Head of Development & Integration
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!
The skills I use most in my job...
Automation best practice
Soft people management skills
The most interesting thing I've worked on in my 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 inspired me into digital and tech...
my mum was head of science at her school so picked up "Computer Science" by default - and we learned together!
My educational background is...
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 advice I'd 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!