August 2, 2022
Meet the Logwardians - Ranjitha
What challenges does a Data Engineer in Bangalore face? Find out in the chat with Ranjitha as we discussed her transition to a new role when she joined Logward and what she likes most about it.
Hi Ranjitha, thanks for the interview! Could you first introduce yourself and tell us a bit about your background?
I studied Computer Science Engineering in Bangalore. Before joining Logward, I worked as a Database Administrator at Epsilon, where I used to build and implement databases in accordance to end-user information. I was also responsible for monitoring database performance, minimizing downtime, and making sure databases were up and running.
How did your journey at Logward start and how were your first days at the company?
Shreyas, Senior Software Engineer at Logward, and I had a common friend who referred me. I joined the company as a Data Engineer, so in a slightly different role than my previous job, but everyone helped me with the transition and learning the most technical parts of the job. Thanks to this role, I improved a lot and learnt new skills.
More specifically, what does a Data Engineer at Logward do?
Data engineers build a smooth pipeline to ingest data from customers, and we are in charge of converting raw data into usable information for analytics and business decisions. We also use different technologies to collect and map an organization’s data landscape to help decision-makers find cost-saving and optimization opportunities.
What are some of the challenges of your job?
Identifying, designing, and implementing internal process improvements. For example: automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, and re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability.
Other main challenges are:
- Formatting and putting unstructured customer data into databases
- Receiving files from different stakeholders for Allocation Management, meaning that we have to give all this data a standard format and make sure that proper mapping is done for generating reports
- Designing and implementing an efficient pipeline that reduces the time needed for onboarding new customers
What qualities do you think a good data engineer needs?
Critical thinking, problem-solving, and good coding. Some hands-on experience with database systems helps, as well as skills in automating processes and redesigning pipelines for greater scalability.
What do you like most about your job?
I like its technical part: issues that call for some good problem-solving. I enjoy facing new challenges since this allows me to learn new things.
How would you describe your way of working?
I’m trying to be pretty structured. I start my day by checking Jira, our project tracking software, where I check statuses and tasks, but I have also started to make my own to-do list to not forget things. At the end of the day I update everything in Jira.
How is your relationship with your colleagues?
Good! I mentor newer data engineers and help them with pipeline-related issues and questions.
Ranjitha in Rajasthan
What do you like to do for fun?
I play badminton, which I used to play in college and at my previous company, and I love watching sitcoms and detective movies and reading Sherlock Holmes.
Do you have a favorite place to travel?
I like to go on trips with my friends, and every time it must be a new place, so there is not a favorite place. The best trip so far was in Goa, and I really enjoyed Rajasthan too. While in Bangalore, some of the best places to visit are the Bannerghatta National Park and the Bangalore Palace.
While walking: music or podcasts? Music
Big party or small gathering? Small gathering
Receive: email or letter? Letter
Money or free time? Money
Horror movie or comedy movie? Comedy movie
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