We recently caught up with Danista who is part of our Platform Engineering Team in our Hamburg office. We talked about her relocation and overall experience at Berenberg.

What do you love about your job?
Platform engineering often involves complex challenges that require creative and technical solutions. I really enjoy the process of dissecting problems and devising innovative ways to address them. I love the constant learning, problem-solving, and the impact I make by streamlining processes and improving efficiency with DevOps practices.

What is it that you love about working for Berenberg?
I enjoy working in a collaborative environment with cross-functional teams, including software engineers, infrastructure specialists, networking specialists, cloud adoption specialists, and others. Sharing ideas, making quick decisions, and collectively solving problems is very fulfilling.

What skills, characteristics or behaviours do you possess that have helped you thrive in your role?
As a problem-solver, I approach issues with tenacity, dissecting complex problems and devising innovative solutions. Equally crucial is my collaborative nature, facilitating effective communication and teamwork across diverse technical teams. These traits enable me to navigate intricate projects, leverage collective expertise, and drive impactful outcomes in Platform Engineering. Whether it's optimizing the software delivery pipeline, enhancing automation, or designing scalable solutions, these skills and behaviours continually propel my success in the role. Overall, my efforts have contributed to creating a work environment that is more productive, cohesive, and enjoyable for all Berenbergers.

What has been your best experience at Berenberg?
Building relationships with international peers has not only expanded my professional network but also enriched my personal growth, fostering mutual respect, empathy, and appreciation for cultural diversity. Collaborating with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds brings a wealth of different viewpoints, approaches, and ideas to the table. Effective communication becomes paramount in such settings, as we navigate language barriers and cultural nuances to ensure clarity and understanding.

What surprised you the most about Berenberg once you started working here? 
The Innovation and forward-thinking mentality within the team that made every day enjoyable and rewarding.

What has Berenberg done to invest in your professional or personal development?
Berenberg has generously supported my pursuit of learning the German language, recognizing the value it adds to my skill set and potential for future opportunities. This investment underscores their dedication to my personal growth and development within the organization.

Has Berenberg supported you in a particularly special way throughout your time here?
Yes, Berenberg's support throughout the relocation process from India has been exceptional. They took care of everything, including visa arrangements, travel arrangements, and accommodations for my initial stay. Moreover, their assistance extended to helping me find suitable housing, ensuring that I felt settled and comfortable in my new environment. Their proactive approach and attention to detail made the transition incredibly smooth and stress-free. I'm grateful for their unwavering support and dedication to ensuring my seamless integration into both the company and the country.