Software Engineer

Personal Background Information

Software Engineer

Sally Brown, Software Engineer,  Renishaw

PERSONAL VIEW

  • D&T offers a chance to develop various skills at school.
  • My work provides many interesting and diverse projects to work on, each with its unique problems.
  • I really enjoy the problem-solving part of my job.
  • It’s great to have the opportunity to work as part of a team and interact with others.
  • As an engineer you are always in demand.  Engineers are needed throughout the world and in many different industries so there are always interesting opportunities out there.

MY JOB

Overview:

My role is to design, test and maintain software that meets the requirements of a project.

I am involved in providing innovative solutions to software requirements.

I work in an open-plan office both on my own and as part of a team.

Key Activities:

  • Programming in C, C++, WPF and C#
  • Writing automated tests in Python

 

  • Participating in planning and progress meetings
  • Working with the team to solve problems

Personal skills

Dedication, attention to detail and hard-work are key skills.  You need to be able to work in a logical, methodical manner and have patience, tolerance and be keen to embrace new approaches and technologies.

FROM SCHOOL……..

I was quiet at school and enjoyed art, social sciences and maths.  Outside school I liked sports and being with friends and family.

I took Standard and Higher Grades at school in Scotland and HNCs in social sciences and photography.  I have a  BSc (Hons) in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics and  MSc in Computational and Software Techniques in Engineering.

.…….TO WORK

I originally wanted to study psychology but realised it wasn’t for me and signed up for a very different university course which was great.

I started work as a graduate software engineer in 2004 and have worked for 3 different companies, joining Renishaw in 2012.