This job is a bridge connecting Vietnam and Japan. I receive requests from the Japanese company, analyze them, and clarify the purpose of the requests, I send them to the Vietnam development team. My responsibility is to make the development team understand exactly what customers want, helping the comunication between the two parties quickly and efficiently, offering solutions to the project's problems to obtain the desired results.
The Bridge engineer job is not only the work of a translator. This job also requires more skills than that, such as negotiating, analysis - assessment, problem-solving, and project management. In addition, to succeed, the Bridge engineer must have an understanding of the cultures and how do they work in both of countries.
In 2014, with the desire to improve my knowledge and challenge myself, I decided to look for opportunities in a new environment. And Septeni was my choice! The first time I entered Septeni office, I had really been impressed by the office design and creative working environment. Septeni gave me a breath of fresh air with many challenges and the young and very intelligent co-workers.
My first project in Septeni was Pyxis. This is an operational tool to support advertising on Facebook. Even though I had many years working as a bridge engineer, Pyxis really was a big challenge for me at that time. In a short time, I had to understand the new concept about advertising and the products that we were developing. Moreover, I was faced with a completely differenent development process. More difficuties came in because our product requirements and design had to be changed to match the frequent changes of Facebook. Not only that, the product was always improved to suit the purpose of the Septeni Group.
I always tell myself that "no success is easy". So I try to learn, to change my way of thinking and acting to gradually figure out a more reasonable way. In my opinion, an individual can not make a success of the whole project, teamwork is the key to success. So my wish is to build the development teams to enable all members to easily comunicate and express their views and to promote their abilities. Without criticizing or blame, we often focus on finding the cause of problems and solutions for them. So that people feel comfortable to raise issues that necessary to improve, contribute ideas together to build more optimal products. And the result is our project (Pyxis for Smartnews) was recently voted as the best project of the year.
Septeni has a relatively open environment, all personal opinions are considered and put into practice with the motto "continuous improvement". I really loved Septeni from the simple things such as the head of the company has always tried to bring to us a clean environment, handy dining room, involved in team building activities, staying late to teach Japanese to the staff etc... These things make us feel closer and want to devote to Septeni more.
In addition, in Septeni, I found many co-workers, friends who I can share everything about the job as well as the life. So that I really have a fun day every working day.