How I Found My Dream Job: Working With Robots Every Day
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Today, we caught up with Kishin Wadhwani, who found his dream job working as a Sales Operations Guru for Double Robotics, making a positive impact every day with the help of robotics. The first product Wadhwani is helping get out into the world? iPad-based telepresence robots that give people a physical presence when they can’t be in person.
Tell us about yourself!
I have always been drawn to entrepreneurial environments, and I’ve had the chance to work as a solopreneur, entrepreneur, and early-stage team member at multiple tech-driven ventures in business-focused roles. I am thrilled to be now working in sales operations at Double Robotics in the heart of Silicon Valley.
Why were you excited about this job?
This opportunity at Double Robotics provided an environment where I could fully leverage my academic and professional background. I wanted a role that was challenging and came with a high level of responsibility, both things I found at Double.
The work environment allows for a tremendous amount of freedom to get things done. Having this independence allows me to grasp new types of work very quickly while at the same time providing an opportunity for direct, hands-on learning.
The sales operations role at Double provides so much exposure to multiple areas of the business, from sales to working with our CRM data to logistics, product distribution, and marketing. It’s exciting to get a chance to see how everything fits together.
Why were you attracted to Double Robotics?
I was very attracted to the company because the product itself, Double, has an incredible impact on people around the world. From uniting co-workers in offices thousands of miles away from each other to helping young people and children battling serious illnesses attend school from their home or hospital bed, it feels great to be part of a team that is making a positive impact every day.
We assemble Double in-house, by hand, churning hundreds of robots per day. It’s a cool and unique experience to be able to work in an environment where the product itself is made right in front of you. It’s great to see the tangible output of your work every single day.
What’s something most people would find surprising about working at this company?
We practice what we preach! We have five full-time remote employees—located in New York and Kansas respectively—who use Double to telecommute to our office in Sunnyvale, CA every day. We also have a few folks who commute from further away and oftentimes work from home, so they also log in to their Double and are still physically present every day. It’s great to pop over and say hello to everyone, even when they’re not physically in the office.
What’s your favorite part so far about working at this company?
The robots of course! It’s an amazing experience to interact with current and potential customers from all around the world on Double every single day. I love meeting such a wide variety of individuals and hearing their stories.
What advice would you have for someone who wanted a job like yours?
Don’t be afraid to go off the beaten path. Having a sense of adventure provides the right mindset to work at entrepreneurial and ambitious companies like Double Robotics.
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