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

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Hazlin D’souza joined Springworks in January 2020 as a Software Engineering intern. She worked as an intern for 6 months till July 2020 and then started working as a full-time employee.

At Springworks, Hazlin is responsible for the translation of the UI/UX design wireframes to actual code that will produce visual elements of our product, SpringVerify’s website and bridges the gap between graphical design and technical implementation

Thus, she takes an active role on both sides and defining how the website looks as well as how it works and performs end-to-end project management.

Let’s take a deep dive into the life of this frontend developer!

Hazlin

Explain how you would ensure that your web design is user-friendly?

Talking to the designers to imagine and conceptualize a web page that cultivates a user-centric experience and also testing the website with users to ensure optimal design and assuring the web page is optimized for mobile phone viewing.

What’s your favorite part of your work?

To be able to implement web designs through coding languages and develop new pages from scratch for Springverify’s website. 😊

What are the challenges in your job and how do you solve them?

Learning new technologies for new projects. A developer’s job is to be ready for any changes to come up. Also, bugs are challenging to solve. 

To overcome the challenge of learning new technologies, I first like to go through the documentation and then implement them so as to get a better understanding of it.

How do you find work-life balance while remote working?

Since we are in a remote setting of work, a home office really helps me to be productive and free of distraction. Springworks provides its employees with the work-from-home allowance that I used for my workstation. This really helps me to keep going with my work.

Walk me through a day in the life of Hazlin!

  • Wake up at 8 am
  • Go for cycling
  • Have breakfast
  • Start work at 10.30 am
  • Go to Jira board to check any backlogs
  • Check team’s board
  • Start coding
  • Attend team call at 12 pm
  • Code review call
  • Work till 1.45
  • Standup call at 1.45 pm
  • Have lunch
  • 5.30 tea break
  • Scrum call at 6.30 pm
  • Work till 8 pm
  • Have dinner at 9 pm
  • Spend time with my family
  • Head to sleep

What are your hobbies outside of work?

I enjoy doing photography as a hobby. It offers so many possibilities for creative expression, technical expertise, and sheer variety of ways to capture an image. 

Here are a few pictures that I clicked-

What advice would you give to future frontend developers?

Whenever you are required to learn about new technologies to be able to do a project with certain needs, make sure that you not just watch any tutorials, but make sure to implement the same as soon as you learn.

Be ready for changes always in terms of the job profile that you are in. Take feedback seriously. and keep learning new things.

What keeps you at Springworks?

Amazing work and team. I love how everyone is so passionate about their work and are always there to help each other. Though we’ve been working from home, the organization makes sure we stay connected to our co-workers in many forms.

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


Priya Bhatt

I cover Employee stories at Springworks.

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