Once a month, fusionSpan will share the talent and hard work of the people that we call our team. From Delivery, Consulting, Operations, and more – we pause to get a little bit personal, showcasing the faces behind the technology solutions that we work on each day. This month we meet fusionSpan Web Technologies Manager, Sanket Khare!
What was your first job? Tell us about it!
When I was about to complete my Engineering Degree, I was lucky enough to get placed in an IT company. I got training there in web technologies viz. LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Perl).
I enjoyed learning computer technologies during training, and was designated as a Software Engineer once the training completed. I started out as a software engineer, getting my hands on coding different features for an auto parts company project, and also getting to know how a website works.
Who has influenced you most in your professional path/career?
Apart from my team and colleagues (which is by default) wherever I have worked, I believe one of my personal friends with whom I have started my job and seen his IT career grow in front of my eyes has influenced me a lot.
His journey has made me keep believing more and more in the concept of hard work. It has shown me that if you have figured out the prospects and are clear on your thoughts, and have marched on with it, then you will definitely reach where you had intended to.
What’s your favorite part about working in the technology industry? What drew you to it?
How real-life scenario problems and issues can be resolved using the internet has always amazed me. I feel as if putting one’s thinking into a machine and making things easier and better for mankind is one of the boons that technological advancement has given us.
What are the main responsibilities of your current role? What do you enjoy most about your position?
At fusionSpan, I am currently working as Manager of Web Technologies. I am leading the team for web projects, and it includes project initiation through planning, implementation, closing, and maintenance thereafter. I enjoy leading the team and managing the tasks with my team.
Looking back, what career advice would you tell your 18-year-old self?
Don’t hesitate in picking up the steps you think, and then regretting why it wasn’t. I would advise myself to take that extraa (purposely adding an additional ‘a’) step which would definitely bring me a learning experience, if not success.
What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re not working?
I like to get on the playground trying on Cricket, Football, and Tennis. I like being pro-actively involved and enjoying the game.
I also feel happy serving food to others that I sometimes cook in my leisure time.
What words would you use to describe fusionSpan? What have you enjoyed most about being here?
I feel like fusionSpan is my second home. fusionSpan has been my teacher, alongside being the place where I work. It has given me opportunities to improve myself, to excel myself, and to define a path for myself.
I like the working systems in place here at fusionSpan, which have made things aligned properly and allow us to focus on the core task. I have also enjoyed the casual get-togethers that often occur, and the out of work events that happen every now and then!