Welcome back to our Beyond The Data blog series! This month, we’re highlighting Su Dogra – an early employee at phData and a Lead Data Engineer on our Data Engineering team.
Tell us your name, where you’re from, and a little about you.
My name is Su Dogra. I’m originally from India, but have been living in Minnesota for the past few years. I did my undergrad in computer science and then joined an MBA program. After my MBA, I worked in a management role for nearly 3 years and then switched back to computer science. I completed my MS in Information Technology from the University of St. Thomas.
What does "Lead Data Engineer" mean? What do you actually do on any given day?
As a Lead Data Engineer, I work on developing the architecture design and implementing the solution. My work consists of building a robust and scalable data integration pipeline to ingest the data and also help business users with data modeling and analysis. I’m always interested in understanding the customer’s business problem and learning how the data can help to add value to the business. I also work with other data engineers and provide feedback and guidance. I really enjoy working and collaborating with a team.
How long have you been with phData? What past experiences have prepared you for your job at phData?
How have you seen the company change since you started?
Team photo from 2017. A lot has changed since then!