It is International Women in Engineering Day on Saturday 23rd June, to celebrate we would like to introduce just a couple of women we have working in our engineering teams to help inspire the next generation!
My name is Catriona Smith, I’m a Cloud Software Engineer who codes, plans, designs, creates, deploys and generally gets stuff done!
I have worked at geo for 3.5 years where I am Principal Software Engineer in the Cloud Team, but I have actually worked in engineering for over 19 years!
I actually got into engineering because a friend suggested I might like it (and she was right!) as she knew I liked to do a lot of problem solving, this was the main attraction for me.
If you would like to get into engineering or are interested in finding out more, I would suggest shadowing someone for a day or 2 to see what’s really involved in becoming a software engineer.
If you’re keen on problem solving, or digging into what’s happening and why, you’ll make a great engineer!
It’s about making things better – making life smoother. Whether that’s things like Deliveroo, Smart Meters, or Self-Driving cars – all these things have the underlying thought, this part of life is fiddly, how can I design something new and better?
Catriona Smith, Principal Software Engineer