When did you join TORA?
I joined TORA in May 2012 as an intern and later, starting from September as a junior developer assigned to Core Team System Development (internally known as Green Team).
What was it like to be a junior developer in a team compared with the internship experience?
It is very different – when you are an intern everyone is on the same level and you are all learning at the same time. Whereas, when you are a junior developer you are the most inexperienced in the team. So it can be tough not knowing as much as the other senior developers. However, I quickly learnt that I had so many experienced colleagues to learn from and develop new skills.
How has your job changed since you started working here?
I started as an intern, then I got offered a junior developer position. After a couple of years I started doing support a few weeks a year (about 4 or 5) hoping that someday I will take it to the next level and go to Tokyo on the TORA 3 month training program. In 2016, I got the chance to go to Japan.
In all the years that I have been with TORA, I grew a lot as a developer both from the tasks I was given and being part of a larger project – which allowed me to see a wider view of the entire project. This year I had the honor of becoming technical and team leader for the same team I started in and have been working ever since I got hired – Compass Green Team.
What is the most challenging part of your role?
The most challenging part is the size of the project I work with, there are about 70 people working in different teams on the same project. This means you need excellent communication and coordination and need to stay on top of the latest developments in the project.