What is your name and role?

My name is Anna. And I’m a software engineer at the Atheras Analytics

What is your background?

My background is computer science. I’ve been working as a software engineer for the past two years and I’m based in Athens, Greece. I have always been really passionate about science, and anything to do with space, so as you can imagine, I was really excited to join Atheras Analytics.

Can you tell me a little bit more about your role within the team?

So as a software engineer, my role within the team is to basically design, develop and maintain our software tools. I generally collaborate with the relevant team members to understand requirements and help with debugging when issues arise. Generally overall, my role is directly connected to the development lifecycle.

What would you say is the best part of your job?

One of the best parts of my role is the collaborative nature of the team. The other team members are very supportive, and there’s very good communication and that creates a very positive environment to work in. The support I receive from the team members allows me to keep developing my skills and makes it makes a very enjoyable place to work.

You have always had a great interest in the space industry. What are the main trends and challenges that you’re seeing at present?

I would definitely say that the main trend is the use of AI and machine learning. From the position of a software engineer, defining these requirements takes precise communication with team members and satellite experts because that’s crucial to my role to develop the tools. But, as I mentioned before, we have an excellent team, so that makes it easier for us.

How do you see next year and what are your hopes for the company? You’re at quite an exciting point in the evolution of the company.

I look forward to the coming year and beyond. I truly believe that the company is going to have a bright future. Specifically in the short term, I expect that our team will continue to deliver high quality products and my goal is to contribute, of course, to that. In the long term, I hope to see the team growing and developing new partnerships. I expect us to expand our market presence and take advantage of new opportunities. I believe that staying innovative and focused on our goals will make us successful.