I come from a development background where I started as a developer 18 years ago. I have a lot of experience in different companies, large corporates, medium companies, small companies, implementing solutions for them.
What is the next level for me?
At some point in my career, I was asking myself what could be my future in IT? Do I want to stay technical, move to a management role, do a more analytical job, become an architect, or any other pathway? It wasn’t easy to make any decisions because any of those options have their pros and cons. Also, coming out of your comfort zone to try something new is usually hard. It makes lots of resistance actually in your mind.
Whenever I’ve got a chance, I tried new roles during my career life to see if that role might be the role I want to do next. After the transition from waterfall to agile, I was mainly a developer in the scrum team, but I did try Business Analyst, Scrum Master.
When an opportunity occurs, Grab it.
After returning to work from my maternity leave for my second son, I’ve realized there is a Solution Designer role available in our IT Department. I raised my hand for it; my manager and the General Manager of Digital acclaimed and wanted me in it. They told me that they believe this role suits me very well and I can deliver it perfectly. They’ve mentioned to me that I have a solid technical and development background, knowing most of the systems very well, and have strong verbal and written communication skills; these are critical for a Solution Designer role.
Yes! Solution Designer is my thing now
For over 2 years, I am primarily in a Solution Designer role. I’ve delivered many small to large enterprise solutions for one of the top 4 Australian banking groups. I enjoy every moment of it.
In the following posts, I’ll share my practical experience and knowledge with you to better understand this role. It will help you have a better vision if you think the Solution Designer role is your next level.