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New Hire Spotlight: Arijit B, Director of Engineering (DevOps)

Through our New Hire Spotlight blog series, we want to share insights from our hiring process and shed light on the rockstars that strengthen our team.

Meet Arijit Bhattacharyya – Director of Engineering, DevOps. He is from Kolkata but has made South India his home for over eight years now. He loves sci-fi movies and open source technologies. Read more about his interview experience below.

Arijit

How long have you been working at Indix?
I have been at Indix for about seven months now.

What first attracted you to want to interview with Indix?
I started my career in a large company and then moved to working in startups several years back. I have always loved the energy and momentum typically found only in startups. Naturally, I was inclined to join one. I was also aware of the product and vision of Indix before the interview. Knowing more about the company and the profile of the founders made me think that this could be the right place for me.

What about the interview process helped convince you that Indix is the place for you?
I met a few brilliant people during my interview and got a clearer picture about the product, vision and challenges that the company has. That was impressive. I don’t like status quo and I realized that there are lots of interesting problems to solve here. The technical interviews were really nice and I liked the way people discussed problems instead of making it a Q&A session (which happens in most interviews). Finally, talking to the founders and knowing their vision convinced me that this was the place I had been looking for.

If there was one word to describe how you felt when you got your offer, what was it? Why did you choose that word?
Excited!
Honestly, I had already started feeling that I was a part of the team during the course of the interview and various discussions. Then when I got the offer, I was really thrilled that I was finally going to work in a role I had been dreaming about for a long time, and that too in a great startup like Indix.

If you had to describe the whole process in one or two words, what would it be?
Nice and fast!

If you could give advice to future candidates on how to best prepare for and handle interviews at Indix, what would you tell them?
Be strong in your fundamentals and try to analyze a problem logically even if you don’t know the exact solution. Nobody knows everything and we don’t expect you to either. But whatever you are good at, go in depth as much as possible. Knowing hundreds of things is not necessary (good if you do though! :)) , but knowing it in-depth is. You are going to meet some smart people here and your interview will be a learning experience for you irrespective of its outcome.

What did you learn about the team and culture at Indix during your interview process?
I realized that the company has a pure startup culture where everybody is passionate about their work and they love taking up new challenges to solve. People are smart here, and they know what they are doing.

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