Parijat Kalita

Software engineer in test

Sector: IT-Software

Member Since, October 3, 2023

About Me

  • Academic Level Degree Bachelor
  • Experience 7
  • Gender Female
  • Industry Development
  • Date of Birth 26/08


Much before I learnt about product management as a profession, I was inquisitive about the what, why and who we are building for. Having worked at an investment management firm early on, I would spend my time after office learning product management fundamentals and how money works which ultimately helped me narrow down the PM role as the chosen direction for my career. Being a QA engineer in startups has given me the opportunity to work very closely with PMs and get a realistic picture of what the role entails which is why I took the step to make this transition. My career shift towards product management is driven by a knack for understanding users and the market and applying data-driven insights to make decisions on what and how to solve.

With a strong technical foundation, business-oriented mindset and soft skills, I feel confident and well-prepared to excel as a Product Manager.


  • BTech Computer Science (2013 - 2017) Manipal Institute of Technology

  • Product management certification (2023 - 2023) Institute of Product Leadership

Work & Experience

  • BlackRock (2017 - 2021 ) Associate (Technology function)

    • Responsible for testing and delivery of BlackRock\'s proprietary portfolio risk management application • Led codebase migrations and UI/UX revamps to ensure system continuity • Implemented strategic initiatives for team efficiency and reducing time to release • Mentored and onboarded 3 new hires to ensure their success on the team, created project documentation and guidelines to support their growth

  • OSlash (2021 - 2022 ) Senior SDET/QA Lead

    • Ensuring high-quality delivery of new features and maintaining the stability of existing functionality on a weekly basis at an early-stage SaaS startup • Responsible for user interviews and feedback from prospective customers and driving development of new features to achieve product-market fit • identifying potential risks before releases and user advocacy

  • Multiplier (2022 - Present ) Software engineer in test

    • Owning the testing and delivery for Multiplier\'s global payroll product • Implementing and maintaining in-house automation frameworks for achieving faster time to production • Aligning with PMs and developers to ensure timely delivery of functionalities • Enhancing internal team processes, vendor assessment for new tools