Sally Brown, Software Engineer, Renishaw
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.
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.
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.
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.