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Helen Ramkaran
Head of Development & Integration
Missguided
WHAT DO YOU DO?

responsible for building and retaining a high performing development and QA team, as well as the delivery, pastoral care and agile processes of that team. And budgets!

WHAT SKILLS DO YOU USE MOST IN YOUR JOB?
  • SDLC
  • Automation best practice
  • Soft people management skills
  • Common sense
WHAT'S THE MOST INTERESTING THING YOU'VE WORKED ON IN YOUR CAREER SO FAR?

Seeing play.com grow from a company of about 40 to over 300 people and the huge changes in technology over that period

WHAT'S YOUR EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND?

Studied Computer Science at University, started off working alone at a small company and then moved onto larger firms where I worked as part of a team. A 3 year stint in consultancy was one of the most educational of my career, developing my ability to adapt to new ways of working quickly

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO GO INTO DIGITAL & TECH?

my mum was head of science at her school so picked up "Computer Science" by default - and we learned together!

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

there are a huge number of digital tech roles out there, from developing the code to digital marketing...make sure you look into all avenues as there is almost certainly something to suit you...and don't succumb to the stereotype that its geeky!


I AM...
FRIENDLY
COMPASSIONATE
FORTHRIGHT