Name: Sajith Padmaja 

Title: VP, Engineering 

Education: Masters of Science, Software Systems 

Time at Ōmcare: 11/01/2017 – present 

One personal fact about you: I dream big. My idea of a pet while growing up in South India was an Elephant! 

1. What led you to Ōmcare? 

My quest for an opportunity to develop a ground-breaking product led me to Ōmcare. I started my career 22 years ago with a startup developing products for Bluetooth technology which was in its nascent stage then. Throughout my career I got opportunities to develop amazing products for organizations like Microsoft, DHL, and Medtronic. My experience at Medtronic—where I helped developed Bluetooth enabled Pacemakers—introduced me to medical device domain which I fell in love with. When the opportunity to lead Ōmcare’s product development came, I grabbed it with both hands. 

2. What’s the most rewarding part of working at Ōmcare? 

Creating a path-breaking product, the opportunities to learn new technologies, and getting to work with amazing people are equally rewarding. 

3. What is your favorite current project you’re working on? 

I enjoy every aspect of my work. My responsibilities include: 

  1. Project management which means managing scope, schedule, cost, resources, risks, quality, and contracting 
  2. Software development and testing which involves embedded systems and application development 
  3. Site Reliability Engineering, which is a new area of focus for me and involves identifying and using software tools and architectures that enable our product to be more secure and reliable 

4. Pick out a core value that means a lot to you. How have you seen this lived out in your time at Ōmcare? 

All our core values mean a lot to me. But if I have to pick one, I’d choose “Acts with integrity and follows through.”  

My day-to-day work involves resolving technological challenges—part of all product development—and the last thing I want to worry about is whether the other person in the room will do what is right. I see all our core values lived out at Ōmcare every single day. I see our team members proactively picking up difficult tasks, getting it done with good quality, and reporting back without any follow ups. We’re able to work like a well-oiled machine because all members of our team are professionals with high integrity. 

5. What are you most proud of accomplishing throughout your time at Ōmcare? 

I am grateful that working with a small but great team, I was able to make an amazing product that is currently helping people to take their medications on time and stay healthy. Starting with a list of product requirements, I led the effort of identifying the product architecture, choosing the hardware and software components, developing the strategy for quality and product security, and hiring engineers who are highly skilled. I am specifically proud of my contribution towards identifying components which are low priced but of high quality. This enables us to keep the cost of goods sold low, which in turn allows us to make the product more affordable.