Senior Software Engineer (Male, Age 30) in Westmont, IL

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At a Glance

Current Job

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Job TitleSenior Software Engineer
Other Compensation None Set
Company Size(not answered)
LocationWestmont, IL
Years Experience3 years

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Years in Career0
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Income Rating0 / 10
Interest Rating0 / 10
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Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
I work for a very big company having more than 90000 people working worldwide. My company is number one company.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I am responsible for designing solutions and coding.Apart from that I am involved in PL/SQL development and DBA related stuff. I have also worked on query optimization.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
No benefits

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
No I do not.

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
Yes, it does require us to work with others as we work as a team. Sometimes we do not work as a team which bothers me a lot in work.

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
The work location is great. It is equiped with all the beverages. What I like most is security system and the policies they have. It is wonderful.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 5
Benefits: 1
Hours: 8
Co-Workers: 4
Supervisors: 7
Job Title: 6
Level of Responsibility: 4
The Actual Work: 4

A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8amna
8am to 9amna
9am to 10amI reach office. I check daily mails and based on that i decide which one is priority and work on them. Look at my mail box to see todays meeting and appointments.
10am to 11amI monitor the databases and check whats happening with the cron jobs and procedures that i wrote. If there were issues..i try to solve them. i speak to team and delagate the work.
11am to 12pmGet the status from team about the task they did yesterday and if there are any issues.
12pm to 1pmLunch time
1pm to 2pmTalk to manager, update him about issues, solutions and start working on the task
2pm to 3pmContinue doing task.
3pm to 4pmContinue doing task.
4pm to 5pmContinue doing task.
5pm to 6pmstart packing up .Send mails as required and back to home
6pm to 7pm
7pm to 8pm
8pm to 9pm
9pm to 10pm
10pm to 11pm
11pm to 12am

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?

What was the application process?
submitted resume

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
yes..I had 3 eounds of interview. first was a group interview and other 2 were individial interview.

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Not now as it has been while since i attend the interview

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
no..the organization has a training for new joinees which is must. I took that training.

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes. I am masters and that was a basic requirment for them.

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
I would recommend him to clear the basics first. As thats something most important for a person to grow. I would also ask him to develop some project so that he/she can give some idea.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Social Skill: Communication skills,Writing skills Organazational skills: Team building skills, leading skills technical skills: programming, database knoledge,certification

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
Masters degree

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Be clear with basics.

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not? i want to become architect and i am on the same line

What are your current career goals?
to become an IT architect

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

Prior Job 1Senior Software Engineer1 years8000Was to intergrate application, developing enhancement
Prior Job 2Software Engineer24500Was to work on the enhancement as guided by team lead

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:

College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
Science collegeComputer science
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
Science collegeStatistics

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