Job: Delivery Lead
Time at Lexicon: 6 months
What kind of projects are you working on at the moment?
I’m currently doing an architectural assessment pitch at Toyota – this isn’t the type of work that I usually work on but gives a different perspective. We are looking at how Toyota delivers features to the Australian market while leveraging current systems for connected vehicle services.
How has your experience at Lexicon been so far?
It’s been really good!! People are so friendly and helpful!. There’s also heaps of fun activities planned.
So how did you get into what you do? Have you always wanted to be doing this?
Yes, being a Delivery Lead has always been something I wanted to do. It all started with me working on the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games in a project delivery role. I then went on to work on the Olympics internationally and then eventually came back to Melbourne and Agile Delivery Lead seemed to be the natural progression for my career. I’m extremely happy with how everything’s panned out.
If you could be doing one other thing professionally, what would you be?
Hmmm, I would have to say a performer of some sort on Broadway!! I love going to the theatre and there’s just something so special about live performances!!
What were you doing before you joined Lexicon?
Ironically enough I was at Toyota working as an Iteration manager on the ‘.com.au’ team, so it’s funny to be here again but with a different team.
What’s your favourite thing to do on the weekend?
Japanese drumming is my hobby. Additionally, when I don’t have University work, I love to get together with my family and friends over food or just going exploring around Melbourne!
Where’s the best place/city you’ve ever been to?
Arctic Sweden, December 2017, where I saw the Northern Lights, slept in the Ice Hotel and did reindeer and dog sledging. It was so amazing.
If you had a private chef for a night, what would you get them to make you?
Definitely some form of amazing sushi, also, some incredible dessert; it wouldn’t matter what it is, just needs to be sweet, eclectic and artsy!
What’s something that most people might not know about you? Any interesting facts?
Travelling is by far my number one passion! I’ve been to 38 countries so far, but still have another 27 countries on my Trello Kanban board!!
Are there any apps that you couldn’t live without?
Duolingo to learn a new language, Ted Talks for mental stimulation, Google Maps to see the world.
What’s the best advice anyone’s given you?
Find a job that you actually love doing, because you will end up spending more time there than with your friends and family!
Is there any advice you’d give your younger self or a junior developer/junior BA/junior r ecruiter?
Get into the habit of managing expectations and keeping stakeholders informed – you’ll buy a lot of forgiveness, tolerance, and credibility even when things are going wrong.