For the latest post in our Tech Lead blog series, we interviewed Siddhesh Kabe, who joined during the pandemic and was onboarded virtually. Sidd told us about his experience as a Technical Lead and about his goals for the future.
Where did your journey at BrightGen begin and where are you now?
I actually joined in the middle of the pandemic, so I only had virtual interviews. I’ve never met the team, nor been in the office, so the journey has been unusual! Currently I’m working on my third project as a technical lead at BrightGen. I’m enjoying working with different team members, learning the various ways each team works and having to adapt fairly quickly.
What do you enjoy most about your role?
If you’ve ever read one of my blogs, you’ll know that one of my favourite kinds of projects to work on is CPQ. I love problem-solving and CPQ has the most problems that need solving.
I like to do a lot of crosswords and a lot of puzzles in my free time. On these kinds of projects, I get to solve problems that are worth solving, and ultimately help our teams and customers, combining work and hobby.
What do you think makes BrightGen unique?
I knew of BrightGen long before I joined. In fact, I went to the London office when I was not with BrightGen for a Developers MeetUp, so there was already brand appeal.
BrightGen is quite process-oriented, which I did not expect at all. You have to be accurate about your work, documents and presentations. This was a challenge for me, which is a good thing as now it’s second nature.
Another thing that makes BrightGen different is that since the beginning, even in the hiring process, I found that every person that I interacted with was very honest. They were open about what the company was like, the work they were doing and what was expected of me. There was no ambiguity in any of it, which is new and refreshing in this industry. I appreciate that because I also like to be clear and concise. I won’t beat around the bush and BrightGen is the same.
What are your goals for the next chapter at BrightGen?
One of my biggest goals is to become a Certified Technical Architect (CTA). As I said, I like to solve problems, but having that stamp of certification, after putting all those hours into it, would be a great achievement for me.
Another thing that is top of my list, is returning to my blog, sforce.ninja. I use it as a way to keep Salesforce developers connected and updated on the latest changes on the platform. It’s a great way to share knowledge that I pick up, as well as interact with people.
At BrightGen, we’re always looking for new talent with passion and ambition! If you are hoping to take your career in this direction, apply for one of our open opportunities, or get in touch with us on LinkedIn.