Omar | Senior Manager, Software Engineer, Corporate Information Technology
When people ask me what I do, they expect to hear a lot of technical details given my background in software engineering. They are surprised to learn that my work is actually all about people - my colleagues – making sure we mentor, coach, and provide the tools and support they need to develop the best solutions possible.
Thermo Fisher’s Tijuana site is one of only two IT Centers of Excellence, dedicated to bringing the organization into a new era of digital transformation. The entire site operates on an Agile Scrum framework, where a dedicated team of multi-skilled colleagues comes together for a particular project and collectively, delivers a product or solution for the customer. Working under the Agile principles and values allows us to work efficiently, delivering optimal results, with the ability to evolve, pivot and change course as needed at any time. This is critical in the ever-changing world of software development. We engage with business units throughout our global network of colleagues, listen to their needs and based on that, form a cross-functional team. One of the largest impacts we’ve made through this approach is the implementation of telemetry solutions for the organization. Through the telemetry service, our colleagues can integrate any device or instrument to the cloud to provide real-time data almost instantaneously.
Our entire management team is people-oriented, very skillful and well-trained at empowering the Scrum teams, stepping in to help and remove obstacles, but never dictating the answers. This encourages the team to have full ownership of the work and a vested interest in the result. Our Scrum teams are the “people on the ground” making the decisions, so they are passionate and love what they do. Everyone at the IT CoE is contributing to valuable projects, where both the individual and the team have a role in making an impact.
When you’re ready to build a meaningful career, you’ll discover that at Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. And we all contribute to a singular Mission—to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.