Page by Page - Meet Jess our new Junior Front-End Developer

Jess is our new Front-End Developer. Her first project has been to bring our sharing functionality to life. Read about how Jess found Auderli and what her grand plans are for the app.

A little Intro please Jess?

Hi, I’m Jess, I live in Hove with my fiancée and our two ferrets. I’m a junior front-end developer, and this is my first development role. Previously I have worked in hospitality and the wine industry, but I had always been interested in learning to code. I ended up leaving my job, and investing some time teaching myself front-end development, mostly doing free courses online and building web apps and websites for friends in my spare time. Two years later and here we are. I am very grateful to Auderli for taking a chance on me, and giving me the opportunity to learn and grow as a developer.

What made you want to work for Auderli?

Originally, I saw the job ad for senior developers, and I had a read about the company. I loved the sound of it. I’ve struggled a bit with organisation in the past, and a life management app sounded amazingly useful. I ended up dropping Nick a message to see if he’d be open to hiring a junior developer, and we had a chat about Auderli and what kind of place it would be to work. The more I learnt about Auderli, the more interested I became. My family had recently experienced a loss, and it was total chaos trying to get everything sorted out, Auderli would have been a really useful tool to help us through such a difficult time. I also knew I wanted to work somewhere with a really supportive environment, where I would be encouraged to ask questions and collaborate with others. For me, Auderli ticks all those boxes. I feel very lucky to have been given the chance to work on a great product with a great team, who are more than willing to teach me the things I don’t know yet.

What are you most proud of?

I am super proud of the progress we have made with the app since I’ve joined Auderli. I have had the opportunity to work on features from the very beginning, which has been an extremely valuable experience for me, and means I have had a hand in building some of the main functionality of the app. Seeing all of our work come together has been really rewarding.

What has been your biggest challenge?

As this is my first job in tech, the learning curve has been pretty intense. I keep reminding myself that it’s not expected of me to know everything, but I still find myself getting frustrated when I can’t immediately figure out how to do something. Thankfully the dev team are amazing and always willing to answer any questions I have.

What’s your favourite Auderli feature?

Uploading documents, for sure. I never managed to get a grip on physical filing so just knowing that everything I need is in one place and easy to find is a weight off my mind.

What’s in your Auderli?

My musical instruments, which are a classical guitar, an acoustic guitar and my saxophone. My family all have roots in music, my dad is a folk musician, my mum actually taught me classical guitar when I first started playing 20 years ago, my brother is a drummer, and my little sister is a musical theatre actress. Music is a huge part of my life and I love being reminded of it when I open my Auderli.