Building a Successful IT Career with Transmetrics
On March 30, representatives from the product IT Company Transmetrics held a day-long info session at Aspire Center, talking about their business and the potential employment opportunities that they provide to AUBG students. In addition to their visit, the team gave a presentation on “How to Build a Successful Career in IT companies” at the BAC Auditorium.
Transmetrics is a product company which aims to improve the cargo transport industry through the use of big data analysis techniques. As part of the computer software industry, its main business task is the development of IT solutions that affect the logistics activities of the clients using its product. Since its foundation in 2013, the company received recognition with awards from Forbes Magazine, EIT ICT labs, etc.
Among the recruitment officers present at the event were the AUBG alumni Asparuh Koev, Class of 1998, CEO and founder of Transmetrics, Deyan Lazarov, Class of 1998, Head of Customer Delivery, and Tim Koroteev, Class of 2013, Senior Marketing Manager. They visited AUBG to raise awareness about the company but also looked to recruit AUBG students. A member of the company since 2013, Koroteev shared that the company is dynamic and that the firm continues to develop rapidly.
“If I compare the company to what it used to be just one year ago, the progress is stunning. Our product has improved significantly, our new customers represent the biggest logistics companies in the world, and our team has grown with very strong professionals,” said Koroteev.
Their info session was followed by a presentation on “How to Build a Successful Career in IT Companies” led by Koev and Lazarov. They pointed out that the labor market is getting more competitive and that there are expectations for a disruption in the software industry. They advised the students to focus on the development of their meta skills – not strictly focused on quantity of different programming languages that they could learn but on the ability to adapt and acquire new information. Lazarov suggested looking for the newly-emerging trends in the software development sector and trying to find a way for transferring their own skills into the working environment.He also addressed the importance of soft skills and the preference of many employers for somebody with inferior technical skills to a person with hard skills, if the latter shows the inability to work efficiently in a team. Koev added that the liberal arts education at AUBG has a great impact on employees and their future development. According to him, knowledge and skills acquired from courses are different from those of the student’s major, benefiting his or her work in different stages of the professional development.
With its team of 19 people, nine of whom being AUBG students or graduates, Transmetrics’ recruitment representatives are hoping to expand their crew with more people from the AUBG community. The team guests shared that the students with whom they spoke ultimately left with a positive impression of the company. According to Koroteev, they were technically prepared and showed an understanding of the company’s ideas.
Transmetrics’ representatives offered the chance to students for joining the company as Software Developers or Data Scientists. Currently the company has full-time and internship positions. They are looking for both enrolled and graduating students. One of their interns is Tomislav Marinov, a fourth-year student, who started as a Software Developer Intern in the Business Analyst Department in 2016, and is now holding the position of a part-time Junior Software Developer. He shared that he never felt pressured in the team because of the working environment in the company and the nature of the tasks that he executed.