Ankur Jain

Why do you work at Flybits?
There are three key reasons: 1) The amazing work-life balance; 2) The people I get to work with; and 3) Flybits’ culture is beautiful. I can literally talk to anyone I want to. The organization is flat, friendly, and collaborative. I’m able to spend time with my colleagues after work, get a drink,play board games. I also appreciate the flexibility I get. And the idea behind the product is very promising.

Why are you in backend engineering?
There are different kinds of developers you will see. Some like to focus on UI, others like to focus on scalability. I like the aspect of improving and making the product more efficient. I enjoy the problem-solving aspect of my work.

If you could give advice to your younger self, what would it be?
Don’t think too much about what’s going to work out and what isn’t. Follow your heart. Don’t hesitate. All you need to do is keep exploring and following your passion.

What’s your favorite movie?
There are so many that I can’t just give you one. Maybe the top one is Shawshank Redemption. The message of never giving up or losing hope really inspired me. Also, I’m a huge superhero fan. Batman Dark Knight and Dark Knight Rises are two other movies I’d recommend.

What’s something unique about yourself?
Even though I’m a “techy person”, outside of my work life, you can find me standing on the opposite side of the spectrum. I love dancing and performing arts. I’m really into fitness, and believe it or not, I have also tried acting (a decade ago).