30 July 2020
iProov is growing – from Product Management to Science and Engineering, we’re currently looking for talented people to come and join the team.
So what does it take to be an iProover? We talked to Nikhil Kamdar, one of our Solution Consultants, who shared his insights on the company and what he’d say to anyone looking to come onboard.
What attracted you to iProov and to your role as Solution Consultant?
My background is technical presales. I’ve always been interested in technology – I did my degree in computer science and artificial intelligence, so iProov was a very good fit for my next career step.
iProov’s technology was also a big draw for me, plus the fact that everybody here is super clever and has been hired for a reason. Everyone at iProov understands what the company objectives are and has a clear vision of how we’re going to get there.
How would you describe the culture at iProov?
It’s got a very homely feel. Everyone is here for a reason. You feel a sense of safety that iProovers know what they’re talking about. I saw that straight away, as soon as I joined – everybody is a true expert in their domain. If you need help with something, you can happily go to another team and they’re more than willing to answer your questions.
What are your top three favorite things about iProov?
Firstly it has to be teamwork. Everybody works very collaboratively within iProov. Whether it’s engineering, product, marketing or sales generation, we all work very closely together. And in terms of information sharing, iProov is one of the only companies I’ve ever worked at where information is shared so openly between teams. There’s a lot of transparency. It makes it very easy to keep up to date with the direction of the business.
Next I would say training and personal development. iProov is very open to allowing you to learn new subjects or technologies that will help you with your role. So if I wanted to learn more about web technologies, because I need to specifically speak to customers about integrations with our iProov Web product for example, my manager is very open to allowing me to spend time doing that.
Finally, one of my favorite things is the monthly mindshare run by our Head of Science, Andrew Newell. These are brilliant because we hear from different teams across the business, including the Research team, Marketing etc. They’re really insightful because you’re gaining iProov-related insights from experts in their field. You always learn something new but it also gives you insight into a day in the life of that team, which is really interesting.
What are the three main characteristics needed to work at iProov?
You need to be trustworthy, because if you commit to something, whether it’s to one of your colleagues or to a customer, you need to be able to follow through on it.
You also need to be efficient in what you do. Whether it’s preparing a presentation or sorting some admin, there are going to be some busy days and then there will be some really busy days! You need to move fast. It’s a fast paced environment but it’s really rewarding.
And then finally, I would say you need to have an open mind. iProov isn’t huge at the moment but it’s growing fast and it has a strong vision of where it wants to be. So if you’d like to be part of that journey and the vision, this is the perfect time to join iProov.
We will be talking to more iProovers across the next few weeks. If you are interested in joining the team, take a look at our open roles here: www.iproov.com/about-us/careers