Getting to know our Mavericks - Rahul
Updated: Jun 16
Continuing our “Getting to know Our Mavericks” series, let us get to know more about Rahul, our Software Consultant. Read on to find out more about Rahul and his Mavericks experience!
What is your role at Mavericks and what does it involve?
I am a senior consultant and my role involves collaborating with software developers and software teams to help them in the development activities such as analysis, design, and implementation. Basically to share/implement the knowledge that I have gained over my 8 years of experience towards solving a business problem!
What is a typical day like for you?
This is how a typical day looks like for me
1. Wake up, Get Ready
2. Attend standup
3. Check if any meetings/interviews are scheduled, Update the TODO list
4. Breakfast on desk
5. Analyse the work needed to be done for currently assigned jira or pull a new one
6. Calls, Design, Code, Unit test, Debug, Learn - Pairing/Individual
8. Come back, Repeat steps 5 & 6 until office hours
9. Play some random games, browse the net and youtube.
How has your experience at Mavericks been thus far?
So far it's been very good. I am learning a lot. I had never worked on the mobile app before and I was a little bit reluctant on the UI development. The CSS changes involved kind of scared me initially. However, once I started working on it, it did not seem that bad.
I think the development culture in Mavericks - that you should not restrict yourself to a particular technology or framework, as well as seeing other team members doing so well encourages you to try different things!
What motivates you at work everyday?
I get bored quickly by doing the same thing again and again. I like learning new things and where else is a better place than in software development? Everyday you get to know something new and with the speed at which the technology is advancing, there are new versions of libraries and frameworks every other day. And the end result which you get, be it a complete product or a small app, gives me a sense of satisfaction since I was involved in the making of it.
What’s a fun fact about you many people may not know?
Not a fun fact but not many people know this. I love reading and listening to Hindi/Urdu poems. I even used to write some lines!
What is the motto you live by?
Everything is temporary. I strongly believe in this and it helps me to stay grounded and neutral to adversities. If you think logically, that's how life is. Your happiness doesn't last forever and the sorrows are short-lived, so one should just enjoy and experience whatever time you have.
How was remote working during the pandemic like for you?
When it comes to work and productivity, I did not feel there was much difference as I can easily reach out to anyone I want with a single click. That being said, I did miss the social interaction and the knowledge that we share over lunch/tea.
How has meeting everyone physically in the office been like?
I joined Mavericks during the pandemic and had been working from home since then, so for me it was the first time physically meeting our colleagues. It felt great to be able to see and interact with them in person and explore a workplace I’ve never seen before.
How are you liking Singapore? It's been a fantastic experience in Singapore. I am really liking the place, the city is so well planned and the technology driven infrastructures makes everyday life easier. I have yet to explore Singapore completely but so far it has been good and lively.
What is your proudest moment / achievement at Mavericks thus far?
It's been a couple of months only. I think how quickly I have adapted to the mobile app development including the UI and the AWS cloud is something which I feel happy about.
What is a project that you are looking forward to taking on in the near future?
I would love to work on data-intensive or compute-intensive applications where I will have an opportunity to learn more about distributed and scalable systems.