Ever wonder what it’s like to be an Associate Services Consultant at CA Technologies?
When searching for a role or starting your career in the tech industry, you’ll typically find bulleted information on a company’s job description, benefits and culture. We want to go a step beyond that and give you insight on these key facts from the perspective of a real CA employee. This Associate Services Consultant profile is part of our new careers blog series “A Day In The Life At CA”.
Yashar Abbasov, Associate Services Consultant, is a man of many hobbies. Here he is at sea, which is a place Yashar loves to be.
Yashar’s Career Story
Although Yashar will only just have celebrated his 1st 18 months at CA Technologies at the end of this year, he’s made real impact to the business at the Prague Technology Center.
“I started working at CA a little over 15 months ago. This is my first post-university full time contract.”
The Life of an Associate Services Consultant
We asked Yashar how he would describe his role as an Associate Services Consultant and why he loves it.
“I automate complex, lengthy and expensive installation, configuration, release and deployment processes. I help top Forbes 500 companies in banking, insurance, telco and logistics to succeed in the application economy in adopting CA’s continuous delivery tools and best practices along the journey.”
A typical workday for Yashar starts with a big welcome to his fellow team members, followed by setting up the environment for the top priority tasks, before fetching the first mandatory cup of cappuccino.
“I never felt that any two days are the same at CA. We do have recurring calls and meetings, but there are always new challenges which turn into satisfying rewards as I accomplish them. As any other multilingual certified consultant working at CA, I often travel abroad for business. I’m constantly developing new skills through training’s that are offered to me.”
When we asked Yashar what is the favourite part of his job, he told us how he loves to see the impact of his work for customers, the support unit he has as well as the vast diversity of talent CA has in Prague.
“First one is the impact of my work. Second, is that I always get the support I need from my colleagues and my manager. The same way, I am always pleased to help. Finally, I like the international diversity of our teams.”
Life At CA
Yashar is certainly a fan of the office and the area on the business park in Chodov. He like the very neat individual working areas in the office and the overall setup is perfect for an effective teamwork. He is also complimentary of the break out areas, with the abundance of meeting rooms.
“Our office sits in a modern building which is located on premises of a stunning technology park on the south-west of the Czech capital. It has all the amenities and facilities needed nearby. There is even a shopping mall 10 minutes away by walk. The best part is the wide range of choices for where to go for lunch.”
We’re extremely happy the benefits we offer to our Prague employees meet those sporty needs and it is a vital part of why Yashar loves his #LifeAtCA.
“CA offers lots of great benefits, but my favourite one is the vouchers we get for sports and entertainment activities. I use them to get discounts for swimming and bowling.”
Yashar’s Career Advice
Yashar would recommend a Services position at CA Technologies to anyone who wants to be part of large global software company with great career opportunities and company culture.
“CA is one of the largest software companies in the world with an astonishing portfolio and customers. It is great for people who like to work with software, develop software and to learn complex business processes and the latest trends in technology. CA maintains great culture, openness to innovation and global career opportunities.”
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Stuart Hazell – Senior Marketing Specialist,
Talent Acquisition, EMEA
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