10 questions: Jay


1. How did it all start at Sofico? 

I joined Sofico after 2 attempts to apply. Two years after my first application (which I did not make it), I found out the position opened again. So, I applied again and finally joined Sofico. 

2. What does a day at Sofico look like for you? 

It's like solving puzzles to me. There are always some challenging puzzles ahead and there are many ways to approach those puzzles. I am trying to find the best solution for the puzzle (just like everyone else). 

Sure, sometimes I make mistakes, or it may take a few days to solve the problem, but still, I am enjoying it very much. 

3. How is Sofico different from your previous job(s)? 

I feel Sofico wants employees to be autonomous in many ways. We should develop our career independently.  We need to decide and define what to work or study. Sofico never tells how much time we need to spend on study. Initiative is key. 

This culture has changed my attitude towards work and study: I became more proactive. 

4. How do you spend your free time? 

I love to watch movies or TV-shows. However, I have two kids (3 years, 10 months) who require my full attention. I spend time with my family most of my free time.  

I am waiting for the day I watch a (non-kid) movie with my two sons together which means I don't need to change naps anymore. 

5. What may we serve you to please you? 

Well, I am quite happy now. Once this COVID situation is over, a team gathering event would be good and nice to have. (laughs) 

6. What do you love about your team? 

My colleagues are hardworking people but at the same time, they are humorous and make me laugh and smile at work. So, yes, I like to come back to work on Monday morning. 

7. My superpowers are  

I have always believed that I am a creative thinker with a passion to find a creative solution.  I like to look at a problem with different and holistic views and find an optimal solution. 

8. If I were able to change one thing at Sofico it would be 

It's about Miles RIA (Miles back-office user interface; Ed.) (laughs) I wish we can control the UI of the pop-up dialog of RIA too.  Sometimes I want to amend the UI in the pop-up dialog box just like the normal pages in RIA by config. 

9. What have I learned so far? 

Sofico changed my mindset to be more proactive. From work itself, I have learned a lot about the automotive industry and accounting along with soft skills like ‘how to manage customer expectation’. 

10. Which colleagues would you like to have a drink with soon? And why? 

(This serves as a nomination for the next 10 questions, too, by the way) 

Arthur Salas and Kumcheol Park. We used to drink together after work when we were working on the project (MBRKR) together. 

We had so much fun during the project, but we are all located in different countries now. Hope we can catch up and have a drink together someday. 


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