Can you tell us about your role and responsibilities at Invotra?
I am the Product Manager. I oversee the product team, as well as our strategy and roadmap. This includes design, business analysis and user testing. I am responsible for the fortnightly releases, which involves liaising with various other departments in the office such as architecture, QA and DevOps to get releases out the door.
How did your journey begin at Invotra?
I did not want to go to university, so I explored my options. I contacted a company called QA who led me to Invotra, which was miles away from my home. 7 years ago, I started as a software development apprentice and graduated through this, however, I quickly realised software development wasn’t for me and started going down the business analysis route.
What is important to you when it comes to working culture?
I like how fun things are here. Work hard, play hard. For example, our employees regularly play table tennis and football. Everyone is hardworking and likes to get things done.
Tell us about a project that you’re working on…
Invotra labs, which is the development of new concepts based on years of customer feedback and interactions. Invotra Labs will inspire Invotra 2.0.
What is one surprising/interesting fact that people don’t know about you?
I won an award in a competition as a child by singing “twinkle twinkle little star”.
Name one career goal that you would like to achieve in the coming year…
To get my Degree in Chartered Management.
Is there anyone in particular, living or dead, that has inspired you throughout your career progression?
Jony Ive, our COO, Paul Zimmerman, recommended his book to me when I first started and I found it really interesting.