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Employee Spotlight: Navaz Katki, VP of Cloud Engineering

Posted by Navaz Katki on Aug 9, 2017 8:45:32 AM

Employee Spotlight

What is your name and position at Turbonomic?

Navaz Katki, VP of Private Cloud Engineering

Every new hire must answer 3 questions at their first company lunch. Please refresh us on your answers. Where did you come from? how did you hear about us? And what’s your favorite color?

I worked at EMC SMARTS prior to Turbonomic. Of course, being an ex-SMARTS employee I was aware of "Turbonomic" and decided to join in Dec 2009. Favorite color is of course "Green"

How long have you been a part of the TurboTeam?

Since Dec 2009 - 7 years

How has your career developed over time at Turbonomic?

I have grown along with Turbonomic and it has been an amazing journey for me. I started off as a UI developer and then became the manager of the UI team. Two years ago, I took over managing the IaaS and QoS development team

What's a day in the life like for you at Turbonomic?

I can say that there is never a dull moment for me at Turbonomic :) My day is packed managing my team's deliverables, helping triage customer issues/requirements and working with other cross functional teams.

navaz team pic

Favorite lyric or movie line?

“Here’s looking at you, kid” (Casablanca, 1942)

If you could travel/vacation anywhere, where would you go?

Australia

Signature/Go-to cocktail, beer or wine?

Mojito

You're hosting a dinner party and can invite 5 people (dead or alive), who is eating at your table?

My husband, JK Rowling, Michelle and Barack Obama & John Oliver

What can you be seen doing in your free time?

Enjoying the outdoors, checking out the food scene at the hottest new restaurants, watching a movie with my family and curling up with a book.

People would be surprised if they knew:

I am nostalgic about old Bollywood songs.

Finish the sentence, "I am my happiest self when..."

I have some relaxed time with my family - usually on family vacations.

What's your favorite part about working at Turbonomic?

The fact that opportunities are yours to grab, that it is challenging and most importantly, the relationships I have built with people over the years.

Advice for people considering joining our TurboTeam?

If you are looking for a challenging work environment and are a self-starter looking to learn and grow with the company this is the place for you.

 

Want to join our Engineering team? We're Hiring!

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