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Sheldon L.

A Week in the Life of a Consultant at ECENTA America, Inc.

As experienced by Sheldon L.

Every Day is a new beginning, I wake in the morning at around 6 a.m. and like anyone else hit the snooze button 3 or 4 times. Finally I prepare myself have breakfast and head to the office. Most of the customers are nice to work with, you learn from them every day, either new requirements or unknown processes. You create an enduring bond with them that lasts for years.

As a solution architect my mornings are filled with meetings, here we talk about projects status, missed requirements, design changes, etc. Around noon, I am finally done with meetings and can start completing the tasks assigned to me during the previous discussions, I try to come up with solutions to problems and make sure that other consultants in the project are on board with the idea - sometimes I get excellent feedback from them that makes me change completely the initial design I have created. As a matter of fact, a solution architect is responsible for the design and development of customer solutions, proof of concepts and prototypes which happens typically during pre-sales and the beginning of a project. Of course, work should be fun, I travel for a living Monday through Thursday and so do some of my colleagues, we try to do activities like bowling, krav maga, running, dinner, movies after work or sometimes I just relax by myself watching TV.

In the world of IT the new technologies come out so fast that it’s very hard to keep up with it, especially as a solution architect of SAP, you need to constantly be aware of the new products that are coming out and their features. Thanks to ECENTA I’m in the cutting edge, I’m able to learn and implement these technologies at a customer, and slowly build my career path.

In life there are few companies that you work for that give you the liberty to grow and provide you with the necessary tools to build your thirst for knowledge, I can definitely say ECENTA is one of them. The company offers all of these features but it’s your hard work and commitment that allow you to excel.