Nasir Abbas

Business Development Administrator

Years with MIL:  1.5

What were you doing before joining MIL?

Prior to joining MIL, I was working for a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR). There, my responsibilities included varied tasks, from the configuration of physicians’ electronic medical record (EMR) systems to database management and manipulation.

Why did you decide to join MIL?

I decided to join MIL as I was ready to pursue new and exciting opportunities in which I could learn and grow as a professional.

What are you working on now?

I am currently finalizing the re-configuration of MIL’s applicant tracking system (ATS), Taleo. We are also now in the beginning stages of the transition process to our new contracts and opportunity management software, which I am also supporting.

What is important about your work?

The most important part of my job is having the opportunity to analyze and revise different processes and procedures that impact my team and help strengthen MIL’s business development. Serving as a liaison to other departments gives me a chance to support various growth initiatives.

What are the best aspects of your current job?

The best aspects of my current job are being able to witness the overall growth of MIL, and see outcomes of different developments first-hand. I thoroughly enjoy problem solving and analysis and knowing that others benefit from my work is what keeps me driven.

Why do you enjoy working at MIL?

There is a strong family-like atmosphere here at MIL. Although I have the freedom to telecommute when necessary, I honestly prefer coming into the office and seeing fellow MIL employees.

What is the most challenging project you’ve worked on at MIL?

The integration between Taleo and ADP, our human resources management system, was by far the most complex and challenging project I’ve worked on. In order for both systems to communicate with one another, a lot of clean-up and configuration was necessary. Once the data mapping was complete, weeks of testing and debugging took place to ensure the two systems were correctly aligned.

What is the best piece of career advice you can offer someone in your field who is either applying to or beginning a career at MIL?

The best piece of career advice I would give is to be patient and tenacious in your search. Don’t let rejections influence your mindset. Throughout your career, be willing to explore new areas and opportunities. I have learned a lot in my year and a half here at MIL and look forward to what the future holds.

If applicable, please share a memorable/significant experience that has occurred during your time with MIL.

Attending my first professional hockey game at the Capital One Arena was a memorable experience. Not only was this my first hockey game, but it was also my first time at the Capital One Arena. MIL often hosts social events like this as a show of appreciation for their employees. Definitely a good time!