“Aspire to innovate, deliver to change” - Karthik, Architect at Siemens Advanta Development
During the early years of my career, I got an opportunity to visit an industrial plant and was fascinated with all the magic that goes in. Being the #1 in Industrial Automation, I always knew Siemens is the best place for me to get the right environment, approach and access to develop innovative solutions. It was in November 2006 when Karthik joined Siemens. “I still can’t forget the day when I first stepped into the office with a lot of dreams to prove myself, learn and excel technically in the areas of product development and architecture.”
Futurecasting for automation
I joined as a technical lead for one of the key projects, and in no time, I got a lot of opportunities to explore and learn new technologies and expanded my skills in the automation industry. It was here that I realized that I could be one of the Change Agents who can help in unlocking the digital future for our customers. The best part at Siemens is that our successes, milestones and achievements are always recognized and rewarded.
A world of opportunites
I strongly believe that “Creativity” and “Engineering” complement each other and “Architects” plays a vital role in this. As an Architect, I am able to apply my creativity in each and every day of my work to build a successful Industrial Networking solution. It is very fulfilling to know that the solution I delivered is now used across automobile / digital industries. I can proudly say, that Siemens takes care of its people by looking after their learning & development requirements and making sure that you become the best you can be. The learning is great, and the growth opportunities are endless.
Team spirit is the essence of Siemens culture. I truly believe in the fact that we can win as a team, knowing that our collective intelligence outsmarts individual performance. The friendly atmosphere of the team and its diverse cultures make every working day a pleasure at Siemens.
Every software engineer‘s dream is to build a career in IT, working on ‘cool‘ and new technology to develop innovative solutions. My dream was no different!
"Collaboration is another big factor that has helped in adding varied perspectives on all things we do”, says Karthik. Working with people across geographies and solutions has sharpened my technical, interpersonal and overall professional skills. Through Karthik’s multiple visits to Germany and the US, he always felt connected and a part of the larger team. Collaborating globally through face-to-face meet-ups or through virtual collaboration has always been a great booster for him.
Accelerating innovation through strategic initiatives
Siemens Advanta encourages innovation as a core asset through multiple means of triggering innovative thinking via hackathons, innovation days etc. “I am glad to hold an Intellectual Property patent in my name that helps in bulk configuration of industrial devices in plants.“ I have a great ecosystem that provides me with all the right set of opportunities, constantly pushing me to learn new things, recognizing my efforts, a good work-life balance, and above all, making me feel empowered which makes coming to work everyday an enjoyable process.