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Working with the best to be my best

Himanshu joined McKinsey to expand her expertise in different data domains and technologies. She’s done that on exciting projects across industries, including her favorite: F1 racing.

Only at McKinsey

Since joining the firm, I have explored new things and challenged myself every day. I have been exposed to exciting projects across different industries and businesses, while strengthening my technical skills.

My most meaningful piece of work so far has been on a Formula 1 project. We developed models to optimize race car tire performance in different environments like wind tunnel versus track. As a data engineer, I worked with data scientists to efficiently process data, finalize our modelling approach, and develop the solution. I set up real time communications and signal processing to run laps in the simulator. I got to do all this while honing my problem-solving skills. I joined numerous brain-storming sessions with my team leadership and the F1 team to solve some of their toughest challenges.

It was a new and meaningful experience to set up the communications between a model and simulator, and act as a bridge between the clients and our data scientists. It was fascinating to work with sensor data, gathered from the grand prix races I watched over the weekend. Having access to this information showed me how awesome project experiences at McKinsey can be. For this F1 racing fan, it was a dream come true.

Working with the best engineers

At McKinsey, I have an entire network of global experts and colleagues eager to support me. I frequently reach out to these folks to leverage their expertise, and I am always overwhelmed by the response I receive. I am grateful to work with some of the best engineers in their fields. I often reach out to QuantumBlack (QB) Labs for help customising solutions on Kedro—an open-source solution. The QB Labs team also helps me innovate, which was a key part to success on the F1 project. It isn’t an exaggeration to say the internal community of engineers at McKinsey supports my development; I believe it takes a village to raise an engineer.

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Exploring different interests

In a short time, I’ve worked across industries and sectors employing cutting-edge technologies. I have worked with experts in banking, investment, mining, and F1 racing. As I worked through these projects, I grew my technical and problem-solving skills. In addition to working with race cars, I’ve worked as a data engineer on projects where I used my expertise as a software engineer to implement streaming solutions on AWS cloud and run batch jobs for data processing on on-premise servers. I have learned how to implement MLOps on Azure and analyze data on Google Bigquery.

The variety in the work and opportunities to make a difference make me excited about what lies ahead, and I look forward to charting my path at the firm.

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More about Himanshu

Himanshu is a data engineer based in Singapore with QuantumBlack, a McKinsey company. She holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi. Prior to McKinsey, Himanshu worked as a senior software engineer for Visa, Inc. in India and Singapore.

Outside of work, Himanshu enjoys dancing to the beats of Bollywood and Punjabi music, reading non-fiction (mostly history and philosophy books) and streaming Netflix.