Category: Equal opportunities, Women in Engineering, RS Components, Senior Performance Engineer, University College London, Little Princess Trust
Meet RS Components Nikita Malik Senior Performance Engineer
“I am encouraged to learn more, take on greater responsibilities and grow as a professional, and I am trusted by my team and my leaders throughout.”
In 2017, Nikita embarked on her journey to become an Engineer.
After graduating with a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from University College London (UCL), she joined Capacitas as a Junior Consultant specialising in Performance Engineering.
In 2019, she was promoted to Consultant and, shortly after, kick-started her career in technology with us [RS Components] by joining as a Performance Engineer.
A year and a half later, Nikita was promoted to Senior Performance Engineer.
“As a Senior Performance Engineer, I have had the incredible opportunity to play a hands-on role in the journey of change RS has experienced over the last few years. From shifting to a DevOps model, migrating from an on-premise architecture to the Cloud, and working towards our Destination 2025 goals, I am encouraged to learn more, take on greater responsibilities and grow as a professional, and I am trusted by my team and my leaders throughout,” she shared.
Despite being an experienced Senior Performance Engineer, the field of Performance Engineering was very new to Nikita.
“My previous company was comparatively smaller, and so, I got to experience a lot more than my daily role, including marketing and social media management. It was there that I learnt about Performance Engineering,” Nikita revealed.
“Looking back at my experience, though I had practiced functional testing during my internships, performance testing was a whole new concept for me, and nothing I did even at UCL matched it – it was a brand-new field.”
When asked why she chose to explore the field of Performance Engineering, Nikita answered,“I wanted to stick to the field of technology, but I also wanted a role where I could work with multiple clients and teams. The concept of Performance Engineering looked interesting, and as I learnt more about it, I understood how crucial the role was to the software market. I didn’t want to be a full-on coder or front-end engineer; being a Performance Engineer was a fantastic amalgamation of everything I wanted to do.”
Nikita dedicates her time and efforts to charities, including the Little Princess Trust, in her spare time. Additionally, in 2019/2020, she travelled to India to volunteer as a teaching assistant for underprivileged children in Bangalore, and still she continues to support the cause remotely.
As she continues to grow, nature and challenge herself, Nikita’s aspirations may one day see her complete an MBA or Executive MBA to broaden her horizons and set herself on a path to leadership,“the possibilities are endless, and I’m excited to continue to learn and grow as an individual and a professional.”