Software Development Team Lead

Meet a Software Development Team Lead

You became a Team Lead fairly early on in your time at SIG. Tell us about that transition. Did you pursue that, was it presented to you, or both?

I raised my hand and actively pursued it; that’s been a theme for me throughout my career. I tell my daughter (and anyone who’ll listen!) that roles won’t always present themselves but if you raise your hand, opportunities will be there. SIG has always trusted me in these pursuits and I’ve always valued that.

What is the coolest thing you’ve been able to do at SIG?

There have been several projects that I’ve seen from concept to completion. We’ve been placing more of a focus on our Fixed Income business recently, and as a result, we have many things going into production. We’re already seeing the impact of what we’re implementing as well, which is very cool.

We’ve created systems that allow our traders to look at and act upon data sources to make decisions about their activity in the markets every day. We’ve also been able to introduce a lot of automation to improve processes as we have. There have been such massive changes in technology in the past several years. It’s amazing to have the chance to implement innovative ideas and directly see the impact those efforts make on the desk

In your opinion, what is the best perk we offer?

The free lunch is amazing. I also love having the nurse practitioner here; it was extremely helpful during my pregnancy because I could take care of bloodwork here, which made my life so much easier.