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Deutsche Bank: Employee profile

Hear about working at Deutsche Bank from an employee working in their Technology, Data and Innovation division.

People sitting around a table, talking, one is on a laptop.

25 October 2022

What does a normal working day look like for you? 

Just before 9am I set up my desk and refill my water bottle ready to begin my day. I then check my outstanding tasks and emails before working on the highest priority one until the morning stand-up. This is a short meeting with my team where current issues/ programming tickets and their progress are discussed as well as any blockers to getting them done. My core tasks involve Python programming and data science to facilitate transaction monitoring. I often attend various meetings with my wider team and employee network. As a graduate I receive training sessions also. My normal working day ends at 5-5:30pm on most days with an hour lunch break around 12:30. 

What is the most challenging part of your work? What’s the most rewarding part of your work? 

The most challenging elements aside from the technical aspects are working in a controlled environment and becoming familiar with internal IT systems as it is a different way of working. The most rewarding parts for me are connecting with others to learn new things, and seeing the changes I have worked on implemented and running correctly. 

What advice would you give someone looking to move into a role like your own? 

Being flexible and willing to learn are important as the technology is constantly evolving. 

What is something that would surprise someone to know about your role? 

In software development it is not just the code itself that is important but also managing different file versions, collaboration with others and formatting are needed for successful program development and data analysis.