Tell me about your background
I did my bachelor’s in International Business and Communications and my master’s in Intercultural Marketing both at CBS. I was also on exchange in Japan for 6 months where the main focus of my studies was International Relations and Political Science.
I worked with various startups as a sales/business developer, BI analyst and most recently worked at large Danish company on tenders in Oil and Gas industry.
What made you join the company?
I got interested in RPA during my previous job, where I had to do a lot of repetitive tasks. I decided to research a smarter way of approaching my duties and discovered something that changed my career path and what I wanted to do with my life. I tried to incorporate RPA more and more in my day to day tasks, hoping that one day it would become something that I will be working on fulltime, not just a passion project. You can imagine the feeling of serendipity that I had when I got contacted by a recruitment agency regarding an RPA developer position At Digital Workforce. I researched the company and everything that I saw seemed too good to be true: a startup environment with very flat structure, the possibility to acquire and develop skills in RPA related fields, nice salary and judging from the pictures on the website, everybody seemed to be happy working there.
Things don’t normally line up this perfect in life, so I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop, what was going to be the catch? To my surprise working at Digital Workforce was actually exactly as advertised, with the added bonus of having a mandatory beer on Friday, after 3 o’clock of course. I can honestly say that Digital Workforce is that best place that I have ever worked at and I am very happy that I made that decision.
What kind of hesitations you had when joining, how was the reality?
My biggest worry was that I was not qualified enough. Even though I am a geek at heart, I don’t have a technical background, so I felt that I got very lucky to be offered my dream job and was thinking that if I don’t give it 110% it would be taken away.
In reality, there is a lot of time set aside for professional development and betterment of one’s skills. If you are motivated and driven, you would thrive in this environment, without feeling the pressure of having to do everything right on the first attempt.
What are the best parts of being part of the team?
The ability to learn from your colleagues. After being hired I noticed that everybody came from different personal and professional backgrounds which provides the opportunity to broaden one’s horizon, learn and tackle challenges from an angle that you would normally not think of.
How is your normal day/week/month?
What makes working with RPA so fun, for me, is the combination of having to be creative, while providing tangible results. One might think that working with robots would be as boring as the tasks that they are automating but, in my experience, the opposite is true. Because of the current “limitations” of the RPA, you have to get very creative sometimes when “training” the robot to do what you want it to do, which sometimes can get frustrating but having that Eureka moment when you figured out an issue, that has been on your mind for some time, is truly sublime.
What would you say to someone considering joining your team?
Defiantly do it! I know that it is the best professional decisions I have made so far, and I am willing to bet that it will be for you as well. If not, the beer is on me until you start feeling that it is!