Silverline opened its first global office in Bangalore, India in 2018. Our presence in India provides a unique opportunity for us to improve capacity and scalability, and grow our culture in new ways. We recently sat down with some of our India-based Silverliners to learn about their backgrounds, their day-to-day work, and must-see local spots.
Tell us a bit about your role at Silverline
Supriya Mullapudi: As a developer, I perform an analysis of the requirements and discuss the best approach with my Technical Architect. I also develop high-quality and scalable applications in Salesforce and Mulesoft. I use Clayton for code quality checks and am also focused on obtaining and maintaining developer certifications.
Sumita Gupta: I am currently working as a Quality Assurance Manager. I’m primarily responsible for resource management and on-time QA deliverables, acting as a common point of contact for both the offshore team and onshore stakeholders.
Srilakshmi B S: As a Senior Developer, I am responsible for performing a thorough analysis of requirements and follow best practices, perform unit tests, and fix the bugs reported by QA. I’m also a part of POC and R&D on new concepts, and help to mentor and review the code of teammates. Maintaining and receiving certificates is also a big part of the job.
How long have you worked at Silverline?
Sumita Gupta: I have just begun my stint at Silverline, working here for a few months!
Srilakshmi B S: Almost two years.
Supriya Mullapudi: I have been working with Silverline for the last two years.
What brought you to Silverline?
Sumita Gupta: My decade-long consulting experience consists of working on Salesforce projects. Silverline is always aiming to create unique Salesforce experiences for clients. Why not be a part of this alongside amazing fellow Silverliners!
Srilakshmi B S: I firmly believe that associating with a growing organization like Silverline will be a boost to my career. When I first read about the company’s core values, the attraction was immediate. I loved the concept of “people first.” I was also impressed with the awards and accolades that the company gets each year. This is the company I’ve been looking for — a place where my background, experience, and skills can be put to use and make things happen.
Supriya Mullapudi: I believe that working at Silverline will help me achieve my motto: A place to learn, a chance to grow.
What is your favorite thing about the Silverline Bangalore office?
Sumita Gupta: Well, the Bangalore office has the usual designed workspace area, but the best part is that none of us have to sit in any designated workstations. We move around and sit with different folks depending on whose input we need at that point. Another cool thing is the open-door policy, which helps raise concerns to leadership as soon as we come across them, rather than having to wait for an official forum.
Srilakshmi B S: Friendly coworkers who are incredibly intelligent, hard-working, and passionately motivated to achieve goals. Employees are always pushing themselves to learn new things and add value to the team.
Supriya Mullapudi: Every month, I await the fun activities, birthday celebrations, and the company-wide meetings happening in the Bangalore office.
Where should people visiting Bangalore for the first time go to eat? To explore?
Sumita Gupta: Having grown up in Bangalore, I have an emotional connection with almost every part of the city. Known for its weather (best in the entire country), gardens, nightlife, breweries, and so on. Depending on an individual’s interests, there is something for everyone. There are so many options — like the Bangalore Palace, Tipu Sultan’s Palace and Fort, Vidhana Soudha, Art Gallery, Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, Cubbon Park, and Iskon Temple — to soak up the city’s culture. Commercial Street and National Market for budget shopping. Stroll around in Indiranagar, Brigade Road, and Koramangla neighborhoods to pick from endless options of multi-cuisine restaurants and bars. V.V Puram (Bangalore’s food street) can give you a taste of the local food, but one should keep in mind that this street only has vegetarian options.
Srilakshmi B S: Bangalore is the capital city of Karnataka state in South India. The city has earned several names, such as Silicon Valley of India, Pub Capital of India, Air Conditioned City, and City of Gardens. Bangalore is famous for its pleasant and comfortable climate with moderately hot summers and comfortably cold winters.
Supriya Mullapudi: There is a ton of stuff in the surrounding area to see and do. There is a good nightlife here: restaurants, bars, clubs. People are generally very helpful and friendly. Mysore is just 3 hours to the south. There are Buddhist settlements and monasteries about five hours away in Coorg. Hampi (ancient ruins of Vijayanagar capital) is seven hours north.
Any favorite memories from local team get-togethers?
Srilakshmi B S: The first outing with the team was to Mango Mist resort. It was a great outing, through which I got to know more about my coworkers.
What keeps you at Silverline?
Srilakshmi B S: Friendly and talented coworkers who will collectively work together, collaborate, and solve problems; great clients and incredible projects to work with, and also the process that is followed as a part of the work.
Supriya Mullapudi: Work-life balance is great. The people I work with are phenomenal and are experts in their field. We collaborate to solve problems and I learn something new almost every day.
Sumita Gupta: I’m inspired by the constant zeal shown toward learning and development, encouraging folks to continuously expand their knowledge. And to be able to log this time as part of weekly PSA hours (instead of taking away from our personal time, which most other organizations expect) is like a cherry on the cake!