Meet Shakya

Meet Shakya

  • Technology, Sri Lanka

“I joined LSEG as an intern in 2013, during my final semester at university, and I’ve been here ever since. I’m now a Technical Lead in the network team, where I support with network enhancements, migrations and automation work. I’m a problem solver by nature, and in my role I face new challenges every day, so it never gets boring.

One of the best things about working at LSEG is the opportunity we get to work with the latest technologies. We have many R&D initiatives, and when something new comes to the market we test it out using proof of concepts; we’re always looking for ways of improving.

As well as exposure to new technologies, working at LSEG provides exposure to a diverse group of businesses too, and I’m fortunate enough to be able to meet and collaborate with people from across the globe. Since working here, I’ve visited the Milan office, and I’ve been to the London office twice, including for a six month secondment.

My colleagues are very friendly and we always work as a team – when there are issues we work through them together. There are no barriers between us and our managers – we have an open door culture – and as an employer, LSEG is very supportive. Over the past few years I’ve been on many technical training programmes, including how to apply technologies developed by Cisco and Juniper. LSEG also offers training on softer skills such as management and communication, which helps people like me to progress – it’s my goal to move into management in the not too distant future.”