Roxana joined Endava almost 5 years ago but she still remembers the vibe and energy she felt stepping into the office. She always loved to push herself beyond her comfort zone and right now, she is doing the same, as Career Coach and Scrum Master. Committed to her colleagues’ growth, she tries to lead by example through creating a safe environment for others to succeed or fail, get up, learn some more and try again. Let’s dig into her story and find out more about Roxana’s aim to create an environment where people feel encouraged to be more.
How did you join the company and what is your role now?
I started as a Senior Tester on a challenging project in the payments domain, mainly focusing on database and manual testing. Soon I started also to create automated tests for APIs. Everything was new: the industry, my colleagues, the agile way of working. But I felt people trusted me. This and my expertise made me step up and give my best.
Over the years, I started taking over more responsibilities within the projects and company, acting as a Test Lead when needed, organizing several events (e.g. Endava Testing Week and a charity event), becoming a Hiring Manager for the Testing Discipline and also being involved in several testing practices, like Test Management.
I am now the Scrum Master of an amazing, dynamic and distributed team that the client, a leader in the Nordics payments industry, trusts. I coach my team and the client on adopting the agile way of working. It is the role that allows me to shape people, to give something back from what I learned, to support and mirror the persons in front of me so they can see that they are valuable and empowered and that they have as many chances as they want in reaching their goals.
Tell us about what motivates you most at work.
What I like about Endava is that here I am free and feel empowered to do what I am passionate about, thus changing things for the better.
I celebrate my successes and acknowledge my failures as a way of improving who I am. I also strive to create a safe environment for others to try and succeed or fail, get up, learn some more and try again.