Gone are the days when developing was seen as a job exclusively for men. Just ask Leonie. After obtaining her Master’s degree in Information Engineering Technology, she joined our company in September 2021 as a Technical Consultant.
Time to catch up with her and listen to how she has experienced her journey so far.
Curious about her story? Then be sure to read on!
Hi Leonie. Glad you could spare some time for us. Let’s start with a flashback to a few years ago. How did you actually get in touch with Itineris?
It was through a friend, Yasmine, who works in Itineris’ L&D department, that I got to know the company. At the time, I was still a student, and while playing soccer together, Yasmine made a brilliant pitch for Itineris. I never forgot that conversation. Two years later, I reached out to Yasmine again. Coincidentally, Itineris was hosting their annual Mix & Mingle Night around that time. That’s an event where students can get to know the company in an informal way and get a taste of the atmosphere. I decided to attend and really enjoyed the evening. That set the wheels in motion.
Sounds like fun! What in particular stood out to you about our company?
Well, I was drawn to Itineris for several reasons. Firstly, the company places a strong emphasis on teamwork and team bonding which I really liked. To give just one example: there’s a dedicated team of volunteers, Diablo, who organize various activities to bring colleagues together. That team-focused approach sounded very good to me. Additionally, the development opportunities for technical profiles are impressive here, offering a lot of opportunities for professional growth. Lastly, I always wanted to work for a company that develops its own software solution. I was really intrigued by UMAX, Itineris’ software solution. It has so many facets, allowing you to always discover and learn something new. That made the picture complete.
And so that’s how you ended up here. Can you tell us what a typical day looks like for you?
Of course! We kick off each day with a stand-up meeting with all 8 members of the product team I am part of, a good mix of technical and functional profiles. During that meeting, we review our daily planning to ensure everyone knows what they need to work on. If someone encounters an issue, we discuss it together to find a solution. After the meeting, we have a clear understanding of what we need to accomplish and can get started with our work.