SpringML: What is your current position at SpringML?
Sreekar: At SpringML, I work as a Data Engineer. In this role, I help customers move their data to the cloud so that they can make better business decisions. During the tenure of a project, I try to have regular conversations and checkpoints with them so that they feel valued and involved.
SpringML: What’s the first thing you do when you come into work and last to wrap up the workday?
Sreekar: The first thing I do when I come into work is to grab a croissant or coffee from the cafe and start my work right away. I usually attend early morning client meetings or respond to emails from home, so all the update/catch up tasks are completed before I reach office. The last thing I do before leaving work is to make a list of tasks for the next day. In that way, I feel that I do not lose track of anything.
SpringML: Before joining SpringML, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
Sreekar: The most exciting job I had was to work as a graduate assistant under a professor at my college. This gave me a chance to interact with students of different backgrounds.
SpringML: If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?
Sreekar: I cannot pick any particular person as my mentor. I attribute my growth and learning to all my teachers at school.
What are 3 words to describe SpringML?
Sreekar: Ambitious, Evolving, and Uber Cool!!
SpringML: Best vacation you’ve been to?
Sreekar: Florida!! I had a lot of fun at Volcano Bay water park in Orlando. I went there with another friend, and it was fun to spend a lot of time in the Wave Pool!! I feel it is a must-visit for anyone who loves water parks.
What’s the most recent app you’ve downloaded but are yet to use?
Sreekar: Musixmatch. This app is a database for lyrics. I downloaded it on a friend’s advice but never really opened it!
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
Sreekar: I enjoy traveling. My goal is to visit all 50 states in the US. I also enjoy cooking and watching shows on Netflix. My most recent favorite show is Designated Survivor starring Keifer Sutherland.
How do you find a work/life balance?
Sreekar: I try to take at least two vacations a year and travel. This helps me to unwind. I also try not to spill over any of my work into the weekend, so I have some time for myself.