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Employee spotlight - Mikaela Tyrrell, senior web developer

Life at one of Yorkshire’s leading FinTech firms is anything but predictable – and our team of tech talent makes sure DealTrak keeps its finger on the F&I pulse throughout the year.

As the engine room of the company, we wanted to give you an insight into the people who make our business tick.

This month we’re finding out more about senior web developer, Mikaela Tyrrell, who’s set to celebrate her nine-year anniversary with us next month!

Summarise your role in one paragraph

As a senior web developer – and the longest serving member of the company – I have a lot of industry and legacy systems knowledge which I use to help my colleagues do their jobs to the best of their ability. My own specialities, meanwhile, lie within the front-end design and database management.

What’s the best part of your job?

The people are the best part of my job. Everyone is lovely and it genuinely makes working here a pleasure.

Which one word do you think your colleagues would use to describe you?

It depends who you ask! I think most would say ‘helpful’ – or similar. Although others would probably just call me a unicorn.

And what word do you think best describes DealTrak?

Company. Though if you want me to be less prosaic, I would say cooperative.

If one of your colleagues could win an award (industry or office-related) who would it be and why?

I would nominate Wes Weaver for a positivity award, as he can put a positive spin on just about anything. His optimism is unrelenting, and he is a joy to work with.

What’s been the most satisfying moment of your DealTrak career so far?

Doing a complete refresh of the user interface. It’s surface-deep but it really needed a new lick of paint.

What do you love about the DealTrak office?

How light it is – most of the building is made from structural glass.

Workplace wellbeing is something which is really important at DealTrak HQ, so what’s your favourite work perk?

The flexibility with working hours and location.

What are your hopes for DealTrak in the coming year?

That the firm’s hard work will translate into its justified rewards.

What is the biggest challenge facing the industry over the next 12 months?

I would say it’s probably going to be the fallout from Brexit, as it affects everything from consumer habits to regulation. On the tech side of things meanwhile, it would be successfully leveraging machine learning to improve the decision-making process.


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