Supriya holds a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. She has 10+ years of IT experience into Software Product/Service development and product testing. She has extensive experience in the full software development life cycle (Waterfall and Agile) and thorough knowledge of Object Oriented Programming concepts, Java/J2EE design patterns and Databases (MySql, Sql server, Oracle)

Supriya has worked on various domains including Telecom, Oil and Gas, Auto and Farm Sector, Heath-care and Banking solutions. When not working, she likes to spend time traveling, cooking and reading.

Here is the snapshot of our interview with her

When was the first time you encountered programming and realized that this is the thing which you would love to do for rest of your life?

I first encountered programming in my school in my 10th standard. I enjoyed programming and realized I had a knack of developing logic and I never looked back. I started writing programs in Pascal, C then C++ and the Java and I didn't ever stop after that. I learnt new languages, databases and continued my journey which is still on going as I still consider myself a student as there is always so much to learn.

You had a long and exciting career in technology. Can you roughly tell us, how many candidates did you interview so far, also what is your usual process?

I have interviewed around 50 candidates in my career. I begin with checking the basics of the candidate, before getting into technical details of all the work he has done so far. If he is able to justify that, he has sound basics. I then proceed with questions based on the resume and giving them hypothetical design scenarios and see how best they can think and deliver in the given time frame.

If you have to hire a Java Developer, what would you look for in a candidate during an one-on-one interview?

What I would look for is sound basics, eagerness to learn, logic and whether his resume and what he is talking during the interview are a sound match and he is able to justify everything that is there on the resume.

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