A career in tech – “one doesn’t need to be a hacker or hardware expert to thrive”
For Doctrin to be able fulfil our purpose of radically changing healthcare we need talented people with different perspectives and backgrounds. Let us introduce three of our brilliant team members working in product development, data science and quality assurance.
Sofia Ljungmark, Chief Product Officer
Sonja Petrovic Lundberg, Senior Data Scientist
Jasmi Shaheer, QA Automation Tester
Describe what it is you do at Doctrin?
Sofia: My role at Doctrin is to make sure we create awesome products! We have a fantastic team of designers, developers, medical doctors, data scientists, and product managers – all delivering on this mission!
Sonja: I am the tech lead in the AIDA (Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics) team. AIDA oversees collection and processing of all data that is collected through Doctrin’s platform. We make sure the data is as rich and usable as possible without compromising integrity and security from a user point of view. I also work closely with our medical team to ensure we combine technological knowledge with medical expertise.
Jasm: I work as a QA (Quality Assurance) Test Automation developer. At Doctrin we are working to implement AI-driven automated testing, which is a new and innovative area within software testing. AI-driven automated testing will play an increasingly important role in the world of automated testing and we are really proud to be part of breaking new ground in the world of software testing.
What made you go in to product development/data science/testing?
Sonja: I have always loved math and I knew I wanted to work with programming since I wrote my first piece of code at the age of 11. I still remember the thrill of drawing that first algorithm! On the other hand, I have also had excellent role models. Both my parents are developers, and I have an even older female relative who’s been coding since the 50’s.
Jasmi: Technology is continuously developing. Quality is a very important factor for all new technologies to reach its potential. My interest in quality assurance made me choose the role of Software Tester. To assure the quality of rapidly growing technologies/products, QA needs to run faster than before. That is how I became interested in learning latest Automated Software Testing methods and tools. It is really interesting, and I enjoy my work a lot.
What would be your advice to someone who is in the beginning of her career but not sure if tech is the right choice?
Sofia: Try it out! It is better to try and then find out that it wasn’t for you – than sitting around thinking about whether or not it is the right path for you 😉
Sonja: Give it a try! Our whole world is becoming increasingly technical and having some extra technical knowledge and understanding can always come in handy. Also, there are many different roles in the tech world. One doesn’t need to be a hacker or hardware expert to thrive and contribute value. On the contrary! People with other kinds of skills and interest are both needed and welcome.
Jasmi: Where there is a will there is a way! If you have a strong will to achieve something, no one can stop you. Technology is a very vast field and it has a lot to give you. If you are a person who loves innovation, challenges and variety, this is the right place for you. Just go for it!
If you are interested in working at Doctrin, have a look at our career site here