UGM, in collaboration with Ruangguru, hosted a Campus Talk Tech Edition titled “The Story of Fronted Engineering at Ruangguru” on Thursday (25/11) through the Zoom Meeting Room. This event was attended by more than 76 participants.
Today’s speakers were Iqbal Nur Hakim, Head of Engineering Ruangguru and Aldo Ginting, Ruangguru Software Engineer Staff. Iqbal shared the story behind the frontend of Ruangguru. The frontend is the part of the website that presents the display to the user. Therefore, he claimed frontend technicians play an important role as they are fundamental to Ruangguru. Iqbal said that since the first time he joined Ruangguru, they developed many things until achieving the current design.
Next in line was a panel session on how software engineers work at Ruangguru. Aldo also shared his experience since he joined Ruangguru in 2017. Aldo said that as a software engineer, his job is not only designing but also to participate in the process from the beginning; starting from the idea, the steps, until finally approved by the QA engineer (quality assurance) engineers).
“Engineers must ensure the product runs smoothly and safely. Given that, the contribution is not only coding, but it starts from the beginning to deploying from QA,” he said.
Iqbal continued that being a software engineer at Ruangguru provides a real social impact. In addition, the success of their product will make users smart because it allows for ease of learning.
Iqbal and Aldo also stated that Ruangguru’s culture also open to everyone’s ideas. Therefore, they will discuss the idea together and implement them. In addition, engineers will not only stay in one division, but there will also be rotations to gain experience in other divisions.
On this occasion, Ruangguru also introduced the REA (Ruangguru Engineering Academy) program, which is a program that provides internship opportunities and direct mentoring by senior engineers to join Ruangguru’s real projects. Through this activity, participants will also have the chance to become full-time engineers at Ruangguru. This program lasts for three months and is intended for final year students or fresh graduates interested in implementing their knowledge through projects.
In addition to frontend explanation, Iqbal and Aldo also encouraged participants to ask questions. The participants then asked many questions regarding the prior knowledge and also the recruitment process. The speakers also spilled some tips and trick the recruitment process for software engineers.
It is expected that participants can gain a myriad of knowledge on software engineers at Ruangguru and prepare to join the largest education company in Indonesia.
[Alumni Relations/Article:Winona, Photo:Anas]