Martha King

Senior Developer

Martha King

I really thought it was going to be a life of accountancy for me once I graduated from uni.

It was my maths degree’s coding module though that made me realise that I would rather be crunching computer code than taxation numbers. Also, I had always been interested in technology as it’s constantly changing and evolving, opening up new learning opportunities and fresh challenges.

So instead of approaching accountancy firms on graduation, I applied to several technology companies, and it was Scott Logic that really stood out from the pack. 

First, it was happy to take on STEM graduates, not just computer science graduates. Second, it was really proactive about training employees so I knew I’d always be growing my skill sets.

But the most important reason? It was actually the interview. Other potential employers kept everything online until finally meeting me at the end of the hiring process. Not Scott Logic; it wanted to chat face-to-face once I submitted my CV and throughout the process. That made the experience personable and human. Importantly, I could see that the people who interviewed me really enjoyed working at the company.

Fast forward and I have now been in my job for just over a year and a half. I’ve already worked for a banking client as a part of a small two-person team. I am now collaborating with a much larger team for a major client in the financial sector. I’ve picked up two new languages along the way as well – JavaScript and TypeScript – and know that whenever I have a question, I can rely on my senior colleagues for answers because of their wealth of experience and their willingness to help.

It’s one of the many reasons I see myself staying at Scott Logic. It’s the open and collaborative culture where everyone supports one another. It’s the social aspect where one day, you’re taking part in a table football tournament and the next, enjoying a cake-and-coffee social event in the kitchen. Even during the pandemic, Scott Logic is committed to bringing us together, scheduling regular coffee breaks so we chat with one other throughout the day. It means we never end up feeling like we’re working in morale-draining silos, cut off from one another.

Finally, as I am based in the North East, working at Scott Logic’s offices here (when they reopen) means I am still near my family and friends, and that’s really important to me, now more than ever.

If you’d like to know more about development roles at Scott Logic, we’d be happy to chat.

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