Engineer and Lead on the Research & Development Team - Gamestop
Asim Naqvi was an avid gamer as a kid (he’s a master at Asteroids), and now the engineer likes to joke that he plays video games for a living. Naqvi made the move to GameStop five years ago from Motorola. “When the opportunity came up, my kids were even more excited than I was,” he says.
He and his team develop the recipes for fixing the common failings of gaming consoles, which customers can trade in at GameStop stores. The fun part comes when Naqvi and his team develop a fix: they then spend hundreds of hours playing video games to make sure their solution works before passing on instructions to the company’s technicians. “I’m not going to be left out of that,” he says. Another perk: Naqvi gets early access to newly introduced gaming platforms and works on developing products like a controller for gaming on tablets.