Sk. Alimur Rashid, Sr. Hardware Engineer, NETINT Technologies
27 April 2020
In order to help current students and recent graduates to find their way in the working world, many of our alumni shared their career story. Here the story of Sk. Alimur Rashid, Senior Hardware Engineer for NETINT Technologies in Burnaby (Canada). USI Degree: Master in Embedded Systems Design, 2010.
How did you start your career?
After graduating from USI, I went back to my home country, Bangladesh and started looking for career opportunities in the growing technology industry. After working for seven years in Samsung Electronics as an Engineer, I decided to move to Canada's west coast for personal reasons. Now I work for a hardware start-up company in Burnaby, BC.
Why did you choose a career in NETINT Technologies?
Start-up companies are good places to learn and to grow. I like to stay involved closely with technology development and to nurture skills. Start- up companies have the right environment for that, in my opinion.
What is your current role/duties?
As a Senior Hardware Engineer, I am responsible for validation of one of the major IP blocks in the companies key product line. I find out inter- operability issues with our hardware product with systems from other vendors and come up with solutions to resolve them.
In your opinion, what are the qualities necessary for a successful career in NETINT Technologies?
To be passionate about technology, to be eager to learn and accept challenges, a lot of it.
What are USI’s positive features and qualities?
Great academic environment. Curriculum that aligns with the industry's requirements.
What competences and/or skills acquired in your USI Study Program have been useful/are useful to your professional career?
The master degree course have been useful since the beginning of my career. Other than study, the cross-cultural learning environment helped me to be prepared for the industry I am working for at present.
What is your advice to USI students entering the job market?
Actively participate in course work, laboratory practices. Try to fill-up the gaps between what is taught in the course and what you actually learn then put extra effort to go beyond.