Tejas Prathamesh

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Finance knowledge would be good to have, but definitely not a pre-requisite. You can gain that on the job. The technical skills required, depend on the job profile being advertised. Like any IT department, Investment banks need people to do requirement gathering & analysis, designing, programming, administration, testing and management.
9 years ago
Well, my comments might be naive because its not been long since I started working here.

1. Extensive usage and customization of latest technologies - not just Java related, but also others.

2. Structured IT team with dedicated groups supporting each department of business.

3. Well defined, often time consuming processes to be followed through out SDLC.

4. Multi cultural, multi location teams with IT working very closely with the business.


9 years ago
Me What do you wish to know?
9 years ago
You can try requesting for an onsite opportunity during your interviews and see how it goes. However, most of the IT service companies in India require the employee to be at least 6 months old in the organization to be eligible for onshore opportunities (There will be exceptions of course!) I personally think you would be better off trying to search for an opportunity within your current organization than outside.

OTOH try to analyse why you are so keen on an onshore opportunity. Is it more money/exposure/different cultural experience/ some thing else? Or a mix of these? This is important because there might be other ways of achieving what you want, rather than travelling onshore. For instance, you will get a pay hike if you switch your company, if money is the only thing you are looking at.

HTH

All the best!
9 years ago
Service based companies do have such roles. They are called as 'Client Account Manager' or 'Delivery Manager' or 'Client Engagement Manager' in our company. I think the term 'Product Manager' seems relevant if you are a product development company.
9 years ago
Agree with you Rohan - you are spot on. I think it is important understand that programming itself is agnostic of any language (implementations) and Java or any other language for that matter is just a way of implementing a solution. Thus it is important to understand Theoretical computer science - Turing machines, sorting and searching algorithms, complexity of loops in terms of time and space etc etc etc. Joachim Rohde's post in this thread echoes the same point.

However, most of the service sector biggies in India mostly need people who can deliver workable code - not neccessarily caring about quality and efficiency of the code.

No offence meant to anybody, but I think Rohan makes a pefectly valid point here.
9 years ago
Hi Grishma,

Please check your PM.

Regards,
Tejas
10 years ago
Thank you Jeanne, Campbell and Henry for your responses.

I called them up today and managed to bag the job again! They haven't changed (reduced) their offer. A lucky escape and a very important lesson learnt - be extremely careful while making career decisions.

Regards,
Tejas
10 years ago
Hi All,

I was recently offered a job from a consulting company. The compensation was good and the location and type of work were not a problem either. However, I demanded a higher salary, which they refused and offered me some other incentives. I declined their offer. On retrospection, I feel that I have made a mistake. I now think that I should have given myself some more time and should have thought again before finalizing my decision.

I know that the opening still exists. What are the implications if I now go back to them, and agree to join with the same salary which they offered me earlier? (I know this sounds foolish and understand that this is definitely not the way one should start his/her new job. But still... )

Thank you all for reading this and appreciate your thoughts on this.

Regards,
Tejas
10 years ago
Yes, there are some companies which conduct an aptitude test even for candidates with 2+ years of experience. Most of the questions though, would be analytical in nature - as the company basically intends to understand your thought process. You might be asked to solve some puzzles in interviews as well.

HTH

-Tejas
11 years ago
Hello Ranchers,

Apologies for a confusing title, but just couldn't find a better one! I am trying to analyze the differences of working for the IT department of a company whose primary business is not IT, as against working for a software services or product company.

I've worked with an IT services company and as a contractor in the IT department of an Insurance company. I did not observe any drastic operational differences between the two. However, this might be the case because my work was always restricted to one (or few) projects at a time.

If we drop domain knowledge off our list, how important/unimportant is it to consider the business area of a prospective employer? What are the pros and cons of working for an employer whose primary business is not IT? Please let me know your views.

Thanks in advance.
11 years ago
Nice one! Having been there, done (doing?) that, enjoyed watching it
[ August 29, 2008: Message edited by: Tejas Prathamesh ]
11 years ago
I don't quite understand your question, but I think this should be a good starting point. You might also want to have a look at this.
11 years ago
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11 years ago