Since joining the Solink team last year, Jasmine Khinda has made a big impression. Her positive and passionate attitude towards her continued education makes her a welcome addition to her department. Read how Jasmine got started at Solink, and why she believes it’s easier than ever to learn new skills.
What is your job title?
Software Developer in the Development/Engineering department.
Tell us a bit about your career path, and how you got to where you are now.
I studied Computer Engineering in school and have worked in different areas of R&D since. From QA, to QA Automation and now Software Development, I’ve done it all. I have always enjoyed the creative process of developing/coding and creating something new. I’m glad that I get the chance to do that here!
How does working at Solink help you advance your career or skills?
Working at Solink has given me the chance to explore a career path and skills I’ve always aspired to have.
I was hired in a hybrid role in the R&D department (QA/ Dev). My manager gave me the chance to work on areas of the Solink Product that aligned with the development skills I was hoping to grow.
I continue to grow these skills daily by being surrounded by brilliant colleagues who inspire me to be a better developer.
What do you like about working on the Solink Platform?
I like how accessible our platform is. From big franchises to smaller shops, Solink is available for many business sizes and budgets–since security and operations are important aspects for all types of business owners.
It’s also exciting to hear how Solink has simplified our customers’ lives.
The fact that Solink can offload the big business pain points that are on our customers’ minds, to help them save time and gain more control and insight into their business is awesome.
What do you like about working at Solink?
From the day I started, it was evident there are so many talented and passionate people working at Solink. You learn something new every day and if you’re facing a challenge, there will be someone to help you work through it.
Is there anything difficult about being a woman in the tech industry?
I think the hard part for me was to decide to enter the tech industry when my school classes were mostly males. We need to come up with better ways to encourage the younger generation of girls to be more curious about tech. To help them feel empowered and excited to choose a technical career, if they so wish.
Working in tech can be an incredibly rewarding and creative career, and everyone should feel like they can pursue it.
For you, what makes a team or workplace feel like it really invites and welcomes gender diversity?
When you feel valued and respected regardless of gender. Solink is doing a great job at encouraging this type of culture and conversation to happen, through initiatives like the “Women of Solink” articles and also the support of management to make gender diversity a part of the culture.
Any advice for other women looking to grow their career in tech?
Go for it, girl! We’re lucky to have so much information at our fingertips. Learning a new skill is much easier/faster (and affordable) than it ever was. Online courses (Udemy, Coursera, etc..) are a great way to get your feet wet in any new skill, even a ‘techy’ one.
So jump right in, enjoy the journey and know that you have something very unique that you can bring to this industry.