Interview With Theresa Ayers, Developer

For our Computronix employee interviews, we sit down with people from all levels of our company and ask them about their jobs, and what it’s like working for Computronix.

The vast majority of professionals in the tech industry are male, particularly among programmers and developers. This fact can cause problems with women’s work being undervalued or not taken seriously. A recent study found that although women’s code was actually rated slightly higher than men’s, the women were more likely to have their code rejected.

Theresa Ayers was the only female in her engineering program at college, and she experienced some of that prejudice from some other students and even a few professors. She admits that, “I was a little nervous when I started job searching, to be honest.” However, at Computronix she found that “the people here are very open-minded, they really took me in. I always feel supported and like an equal with my male coworkers.”

From the beginning, Theresa got the impression that it was a “genuine company that cared about the clients, the work and the employees.” She soon found that she was able to contribute to projects that not only challenged her and made her a better programmer, but also positively impacted clients, allowing them to do their jobs better than before. “It’s great being able to see how my work actually makes a difference for a client’s day-to-day responsibilities,” she says enthusiastically.

Like many others at Computronix, she emphasizes how employees will frequently come together as a team to complete a major project or to meet a crucial deadline, working together to come up with creative solutions that will provide clients with the best system possible. She says that to her, Computronix’s culture can be summed up by the word “Value, because everybody here values each other’s opinions, and the company values us as people and as employees.”