Q: Who are you? Where are you from?
A: Hey, I am Pranil and I am working as a Cloud Engineer at Modulate.I grew up in Mumbai, India and moved to Jersey in 2019 for my masters. I recently moved to Cambridge and I live near Porter Square.
Q: What’s your background? What did you do before Modulate?
A: Having witnessed exponential growth of tech companies , I have always wanted to work In tech. With that In mind I did my undergraduate studies in IT and did a few internships along the way as an SDE. At the same time I got really interested in the domain of Data science and analytics and led me to pursue my Masters in “Business Intelligence and Analytics”.
After my masters I worked as a Data Engineer at different consulting firms where I worked heavily on cloud (AWS and Azure) services by setting up data pipelines, deploy ML models and help clients migrate data/services from on-premise to AWS.
Q: Why are you joining Modulate?
A: Being an avid gamer I have played a lot of games and witnessed all sorts of Bullying/Harassment in that space. Modulates vision of making this space safer and more inclusive is what resonated with me. Getting a chance to work on meaningful product like ToxMod along with such an amazing team, is a no brainer.
Q: What’s your ideal work environment? Any special strategies you use to stay effective?
A: In my opinion an ideal work environment would be a place where everyone can collaborate and communicate effectively. In terms of a work place, I would prefer an open and a well lit office where we can not only work as a team but also have an option to get some space and work in private.
To stay effective, I like to take short breaks, get some coffee and listen to lofi music.
Q: Tell us about something you must have in any culture you join?
A: Effective communication and transparency is a must have in any work place. I believe it creates an environment where everyone can trust and respect one another and help bring out the best out of everyone.
Q: Who are you outside of work?
A: I am someone who loves outdoor activities like hiking, playing soccer and recently I have taken interest in photography (landscape/astro) as well. I love watching anime and I play all sorts of games. Recently I have been playing a lot of FIFA and F1.
Q: What’s something you’re great at that few people realize?
A: I am a great Listener.
Q: Leave us with a fun tidbit - a favorite joke, a story from your past, an obscure riddle, whatever you like!
A: I saved a life. My Own, Am I a hero?… I really can’t say, but YES!!