I studied German and Italian at Durham University, before moving to Liverpool to do a master’s in international business and a few years of research work. After this, I decided to make the switch to a tech career, completing a coding bootcamp to help me do so. I’m now a Tech+ Analyst at Grayce and have just finished a 2 year assignment as a Mainframe Developer. I’m also chair of the Sex & Gender workstream of EveryOneEmpowered (our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion initiative). In this role I’ve organised a charity bake sale for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, coordinated a series of events for International Women’s Day in March, and helped launch our Women in Tech workshops.
I spent time on two different teams during my role as a Mainframe Developer in the financial services sector. Firstly, I was on the Development team where I designed, developed, and tested software to launch new products for customers. I then moved to the Production Support team where I investigated and resolved incidents that were having a negative impact on customers and implemented changes to stop the same incidents from recurring. The two roles were quite different to each other on a daily basis, but the core ethos was always to improve the customer journey and experience.
I would like to use both my business knowledge and tech experience in my next client assignment by applying both of these skillsets and helping to bridge the gap that can sometimes exist between IT and business activities. I have really enjoyed working on projects with a range of stakeholders to gain an insight into the bigger business picture. In the future, I would like to work together with stakeholders on the business and the IT side to bring about successful business changes.
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