MY JOURNEY WITH SIERRA

I am pleased to introduce myself, Christopher Shakespeare V (Chris V) working in Merit Software Services (UK based) in Chennai as Program Manager. Currently, I am managing Global Systems and multiple scrum team that comprises of nearly 120 resources working in diversified technologies. I have Implemented Agile practices in a larger manner and provided Agile Coaching to more than 500 resources.

I started my career at SIERRA as ADC Project Manager in Malaysia and was placed in JTI (Japan Tobacco International Factory – Malaysia) for 4 years from 2007 till 2011.

It was a golden period in my career where I had great exposure working with several stakeholders from different countries. I had an opportunity to manage large & tough projects, legacy modernization, and handle multi-cultured clients from various countries like Malaysia, Korea, Turkey, and almost covered the entire South Asian Pacific region. SIERRA taught me to work under any circumstances and handle pressure. I would proudly say that we developed the first PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) application implemented in JTI for purchasing Tobacco Leaves in 2007. It was one of the milestones in my career.

Today, I am playing multiple roles like, Program Manager, Community Manager for Code Quality & Development, Technical Forum Head, Agile Coach and managing huge number of resources & proficient in Stakeholder management that is absolutely because of the foundation that was laid in SIERRA.

I have been continuously observing SIERRA from the day I joined till today and they are consistently upgrading their skills in terms of Operations, Technologies, Facilities and especially Employee Welfare.

I would proudly say that SIERRA is a gateway & mentor of my career and I am HAPPY TO BE PART OF SIERRA FAMILY EVER. I wish SIERRA success in all its future endeavors.