AN INTERVIEW WITH
AN INTERVIEW WITH
I studied computer science at Georgia Tech and my initial interest in NCR started due to its proximity to Georgia Tech’s campus. In 2019, I interviewed in between classes and was offered an internship offer for the summer of 2020. When the pandemic hit in early 2020, I was extremely nervous about the state of the internship, especially since it was my last summer before I graduated.
My current role is software engineer on an Aloha Cloud team. My projects have changed many times since joining, and I have enjoyed when they change because they allow me to see different parts of NCR’s services.
One of the biggest contributing factors for accepting my full-time offer from NCR was what my day-to-day project work would look like.
This was important to me starting my career while I still try and figure out what I enjoy best.
In previous internships, it was hard for me to relate to coworkers due to being the only girl or person of color on my team. I aspired to be at a company and on a team where I could relate to others and find community.
My favorite part of working at NCR is my team. We have regular team lunches and outings and there is always something to look forward to.
Some of my favorite memories are working with NCR’s partnership with the Atlanta Science Festival. For the festival this year, I helped plan NCR’s activity and volunteered all day at the event. I also participate in ASF’s STEM Professional School Partnership which pairs STEM professionals with teachers to show students insights into STEM careers. For this program, I have created activities and led them for students at Forest Park Middle School. I enjoy participating in this program to inspire students to one day have a career in computer science.
Outside of work, I like exploring Atlanta with my friends and family, watching movies, hiking, playing sports or attending sports games.
I’m also really enjoying going to movie theaters again, I have a movie pass with my sister and go once a week.
If I could go back to my first day at NCR, I would advise myself to network with other teams sooner. Through coffee chats and/or BRGs it is easy to meet people and find mentors. Meeting others also provides more insight into how NCR’s products work.
I am currently working on an Aloha Cloud team, managing data integrations. I enjoy working on a customer-facing product that helps small businesses cater to their customers.