On the 23rd of August, our Chief Information Officer, Kiarash Razaghiaval, and HR Manager, Sheryl Chong, were cordially invited to a virtual career talk organised by Purwadhika, to share how students majoring in full-stack development can launch their tech career at JurisTech. Purwadhikha is a pioneering Indonesian-based educational institution that provides digital technology facilities to upskill both students and entrepreneurs in order to create new digital talents contributing to the digital technology industry.
After a fun ice-breaking session at the beginning of the talk, Sheryl shared more about JurisTech and how it came it become one of the fastest-growing Fintech companies in Malaysia. She shared how JurisTech was founded amidst the Asian Financial Crisis in 1997 when founders, See Wai Hun and John Lim, recognised a gap in the financial industry’s recovery and legal services. This presented an opportunity to create a blue ocean by shifting their primary focus on creating solutions that would be vital to helping banks and financial institutions. JurisTech has since expanded its digital footprint in 9 countries internationally, developing credit management solutions catered toward digitalising and transforming financial players.
Sheryl further talks about JurisTech’s working culture and accentuates how the growth of the company has been the result of its growing cultural and core values that are constantly embraced by all Jurisians. These core values are known as our GECO values namely, Growing Heroes, Making Excellence Happen, Customer First, and Opening Up. Sheryl also shared how JurisTech has always welcomed talent from all around the world, with employees from over 12 countries. She also shared how the company have recently started hiring software engineers to work remotely.
Kiarash then took to the stage to share more about the working life of software engineers at JurisTech. He first opened up to the students by sharing his humble beginnings as a graduand software engineer from Multimedia University in early 2012, and how he stumbled to land an internship opportunity at JurisTech at a campus career fair. After completing his internship, he stayed with JurisTech and had the opportunity to experience and grow with different roles and responsibilities. Along the way, he grew from being a Junior Developer, Technical Lead, and Head of R&D, rising to upper management positions as a Chief Innovation Officer and currently standing as Chief Information Officer.
After a brief introduction, Kiarash shared with the students what being a full-stack developer is. He mentions them as individuals who can develop both client and server software, while continuously expanding their knowledge, design skills, and understanding in a variety of fields such as front-end, back-end, databases, and CI/CD to create effective software that delivers value to customers.
Kiarash then continued to share the roles software engineers play at JurisTech as problem solvers, who design and develop solutions to meet clients’ expectations. They also act as consultants, using their in-depth technical knowledge to work with multiple stakeholders such as the development team, supporting units, management team, clients, and 3rd-party vendors. Kiarash shares how software engineers’ efforts to work with multiple stakeholders help to create feasible and effective solutions while contributing to many areas from ideation to implementation, deployment and support.
Kiarash also introduced what the typical career path for a software engineer looks like from when they first join as a Junior Developer and grow to become a Technical Architect (as shown in the image below).
Kiarash then ends his talk by sharing insightful career advice to the students on how they can ace their technical interviews with the following points
- Carry a confident personality but be honest about what you don’t know
- Show a passion for continuous learning
- Be a team player, someone that is easy to work with
- Show strong and fundamental technical understanding
At the end of the talk, the students and organisers all thanked Sheryl and Kiarash for sharing about the company, inspirational journeys, and taking the opportunity to help them develop their careers.
Interested in kick-starting your career at JurisTech? Check out and apply to some of the amazing positions we have for you on our Career page!
JurisTech is a leading Malaysian-based Fintech company, specialising in enterprise-class software solutions for banks, financial institutions, and telecommunications companies in Malaysia, Southeast Asia, and beyond.