Bijak is Hiring for Software Engineer Trainees
About the Company
Founded in April 2019, Bijak is a B2B marketplace for suppliers and buyers across India’s Agri value chain. Bijak aims to bridge the information asymmetry and lack of accountability in agricultural commodities trading. Since launch, Bijak has expanded across 27 states/UT, 900 regions, and 110+ commodities. We currently have a team of 200+ and are growing on a rocket trajectory.
Website — www.bijak.in
Bijak Movie — https://tinyurl.com/BijakMovie
B2B traders, who control 80% of India’s USD 300 Bn Agri value chain, have limited access to technology, information, and credit. Bijak helps these customers/MSMEs discover each other along with the counter party’s rating so that customers can transact with minimal friction by accessing Bijak’s layer of trust & reliability. The suppliers and buyers are not just able to transact or discover each other but are also able to find out meta-data of each other to make a faster & reliable transaction through the application.
The founders have been entrepreneurs, investment bankers, and venture capitalists across various organizations in the past — J.P.Morgan, Avendus Capital, Rocket Internet, Asia Innovations Group, Transit Capital, ZS Associates, etc. Please find the founder profiles here — Nukul Upadhye, Mahesh Jakhotia, Jitender Bedwal, Daya Rai and Nikhil Tripathi. They have led & run start-ups backed by global funds such as Index Ventures, KPCB, Matrix Partners, etc.
Investors & Funding
Bijak is backed by well renowned global investors, who have invested across unicorns and have taken companies to IPO globally. Bijak has raised ~$14.5 MN (INR 110 Crores) across two rounds from Sequoia Capital, RTP Global, Omidyar Network, Omnivore Partners, Better Capital, AngelList, and Tempo ventures.
Values we appreciate
- First-principles — Independently being able to formulate a particular problem & coming up with a solution based on first principles thinking
- Grit — Showing resilience & courage during tough times to tackle any mammoth problem
- Native capability — Having a high standard of native capability in their area of expertise
- Humility — We welcome candidates who are grounded and humble with our various stakeholders
- Hunger — Always looking to refine their skill-set, knowledge, and network for the dual betterment of their career and company
Bijak is looking for a rockstar software engineer who can help us on our journey to be the next unicorn. We are looking for someone who is hands on, can own services and enjoys coding and development.
Basic Qualifications & Responsibilities
● BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject
● 0–1 years of experience in Software Engineering
● Very strong software engineering fundamentals
● The ability to take technical ownership of assigned projects from high-level project scope down to details of individual class , API design and database design
● Ability to work independently or within a team environment and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
● Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
● Implement and improve DevOps and Engineering practices for all services.
● Experience in developing RESTful Web services using any framework
● Strong Computer Science fundamentals in Object-Oriented Design and Data Structures
● Strong knowledge of how to build and work with RESTful APIs and a working knowledge of git
Good to Have
● Worked on Nosql databases like MongoDB, Cassandra, DynamoDB
● Expertise with Amazon Webservices(AWS)
Online Interview Tips:
Video interviews are the new normal. In an age of powerful technology, it’s no longer necessary or practical to bring candidates to you or to go to them. In fact, people are increasingly interviewed and hired without an in-person meeting. Here are ten tips on making sure you ace your next video interview:
- Know your time zones: The video allows us to speak across (great) distance. Make sure you’re clear if suggested interview times are in your time zone or the interviewers. Try converting the time zone according to your specific time zone.
Know your tech. Familiarize yourself with whatever technology the interviewer has asked you to use (Skype, Zoom, etc.). If you’ve never used the tool before, get comfortable with the interface in advance: how should your computer be positioned so the interviewer can see your face at a comfortable angle? Are your camera and microphone connected and working? Many people un internationally make a bad impact on the interviewers because of this.
- Minimize off-screen distractions. The only person you should be interacting with during a video interview is the interviewer.
- Choose a proper background: When choosing a space to show up for a video interview, be conscious of how the setting you’re calling from reflects on you: choose a well-lit room where you can sit in front of a neutral background.
- Avoid backlighting (when no one can see your face) and spotlighting (when you sit with light close to you and look like you’re telling a ghost story at a campfire).
- Be prepared for glitches. Distractions will happen. Technology will fail. Stuff will come up. Handle these smoothly and professionally.
- Be your best and authentic self. Being unfamiliar or uncomfortable with technology is not an excuse for a poor interview. As soon as you know you’ll be doing a video interview, do what it takes to feel confident and at ease on screen. If that means you need to practice in advance with a friend or colleague, do so.
- Emphasize your skills and Achievement: Focus on your skills and accomplishments, including high school/college coursework, volunteer and co-curricular activities, and your computer and language skills. Previous internships or work experiences are important as well as describing your transferable skills: communication, interpersonal, organization, strong analytical and problem solving, and more.
- Emphasize the Positive: You may be asked during the interview to give a list of your strengths and weaknesses. Remember in these types of questions to focus on the positive. When referring to weaknesses, recognize those things you feel you need to work on and quickly shift to actions you have taken to improve in this area. Specific examples can be helpful to illustrate your progress.
- Close the interview with confidence: The beginning and end of the interview can be the most crucial aspects of the interview. End your interview with confidence. Thank the interviewer for his/her time and ask when you may expect to hear back from the employer.
- Follow up the interview with a thank-you note: Take this opportunity to clarify a topic discussed in the interview and to reaffirm your interest in the organization and the internship. Send a thank-you note to everyone you interviewed on the day of your interview.
The questions you should prepare for:
- Tell me about yourself
- Why do you want to work at this company?
- What are your strengths and weaknesses?
- Tell me about an experience when you made a mistake and how you fixed it?
- What are the three things you wish to see in the firm you are working for?
- Where do you see yourself in 3 years/5 years/10 years?
- Tell me about anything else which you have done or you are proud of but it is not in your resume?
- What are your expectations from the company or colleagues?
- What are your hobbies?
- Do you have any questions for us?
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