What is your name and where are you from?
Subhash Gubba, born and raised in Houston, Texas. I moved to Massachusetts for college and have lived here for the last 7 years.
What are some of your interests/hobbies?
I am a musician. I sing and play a few different instruments. I’m also in a band named Riyaaz Qawwali. I watch a lot of TV shows, movies, and play video games. I do non-profit work on the side for SoGo Global, and I like to make experimental custom flavors of popcorn.
When did you start working for Cumulus?
I started on the Smart Torque System project as an intern in 2016, and became the 2nd developer on the project. When Cumulus spun out from Shell TechWorks in 2018 I joined them.
How did you find your way to Cumulus, what is your background?
I have a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Olin College of Engineering. My 2016 internship with Shell TechWorks introduced me to a number of projects, including the Smart Torque System project. I was hired full-time in August 2017 to work on STS.
What do you most enjoy about working at Cumulus?
For me, it has always been the people. I’m a firm believer in the idea that no matter the project, your team is what makes a fulfilling, incredible experience. Since day one I have had the privilege of working alongside talented, caring, and dedicated individuals. We support each other and uplift each other to ensure that not only are we meeting the company’s goals, but our own individual ones as well. It’s also nice that we are working on cutting-edge technologies that are changing the energy and construction industries.
What project have you been most excited or proud to have been part of?
Getting to lead the development and integration of microservices is always very rewarding. Being part of a small team, there are many opportunities to really take on a large amount of work and see it through to fruition. One of my favorite projects was to implement our edge-based authorization service using AWS Lambda@edge technologies. I learned a lot and got to work on a part of our product which is used by every single STS user.
If you knew someone looking to work at Cumulus what would you tell them?
I would tell them that what we do is not easy. Not just because of the technical complexity and ground-breaking nature of our work, but also because we are a small team catering to a large industry, and that requires us all to be dedicated, agile, and willing to recover maturely from bumps along the road. You need to have a passion for what you do that does not waver for inconveniences or challenges, as we are helping to transform the way some of our clients have been operating for decades.
I would also tell them that Cumulus has a unique, diverse blend of people which allows us to do incredible work. We are looking for people who share our drive, can continue expanding our diversity, and can help take our organization to the next level.