In this edition of One ethos, One culture, Data Science Manager at our Gurugram office, Tripti Gupta, divulges how she switched gears from a career as a developer, finding her true passion in data science and talks to us about her leadership of the Women@Metyis work-life initiative.
Meet Tripti, a Data Science Manager in Gurugram
Tell us more about yourself.
My name is Tripti. I’m from Delhi, India, and I currently work at the Gurugram office. I have a Master of Science in Computer Science, with a major in Data Mining. I love spending my free time miniature gardening and being out in nature. I am a bonsai and resin artist. Besides my artistic and green-fingered passion, I’m also fond of reading and performing Indian classical dance.
What was your path to Metyis?
I started my journey as a C++ developer at an IT firm, but I soon realised that being a tech developer was not the right career, so I started exploring my passion for data science problems. In December of last year, I completed four successful years at Metyis; the journey has been immensely satisfying.
What is your current role at Metyis, and how did you arrive there?
I started my Metyis journey as a Senior Data Scientist, working on some incredibly challenging industry problems involving advanced analytics and problem-solving. I’ve found that each task has its unique solution, which is exceptionally stimulating as it constantly gets the brain working to overcome the obstacles. I now work as a Data Science Manager; my role involves leading a team, solution designing and client interaction.
Metyis is a company that truly appreciates talent and provides an innovative, highly accelerated growth environment. Metyis has built a global ecosystem for collaborative working and interacting with peers from diverse cultures and beliefs.
Are you involved with any of the Metyis communities, such as Women@Metyis? How did you get involved, and what is your role?
Last year, I came across the W@M community and got directly involved with the amazing movement. Now, I am leading the work-life balance initiative, which focuses on promoting a better work-life balance for women of all ages, irrespective of geography or the role (single/married/mother) they play in their personal lives. It seeks to understand what challenges Women@Metyis face and plays a key role in changing it for the better.
It is an essential programme for Metyis as it paves the way towards building a healthy and sustainable environment that allows flexibility for the differing needs and requirements across different life cycle stages. It also helps boost women's growth up the hierarchy and retain exceptional talent. On a personal front, leading this initiative has broadened my cognitive abilities in adapting to the varied cultural beliefs across geographies.
What advice do you have for someone who wants to join your team at Metyis?
If you are a self-motivated person, who enjoys working in a fast-paced consulting environment with hard work, determination and perseverance, then Metyis is the place for you. One needs to have a studious attitude towards project goals as a team.
How do you manage your career with your personal life?
Overall, I maintain a healthy work-life balance. There are phases when work is tight during deadlines, but equally, there are periods of relative calm, as in any consulting project life cycle. So generally, my work doesn’t hinder my personal life, and I can enjoy my time outside work.
What 'rituals' or day-to-day customs do you have to excel at work?
I like to plan my day in the morning, usually breaking down the daily brief into smaller tasks and allocating dedicated time for each. At the end of the day, I reflect on the task status and figure out whether a particular item needs prioritising to meet a due date. I also keep an eye on significant milestones, delivery dates, and weekly client interactions to track the progress of each project.