In this blog series, The Faces Behind the Next-Gen CASB, we will be interviewing Bitglass employees from different departments within the company. We want to show you what it's like to work for the Next-Gen CASB. In this post, we will hear from Sowmy Krishnakumar. Read on to learn more!
What do you do at Bitglass?
I am a Software Engineer in the Backend Team. I develop software for analytics and work on some machine learning projects, too.
What does your average day look like?
My usual day consists of debugging applications, writing new code, working with others in my team on improvements to the backend, and, sometimes, looking at data and coming up with machine learning models to do new and cool stuff with it.
Why did you join the company?
I felt that the CASB space, as an emerging field, had numerous technical challenges that I wanted to work on. What better place to do that than Bitglass? Also, I got really good vibes from the engineers who interviewed me.
What is your favorite part of your job?
The 'eureka' moments when I figure out solutions to hard problems that seemed intractable just moments ago.
What is it like to work with your team?
My team is really strong technically and is committed to the quality of its output. Everyone steps up for challenges and constantly seeks to improve – all while being ready to lend a helping hand.
What is Bitglass' culture like?
Bitglass has a really open and inclusive culture where there are no walls and everyone is extremely approachable and willing to listen. Everyone has a voice – from the new grads to the top management. This empowers employees to be vocal about their ideas no matter how unconventional or wacky they may be.
What's your favorite thing about Bitglass?
Freedom; the freedom to pursue new ideas. That and the commitment from everyone to minimize red tape as much as possible.
Do you have any advice for people pursuing a career in your line of work?
Be inquisitive, be creative, and constantly push yourself technically. Learn to communicate your ideas and achievements effectively so that they are easily understood. Most importantly, don't be afraid of difficult challenges.
Who is your favorite contemporary guitarist and why?
Guthrie Govan. In my opinion, his mastery of the instrument and his musical tastes are the stuff of legend.
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