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Jeril Nadar : Technical Analyst

Technical analysts are software engineers who often have to directly interact with their customers, understand their requirements and then translate them into functional, technical solutions. IndiaCollegeDirectory.com gets talking with Jeril Nadar, who tells us more about this job profile:

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What is your current position, career focus and total years of experience?
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I am currently working as Senior Technical Analyst in Cognizant Technology Solutions. I have 9 years of experience now. I started working as a software engineer way back in 2006. I am working as a Java/J2EE senior developer/ consultant with CTS. I want to progress further and become a product manager.

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How did you get started in your career? What motivated you to get into this career?
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I joined the computer science stream when I pursued engineering and this motivated me to pursue a career in the software industry. This is a very agile industry and you need to be abreast with the latest changes to progress further. There are challenges to be overcome everyday and this motivated me to pursue a career in this field.

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What is this career like?
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It’s pretty rewarding for those who have a passion for software development. You keep learning new things either on the technology front or the domain front or about people management. If you're not focused, then there might be some disappointment. My word of caution will be that if you are really not passionate about software engineering, then think twice before getting into this field.

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What is a normal work day in the life of a Technical Analyst?
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Challenging. That is the word. Everyday there are new challenges to be conquered. My work involves Core Java/J2EE web application development including analysis, design, development and testing & support. There is also a lot of collaboration with client and onsite counterparts. The software industry has changed dramatically. Each day newer and better software are being introduced in the market and if you don’t keep yourself updated, then you will get outdated! If you keep the faith and continue the race with perseverance, then everything is yours.

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How was your journey from your first job till the current one? Where do you see yourself 5-10 years from now?
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The journey has been very fruitful and at each stage I have learnt a lot from colleagues, self-learning etc. I would like to see myself as a product manager handling the end-to-end lifecycle of a product right from its inception to the final delivery.

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What specialized training and education did you choose to succeed in this field? What inspired you to build the skills?
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I completed Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science from NIT Calicut in 2006. I have also undergone a few trainings in different computer languages like C, C++, Java etc. I have also taken up various courses in people management, soft skill development etc.

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Which skills have you found most helpful, and which ones will be most important in the future?
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Analytical & logical skills, adaptability, a focused approach towards solutions, team work, perseverance and faith in God can help you succeed in this industry.

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What have been your best experiences and challenges while working in this field?
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Learning new skills/ technology is always a joy. There are challenges when something critical has to go very fast into production/live environment. In such cases we have to stretch and make sure that the deliverables are given to customer on time as per their expectations and to their satisfaction.

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What recommendation would you give to prospective students who want to advance in this field? What education & skills do they need to focus on, over others?
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Firstly you need to complete your graduation and/ or post-graduation in engineering (preferably Computer Science or Information Technology). You also need to develop sharp analytical and logical skills. Technically, you should be able to develop software in multiple computer languages.

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Do you have any other 'words of wisdom' that you would like to pass on?
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Love your work, stay updated about the latest developments in IT and finally, work hard. This would ensure that you grow in the organization as per your desire.

Jeril can also reached at his LinkedIn profile - https://in.linkedin.com/in/jerilnadar/