Synergy’s Employee Spotlight series profiles some of the best and brightest of Syniverse who make mobile work for our customers around the world.
What’s your title and role at Syniverse?
I’m Senior Lead System Engineer and Database Administrator (DBA), and I work at Syniverse’s Bangalore office. In my role, I support production and development databases for multiple products at Syniverse. The primary function of our databases is to provide continuous availability of our systems and minimize any incidents that could cause disruptions, which controls the organization, storage, retrieval, security and integrity of data for many of our products and services.
How long have you been at Syniverse?
What are you working on this month?
With my primary role focused on managing incidents and providing continuous systems availability, this month I’m working on automating the resolution of some recurring incidents and reducing the occurrence of certain types of incidents.
What’s one of the most valuable lessons you’ve gained during your career in mobile?
It’s critical to keep a focus on the newest technologies so you can be prepared to integrate these technologies as well as adapt current technologies to work with the new ones.
What’s been one of your best moments at Syniverse?
In my time so far, I would really say one of the best moments has been the opportunity to work daily with a multitalented and multicultural team that challenges me to learn. We have an environment of continuous learning with a completely supportive leaders, and the way that this innovative spirit and teamwork allow us to tackle challenges is something I really value. I can truly count on each and every one of my team members to help solve whatever challenge we may be facing and deliver the best service to our customers.
What’s one of the best things about working at Syniverse?
The people, who are always supportive in helping you with whatever current project challenges you may be facing, knowledgeable in so many specialized areas of mobile and information systems technologies, and respectful of your life outside work and the importance of having a work-life balance.
Tell us about your mobile lifestyle. What kind of mobile phone do you use?
I use a Samsung Galaxy S5.
What’s your favorite app or tool on your phone?
My favorite apps are ones for listening to music and playing Sudoku puzzles.
In the last year, what’s the longest you’ve gone without using your phone?
Except while sleeping, I always have my phone with me, so I would say about eight hours is the longest I’ve gone without using my phone.
What do you like to do outside of work?
One of my passions is running a charity for aged and orphaned children in my community. I frequently visit them and provide basic necessities like food, medicine, clothing and shelter. My inspiration for this work came from my father, who always says when you earn 10 rupees, dollars or anything, you should plan to keep nine but give one to someone who needs it more than you do. These are words I try to live by.
Manikumari Sundarigari is a Senior Lead System Engineer and Database Administrator and works at Syniverse’s Bangalore office.