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Geethika Perera

Senior Application Engineer, Japan

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Don’t be afraid to take big risks - as long as you stay true to your core values and strive to do the best work possible with good intentions.

WHAT DO YOU DO?

I make sure customers get best outcome from what he/she paying for by ensuring quality of software products.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS FIELD?

During my school days I didn't have any idea to choose software industry related career, but one advertisement which I saw in a news paper changed my mind. So I started to do a Science degree and majored in Information Technology.

During my final year research project, I provided my input as software developer as well as quality assurance engineer to the project. During that time I noticed that I am doing better in the quality assurance part than the development part. That was the first time that saw my self as Software Quality Assurance Engineer. After that I decided to move forward in that career path.

WHAT DO YOU LOOK AT & THINK, "I WISH YOUNGER ME WOULD HAVE KNOWN THIS WAS POSSIBLE?"

I wish I knew about this area of being an Application Engineer focus on software quality assurance when I started my bachelors degree. So that I could have had more time to explore software quality assurance.
But I am happy and satisfied with my present situation and what I have achieved through out this journey up to now.

WHY DO YOU LOVE WORKING IN STEM?

Becoming a part of STEM help me to realize that how excited I am about my profession.
Ever since I decided to be step in to this profession, I pursued that goal with total dedication. So now I know with my experience, we can use this innovative technologies to make a better world for every one.

BEST ADVICE FOR NEXT GENERATION?

Don’t be afraid to take big risks - as long as you stay true to your core values and strive to do the best work possible with good intentions then your work will speak for itself and you will be successful.

INSPO / FUN FACT

"Believe in yourself first and then others will too" - Liz Jeneault