[February 11, 2020] We asked Brad a few questions about what it's like to work at Amphenol Network Solutions and learned a lot about how critical his role is to our company!
What three words would you use to describe our culture?
Challenging, Fast-paced & Rewarding
What do you like most about your role? What is the most challenging part of your role?
As part of my role, I've had a chance to learn about the backbone of the internet and cell phone networks that I use every day. This is has been very rewarding and I now have a curiosity for all things fiber, data centers, etc. My role has been challenging, requiring me to break out of my comfort zone while traveling the country and meeting customers. But I've enjoyed this more than I ever expected, and I’m thankful for all the different customers I got to meet as well as the places I’ve traveled that I’ve never been to before.
How has your career developed since joining the company?
I started as an intern with Telect back in 2014 with no familiarity with the industry or application engineering. I quickly found I enjoyed learning about communication networks and data centers and how they worked. I like to work with customers to help solve their issues, while also learning from their experience and knowledge.
Now that I'm with Amphenol Network Solutions six years later, I still love the industry and how it develops, and can't wait to see how we can respond to support new technology in the future. Although this is only my first Application Engineering job, I think it really fits me and I’m excited to keep doing it.
What does a typical day (or week) look like for you at work?
Application Engineering covers so many different things that any given day can be different for me. In-office, I typically work on helping layout and build material lists for our customer sites and racks. I also help with product testing – getting to review new products before release, as well as diagnosing issues a customer might be seeing. I love getting to dive deep into our products and understanding exactly how they work and how our customers use them. Outside of the office, I also travel to visit customers, which helps build understanding and relationships. On these trips, it will typically include a mix of meetings with customers plus site visits and tours, and these trips directly help with the drawings we produce in-office.