What’s your favourite thing about working in DSTA?
I like DSTA’s focus on people development, which aligns individual career aspirations with organisational goals and a rewarding career. The various learning opportunities ranging from weekly tech sharing sessions to courses at DSTA Academy enable us to acquire a wide range of skills and build our technical knowledge.
The people here are also very helpful and a constant source of support. Everyone is very willing to share their experiences and knowledge.
What do you do every day?
The work here is simulating and not monotonous. We are exposed to multiple disciplines ranging from sensors, weapons systems to other cutting-edge technologies in our area of work. Some days, we review technical documents; on other days, we may need to attend trials or work closely with our partners from the defence ecosystem and industry partners to get things going.
What’s one highlight of your career?
One of my most favourite highlights was the delivery of the enhanced Bionix 1 Armoured Fighting Vehicle, when I was part of Land Systems Programme Centre. As part of the armour family that uses this vehicle during my in-camp training, I find it a gratifying experience to be using something that I have contributed to as a defence engineer.
Any words you’d like to share with your colleagues?
Resilience and staying focused will help you carry on despite the odds, while courage is needed to challenge the norms. Keep an open mind to continuous learning, as well as gaining new perspectives, especially from your colleagues.