1. You own a single pair of formal pants, which you wear only on special occasions such as interviews or your cousin’s wedding.
2. You like to hack — make things, break things, and learn along the way.
Hackweek, Hackathons, and coding sprints are just a few examples of the ways SocialCops values learning on the job and pushing your own boundaries.
“Fail fast and fail early.”
– Tanay Agrawal
Upon arriving at SocialCops, I implemented an object detection system using avant-garde open source machine learning models such as RCNNs. After training the system for 3-4 days, it ended up detecting things in places they clearly weren’t. Then I tried some OpenCV techniques — HOG and a linear SVM. That ended up not detecting things in places they clearly were. Then I went back to machine learning, then back to OpenCV, then back to machine learning. All in a span of 10-12 days.
3. You’re sporty. Or at least are willing to embrace the out-of-office fun!
Football Fridays, Basketball Wednesdays, Captain’s Ball… Interning at SocialCops, you’ll have a ball all the time.
4. You like to work on the weekends.
Nobody does. But SocialCops makes you want to come to the office on weekends. It’s that good. Delhi’s terrible heat also helps a bit.
5. You like challenges. You’re willing to take on tasks you didn’t know existed.
Team: “Build a dashboard to monitor our Deis cluster.”
Team: “Yeah, the workflow layer on top of our Kubernetes set up.”
Team: “Yeah, it’s what we use to manage our Docker containers.”
Me: “Uhmm…so we don’t simply use ‘node index.js’ to run our apps?”
6. You want to be involved in product roadmap meetings, sales team meetings, and every team’s Slack channel.
Whether someone has been at SocialCops for three years or three days, they are encouraged to participate and give feedback. Friday Demos, AMAs, Townhall (SocialCops lingo for quarterly meeting) — I was lucky to be able to experience all of this and more.
7. You like Lays Magic Masala.
And aloo bhujiya, and papad, and Raju bhaiya ke haath ke parathe… The love just keeps coming.
8. You like wicked problems.
You can’t walk away from complex problems until you’ve managed to take a collective bite at them.
Hello team at SocialCops,
It was great knowing about you. In this era of bigdata, the work you are doing is the need of the hour. Sorry for my ignorance, but today I came to know about you and explored more about your organisation and I quite liked the type of contribution you are trying to make to the society. The efforts and ideas are worth every effort you must be taking. The data analysis and intelligence eases the process of making a policy or even implementing it. I am kind of interested to know more about you and would love to know more about the team. It would be my best opportunity to be a part of this contribution in any way I could be.
About me : I was a software engineer for like 2 years but currently into my final semester of Master’s in public policy. Without beating around the bush, I would say that I need to work with you all and know more about this. 🙂
Hi Megha! Thanks for your note. If you’re interested in working with us, why don’t you check out our open job positions? https://socialcops.com/careers/