Career Stories: Meet Becky Green, Senior Business Analyst, Thoughtworks

Meet Becky Green, Senior Business Analyst, Thoughtworks

Becky Green, Thoughtworks

We caught up with Senior Business Analyst, Becky Green to discuss her journey into the tech industry, and what it was about Thoughtworks culture that brought her back after two years.

When did you know you wanted to have a career in tech?

I didn’t really have a moment where I thought ‘I want to work in tech’, it was more of ‘I want to work in a place that allows me to use my skills, work with high energy people and make interesting things happen’ and the tech industry just so happened to allow me to do all of that!

As soon as I joined the tech industry I quickly realised how diverse it was in terms of roles, products, ways of working and people. It’s a great place to have a career for those that enjoy variety.

What’s your advice for growing a career in the tech industry?

My advice (especially early on) is to take opportunities with enthusiasm, learn as much as you can from experienced people around you, and be confident asking questions. If you can build your personal ‘brand’ early on to be someone who is inquisitive and get things done, people will quickly start trusting you to be responsible for larger pieces of work. Other than that I really enjoy working with people who have a positive attitude so try to bring that to work as much as possible.

What is your proudest accomplishment both personally and professionally?

Going into the tech industry I felt like there was a pressure to be very technical, and often found myself feeling overwhelmed at the terminology the developers would use. So professionally I chose to complete a course in financial business analysis which included learning Python and SQL at a basic to mid-level. I would say that course was ‘up there’ in terms of difficulty as it included many submissions of exam-style questions, and that was on top of my day-to-day work so it could get quite stressful! However, it has definitely built up my confidence in keeping up with technical conversations.

Personally, I’ve had a shift in mentality that it is entirely ok to not have ‘hard’ technical skills, as there is a ginormous space for people with other skills that are equally important.

Those professional and personal accomplishments have helped me gain confidence in my role in different ways.

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