Neerja Sonawane

Software Engineer


I work as a Software Engineer in the Global Information Security Team at eBay. My job is to make applications that help keep eBay secure from hackers!

I feel accomplished when I develop an application that helps the network security team. It gives me a sense of fulfillment to know that I helped stop/catch the bad guys!

I start my day with a team meeting where we discuss about what we did the day before and what we're planning to do on that day. Once we set our goals for the day, we start working on our tasks. We communicate with each other about our issues and help each other as much as we can. We update our progress as we complete our tasks to help us stay on track. We celebrate small wins! Applaud/thank everyone for their contribution before signing off.

I used to love studying science and maths when I was in highschool. I completed my undergrad (Bachelors) in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from India. I worked as a Software Developer for 3 years in a multi-national IT company in India. Then I decided to pursue Masters and came to the Unites States. I did MS from the State University of New York at Buffalo, after which I got a job at eBay.

Currently, I to grow as a Senior Software Engineer and climb up the ladder to become a Manager, a Director and eventually, a CEO.

I love dancing. I've taken Bharat Natyam (a classical Indian dance form) lessons for 7 years. I also like to do make up and I don't miss the chance to dress up for any occasion. I like painting and currently trying out gouache colors. I love to cook so I often call all my friends over for dinner. We sing and dance till our feet hurt!

"Dream with ambition, lead with conviction, and see yourself in a way that others might not see you, simply because they’ve never seen it before." - Vice President Kamala Harris