So tell us about what it’s like being a Data Warehouse Engineer at Groupon.
I create something meaningful for everybody. Yes, there is a lot of data generated everywhere. As a Data Warehouse Engineer, I convert data into meaningful information which is critical for the business to make more informed decisions in order to grow the company.
What does a typical day look like for you?
My day basically in office starts up with the standup call, which gives the team a good head start. I then work on a couple of user requests along with small breaks in between. Yes, I don’t forget enjoying time with my colleagues in the chaos of work, too. At the end of the day, it gives me a sense of accomplishment with work, fun, and food
What’s the most challenging thing you’ve worked on so far?
GDPR compliance is keeping everyone on their toes. Lots of old technology is going off and users sensitive information is to be kept hidden. I am working on this piece of work which is quite challenging.
What do your parents think you do?
Who knows, ha! They think I do stuff on a laptop.
What has been surprising about Groupon so far?
Groupon has every type of engineer. Any technology, you name it, Groupon has a skilled resource for it. Great learning with a great future is guaranteed here.
What’s your favorite programming language?
I love coding in Unix.
What’s unique about Groupon’s Engineering culture?
It’s open and full of unique, talented people.
What’s your favorite conference room?
What’s your favorite Groupon memory?
Participating in GEEKon, our global internal hackathon. I had just joined Groupon two months prior and I was so thrilled to see people excited and geared up for the event. Each team came up with unique ideas, and I too took part in it. It was fun working with and learning from other teams. My team worked on creating a multi-dimensional analysis (OLAP) on Hadoop using open source Apache Kylin. This provided us low latency and higher performance even in the TB of data. I was the Architect and designer of this project. This project gave us good learning and exposure!
What are your hobbies outside of work?
Traveling, hanging around with friends, and last but not least, online shopping. 🙂