The day I got the call from Roche to start working as an intern is one of my best memories. I was about to finish my Software Engineering degree and looking for a good fit to begin my career as a Software Engineer. I felt really lucky: being provided with the best tools for learning and developing myself besides enjoying the supportive and open culture made me feel at home from the very beginning.
But not only my onboarding turned out great. After the great start, I experienced that this culture is present throughout the entire organisation. Empowerment and collaboration are essential part of our days.
I have been lucky enough to participate in several projects across the company, starting at Roche Diagnostics with a software project that simulated the behaviour of PCRs.
Our group aimed to help doctors study the different behaviours that our diagnostic machines would output, but without doing any real tests. The software was gathering data from real tests, performing complex calculations, and in the end, showing the simulated results in different formats. While I was working on this assignment I instantly realized that I’ll be staying with Roche and trying to contribute to science and society as much as I can.