I love working in technical teams. I’m not a coder myself but I’m definitely a wannabe engineer. A fan girl. I am more of a delivery dude – and specialise in working with people so they are ready for new systems and technology going live. I love that every day I’m learning something new. I’ve had the utter privilege of working on some really exciting applications of tech over the years. Every single day I have had the opportunity to learn, and explore, something new. How platforms come together to deliver a mobile service. How can you bring together HR and finance functions following a company merger whilst still paying staff, suppliers etc. How automation and tooling can improve the reliability and speed of software deployment. How rapid prototyping technologies can be used to significantly reduce the time of surgery and get better patient outcomes. How hand tracking and mid-air haptics could change the interface of a car. Whilst I’ve been getting on with my job, I’ve learnt how some of these amazing things work. And it means that it’s given me the opportunity to see, and imagine, the future.
BT is great because I’m working in a new area to me – the mobile network – at a very exciting time. The virtualisation of platforms and move to the cloud. It’s all part of a wider digital transformation across business. It is going to bring a really exciting set of new services to customers. It is fundamentally changing the jobs that we do and the skills we have. And I love that we are paving a path for others to follow.
I work with clever, interesting, and passionate people. They inspire me. And I think BT might be the place where I start to explore some of the fundamental coding and cloud skills myself. I think it’s important if I’m asking other people to challenge their knowledge base to do the same myself!