MG Meets ICT OSS Solutions Architect, Vesile Taskiran

She was one of the first to install 3G in her home country, Turkey, and she’s always got a solution to any problem, it’s ICT OSS Solutions Architect, Vesile Taskiran!

Firstly, thanks for agreeing to speak to us Vesile, to get us started, please could you tell us how you came to work with Manning Global?

I was subscribed to job search sites and received the posting for this particular role via email. My application was finalised within two weeks and here I am talking to you!

You work as a ICT OSS Solutions Architect, how did you enter this field of work? 

Being a solution architect requires deep knowledge of the field. I started my carrier in an OSS software development company and gained experience in OSS from different vendors and various projects over 13 years.

What are your main duties for this role?

Understanding the requirements of frontline, designing the solution to best fit the customer’s requirements and supporting the project management team for successful delivery.  

You’ve been in charge of lots of high profile development projects: which one are you most proud of and why?

On my first project, the solution I developed was modular and easy to implement; it involved the same code with minimum customisation and was used across several platforms – I’m very proud of this.

What’s your proudest professional accomplishment?

Supporting the launch of the first 3G in Turkey, my home country.

What was best piece of advice you were ever given?

On my first day at work, my manager told me: ‘never come to me with a problem, come to me with a solution to a problem.’ This advice helped me a lot to become a person who deals in solutions, not problems!

Finally, what is your life motto?

Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up, it knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter if you’re the lion or the gazelle – when the sun comes up, you’d better be running!

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