I joined this company mid-career in 2015. In the division to which I was first assigned, I mainly did performance tuning of databases as a system engineer. Then I was engaged in sales-related systems for a life insurance company. By a request from the client, I launched a team for troubleshooting testing and design issues. I became a sub-group leader and was promoted to a full-on leader in the second year. What lead to my assignment as the group leader was the approval of a new project. The leader position requires communication skills with clients, as well as sales skills, which gives me a higher sense of satisfaction. So, I did not hesitate to accept the promotion.
Starting in 2017, I have been serving as the assistant section chief, managing two groups. Our team works at different locations, so I try not to limit our communication to the exchange of emails and telephone calls; I value seeing my team members outside of general business, by planning get-togethers over drinks and BBQ parties. I have never managed this many team members. I also aim at educating the next generation. That is why I get a feeling of satisfaction when my teams grow in numbers or when my members’ jobs get highly evaluated.