January 24, 2022

Meet the Harnessians: Sony Priyadarshini & Tathagat Chaurasiya

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At Harness, we are constantly pushing the boundaries and breaking barriers. As we continue on our journey to enable 27 million software developers to deliver code quickly, we also inspire each other everyday. Hear more about life at Harness from December's Canary Award winners, Sony Priyadarshini & Tathagat Chaurasiya.

Meet the Harnessians January Edition: Sony Priyadarshini

Sony Priyadarshini

How long have you been at Harness and what do you do?

I have been at Harness for nearly 2 years. When I started, I was part of the Continuous Delivery Core Quality Team, then moved to the Pipelines team, and now I’m back on the Continuous Delivery Core and Platform team as a Staff Software Development Engineer in Test. 

What do you love most about your job?

I love being a part of the Quality team and being able to get products to customers bugfree. This is also what encourages me. I also love the culture we have built. The team is passionate and dedicated to the quality of the product, which motivates me to work harder.

What Harness Value do you resonate with most and why?

I would say Build Trust. I have never worked for an organization that has shown so much transparency throughout the company. Harness makes a conscious effort to make all of us aware of our hits and misses. Across career levels and teams, most of us are very comfortable sharing our views with leadership, which makes it an extremely collaborative space and encourages us to grow and give our best. 

What is your favorite memory at Harness? 

When I was on the Pipelines team, we were trying to build a culture where responsibility was on everyone's shoulders, not just the Quality Engineering team. Prior to releasing our product, we were able to achieve 90% automation coverage and caught almost over 100 bugs. This was a huge success and I am glad we were able to build such culture across our teams!

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

First, I would want to keep the superpower forever. And two, I would like to be able to read people’s minds. As I transition to a leadership role, it would be great to know what is going on in everyone's minds!

Meet the Harnessians January Edition: Tathagat Chaurasiya

Tathagat Chaurasiya 

How long have you been at Harness and what do you do?

I joined in June 2020. It’s been a year and a half rollercoaster journey. I am on the Continuous Delivery Platform team and I manage Kubernetes, Helm deployment swimlanes, along with Infrastructure Provisioners like Terraform and Terragrunt. 

What do you love most about your job?

The best part I find is that we get real insight of the problems the industry is facing in the Continuous Delivery domain. It's a real challenge and also fun to design and build up-to-date solutions! Another thing I feel great about is the people I am surrounded by. I’ve learned a lot and am amazed by how we approach problem-solving as a team. 

What Harness Value do you resonate with most and why?

The value I resonate with most is Remember the Human. It’s been an amazing experience working with such a diverse team. Even though we are in different geographies and timezones, if you ever get stuck, there is always a savior. 

What is a fact that people may not know about you?

I am a very good cook! 

What is your favorite memory at Harness?

My favorite memory at Harness would be the Jaipur offsite! I got to know folks beyond their work. We had a lot of fun!

If you could have one superpower what would it be?

I would want to be able to see the future!

What advice would you give to someone who is trying to get to where you are today?

I would suggest being persistent. Being persistent really gets compounded as a result. Also, always be curious. Put your ideas on the seat even if they are completely naive. You will always get others' feedback to correct and improve yourself. 

Come Join Us!

Hope you had fun learning about our January Harnessians, Sony and Tathagat, December's Canary Award winners! For those of you interested in joining our team, we are hiring across all departments and geos! As they say, timing is everything. Interested, but not quite yet? Join our Harness Talent Community on LinkedIn to stay connected and in the know!

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