Although she’s one of the newest members of the Sonin team Varshini has hit the ground running and has already come to play a key role in the development of a number of client projects.
Earlier this week we sat down with Varshini to see how she’s finding life at Sonin and what it’s really like being an Android Developer at Sonin.
How long have you worked at Sonin for and how have you changed since you started?
I joined Sonin four months ago, which seems a bit surreal to say because it’s flown by. Since I joined, I’ve learned so much including a whole new language, Kotlin, and been able to get involved in multiple projects.
Have you worked in any other roles?
Yes, although I started my career in Android development, I haven’t always been a developer. For a short period, I worked as a Project Manager so I understand what it’s like working with clients and organising sprints. But in the end, it only reaffirmed my love for development.
What’s it like working at Sonin?
It’s been really good, I’ve really enjoyed it. There’s a very flexible and supportive environment at Sonin, and the whole team has been very welcoming and accommodating which has really helped me settle.
What is your favourite thing about working at Sonin?
It has to be the fact that everyone in the team is really supportive and helpful. In the past, I’ve found some of the Project Managers I’ve worked with to be quite rigid in their ways, but here they’re really helpful and understanding.
Did you find it easy to settle into the team?
Yes, really easy, since I started, I’ve been included in multiple projects, and quickly found my place in the team. Everyone at Sonin has been really helpful and through having people like our Lead Developer Charlie around who has supported me so much, while I was learning Kotlin and code reviewing my work it has really helped me feel part of Sonin.
What’s a typical day like?
So, every day begins with a stand-up report and then Sophie usually keeps me busy with a list of tasks that need to be completed. But one of the things I really like is that she won’t keep me on a single task. Instead, she’ll map out the priority tasks, and allow me to decide which one to work on. Which I’m really happy about because at some of the other companies I’ve worked for there has been a stricter approach. But the more flexible approach at Sonin lets me get more done and keeps me motivated to jump on tasks and deliver them to the best of my ability.
What’s the best thing about being a developer?
That’s a really tricky one, it’s quite hard to narrow it down. I suppose one of the things I really enjoy is knowing that all of the effort the designers and back end team put into an app, then becomes reliant on me to find a way to make their hard work a reality and deliver it to the client. Having the responsibility to deliver the work of other departments is something I thrive on and as I spent a lot of time building the app it also makes me very proud to then see it in action and know I have played a big part in its development.
Would you recommend other people become a developer at Sonin?
Yes, definitely, I’m really enjoying what I’m doing and have found working at Sonin really enjoyable. The people at Sonin are very supportive, and there’s always someone willing to help out and make time for you. Being in this environment makes me feel really good about the work I’m doing and so I would definitely recommend Sonin to other developers.
We’re always on the lookout for great people like Varshini to join our team. For more information about how to join Sonin, see our vacancies.
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