For this Q&A article, we caught up with Sanele Ngidi who is a senior engineer at Nintex. Sanele represents our team from Johannesburg, South Africa.
The Nintex Q&A blog series highlights people inside Nintex who are working to make work better for all of us – with process excellence. Sanele is contributing to our cause by strategically building new capabilities and supporting existing features on the Nintex Process Platform. Sanele’s specialties are C#, webMethods, .NET, and Nintex K2 blackpearl – but he has experience with Angular, EntityFramework, SQL server, Bootstrap and more.
Check out 15 questions and answers with Sanele Ngidi below.
- What is your role at Nintex?
I am a senior engineer and my role is to develop and maintain Nintex K2 capabilities.
- Tell us a little bit about how you ended up at Nintex?
I joined after Nintex acquired K2 in October of 2020.
- What has been your favorite project of your career?
My favorite project was working with First National Bank to digitize a will drafting process. The best part for me was learning exciting new technologies like Angular and .NET Core (when it was still at its inception). I worked on the project from conceptualization to final go-live so it was rewarding to see everything come to fruition.
- What does an ideal day-off of work look like for you?
I’m not a person who enjoys going out a lot. I enjoy being at home either following tutorials or catching up on the latest television series. Recently I adopted mountain biking as a sport and that forms part of what I do in my spare time nowadays.
- Where is home for you?
Home is where my late mom used to stay – Durban, South Africa. Even though I like to believe that I made my own home here in Johannesburg, nothing beats a visit to Durban from time to time.
- What is the best part about where you live right now?
It’s the people—I think—more than anything. South Africa is a country with a rich culture. People here embrace each other – which gives you that comfort of being home even when you’re away from home.
- What is your favorite food?
It’s sugar beans stew and steamed bread.
- How do you define success?
To me, success is doing something you love and enjoy doing, while changing the world for the better.
- If you could have dinner with one person who and why?
My late mom, the woman who carried me through poverty and taught me so many things that make me who I am today. No matter how many times I could thank her, it would never be enough.
- What do you like most about your job?
The inventive aspect. There’s something so fascinating to witness when a new capability transforms from ideology to conception to realization. I love knowing that I helped someone with a capability that I built.
- What does a typical day look like for you?
Now that I’m working remotely, I start my mornings getting my son ready for school and after I drop him off, I start my work day. I begin my day “crunching code” (aka: programming software). Then after some morning meetings I write more code before I pick my son up from school. Of course in between all of thate there’s usually some code reviews, quality assurance work and anything else that pops up.
- Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I see myself with Nintex, as excited as I am right now and of course my role and responsibilities would’ve increased in scope two or more levels by then.
- You win a trip anywhere on a private jet. Where are you going and who is coming with you?
I’d say Las Vegas, with my fiancé and son.
- What is your favorite outdoor activity?
At the moment, I’m really enjoying mountain biking.
- What would you like to be famous for?
I’d like to be known for being a man of integrity and dedication.
That’s all for this Nintex Q&A article with Sanele Ngidi. We’re always hiring. Join Sanele and the rest of our global team here.