Finding my home at Infosys Indiana
Enguunee (Engi) Byambadorj, Associate Software Engineer
As a woman in technology, it can be easy to be discouraged by the headlines we see coming out of Silicon Valley. The statistics can be disappointing as well: in 2015, women made up only a quarter of the entire technology workforce. But when I see these stories and read these statistics, I feel empowered. As a woman in technology at this very moment in time, I can have a real impact on the culture of the industry and make a difference for the women already in the field and those to come. And Infosys is helping me make these changes.
My passion for technology began in high school, when I attended Indiana University’s summer camp for informatics. The camp inspired me, and my instructors encouraged me to pursue a career in technology. When I attended Indiana University Bloomington, I majored in informatics and found tech internships within the banking and consulting industries. As graduation loomed, I still didn’t know what aspect of technology I wanted to pursue. In such a rapidly changing industry, I wasn’t sure how best to start my career. And that’s when I found Infosys.
Our motto here at Infosys is “Be More,” and it really rings true. The company’s commitment to lifelong learning is something that matters to me and attracted me to pursue a career at Infosys right away. Infosys caters to my needs, enhancing and developing the skills that will be essential to a career in any area of technology. At our new Indianapolis Technology and Innovation Hub, I get to work with a diverse array of clients across several different industries, each with unique and challenging projects.
These experiences alone are helping me to develop well-rounded functional and technical skills. But that’s not all Infosys provides. During my time with the company, I have been offered opportunity after opportunity to continue to “be more.” I have already taken training courses in online Internet of Things (IoT) networks, SAP dial-up programming and theory and Python, and am looking forward to working with new technologies in augmented and virtual reality, artificial intelligence, automation and cloud networks. Infosys provides these incredible training opportunities and more, which makes me feel prepared and excited to tackle any client challenge.
Joining a community
But work is about so much more than the skills you gain and the projects to which you contribute. Work is also about community and developing a meaningful connection with—and learning from—those around you. We spend most of our waking hours during the week at work and, without that strong sense of community, any workplace would feel incomplete.
Community is also where Infosys shines. As you walk around our new offices on the 22nd floor of OneAmerica Tower, you can feel the community in the office immediately. The open, agile workspace facilitates collaboration. You can always see groups together in break areas, working around circle tables and talking through the most complex client challenges we face together. I don’t sit in a cubicle all day, staring at a laptop typing code. I am constantly interacting with others, getting opinions and feedback from the tremendously talented and diverse group of individuals with whom I get to work every day. Coming from Indiana originally, I know a thing or two about community, and this office feels just like home. No matter where people in the office are from, no matter their background or upbringing, everyone feels connected to one another, and in that respect, it’s just like being a Hoosier.
I feel that here I have endless opportunities for growth and development to put me on the right track and a supportive, inclusive and collaborative community in which I can thrive. Infosys makes me feel optimistic about my future and makes me feel certain that now is a great time to be a woman in technology. I can think of no better place to begin my career than right here at Infosys. Let’s get started.