Joanna, Software Engineer
Joanna’s path to IT wasn’t obvious, as it led through marketing in electronic enterprises and the wood processing industry. It seems unrelated, but being responsible for internet marketing, she grew a deep interest in computer graphics and website building at that time. Fast-forward to today, Joanna is a front-end developer, working mostly in Angular. She has experience in such technologies as PHP, Cordova, Laravel, and MySql. Currently, she’s learning NestJS and Rappid.
“During management studies, I researched the ease of use of websites and majored in website usability. I learned on my own online and later enrolled in a front-end course, which enabled me the career change. My interest in constant growth and life-long learning is well satiated working in tech. I like the IT industry for the work methods, the planning process with meticulous task defining. What do I wish I had known earlier? What the entry barrier looks like and that IT is accessible also to mortals with no IT major.”
Sara, Software Engineer
Sara is a front-end developer, working in Angular and learning React and Vue. She’s involved in building a web application for one of our clients and looks forward to building mobile applications.
“I’m a management undergrad and my first encounter with IT-related issues took place in middle school. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much besides HTML lessons, which weren’t really captivating. For a while, I lost hope to grow in this industry and couldn’t decide whether I should enroll in any course on my own. Luckily, I learned about the pre-internship opportunity, which led to my current position as a front-end developer. The project I work in now is a huge undertaking and entails not only coding but regular demo meetings with the clients.
I value working in IT for how diverse the opportunities are. You can work both with technology and people, plus seeing the effects of my work in the product is truly rewarding. I wish I had known about those opportunities earlier and started the adventure sooner.”
Diya, Python Development Intern
Diya is a bachelor in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Presently, she’s studying Automatic Control and Robotics and the Gdańsk University of Technology. As a part of her studies, she’s involved in a VR project for Kawasaki with a humanoid robot and building sensors for a racing car.
“I’m an intern, learning Artificial Intelligence ways. Besides Python, I have some background in C++ and C#, but all my everyday life is about is pandas, pipelining, Vstat files. My other interests include intelligent autonomous cars and predictive control.
About my career in the IT, I could say I fell victim to some stereotypes in India, where I come from. Being an engineer is, apart from a medical or legal major, one of the possibly acceptable career options. The STEM heritage in my family is strong, and this is a part of why I didn’t become a pilot, even though getting already accepted into the flight school! I do not regret landing in IT, as there are so many things happening and it’s great to have the possibility to be a part of the tech revolution. There’s tech in everything surrounding us and I want to learn everything to keep it in check.”
Katarzyna B., QA Engineer
Katarzyna is a manual tester, also writing automated tests in cypress.io. Her duties include elaborating testing scenarios and bug reporting paths. Graduating as a Marine Engineer, she worked before as a Commissioning Permit To Work Coordinator. The job entailed vast technical knowledge in project coordination on oil rigs. The work was rewarding but exhausting and didn’t offer good opportunities in Poland, which is why she decided to retrain in IT.
“Being a software tester brings various development opportunities and a broad range of possible paths. There are systems everywhere in need of quality assurance. There are options for those who work in a more logical or analytical way, and for those who test hardware technically. I am more on the logical side myself, but still, I appreciate that there are so many opportunities to think outside the box and grow. Creativity and knowledge are the key to unique job experience, and the number of helpful people sharing their knowledge is a huge upside.”
Katarzyna R., QA Engineer
Katarzyna graduated as an environmental engineer at a technical university. During studies, she gained experience in working with technical documentation and numbers.
“As a QA Engineer, I conduct manual tests and learn automatic testing, I also have some experience in Java. As a result of a few factors, including a great interest in IT among friends, I started the testing course. The fact that I was the second youngest participant reassured me that retraining is an option available for everyone.
Working in IT enables facing different challenges every day. Our tasks require various tools and approaches, even working within one application. The uniqueness is the biggest value, along with constant learning and great satisfaction from work. I wish I learned more practical aspects during the course. Luckily, the internship enabled me to grow when confronted with the testing reality and land the current position.”
Katarzyna K., QA Engineer
Katarzyna is involved in the QA stage of software development and deployment. She conducts manual tests to ensure the software created by developers is fit for its purposes. Moreover, she assures that any bugs or issues are removed from the product before it gets deployed to everyday users. Her path to IT led via various steps, as she graduated from a nutritionist major and worked in the health sector.
What I enjoy the most is the opportunity for constant growth and the number of encountered challenges – there is no place for stagnation. Also, the stereotypes about people in this industry are quite far from the truth!”
Ariane, Project Manager Intern
Before joining Neoteric, Ariane worked in accounting and sales management. As an intern in Project Management, she learns about all aspects of the software development process.
“My work entails cooperation with developers and testers, contact with clients, conducting talks, discussing projects’ progress, daily stands, responding to obstacles, project monitoring. I’ve heard a theory that girls who play video and computer games in childhood are more likely to develop an interest in technology later in life. My childhood memories were highly influenced by my brother, who introduced me to gaming and here I am!
I enjoy the IT industry because of the constant growth opportunities and the opportunity to be up-to-date with all tech novelties. The people are also a great plus, as developers are very helpful and take care of a better understanding of technical issues among laymen.”