Getting To Know - Payal Singh

Welcome to the new OmniTI series, Getting To Know....

Here at OmniTI, we are passionate about a lot of things - our work, our culture, and our people are among some of our favorite things to talk about. We’re proud of the team of engineers that we surround ourselves with and we thought you’d like to meet them too. Today, we’re featuring Payal Singh, DBA.

Payal Singh

Hi Payal! Where did you learn how to do what you do? And/or what jobs led you to OmniTI?

As a research assistant in my master program, I worked on the visualization aspect of a project that heavily used Postgres. And when I got to know OmniTI’s favorite database is postgres too, I thought it would be a perfect match for my skills and interests.

What is the most interesting project you have ever worked on? And/or what’s been your favorite project you’ve ever worked on?

I like automating things, and so my favorite projects are ones requiring postgres provisioning and automation. Doesn’t matter which aspect of database administration it is - upgrades, replication, failover, installation, backups, restores… I have enjoyed automating each one of these.

What are some of the events in your life that made you who you are?

Moving halfway across the globe would be right on top of the list. Aside from that, working at OmniTI has taught me a lot - technically, professionally and socially.

If you could make one rule that everyone had to follow, what rule would you make?

Sustainable living. Reduce use of plastic bags, paper towels. Move towards reusable products that are good for the environment.

What song or artist do you like but rarely admit to liking?

Justin Bieber’s latest album is annoyingly catchy!

What’s the best and worst piece of advice you’ve ever received?

Best - Never hesitate to share knowledge

Worst - Cross country road trip can be done within 2 weeks.

What makes a good life?

Being satisfied with who you are, and improving yourself if you aren’t. And of course, having people you love around you.

If your childhood had a smell, what would it be?

Fresh mangos

What stat for your life would you most like to see?

Number of programming languages mastered.

In closing, give a statement about why people should want to work with OmniTI.

The knowledge pool at OmniTI and the willingness to share that knowledge, either in the form of open source projects, or public speaking, one to one discussions and most importantly consulting is beyond excellence. The culture at OmniTI promotes finding new solutions to problems that have existed for a long time. Fresh ideas are encouraged, which have led to some of the most effective and innovative solutions on various issues related to scalability and web architecture in general.

If you want to learn more about Payal or are interested in talking with her about a problem you’re facing, get in touch!