Women in Tech: working as a software engineer
Our software engineer, Alice, was interviewed by Women in Tech about what it’s like working as a software engineer in a male dominated field.
Tech is becoming a huge part of many businesses, yet female workers are still massively under-represented. At Urban Jungle, we’re dedicated to evening things out, both in our office and in the wider scheme of things.
If you’re interested in moving into tech, or learning a little more about it, then hopefully this interview will answer some of your questions and demystify the industry a little!
What does your job role involve?
I write the code that turns an idea into a product which a customer buys online. At Urban Jungle, I get to have an input into those ideas, take ownership of the process and shape the end product.
Did you get any work experience in IT or technology before this role?
Not formally. I worked with tech team members in my old role and was always impressed when they created tools to automate repetitive processes and created widgets to make our lives easier at the drop of a hat. When I was investigating changing career, as well as learning to code in my spare time, I tried to speak to as many engineers as I could by going to workshops, meetups or visiting friends at their offices and talking through their day and roles.
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