Pinal Vaghasiya started in 2019 as a software developer managing bugs, designing fixes for the bugs within the Bolt Team.
I am most proud that I finished my masters in Computer Science and received a job offer right away after working in India. It was really exciting for me to jump into working for a tech company in the United States. As for nonwork, I had a baby girl during the COVID pandemic last year and this was a proud moment for my husband and I.
Career development for me would be upgrading yourself. Creating programs, activities, and motivational programs for employees are key. With my team, we have quarterly goals related to technologies we work on to upgrade ourselves and learn new things. That’s really important to me that I get to take a course every quarter and I really like it. Another thing would be recognizing your role. In my role, I identified my priorities, defined the time frames for completion, collaborated with team members, assigned work to my team, and followed up to make sure tasks were getting done. Another aspect of career development is experiencing new roles, as this was also important in my experience as a software developer. We also have 1 on 1 career discussions every year with our manager. These discussions help identify what I need to focus on and offer opportunities for me to explore and expand my career development.
I started at VerityStream as a Software Developer within the Bolt Team, at the time this was a smaller team with 3 developers.
I really like my team and the working environment. We have monthly releases that makes work spontaneous; with a mix of agile work, high priority work and scheduled work. We also have fun stuff we do such as company fitness challenges, where people are eager to participate and congratulate each other’s successes. I like the work environment a lot.
I always envisioned myself working in a tech company. This is what I like too, I like to code, I like to debunk things, I like looking into issues and tracking them down to the source. I enjoy the responsibility of managing and prioritizing the work that needs to get done, whether it be a surge or priority 1 issue. Those things make me feel good when I wake up for work every day.