Zahraa Murtaza

Job:

Principal Agile Lead

Company:

GFT Technologies

I'm an Agile Lead. Agile is a methodology (tool box) primarily used for software development. My role is to steer clients and teams in the right direction using Agile methodologies in order to deploy customer-centric software into live.

I am...
Bold
Funny
Creative
The skills I use most in my job...

Problem Solving

Team Work

Collaboration

Agile

People Management

The most interesting thing I've worked on in my career so far...

So far it has to be a large transformation from legacy Waterfall Project Management into using Agile ways of working. Decopling legacy monolith software into Microservices allowing new changes to hit the market.

What inspired me into digital and tech...

I wanted to have financial freedom, however, was taught you had to be highly educated to have a good role, but I've never been academically gifted because traditional 'learning' at school isn't how I learn. In Tech you are always being practical and problem solving as well as failing fast.

My educational background is...

I went to University and studied Business Economics with a Professional Placement.

What advice I'd give to girls thinking about a career in digital and tech...

Please try it! Go for it and use the mentors around you to learn more about what you'd like to do. Try Internships / apprenticeships to find your role - you will never fall into a career early on you need to grow your skills as well as yourself.

Job type tags:

Business and strategy Development People / team management Problem-solving and developing solutions

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