Rakhi Tyagi

Manager - Mulesoft Integration, Capgemini, Sydney, Australia

Capgemini's approach and support for diversity has given me the opportunity to work in several different countries (India, New Zealand and Australia). This has vastly improved my understanding and ability to work with a diverse range of people from different countries and cultures.

What was it that drew you to a career at Capgemini originally and how has the company changed since you joined?

I liked the international exposure of Capgemini, and the idea of working with different people across the world. I perceived Capgemini as offering me the opportunity to upskill myself to an internationally competitive level of Software Engineering skills and practice and it hasn’t disappointed. I have seen that Capgemini has been able to facilitate new skill acquisition and upgrading to allow me to transition to the next levels of competency and excellence.

What’s your current role at Capgemini?

I am a Manager specializing in Mulesoft, currently working on assignment at a major educational institution in NSW.

What are you passionate about in your role?

Problem solving – coming up with solutions to complex and challenging problems in a collaborative manner gives me a sense of personal satisfaction.

What does a typical day look like for you and what are you currently working on?

Currently, I’m working on a major Mulesoft Integration project for the Human Resources Department of one of our educational clients. This typically involves a variety of tasks such as:

  • Engaging relevant stakeholders to obtain requirements locked down.
  • Designing appropriate solutions to meet the identified requirements.
  • Coding Mulesoft API’s to implement the designs.
  • Assisting testers through the testing process.

The timing of when these activities are undertaken varies depending on what the client wants to prioritize so its a busy project and keeps me on my toes all the time.

Tell us about your work-life harmony at Capgemini?

Although this is not always an easy balance to maintain, at Capgemini I think that I’ve been able to maintain a reasonable balance between the demands of my working career and my personal life.

How would you describe the culture at Capgemini?

Capgemini has a cosmopolitan, multi-cultural culture that values diversity and inclusion.

What has been the most empowering moment in your Capgemini career journey?

Honestly, there have been so many – but the best one for me is that I feel empowered on a daily basis to do the right thing.

How does Capgemini help support your sense of purpose in your career?

You’re in charge of your career development here and Capgemini facilitates career progression by arranging whatever training you need to fulfil your role. For me, I am in the process of completing Architecture TOGAF training. I considered that Capgemini arranging this training was a vote of confidence in my abilities, and this was an empowering moment for me.

What have you gained from working at Capgemini from a career perspective?

I have been fortunate to be able to acquire a diverse and comprehensive software development related skill-set due to the variety of assignments given to me to work on. Capgemini has invested a significant amount of training for me and this has made me a far more valuable proposition as an employee in the IT industry.

What are 3 words you’d use to describe Capgemini as an employer?

Cosmopolitan – Fun – Approachability

How has Capgemini’s global approach to diversity helped you in your career so far?

Capgemini’s approach and support for diversity has given me the opportunity to work in several different countries (India, New Zealand and Australia). This has vastly improved my understanding and ability to work with a diverse range of people from different countries and cultures.

Rakhi Tyagi