Biser Deshkov

What is it like to work as a Systems Engineer at TIS?

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Biser Deshkov

Systems Engineer, Security and Automaton Department

  • When did you join TIS and how is your career going so far?

It was a cold November day back in 2018 when I entered through the doorstep at TIS. Unlike the cold weather outside, I was welcomed warmly by my new colleagues and I felt like I am part of the team right away. Ever since that feeling never left me.

 

  • What does your job entail and what challenges do you meet?

Working as a System Engineer, I am focused on systems integration and commissioning such as Video Management Systems, thermal perimeter detection, building live safety, etc.

Every project is different. It is important to take into consideration a multitude of factors during the course of our projects, including the real-world application of the software system, as well as the current restraints on the project, the type of the software, analysis methods to ensure the software system is functioning as intended; and, finally, a process to utilize developments in technology that continuously arise over time. I am responsible for the systems operations and performance, the testing and analyzing, the training and supporting, the scheduling, the cost analysis, and the proper disposal of inefficiencies.

 

  • What kind of knowledge, skills and qualities do you need to perform this role? How do you upgrade your qualifications?

Every day brings a new challenge. I learn something new. That is why I love my job.
I believe that to be a good system engineer the most important qualities are to be patient, analytical, and to communicate well.

A system engineer must be patient, because the more complex the system, the longer and more tedious the project becomes. Must be analytical to be able to go one step further and proactively seek for the solutions of the problems. Must be able to explain well to the non-engineers what the system engineer is doing and why, because not everyone understands his job. I am happy that my teammates are open and understanding and make this process very smooth.

As a young professional, my greatest teacher is my day-to-day experience. I also benefit from the specialized trainings organized by our company and by the international vendors we are partnering.

 

  • What do you value most in your workplace? What’s your biggest motivator to come to work in the morning?

The most valuable thing in the company is the team spirit. You can feel it especially when deadlines are coming. Everyone is collaborative and dedicated to get the job well done. Simultaneously, the individual merit is appreciated. Working on one of our benchmark projects Green Border 3, I was recognized by my colleagues through our quarterly employee appreciation program.

I like challenging myself because this is the way I develop new skills. As a result, I feel much more confident. My entire life changes, not just my career. It keeps me motivated and gets me through tough days, or days where things don’t go my way.