In this blog, Kartik, a software engineer at Neebal Technologies shares his journey of becoming an engineer, joining Neebal, and his greatest accomplishment of achieving his dream despite the challenges. Kartik also talked about his motivation, inspirations, and strategies to deal with stress. He gave advice to those starting out, about the characteristics he believes every engineer should possess.
Finally, Kartik also discusses his experience working at Neebal and his current goals, including continuous learning and helping the team achieve success.
How did you get your start in engineering?
All of this started back in 2015 after my Bachelor's degree. We are three brothers, two of us were already software engineers. They pushed and supported me to complete my post-graduation (MCA) and gave me an understanding of how this career can open many gateways. As I was already dreaming of something different, this career showed me the exact path for that. After this, I moved towards my dream.
How did you start your journey at Neebal?
I joined Neebal Technologies as an Associate Software Engineer in 2021, and my journey started with new learning and development. From then till now, I am a part of it with a BCAPS Champ tag, and it's all really awesome.
What would you say has been your greatest accomplishment?
As someone from a middle-class background family, I supported my father in his business for 4-5 years during my bachelor's and PG preparations. It was a very hard time to manage both the business and prepare for my career and dreams mutually. But today, I have achieved what I want, and this is my greatest accomplishment.
What motivates you to go above and beyond at work?
Lines by my Father: "Ek Subah Chamakne Ke Lie Kai Andheri Raton Ko Jagna Padega."
Who inspires you? Who are your role models or mentors?
I was inspired by many different people, but mainly by my father. He taught me dedication, loyalty, forgiveness, hard work, and, with all of this, having time for his family. He always showed confidence in me and assisted me like a friend. He used to share his experiences and mistakes and supported me in all matters. Also, the positive environment of the team and Neebal inspires me to do well. Everyone is dedicated to their goals and achievements.
What are the activities/value systems that made you achieve this great milestone?
- Team's belief and support
- Unexpected challenges
- Always getting new learning opportunities with every challenge
How do you deal with stress in life and at work?
- Taking a nap
- Spending time with family and friends
- Thinking about other challenges and ideas
- Looking at business strategies
What is the biggest challenge facing engineers/sales personnel/programmers today?
The biggest challenge for me is to stay away from family for my career.
What advice would you give someone who is just starting out?
- Be patient.
- Always ask or discuss your problems with experts.
- Never stop learning and practicing.
- Always keep yourself motivated, you are the only one.
What is your guilty pleasure?
I never get angry over useless things.
What is one characteristic that you believe every engineer/sales personnel/programmer should possess?
Never stop learning and asking.
Please share the pros of working with Neebal and your journey so far.
It's almost 18 months in Neebal. Not only a productive team, but Neebal also gives me a family of friends and seniors who always support and believe in me. Here I always feel very productive and responsible with new learning opportunities and ideas with every challenge.
What are the 3 most played songs in your playlist?
- Ishq ka hafiz
- Saki tere ankhein
- Hanuman Chalisa
What’s the best book you’ve read this year?
7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Your all-time favorite series/movie?
Comedy, Romance or Suspense.
What are your current goals?
- Continuous learning to self-improvement.
- Helping Neebal achieve its goals and success.
How do you relate your responsibilities to Neebal’s goals?
I am primarily responsible for working on product modules and ensuring their performance meets client requirements. While doing this, my team and I provide suggestions and ideas for new features to help Neebal achieve its goals.
What is your relationship with your team, and how do they affect your work? OR How important is being a part of a team?
Being a part of the team at Neebal is like being a part of a family where every member has a unique importance. My team plays a crucial role in my work as we collaborate and work together towards achieving our shared goals.
What do you like most about working at Neebal?
I enjoy the challenges that come with my work, the continuous learning opportunities, and the sense of teamwork that pervades the workplace.
What's your proudest professional accomplishment?
- Working with Neebal for 18 months.
- Collaborating with the team on various critical projects.
- Fulfilling expectations and requirements.
- Building trust within the team.