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Meet Pavan Krishnamurthy: The Fast Interview

Pavan Krishnamurthy, technical lead manager at Fast

Name: Pavan Krishnamurthy

Role: Technical Lead Manager

Team: Partner Integrations

What do you do at Fast?
I support the Partner Integrations engineering team in the growth, execution, and prioritization of our features. I work closely with a cross-functional engineering team in unblocking and solving things so that we can launch large sellers on our platform quickly. 

Describe your typical day at Fast.
It varies, but I often meet with cross-functional leaders to get aligned, take stock of how our projects are progressing, and help my team members in their professional growth. I also code two days per week on average.

What led you to engineering?
I was always interested in math and science. My dad was always fixing household things and when I helped him, I was in awe of how complicated parts are to do a “simple” job. This fascination followed me when I was introduced to computers in high school, and slowly followed me into my engineering career.

Where were you before Fast?
Uber for five years, so I got to experience its various phases of growth.

Why did you say yes to Fast?
I wanted a specific growth experience, so I started looking for early-stage startups. When I heard about Fast, it checked all my boxes – company growth, their mission, my future co-workers, the founders, potential for personal growth – of what I was looking for. Joining Fast was an easy choice.

Where did you grow up, and what were you like as a kid?
Hosur, a town in India. I was a hardworking kid with a mix of everything. I was good at sports, and studious, too. 

What are Fast engineers doing that stands out?
Fast engineers are very good at helping each other out. They are passionate about their work and have a strong sense of ownership.  

Favorite thing about being an engineer? 
When, as a consumer, you experience the feature you built and get a sense of joy – and when your friends experience the same.

Morning person or night owl? 
Morning person.

Your non-negotiables for life?
Stay curious, and question everything. 

One thing about you that has been and will always be true? 
I’m hardworking, and I don’t take anything for granted.

What advice would you, the engineer today, give the you first starting out? 
Stay hungry for knowledge. 

Where can we follow you? 
LinkedIn

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