Through our Hiring Spotlight blog series, we aim to share insights from our hiring process and shed light on the rockstars that strengthen our team.
We’re trying to solve some hard and challenging data problems here at Indix. This requires world-class engineering talent with a keen eye for cutting-edge technology. Meet Harsha in this edition of Hiring Spotlight series. Harsha is a very hardworking techie who has a penchant for continuous learning. He goes an extra mile to explore and learn what’s new in his field of work and how that can be incorporated to solve the problems he is working on. We are delighted to have him on the team.
I’ve been with Indix for about 9 months now. I’m currently working on building a knowledge graph of products with the vast knowledge of products that we already have at Indix.
What first attracted you to want to interview with Indix?
When I started looking for challenging opportunities, I found out about Indix through a recruiting agency. I went through the engineering blog posts / videos by Indix on the web, which I thought did a great job of explaining the kind of interesting problems it tries to solve.
What about the interview process helped convince you that Indix is the place for you?
It was easily one of the best interview experiences I’ve ever had. The whole process was very simple and positive. It was more like a discussion than a Q&A session. I could tell that people here are really smart & helpful. It wasn’t really that hard to convince myself that Indix is the right place for me.
If there was one word to describe how you felt when you got your offer, what was it? Why did you choose that word?
Thrilled. Because I would be joining a company where I will have a lot of learning opportunities and get to make a lot of new friends.
If you had to describe the whole process in one or two words, what would it be?
I would say the whole interview process was quite smooth and positive. The technical discussions while being challenging were also very relevant to what I’d been working on earlier, which tells that the team puts enough effort into understanding each of the candidate’s profiles.
If you could give advice to future candidates on how to best prepare for and handle interviews at Indix, what would you tell them?
My advice would be to read the engineering blog posts by Indix and try to understand what problems Indix tries to solve. Having a good breadth in terms of knowledge is important as people at Indix work on many different tech stacks. Also one needs to have the right attitude in terms of flexibility and agility to adopt to the fast paced environment at a tech startup like Indix.
What did you learn about the team and culture at Indix during your interview process?
The team is very open and friendly. They are a bunch of really talented people, who you can get along with, amazingly well, which, I believe, is one of the most important aspects of a positive work environment.
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