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Avanti Ketkar

Avanti Ketkar

Lead Platform Engineer

Share Avanti’s insights:

What is something unique about Inflection’s culture that enables you to succeed both personally and professionally?
Inflection focuses on building trusted connections online and brings the same motto into the office. It is a great team of highly motivated individuals that work really well together. Everyone here is a leader in his or her own right, and we all look out for each other. We have built these deep, meaningful relationships, both at the personal and the professional level.

How did you become passionate about technology?
I knew that technology was for me when I realized that a calculator fascinated me more than a doll house.

How does your role enable you to do work you’re passionate about?
I lead the Platform Engineering team at Inflection. The work gives me an opportunity to do two of my favorite things every day - solving and implementing complex problems and working closely with smart individuals with diverse expertise. Since the team works on all of the Inflection products in some way, it gives us an opportunity to understand and improve them at different levels. It is really exciting to be working on such a diverse set of products with the common goal of building trusted connections online.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Motivation drives all results. If you lose the motivation to do your best, find out why and try to fix that, before continuing to do what you have been doing.

Do you belong to any organizations that focus on women in technology?
I am a member of Women In Technology International (WITI). The organization arranges several events in a year for the professional and personal growth of women in tech. I also mentored a female student at Hackbright Academy, which is an engineering school for women.

Avanti and her team, Murugesh Annadurai, Karishma Irani, and Peter Olejnik.
Avanti and her team: Murugesh Annadurai, Karishma Irani, and Peter Olejnik.

What does Avanti’s team have to say?
“It is greatly inspiring to see Avanti tackle some of the most challenging engineering problems with utmost confidence and poise. She does an excellent job of leading the charge, and truly encourages and supports everyone on the team in any possible way. Avanti is the perfect example of both a good leader, and an amicable personality to work with.”

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