PickTrace is proud to be a team of diverse backgrounds, skill sets, and interests. Each week we highlight members of our team to learn about what makes them, and PickTrace, unique.

Learn more about Staff Software Engineer, Sabeen Pradhan!


  • Grew Up In: Small village  in Nepal called Ilam, also known as “Queen of Hill Station”
  • Currently Lives In: Pinole, CA
  • Star Sign: Capricorn
  • Go-to karaoke song: Till There Was You – by the Beatles
  • Favorite film: Most inspirational: The Pursuit of Happiness feels relatable for how I grew up and came here to America to pursue my dreams. Also, Manchester By The Sea. I love movies where the core part of the movie is in acting – if the actor and actress is doing great, I’m in it. Casey Afflec is fantastic in it. 
  • Android or iOS: Android – because Android was the first thing I coded in my life. It’s Android that’s built my life for me, as much as I love the iPhone. 
  • What is your superpower: I can really feel with people. If my wife has a headache I feel it too – same for the happiness, if other people are happy I feel it too. I can really grab the energy – so when something is challenging our customers I try to be in their shoes and feel how they feel. 

What were your aspirations when you were a child?

  • I always dreamed of being the number 1 in the world, like Steve Jobs or Elon Musk. Growing up in a village, studying in a mediocre school,  I still dreamt of being the best. I used to write it on the walls of my childhood home. I didn’t know what I wanted to be – so I explored a lot of options, actor, musician, model, etc, but I always tried to be the best at whatever I did. Being at that level requires sacrifices of your family and other parts of your life, and I will always choose the people I love over my dream – but maybe in another life I will achieve this. 

What led to you becoming an engineer?

  • I tried to enter the United States with a visa to study arts and literature after high school, but didn’t get it. In Nepal you can’t have a future as an artist – it’s not a well paid job. I had to choose something else, so I chose computer science because it was fun and I could be creative with it. I started to do a job as an Android engineer when I was a sophomore in university and that’s how I eventually entered the United States
  • With my first job – nobody there was an Android engineer – there was a misunderstanding about the role I applied for, but they still hired me and made a role for me. I had to teach myself everything, there was no one working on Android or using these languages.That’s how I started. 

What’s a favorite memory from your time at PickTrace?

  • One of my favorite memories is [PickTrace founder] Harrison driving all the way up to the Bay Area from LA for our first regional meetup. It was the first time I ever met PickTrace people in person. He had such a special effect on me – when I think of PickTrace, I just think of Harrison and his voice.

What are your hobbies and passions outside of work? 

  • I just like to enjoy my existence  – I like to fill my heart easily – that to me is looking at nature, breathing – feeling with myself
  • Sometimes I dance alone, play on my guitar
  • I like to inspire myself – talk to myself through hard times, motivate myself. Someday I hope to become a motivational speaker. 

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received – or do you have a mantra you live by?

  • There have  been a lot that I’ve lived by,  but right now it’s advice given to me by Damon, “Trust the process and enjoy the process.”

If you were a fruit or vegetable what would you be and why?

  • I don’t love fruits,  I’m not a ‘sweet’ guy, but my wife is a big fan of fruits, especially passionfruit – so I would love to be a passionfruit so that even if my wife isn’t my wife, she will still love me.


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