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Joined:2016, new graduate
Major at university:Nuclear physics


As a student, T. K. studied physics as a pure science. While writing a program for numerical calculations for his graduation thesis, he became interested in software. When he commenced job hunting, his initial preference was to work for an IT software firm but he decided to join Shinkawa Ltd. because he was attracted to the manufacturing aspect of the company as he had aspirations to become involved not only in software but also in hardware including upstream and downstream processes which Shinkawa manages on its own, something that would not have been possible in a large corporation system.

Although embedded systems can be difficult in certain areas,
I find it enjoyable to work on development with engineers from other fields.

This is my first year with the company, and I am currently helping out with work under the supervision of senior staff and making efforts to acquire knowledge of operations for appropriate communications skills. From the very basics, I have been learning technical and coding methods specific to embedded systems through OJT and seminars. To be able to perform as a full-fledged software designer, I must also be able to understand in minute detail how equipment works as I read control codes. I am learning detailed specifications of equipment to be developed in the near future.

Although I learned programming as an undergraduate student, embedded systems include not only software but also machinery. I am currently working hard to acquire knowledge of machinery required for this. These efforts will enable me to gain experience in other areas without relying solely on my knowledge of software. I enjoy cooperating with electrical design engineers and mechanical design engineers in other fields in the development process.

If they are willing to take initiative, even junior staff can take on challenges
in work areas where they have no previous experience.

There are two things that I always bear in mind as I go about my work. One is time management. At the end of the day, I prioritize the tasks I need to accomplish the following day and list them up in order. As I focus on my work the next day, I will keep an eye on my list. I also make a point to take breaks faithfully at break times during the day, and I try to vary my pace as I go about my work.
The second point I always bear in mind is careful communication. For example, if I have a question, I try to clarify what I understand and what I do not understand. If necessary, I may draw a diagram to get my question across.

I believe Shinkawa offers an environment where employees can freely engage in projects of their choice and freely express their opinions. It has a corporate culture that allows junior staff to take up challenges in work areas where they have no previous experience. Conversely, the work environment at Shinkawa can be described as one where people are just wasting time unless they proactively take initiatives in their work.

At Shinkawa, many of my colleagues come from other countries or have experience living abroad. I enjoy conversing with them and learning about cultural differences and different ways of thinking.

I would like to acquire broad knowledge and skills by
approaching my work with a deep curiosity and passion for various things.

I would like to acquire broad knowledge and skills by approaching my work with a deep curiosity and passion for various things. Of course, I would like to master software engineering. At the same time, I would like to acquire broad knowledge and skills by tackling various kinds of work with curiosity and passion. This requires not only the input of knowledge acquired while sitting at a desk but also active efforts at achieving tasks and communicating with colleagues from whom I gain valuable information in the course of conversation. I want to maintain a steadfast spirit that never tires of learning new skills from scratch no matter how old I am.

I would encourage young people while they are still students to take up some challenge to achieve anything that interests them, whether it is study, part-time employment, or an activity for pleasure. Even areas that may not be directly related to your future work, you never know where it will be useful. In my case, the Chinese I studied at university provided me with the means to talk with my colleagues from China.

Even when you have doubts and tell yourself, this may be impossible for me, it is very important to at least give it a try. In the course of trying, we find out what we like and what we don’t like.