My life at SBI
I joined State Bank of India on July 2020 and worked for 1 year and 2 months as Manager - IT Infrastructure Architect in Enterprise and Technology Architecture department in GITC, Navi Mumbai.
My role in SBI is technical, and it involves consulting, design, Architecture and reviewing of application and infrastructure.
Through out my tenure in SBI i worked on various short term projects. Among them setting up DevOps infrastructure for SBI is one.
It’s an ongoing project and we’re constantly finding ways to improve and make life easier for developers and Operations team across SBI.
Breakup of overall time that had spent in SBI.
What have I learned ?
- Importance of architecture principles and policies
- Some software architectural design
- Compliance and regulation in banking
- DevOps tools and practises
- Managing vendor partners
- Tracking project timelines
Certificate of appreciation for delivering a talk on Kubernetes
My timeline in SBI
- Sep 2019 - Specialist exam for SBI
- Dec 2019 - Personal Interview in Mumbai, SBI
- Jan 2020 - Received job offer from SBI
- Feb 2020 - Pandemic and full work from home start in Ericsson
- Apr 2021 - Relieving extension in Ericsson
- Jun 2020 - Last day in Ericsson
- Jul 2020 - Relocation to Mumbai and joining SBI
- Aug 2020 - Joining Enterprise and Technology architecture dept in SBI
- Oct 2020 - Travel to native and bringing family to Mumbai
- April 2021 - Travel to native and leaving family
- May 2021 - COVID like symptoms and home quarantine
- June 2021 - Decision to leave SBI and relocate from Mumbai
- July 2021 - New job offer received
- Aug 2021 - Resignation initiation in SBI
- Sep 2021 - Last working day in SBI
Why leaving job from State Bank of India
The decision for leaving the job at state bank of India is both personal and family. Some of the key points that influence the decisions are no WFH, no relocation/transfer of job, micro management, unnecessary and complicated process, poor decision making and low learning curve/Legacy technologies.
One of the important factor that any organisation should focus is equally changing the organisation culture when they modernise the technology stack. There are significant effort put on hiring technical experts, digital transformation, cloud strategy but very little on organisation culture.
To SBI (on request from SBI colleagues)
- Invest as equally as technology transformation in cultural transformation.
- Let the internal team solve the hard problems and use the external teams /vendors only to enable the in-house teams
- IT operations need engineers, not just the people managers. Replace people managers with engineering managers whereever needed. Do not mix them both.
- Make an open/transparent and employee friendly organisation.
So whats next ?
So what am I doing next? It’s been a privilege and an adventure to work in SBI as Infrastructure Architect with so many amazing people. But I’m now excited about my new role as Sr Site Reliability Engineer at Sage Intacct, Bangalore.