What made you decide to work in tech?
Math was my favorite subject at school, and in high school, I could choose computer science as an advanced course. I noticed that computer science doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with programming but has a lot to do with logic, algorithms, solving problems, and optimizing things. I liked that a lot, so I also studied computer science after finishing school.
How can you describe your current role? What’s your responsibility area?
After graduating, I worked as a software developer. But I quickly realized that, although I understand the general context and the theory well, I wouldn’t say I like digging into the technology too much. So I quickly switched to project management. Now I am a Scrum Master in IT projects. That means I take care of the working methods in the teams, try to keep the back of the developers free, and coach the team to achieve the best possible results for our clients. My technical understanding and own experience help me bring customers and developers together.
What career plans do you have for the future? How do you see your further professional development?
My job as a Scrum Master is very varied, and I can still learn a lot. I want to continue focusing on processes and working methods in companies. I enjoy analyzing the connections and constantly improving processes and methods. Psychology also plays a role in my job (e.g., how teams react, what triggers a change in people, etc.). I can still learn a lot in this field, too.
What advice do you have for women just starting their career in tech?
Even if you are not tech-savvy, you can study computer science. Logical thinking, math, and the desire to analyze and solve problems are enough to complete a computer science degree successfully. The job descriptions are as varied as a computer scientist, and you don’t necessarily have to become a software developer if you have studied computer science. The fact that it is a male domain has never put me off, either. I have always felt very comfortable at work.