We think it’s important to really get to know our xinja work comrades; unpack what they’re really into – as you never know where that hobby/interest might come in handy when you’re designing and building a bank.
In this series, we bring you the secret lives of Xinjas; an exploration of what rocks their world.
“Standing still is not an option…be aggressive about your ambition” – Tracey Abrams
What is your Xinja name and what do you do at Xinja?
Xinja Dancer and I am currently working on the core banking technology platform.
What are you most proud of working at Xinja?
I am very proud of getting to work with such an awesome, intelligent group of people who are super passionate about building a better bank for everyone.
We hire Xinjas with a voracious learning mindset. What is the latest thing you’ve read, heard or seen that blew your mind?
“Standing still is not an option…be aggressive about your ambition” – a recent TedTalk by Stacey Abrams. America’s first black women nominee for governor this year.
What future technology or trend excites you the most?
Two of the less sexy, core technologies: 1) the National Payments Platform – the biggest overhaul of the payments’ infrastructure in Australia in decades, and 2) SAP HANA for Banking – a new way to do core banking. Get the base right and build the fun stuff from there for our customers! 😉
How would you describe your relationship with money?
Lazy. I really should budget.
Confession time – what do you waste money on?
I do probably spend too much eating out. But who has time for cooking?
Halo time – what’s the best thing you’ve spent money on?
Easy – travelling!
If you weren’t at Xinja, what would you be doing?
I would like to say training horses for The Devil’s Horsemen (film and tv stunt horses). But really, I would still be working away at the big banks or consultancies.
What is your weekend hobby
Running, salsa and wine & cheese (totally counts as a hobby).
If you were to get a tattoo, what would it say or what would the image be?
I already have one. A feather on my ribs, which for me symbolises freedom and strength. That’s probably it for now, until I come up with a new idea.