What do I like about working at Sigma Software?
When I joined the company 2 years ago, I already had 9 years of experience. However, to be honest, I didn't really understand everything I would be doing besides my main job. As it turned out, the company really has something to keep me busy. I like to do something innovative, to try myself in different roles.
So the company really helps me to discover myself a lot. I was always into learning and development. I also have a sense of my own mission to share my knowledge and skills with the new generation of professionals.
From the very beginning of my career at Sigma Software, I got a chance to run a basic course in the Python programming language. During my "extracurricular" work, I gained incredible experience in mentoring and public speaking. The Sigma Software University team provided really good advice not only on the course materials but also on how to interact with mentees. It all got to the point where I didn't even notice how the number of my students approached a hundred. I started speaking at internal and external events, and I don't know where I'll be tomorrow.
In general, Sigma Software invests a lot in its specialists, so they can be the best version of themselves.
I've been working at Sigma Software for almost 4 years, and I remember that when I started as a PR specialist, I was invited to join the Office Council, a group of proactive people who propose and implement changes for the location. This made me realise that I could submit proposals and get involved in changes here, which means that the office is constantly progressing. For the last two years, I have been combining my position with the role of Head of the Lviv office and I have constant support for the development of both areas and resources that help me to implement my ideas.
Another characteristic that sticks out to me is that people have been working here for 10, 15 and even 20 years - it was unusual and incomprehensible to me, but today I understand why this happens. The company has so many opportunities - from domains to teams - that there is a job for everyone. I may not know what I will be doing here in the future, but I know that we have many more years together ahead of us.
I appreciate that the company's founders are in close contact with their colleagues, easy to communicate with and actively involved in the company's life.
Today, it is not only the company I work for - it is my partners and friends with whom we have many shared memories and moments, we are friends with whole families, and time flies at the speed of light because of this.
Once I wanted to move from Kharkiv to Kyiv and work in IT. I didn't have any technical knowledge, so I sent my CV for an office manager position and was selected. At the same time, I was studying to become a PM. A year later, the top manager of the Kyiv office recommended that I be interviewed for the position of a PM intern. And six months later, I became a junior PM.
After that, I had the opportunity to try myself in several projects. With large teams, interesting clients, and complex tasks.
And 3.5 years later, I see new challenges and potential for development again. Now I work in presale and discovery.
I am always interested in my team, regardless of geographical location. And I know for sure that I can always discuss my ideas with my colleagues. This is very important.
I used to work in logistics at a telecom company. In 2013, my children were born and the project closed. I was preparing for this. Interested in IT, learnt English (zero at that time), and the basics of testing.
I was 34 when I started an internship at Sigma Software. I immediately fell in love with the project and the team. In less than 3 months, I became a tester.
I was constantly learning new things in depth. I am always interested in understanding things systematically, both practically and theoretically. At some point, my colleagues, who saw that I was systematising my knowledge, offered me to raise an intern in the project myself. Since then, I've trained dozens of people, individually and in courses.
And when you teach someone, you develop yourself, everything is structured in your head.
As a result, along with educational projects, I grew to the position of Test Manager.
Now I am involved in various administrative and pre-sale processes, continue to develop my own expertise and help others do the same. I love it :)