Interview with Olga Kiseleva, Program Manager

How did you start your Intel journey?

Honestly, I did not get a job the first time I applied at Intel. I probably did not have enough knowledge or even self-confidence to pass this interview successfully. However, I was so determined to get there that I started to develop my skills. Afterone year of hard work, I’ve finally landed my dream job. The interview went smooth and I was happy to get a desired intern position.

I was lucky to participate in many projects during my work here. I started my career as a tester of Intel DAAL for big data processing, continued as a developer of Intel ADL for autonomous driving and then returned to Intel DAAL. Recently I took the role of program manager for Intel DAAL. My mission is to do everything possible for the library to be released on time and deliver the highest quality product.

 What is your team doing?

I am working in one of the most popular areas in IT—big data analytics. Our team goal is to develop algorithms of classic machine learning optimized for Intel architectures.

Seamless interaction with three programming languages (C++, Java, Python) and with the wide range of operating systems (Linux, Windows, and Mac OS) is the main advantage of Intel DAAL. We also integrate this library into popular frameworks, such as scikit-learn, Spark, H20, and many others.

Intel DAAL is awesome because it’s accurate and fast, it facilitates development of high-performance user applications.

3 reasons why it is interesting to work at Intel?

  • It is important for me to realize that the company I work for adheres to the highest standards of coding. I believe that is why Intel is highly recognized all over the world.
  • Intel gives opportunities for my personal and professional development. At Intel we love to generate new ideas, and the wide range of tasks will never make you bored. Everyday work with foreign colleagues helps to explore a different culture. For me this is an opportunity to travel while staying at the office.
  • I like that Intel culture fosters informal communication. We love to debate about work problems during coffee breaks. This way of interacting helps to overcome communication gaps and streamline our work processes.

 What are your hobbies?

I am studying towards master’s degree, so there is almost no time for hobbies. I still do plenty of sports, because it helps to keep inner balance and harmony.  Even when I am swamped with studies and work, I am always open to something new.

How did your opinion about the company evolve over the years?

Like for many other students, Intel seemed to be unattainable. It turned out that any product is a result of hard work done by thousands of people every day. However, I am convinced that every completed project, hard decision made, or issue solved moves everyone one step closer to the goal.

I am confident that you need to be fully engaged in your job every day. Here at Intel we believe that everyone contributing is what makes a big impact.

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