Why Trinkerr Chose to Invest in This Masai Graduate

While Soumya did not come from a traditional CS/IT background, the practical training at Masai prepared him to handle a wide array of work scenarios, enabling him to stand toe-to-toe with conventional graduates.

Soumya's Impact at Trinkerr

US$ 3,774.17 million! That's the astounding global market cap that the social trading landscape is projected to reach by 2028 according to Research And Markets[1]. It's definitely a rapidly expanding ecosystem and India, with its burgeoning youth population and tech-savvy users, is a critical player.

The estimated Indian fintech market size of ~US$ 150 billion by 2025 only validates this point.[2]

In this booming arena, Trinkerr, a rising Indian copy trading platform is making waves. Empowering users to follow financial experts, monitor their performance, and build individual portfolios based on expert-curated watchlists, Trinkerr is poised to tap into the untapped potential of social trading in India.

Yet, for it to keep up the pace and continue to innovate, it requires a talented tech workforce capable of matching its ambition.

In the midst of the tech talent crisis in India, Trinkerr turned to Masai for a solution and hired 6 of its graduates. Soumya Ranjan Purohit is one of them.

Soumya at Masai

Born and raised in Odisha, Soumya's journey to becoming a seasoned software developer was far from linear. After earning his Bachelor's and Master's in Electronics he wasn’t thrilled with the career options available and decided to step into the realm of coding. Though he was learning programming languages on his own, he needed a structured learning system to build a career in tech.

Masai, with its unique pay-after-placement model and structured curriculum, appealed to Soumya. Despite initial apprehensions about the intensive military-style training (11-11-6), he took the leap, and there was no looking back.

At Masai, the structured program and constant exposure to problem-solving exercises prepared him for the dynamic world of software development.

With comprehensive interview preparation and support from industry mentors at Masai, he was able to successfully navigate through multiple job interviews.

However, his inclination toward working with an agile and innovative startup drew him to join Trinkerr.

Soumya at Trinkerr

Despite facing a few initial challenges with the tech stack, the grit, and resilience he had developed at Masai allowed Soumya to rise to the occasion at Trinkerr.

He commenced his journey as a front-end developer working on the investment transactions flow. Within a short span, Soumya was assigned to lead the development of Omni Search, Trinkerr's primary search system which allows users to find stocks, people, and portfolios, among other functionalities.

Quote by Soumya

Over the past two years, Soumya has significantly contributed to Trinkerr's technological advancements. He has worked on gamifying the app and revamping the feed with features like scheduled posts, and multiple image upload functionality.

This active contribution has garnered him immense appreciation from his manager and colleagues, bolstering his confidence and driving him to further his commitment to Trinkerr.

Product manager's testimonial from Trinkerr

Final Thoughts

Soumya's story is an affirmation of the tangible impact skill-based curriculum combined with diligence and determination can have on an individual’s career. While he did not come from a traditional CS/IT background, the practical training at Masai prepared him to handle a wide array of work scenarios, enabling him to stand toe-to-toe with conventional graduates.

To put it in his words,

“They are equally capable, but in Masai, we were exposed to more work and variables. We worked with all probabilities, we have made more mistakes than them, so we have learned more.”
Educational background of Masai grads at Trinkerr

The widening gap in tech talent in India presents not just a challenge, but a unique opportunity for forward-thinking businesses. This situation underscores the value of prioritising skill-based hiring over degree-based hiring, something Masai has been advocating for, since its inception.

If you’re looking to bolster your organisation's growth with skilled developers who can hit the ground running from day 0, hire a Masai graduate today.

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[1]- https://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/5576270/social-trading-platform-market-forecast-to

[2]- https://www.investindia.gov.in/sector/bfsi-FinTech-financial-services

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