90 seconds with Reshma Shetty

Meet Reshma Shetty, Senior Test Engineering Manager at Smiths Detection Bangalore, India. 

How has your career developed and what have you learned along the way?

I started as a trainee two decades ago and have come a long way. In the process, I have learned the significance of adaptability, effective communication, and the importance of embracing challenges as opportunities for growth. An example, my last project which involved enhancing testing methodologies to improve product quality, strengthened my team collaboration skills and led to customer satisfaction.

What is your favourite part of your role?

Being in this role helps me achieve a collaborative environment and the opportunity to strategize innovative testing methods to ensure product quality. These aspects are of high value to me and contributing to an organisation that is dedicated to make the world a safer place is deeply fulfilling. I take pride in our commitment to innovation and delivering solutions that have a tangible impact on global safety.

As a working mother, how are you able to balance your job?

I have a son who is a teen which itself is challenging for any mother. I try not to be a superwoman, I delegate, be it at home or the office. At home, with my support system i.e., my husband and mother, and Smiths Detection's supportive policies and flexible work environment have been instrumental in achieving a healthy work-life balance, allowing me to excel in my career while also prioritizing family commitments.

What is something about the Smiths Detection culture you enjoy and what excites you about the future here?

I appreciate Smith Detection's inclusive and safety-focused culture, encouraging diversity, fostering a collaborative environment, and promoting a healthy work-life balance for all employees, most importantly our value for our ideas. I also believe that the organisation’s continuous technological advancements will further strengthen our position in the industry while addressing global safety challenges.