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Jessica Wong
Software Engineer
BJSS
WHAT DO YOU DO?

I am a Software Engineer for Java and web-based services at a consultancy company called BJSS, in the heart of Manchester City Centre.

WHAT SKILLS DO YOU USE MOST IN YOUR JOB?
  • Communication, as team work is crucial in problem solving and implementing complex solutions.
  • Other skills include: programming, presenting, adaptive mindset and self-motivated.
WHAT'S THE MOST INTERESTING THING YOU'VE WORKED ON IN YOUR CAREER SO FAR?

I have worked on confidential projects for maritime systems, alongside ex-navy colleagues and customers. I also took part and launched Diversity and Inclusion initiatives, engaging people of all backgrounds into Engineering careers.

WHAT'S YOUR EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND?

At college I studied English Language and Literature, Mathematics and Computing. I graduated with a 1st Class Hons in (BSc) Software Engineering doing a Degree Apprenticeship. At work I have been in numerous training for quality assurance and engineering skills.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO GO INTO DIGITAL & TECH?

I wanted to contribute to a bigger cause and realistically ensure that I have positive career prospects and stability as everyday processes become more automated.

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

Engineering encompasses a vast range of career paths that means you can be challenged in your strengths and hone your weaknesses, to become a strong team member in a collaborate environment with potential for leadership and management.


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DEDICATED
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SUPPORTIVE