. There, I was on a team of about 12 members. Even though I got exposure in my field, I wanted more experience.
So, I joined Eurofins to attain that. It has been a year since the same. My career includes doing proficient and extensive work in Performance Testing, Database Testing, Manual Testing. I am a part of a team with around 20 members. It is giving me the opportunity to be well versed with and have a hands-on experience on Jmeter and SQL. We use analysis tools such as JMC, AppDynamics, AWR, and ASH reports. We also assist in finding causes for major production issues. With all the ups and downs it has, overall, been a great journey and there is a lot more to come.
Please describe your current Job Responsibilities as a Software Engineer.
I am currently working as a QA Test Engineer. My job profile includes developing SQL Stored Procedures and Queries for Backend testing using Oracle 11g. My work consists of experience and knowledge of Agile & Scrum development environment. It utilizes my expertise in Oracle tool SQL*Loader for loading data into the database through .xls, csv.txt etc. I have to analyze TKPROF, AWR report for SQL process while also being involved in the configuration and installation of application software like Erlang, RabbitMQ, JDK, Apache, and Jmeter.
Average Income in this Profession in the current scenario
Starting out/Fresher – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 20-40 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 20-40 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
On an average, being the software engineer, how many hours do you work per day?
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Does your work as a software engineer require you to travel?
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
How would you consider the job security in your profession?
Would you consider the Profession of a software engineer Risky?
Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance in your Profession?
Overall, how would you rate Job Stability of your Profession?
What are the different ways of entering this profession?
You can get a diploma or degree in Computer Science. A degree is more preferred though.
How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
How would you describe your co-workers?
Generally speaking, your work is
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
Importance of Education in Your Profession
Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success in this Profession?
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Graduation in Relevant Stream
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
At present, which institutes are best for the education of this profession?
Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful as a Software Engineer?
First Personality Trait – Prefer working alone or in small groups and focus on a few tasks at a time
Second Personality Trait – Focus on possibilities and value innovation to come up with creative solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions using logic by weighing the pros and cons
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to keep the flexible plan and keep options open
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer routine and stable life
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be self-disciplined and organized
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be just and fair and not try to make everyone happy
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to become a software engineer?
There are a lot of positives in this field. We are given flexible work hours which provides us with the chance to have space for our personal life too. This also results in the generation of interest. Amenities are abundant in companies like these ranging from playing fields to creative family days. The job pays quite well along with other added beneficiaries. The working environment of such companies is quite comfortable. Constant learning makes this profession never ending on the educational scale. Also since the work here is executed in a virtual world we can get really creative.
What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career as Software Engineer?
The work done in such companies is usually not process oriented. If one cannot manage it properly then the result can be quite stressful. There is also a lot of competition in this area so to be professionally recognized, it requires quite a lot of effort. In this field, relevant skills are crucial and since there is always new software or such things coming up, upgrading of skills is needed. Also, since this is a sitting job, it might be inconvenient for some people.
Recognition in your Profession
What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Impressed
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Impressed
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Impressed
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
General Information of your Profession/Business as Software Engineer
What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
It Doesn’t Matter
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
Maybe Easy for Few
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?
Given this choice, I would still pick the same profession. It brings out the creativity in me and I have a lot of passion for computers and coding.