Jasmeet Kaur was Neebal’s March 2020 BCAPS Star and 2019 Quarter 4 BCAPS Champ. Jasmeet exceptional performance and her drive to deliver a robust product to our customers led her to being our BCAPS Star and Champ.
BCAPS (Being Curious, Customer Centricity, Accountability, Perseverance, Stewardship) are the cultural values against which we measure every Neebalite's contribution each month.
Here is Jasmeet’s interview to find out who inspires her, how she relates her responsibilities to Neebal’s goals, her favourite book of the year and more.
How did you start your journey at Neebal?
I started my journey with Neebal around a year ago. The interview procedure was very quick, which was impressive as I was excited to start my journey as a Software Engineer. I remember receiving a warm welcome on my first day. My first project at Neebal was Udaan. I had no experience but they trusted me and my team and mentors supported me throughout the project.
Who inspires you? Who are your role models or mentors?
I don’t have ‘one’ role model. I take inspiration from people around me. For instance, my father’s hard work, my mother’s management skills, different skills of my colleagues and seniors at Neebal inspire me. I believe that everybody has something to teach.
What are the attributes that help you succeed at work?
How I work is heavily influenced by three attributes.
- I believe in accountability and following the best approach that suits the timeline.
- I take feedback positively and consider it in future tasks as it helps me grow continuously.
- I also take a keen interest in learning the best approach and look out for something new to work on.
What are the characteristics that you believe every programmer should possess?
Patience and Curiosity.
Every programmer needs patience because many times, a problem which may seem trivial but turns out to be quite complicated. Patience helps you cross the bridge. And curiosity helps keep you updated and widens your horizons of knowledge.
How do you deal with stress in life and at work?
I take time to analyze, retrospect, and reach out to my friends and family for advice to figure out a solution. I’ve learnt that not every situation will have the desirable result but even when it doesn’t, it teaches us a lot and it makes us stronger.
What advice would you give someone that is just starting out?
Try and figure out what you are really into and never hesitate to ask questions. Don’t overthink things and go with the flow.Everybody has their own journey, make sure to stick with yours.
What’s the best book you’ve read this year?
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. It’s a beautiful book and I enjoyed reading it very much. It provided me with a different perspective on life.
How do you relate your responsibilities to Neebal’s goals?
My responsibility is to do my best and provide good quality products to clients. My team and I get to see how technology helps in solving critical problems for our clients in real-time.
As developers, we also understand usability perspectives. In our team, we seek for help and simultaneously help others to achieve our common goal - to make possibilities real for our customers. Personally, this has taught me coordination and cooperation.
What do you like most about working at Neebal?
I like the transparency and the open culture we have at Neebal. There are immense opportunities to learn and you don’t have to hesitate to seek help. Any time I’ve run into a roadblock, I’ve been able to figure it out by reaching out to my team as everyone is more than happy to guide me in the right direction.