New Hire Spotlight: Manoj Mahalingam, Software Engineer

Recently, our co-founder and VP of Engineering Satya Kaliki spoke at CNBC’s Young Turks #InsideChennai event. He shared some of the best practices behind building a world-class engineering team. Great products need great engineers. Through our New Hire Spotlight blog series, we want to bring more transparency to our hiring process and shed light on the rockstars that strengthen our team.

Meet Manoj Mahalingam. An avid reader and writer, he loves to code and solve hard problems. Read about his interview experience below.

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How long have you been working at Indix?
I have been with Indix for over nine months now.

What first attracted you to want to interview with Indix?
Mainly, it was the presence of people I have previously worked with. Moreover, talking to them about the work they were doing at Indix got me interested, and made me want to be part of the team.

What about the interview process helped convince you that Indix is the place for you?
The interview involved discussions around problems that the team at Indix is facing. Some of these have been solved, and some of them are still being attacked. This made the whole process a two-way street, and the discussions were really eye-opening for someone who hasn’t worked in this area before.

If there was one word to describe how you felt when you got your offer, what was it? Why did you choose that word?
The most prominent one was EXCITED, for obvious reasons.

If you had to describe the whole process in one or two words, what would it be?
Like previously mentioned, for me the whole process was EYE-OPENING.

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 get good understanding of the work done at Indix before the interviews. This should give enough inputs to drive the discussions in the interviews, and make it a fun and learning experience for the interviewers and the candidates alike.

What did you learn about the team and culture at Indix during your interview process?
Biggest learning for me was that the team was trying to solve some hard problems. It also became apparent that it was the team that could actually solve these problems.

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