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Hannah Brown
Software Developer
Auto Trader UK
WHAT DO YOU DO?

I work within the team responsible for producing vehicle valuations and metrics on our website. As part of my role, I look after the data we use to train our models. I also create and maintain apps which we use to serve the metrics internally and externally.

WHAT SKILLS DO YOU USE MOST IN YOUR JOB?
  • Problem Solving
  • Programming languages such as java and kotlin
  • Pair Programming
  • Testing and Debugging
  • Communication Skills
WHAT'S THE MOST INTERESTING THING YOU'VE WORKED ON IN YOUR CAREER SO FAR?

Predicting the value of a car for a date in the future.

WHAT'S YOUR EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND?

I studied maths at university and did one programming module which I struggled with. I then found enjoyed using Java and applied for a graduate scheme with Auto Trader which has helped me develop my skills further.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO GO INTO DIGITAL & TECH?

I wanted a job with lots of variety and where I could use my brain to solve problems. A housemate at university was doing computer science and suggested I try it.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO GIRLS THINKING ABOUT A CAREER IN DIGITAL AND TECH?

A willingness to learn is all you need to thrive. There's a role for everyone and lots of variety within each role.


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