Master’s degree holder, Prince2 certified practitioner and Red Hat certified system engineer, Sumit Sasi has been working at SICPA Dubai since November 2017 as an IT System Administrator. Although having worked in multiple IT companies, SICPA was his first international experience and therefore he was particularly motivated, as he tells us in his interview.
Why do you enjoy working at SICPA?
At SICPA, I have had the chance to meet and work with people from different cultures and countries which helped me grow a lot, both on a personal and professional level.
Exploring new cultures and new technologies by working with colleagues and customers from other countries allowed me to open myself to the world.
What is your main objective in your job?
The main objective of my job is to ensure that the IT infrastructure of our local customers functions smoothly. My key responsibility is to maintain, monitor and secure IT core products.
Describe your typical working day at SICPA?
The first part of my day is dedicated to ensuring that IT core products are running correctly and to make changes as needed. The greater part of my day is spent on providing IT infrastructure support to other SICPA entities such as Uganda, Tanzania and working with the global support team.
Could you describe a team project which you are particularly proud of
Recently, I enjoyed working on a project to deploy IT systems as well as to develop and train people on a monitoring solution for our Uganda entity. It was an enriching learning experience in terms of technical knowledge and collaboration with people from a different country. It helped me broaden my way of thinking and working because I had to adapt myself to a new situation quickly.
What are the dimensions you like the most in your job at SICPA?
The part of my job that I appreciate the most is learning new technologies constantly and taking on new challenges with full ownership. Every challenge I encounter helps me to grow and better use my communication and problem-solving skills in order to work in a team effectively.
If you had any advice to give to people willing to follow the same path, what would it be?
My advice to any person willing to join this field is that they must always have the willingness to adapt to new technologies out there.
If you could choose only three words to describe SICPA and your daily life at SICPA, what would they be?
Innovation, Inclusion and Motivation