Life at Springworks: A day in the life of a Software Engineer

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Nikhil Bhat joined Springworks in January, 2020 as a Software Engineering intern. He worked as an intern for 6 months till June, 2020 & started working as a full-time employee.

Nikhil was an off-campus hire and got to know about the job opening at Springworks through LinkedIn. He says that his interview experience with Springworks was so smooth. He was one of the fourteen interns that were hired in January, 2020

Right from the beginning of his internship, he was inclined towards front-end development. This interest developed as he created an MVP for an organization back in college. He got an opportunity to do the same at Springworks. Working to solve bugs and doing minor things on the development front, he then moved onto the complete development part of the user side.

He is currently developing our product-SpringRole, which is a Blockchain-powered attestation protocol for verifying professional profiles. SpringRole allows users to verify their identity, employment, and education credentials in real-time and writes this information to a decentralized blockchain as a permanent record.

Letā€™s take a deep dive into the life of a Software Engineer!

Tell me a little about your job role and what you do on a day-to-day basis.

My work ranges from determining the structure and design of SpringRoleā€™s web pages, utilizing a variety of markup languages to write web pages and developing features to enhance the user experience.

For instance, Iā€™ve built a new feature called self-verification B2C for SpringRole, through which professionals can self-verify their skills by submitting relevant documents for their verification. The proudest accomplishment while doing this project was to be able to have built this feature with zero bugs/errors.

Do you work in a team environment or you work independently?

We are a team of two developers, one software tester and a project manager. We work together to achieve a shared goal in an effective way.

What do you like best about your job?

The best part is to be able to build the products for the users. I just love building for them.

A developer can be considered successful when users think of him while using their product. This is the power of user experience.

What do you like least about your job?

Deadlines and bugs. No developer really likes them. Sometimes, I get nervous by the thought of having a task done by a designated date and start rushing into things. Delivering something within a deadline with no/fewer bugs is quite critical.

Where do you hope to go in your career in general?

I would love to work as a full-stack developer in the future. Iā€™m looking forward to learning server-side technologies such as MongoDB, MySQL and Nodejs.

Walk me through a day in the life of Nikhil Bhat!

  • Wake up at 8 am
  • Scroll through Reddit feed and news
  • Go through my LinkedIn feed
  • Check my slack, emails & Backlogs.
  • Listen to Podcast
  • Meditate
  • Start working at 10.30 am
  • Stretching exercises in the break
  • Team meetings
  • Work until 7.30 pm
  • Have dinner
  • Read book
  • Sleep

What are your hobbies outside of work?

Iā€™ve been collecting ancient coins for the last 8 years. Until now, Iā€™ve been able to collect coins from 75 countries. How it all started? My granny once started giving me these coins and then, I began to collect more of them myself.

What is the Springworks team like?

People are fantastic at Springworks. The organization gives you a lot of opportunities to prove yourself. As an intern, I was allowed to take ownership of a huge feature myself.

People are kind, approachable and always ready to help each other.

Want to join the team? Check out open roles at Springworks.

Priya Bhatt

I cover Employee stories at Springworks.

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