Sogeti – Avraaj Matharu, Automation Architect

We interviewed Avraaj Matharu, Automation Architect at Sogeti on his experience and thoughts on diversity in tech.


  1. What does your job role involve?

I work as an Automation Architect and my job role involves the following:

  • Designing and developing automation strategies to improve efficiency, productivity, and accuracy across the organization.
  • Working with leadership and stakeholders to understand business goals and identify opportunities for automation.
  • Evaluating and selecting automation tools and technologies.
  • Designing and implementing automation solutions.
  • Collaborating with teams to deploy and maintain automation solutions.
  • Monitoring and evaluating the performance of automation solutions.
  • Developing and maintaining automation best practices.


  1. What made you choose a career in technology?

I chose a career in tech due to a combination of factors, including a passion for problem-solving, a strong interest in innovation, the desire to make a meaningful impact, job security, financial rewards, and the opportunity to express creativity. Exposure to technology, role models, and mentors also played a role, along with personal interest and my educational background, ultimately shaping my path toward a technology-focused career.


  1. Did you study an IT or technology related subject at A-Level or University?

Yes, I studied BSc IT and MSc IT


  1. Do you think there is a lack of diversity in the IT and tech sector?

No, I do not think there is a lack of diversity. There used to be a lack of diversity earlier but with active inclusion programs and a progressive mindset this has been well addressed.


  1. Did you experience any barriers getting into technology?

I personally never experienced any barriers in getting into technology.


  1. What does diversity and inclusion mean to you?

Diversity and inclusion mean fostering an environment where individuals of all backgrounds, including but not limited to race, gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, and abilities, are not only welcomed but valued and empowered. It involves recognising and embracing the unique perspectives and experiences that people from diverse backgrounds bring to the table. Inclusion goes beyond representation; it’s about creating a culture where all voices are heard, and everyone has equal opportunities to thrive and contribute to their fullest potential. It’s a commitment to fairness, respect, and equity for all individuals, irrespective of their differences.


  1. Have you ever experienced discrimination in the workplace? If so, how did it make you feel?

No, I feel very included and never faced and discrimination in the workplace.