Suparna has five years of progressive experience in the IT industry and has worked on the Pega platform for the past 4 years in PEGA PRPC.
Senior Software Engineer
Cochin University of Science & Technolog
Favorite TV Show
Hiking in the Alps
Let’s start off by learning a bit more about your life prior to Pega. Where are you from originally and what is your educational background?
I grew up in Kerala, a state in the South of India. My university studies were in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and originally I wanted to pursue a profession in that same field. However, I had the opportunity to jump into the IT industry and thought it would be worthwhile. Not being from a software background, I wasn’t too keen about the idea of hardcore programming. I started my IT career as a Program Analyst at Cognizant in 2014 and that’s where I learned about Pega.
What motivated you to learn how to use Pega?
Pega was introduced to me during the second year of my IT career at Cognizant. I was trained in Pega 7 because of the huge demand from clients of our organization. I was deployed into a project for a banking client in the U.S and loved working on the Pega platform right from the start. Even as someone who doesn’t love coding, I found that I became comfortable with development work pretty quickly.
I was keen to learn a tool that generates the codes in the background and Pega was so user friendly. How the Pega platform handles and implements end-to-end business process and provides fast solutions has always amazed me. I feel privileged having the chance to learn Pega Robotics Automation.
"Grab the chance if you get an opportunity to learn Pega, it won’t disappoint you. Once you master the platform, it will take you to greater heights in your professional career."
How has Pega shaped or impacted your career?
From the start, working on Pega allowed me to witness and be part of the different stages and phases of how an application takes life; scrum planning, requirements gathering, development, testing and deployment. Having this level of experience enabled me to quickly become a CSA in 2017. As of November 2019, I’m also a CSSA.
Becoming a Pega developer has been a very rewarding career opportunity for me. I am fortunate to have been part of Pega projects in many different industries including banking, healthcare and finance. Now I’m looking forward to learning more about the Business Architecture side of Pega.
What message or advice would you give to anyone who is considering a career as a Pega Developer?
Grab the chance if you get an opportunity to learn Pega, it won’t disappoint you. Once you master the platform, it will take you to greater heights in your professional career.