Godel’s Yuliya Maksimchyk has been shortlisted as a finalist for Software Engineer of the Year at the Computing Women in IT Excellence Awards 2019. The category which has 10 finalists will be judged and the winner announced on 27th November at The Brewery, London.

Yuliya is an engineer and tech lead for a Godel client – a large UK company that operates in the urban mobility market. She leads a team of eight software engineers, co-ordinating them to deliver to client specifications and deadlines. As a software engineer, Yuliya is part of the team building the back-end and specializing in front-end development of the platform.

On the project Yuliya is responsible for mentoring newcomers to the project which she leads. She has created an environment where there are no stupid questions, which helps newcomers learn, and become innovators themselves. Since taking the lead role in October 2018 she has learned the importance of delegation.

Now she is recognized by client and Godel alike for her ability to spot the best in her team members and ensure they are working on parts of the project where they will excel. She has fun helping her team learn new things – her passion for problem solving is a big part of what makes her role so enjoyable.

“I feel most confident in IT roles, but the roles require both soft and technical skills – it’s as much about the teamwork and communication as it is about the development work that takes place. Communication is an enormous part of ensuring success in the work we undertake for clients,” explains Yuliya.

“I’m thrilled to be shortlisted in this category, it’s a big personal achievement, and I’m very proud to represent not just Godel as a company but my team too – without them, it would be tough job!”

Elena Polubochko, CTO of Godel said: “Yuliya is just brilliant. She is playing an instrumental role in the client engagement leading on front-end development in the team. She is not afraid to challenge and suggest new solutions whilst always being calm and rational. She makes things happen in a world of ever-changing priorities and uncertainty, and she thoroughly deserves to win in her category.”