Name: Swapnalatha Prabhakara
Job Role: Software Test Analyst
Length of Service: 5 years and 8 months
What attracted you to Muddy Boots?: An opportunity to create an automation suite for Greenlight products was exciting and after joining Muddy boots, I have realised that it is a dream place to work, with a very supportive and appreciative team.
Tell us a bit about you and your work history? I have worked as a Business Analyst with TCS and Misys whilst in India and in the UK I have worked as a Test Analyst with esteemed organisations like Target and Hargreaves Lansdown.
What does your typical working day look like?: My typical day starts with meetings - stand up/update calls, bug triage sessions and sizing and refinement sessions. I try to finish all the meetings by mid-morning so I can concentrate on testing our Greenlight Quality Management product, which includes both web and app testing.
What's an interesting fact about you?: I can speak five Indian languages.
Who would be your ideal dinner party guest and why?: Kate Middleton - I want to have a dining experience with royalty, preferably at her palace.
What's your favourite food?: My favourite is any Indian cuisine. It can be a spicy biryani or chicken tikka, or even a simple dal fry.
What makes you passionate about food/farming?:
The food that we eat determines how healthy we will live. How the food is produced, the farming techniques, and following regulations and standards to produce healthy food for all is noble work in itself.
Any skills or talents that people don’t know about?: I've learnt painting on canvas during the first Lockdown and am really happy with my paintings decorating the wall in my house.
What advice do you wish you’d been given early in your career?: Explore all avenues and take risks. Don't be scared to try new things, or new jobs unrelated to your educational background, because in the end consistency and hard work pays off.
Finish this sentence: on Sunday mornings you usually find me... In my local church, attending mass on a Sunday has been a must-do since my childhood and training my kids to do the same.
What’s one item you can’t leave your house or apartment without?: Probably my phone, air pods, wallet and my handbag
Describe yourself in three words... Loving, caring and organised.
What publications do you regularly read or what book are you reading now?: Investment times.