New Hire Spotlight: Ganesh Prasannah, Principal Software Engineer - Indix



New Hire Spotlight: Ganesh Prasannah, Principal Software Engineer

Through our New Hire 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 Ganesh Prasannah. GP calls himself a geek who started programming at the age of eight, and has been at it since. He brings with him seven years of professional experience in UI and UX, and his favorite language right now is Node.js. He participated in one of our hackathons and now works with us. Read more about his interview experience below.

How long have you been working at Indix?
I’m relatively new at Indix – I’ve been here for four months now. I work on our internal tools and the API portal.

What first attracted you to want to interview with Indix?
I’m a huge fan of startups, and I loved the kind of problems Indix was trying to solve. My first Indix experience was the last analytics hackathon (insert humble brag – we came in third!). Meeting some of the engineers and just hacking away in the lovely office space was really fun, so Indix was then on top of my radar.

What about the interview process helped convince you that Indix is the place for you?
I was given a coding challenge to build out a Chrome extension, and that was right around my birthday and I’d planned a day trip to Mumbai to watch Coldplay live. I told them about my situation and the Indix folks were incredibly understanding.

Once that was done, I had discussions with a lot of folks – ranging from the Director of Design to developers to the C-level folks and founders. Tedious as that might sound, it was actually really engaging and thought-provoking, while also constantly showing how much of an emphasis the company put on engineering. I had met kindred spirits.

If there was one word to describe how you felt when you got your offer, what was it? Why did you choose that word?
Elated; I had landed a job at a fantastic place, and I couldn’t wait to join and start!

If you had to describe the whole process in one or two words, what would it be?
Perfect – The coding challenge and interviews were concise. The human resources team was constantly in touch with me, all the engineers I talked to gave meaningful feedback, and everyone was on time.

If you could give advice to future candidates on how to best prepare for and handle interviews at Indix, what would you tell them?
Have good breadth in terms of knowledge and technical know-how, but also have in-depth proficiency in at least one language, platform, or technology. Most of us here are polyglots and tend to work on many different stacks, so it helps if you can juggle some of those.

What did you learn about the team and culture at Indix during your interview process?
I noticed how everyone really loves what they’re doing – and that says a lot about a company. Everyone was also warm and easy to talk to; I was even offered help in finding a new house because I was also planning to move! Indix has a heart.

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