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60 Seconds with our Development Manager, Mireille

“I have two main responsibilities, managing the releases and managing the development team”

Can you tell us about your role and responsibilities at Invotra?

Day to day, most of my time is spent tracking every task that we are planning to deliver, ensuring these sit with the correct people, that we are using the correct processes, and ensuring that all departments are aware of any impact these tasks may have.

How did your journey begin at Invotra?

I was having lunch opposite the Woking office, saw the logo on the side of the building. I was looking for work at the time and I decided to research what it was this company did, and upon seeing the vacancies on the website, decided to apply.

What is important to you when it comes to working culture?

The interactions with the team, ensuring everyone is friendly and helps each other. Making sure there are no barriers and everyone can approach anyone for help is important to me. I also really like that we are working on a product which is used day to day (by us as well), and I get to see the impact that the work I do has in real time.

Tell us about a project that you’re working on…

We have recently formed a specialised testing automation team with people who will focus on the removal of manual processes. I am looking forward to building a complete testing suite for our product.

What is one surprising/interesting fact that people don’t know about you?

I used to play the violin in a traditional Irish band.

Name one career goal that you would like to achieve in the coming year…

I would like to get a better understanding of our code base and architecture.

Is there anyone in particular, living or dead, that have inspired you throughout your career progression?

One of my maths teachers in preparatory classes, straight after my A levels, taught a course on algorithms, I had never had much interaction with computing before and this really sparked my curiosity in the field.