Kunal grew up in Noida and completed his entire schooling in the same place. Later he joined Indraprastha University, Delhi to complete his Bachelor’s in Technology specializing in CSE in the year 2020. Kunal joined Springworks back in March 2020 as a Software Development Intern and then later on converted as a Full-time employee with us and loves every bit of it!
Let’s take a peek into the life of a Software Engineer!
What do you do as a Software Engineer at Springworks?
So, I’m now working on project Toro as part of the Backend Development team. And, in a nutshell, my job entails building systems for any new demand, writing server-side code, splitting tasks/stories, reviewing code, and assisting with migrations and deployments.
What is your favorite part about Springworks?
To be honest, my favorite aspect of working at Springworks is the atmosphere of transparency, whether it’s among peers or co-workers, or directly from senior management. This demonstrates openness and benefits individuals both professionally and personally. Then, since we’re on the subject of Springworks favorites, how can I not include the culture and WFH!
How has your learning curve improved as a part of Springworks?
The learning curve is incredible. Being a Software Developer at Springworks means I’ve learned everything there is to know about software development. For instance, for being a scrum master, I had to study Scrum! From a little assignment to the development of a full feature, I’ve learned to take control. And, if we’re simply talking about software development, I believe I’ve learned everything I need to know right here, including how to write well-structured, maintainable code that can be scaled at any time if/when necessary. I could go on and on with these examples!
Walk us through a day in the life of Kunal!
- Wake up around 6:45 am, go to the gym by 7:30 am
- Log in to work around 10:30 am, start with checking email, Slack, and any new tickets
- Attend standup at noon and then work till 2:30 pm
- Post 2:30 pm, have lunch and then write code till 5:00 pm, then continue working till 8:00 pm.
- Later just take a walk outside, play games, and spend time with family till 9:30 pm, post that, have dinner, watch some Netflix, and head to bed by 12:30 am.
Which is your favorite product amongst our two apps, Trivia & EngageWith?
Both Trivia and EngageWith are amazing, and I use them frequently. But if I had to pick only one, it would be EngageWith, because it motivates people. EngageWith enables me to express my gratitude to anyone, in any situation, whether they have helped me or have taught me something completely new. Another advantage is that it is incredibly simple to use.
What are the challenges that you face in your day-to-day work schedule?
The main challenge is to write needs to code and that’s the best part, writing everything from a simple need to an entire feature in code on server-side logic. And not just that, solving the problem in the best possible way is the real challenge. Other than that, solving and discussing bugs, plus explaining along with them.
Sneak-peek into your life outside Springworks!
I enjoy traveling a lot outside of work. And, because Springworks fosters Workation, you’d find me at a different location every other month. Aside from that, I enjoy photography and playing badminton.