Ria Pandit

Currently based in London, I am a Software Engineer at Deutsche Bank, an avid volunteer with various charities, and a graduate with a BSc in Physics from the University of Southampton.

During my time at University, I completed two summer internships at Fujitsu and Algolabs, which initially exposed me to the world of technology. Despite it being a steep learning curve, I found myself enjoying the time I was spending coding, and it gave me an immense sense of satisfaction to be able to use my skills to contribute to solving ‘real world’ problems. After graduating, I joined Deutsche Bank on their Technology Graduate Program. After just over two years, and two graduate rotations, I can now confidently use a whole host of technologies, including React, Java and Python. My role presently involves leading a team of engineers to build out a Developer Portal – an application which hopefully one day, will be used Bank-wide!

I have always been keen to see more diversity in Technology, and working at Deutsche Bank allowed me to get heavily involved in various outreach initiatives.

Currently, I am a mentor with the ‘Stemettes’ and a volunteer with Volunteering Matters, where I tutor young girls in Maths. I hold the position of a Gold Tier Facilitator – as part of Google’s #IamRemarkable program, a series of workshops designed to improve the self-promotion motivation and skills of women and other underrepresented groups. During my time facilitating, I have worked with over 150 individuals, and achieved an above average facilitator score.

I have been grateful to have had many fantastic female role-models growing up. I hope that with my outreach work, one day, I can also be a role model for another young woman who is interested in entering the world of technology.