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Profile Details
Name – Supriyo Patil
Profession IT
Designation – Software Engineer
OrganisationTexas Instrument India Private Limited
Age – 46
CityKolkata
Work Experience (Years) – 19.5 years
LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/supriyo-palit-1b023214/
Under-Graduation – B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering, Jadavpur University
Post-Graduation – M.E. in ECE, IISC Bangalore

Please give us a summary of your Career.

After graduating from IISC, I joined as Software Engineer at Texas Instrumentation at their headquarters at Bangalore. I worked for the Digital Signal Processing, Speech Coding, Audio Coding, and video multimedia. However, at that point in time, I had to relocate to Kolkata for some personal issues and had to quit my job despite total job satisfaction. At Kolkata, I joined a networking company Alumnus Software and worked for a few days and joined TCS in wireless and communication network. However, the second call from Texas to work from home was irresistible and I again joined Texas Instrumentation.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities.

My daily responsibilities at Texas is quite interesting and is presently applied in portable audio devices including mobile phones and tablets. My main task is to work on the audio algorithm which will help in audio processing. That means speech coding and audio coding is an integral part of my field. Presently, audio processing is used in all electrical devices and improvement in sound and voice clarity is what that plays the prime role in my work. To be honest, I do not have any additional responsibilities other than this as I am engaged in remote working.


Average Income for a Software Engineer 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 – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
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Work-Life Balance

On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
More than 9 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
5 days
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Never
Does your work require you to travel?
Often
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
Often
How would you consider the job security for a Software Engineer?
Secure
Would you consider being a Software Engineer Risky?
Maybe

Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance for a Software Engineer?
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Overall, how would you rate Job Stability for a Software Engineer?
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What are the different ways of entering as a Software Engineer?

Education is important in this profession. ME, M.Tech, M.S. degrees are required.


Work-Culture

How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
Stressful
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
Great
How would you describe your co-workers?
Competitive
Generally speaking, your work is
Office Work
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
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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?
Yes
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Post-Graduation in Relevant Stream
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
Yes
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
OK
At present, which institutes are best for the education of this profession?

IITs, NITs, IIsc, JU, IIEST

 

Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
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According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful in your Profession?

First Personality Trait – Energized by people, enjoy a variety of tasks and good at multitasking
Second Personality Trait – Focus on facts and details and apply past experiences to come up with practical solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions using logic by weighing pros and cons
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to keep flexible plan and keep options open
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer routine and stable life
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer self-disciplined and organised
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be cooperative and compassionate
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details

You should be able to work well in a team and should be focused on your goals in order to achieve them in a stipulated time period.

What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to join your Profession?

The positives are many in my career. To be precise, the job stability is extremely high and in the present world, I think it is most important. Secondly, for intelligent students and students interested in the application of engineering in software, this could be the best experience. Lastly, the teamwork and spirit help enlighten one’s mind.

What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career in your Profession?

The negatives associated with my work include, in my case it is remote working, i.e, work from home. But as Texas has its headquarters at Bangalore, it may be difficult for someone to totally settle in a new city. Stress level is quite high if you are not enjoying the job that you are doing. The work-life balance is hampered to a very big extent and you are hardly left with any time to enjoy with your family or even for your own self.


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?
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General Information of your Profession/Business

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?
Maybe Easy for Few
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?

I would like to start up a research interest in Artificial Intelligence. This is one of the most upcoming fields and would require a lot of patience and the utmost interest. I am really looking forward to work on it.