Who are you and what do you do?
Hi, my name is Beatrice Hendra and I’m a software developer in the Exchange department. I work as part of an agile team who create new features and enhancements to the Exchange system and keep the whole thing running smoothly. I’m also the first point of contact during out of office hours to deal with priority incidents.
What’s the best bit of your job? And the most challenging?
The best bit about my job is getting the opportunity to move teams to do two-week placements at other PPB offices. It helps me understand the platform as a whole and gives me the chance to work on a real range of exciting projects. With the merger, we have lots more chances to do this and work on even more interesting stuff.
The most challenging bit I’d say is keeping up with all the changes in one of the fastest-changing industries in the world.
Would you say Paddy Power Betfair is a great place to work?
Absolutely! PPB is famous for its ground-breaking products and technology, and the work-life balance is definitely top-notch. There are always events and games going on to ensure we have fun in the office too.
What impresses me most is how attentive the managers are about our individual career goals. We’re really close as a department. We all have good banter every day!
Which is your favourite Paddy Power Betfair company value and why?
It’s hard to choose one but I’d pick ‘Low Ego’. It’s a little odd, but it stresses the significance of having the understanding that we are one big team instead of a group of individuals and the realisation that it is important to compete hard but still treat each other with respect, humility and fairness.
If you could have dinner with someone (dead or alive), who would it be and why?
I would probably invite Sheryl Sandberg as I believe she has been such an inspiration to everyone (yes, men included) who aspire to be successful. It would be interesting to hear her stories in person and I believe I’d have so much to learn from her.