Meet the Nutmegger Q&A with Briony the engineer

Patrick Ross

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Briony is a senior engineer and sits in the mobile team. This week we asked her for some Nutmeg insights and career advice…

Q: How long have you been at Nutmeg?
A: I joined Nutmeg in 2016

Q: What made you join?
A: I had been at a much larger company for nearly three years and was looking to move to a start-up environment to try something different. A friend had told me about Nutmeg because he’d been raving about the user experience of the website. That same week a recruiter approached about a job there.

I was really impressed at the interview by the passion and energy the company had, and whilst it offered the much smaller environment that I was looking for, there was still a big enough team of great people to learn from. Something I thought was important so early on in my career.

I got the job and here I am.

Q: Can you explain your job in one sentence?
A: I’m an iOS developer; creating and maintaining an app to let our customers have Nutmeg on their phone.

Q: What would you say to a young person hoping to become an engineer?
A: Try to keep an open mind and learn new things. In such a fast-paced industry, where things are constantly changing, it’s important to be able to accept new ways of working and listen to other people’s opinion.

Q: How would you describe Nutmeg’s identity within the industry?
A: A disruptor moving towards a fully-fledged market leader; we’re not the new kid on the block anymore – we’re a lot more well known.

Q: Do you like nutmeg (the spice)?
A: No and a friend of mine actually overdosed on it once – apparently if you have too much nutmeg it can be toxic and she found that out the hard way.

Q: Do you have any suggestions as to how Nutmeg can continue to be a diverse and transparent company?
A: We can always do more to support women in tech. I’m keen for us to offer apprenticeships and internships – it would be good to use our position in the industry to build a more diverse workforce.

Q: What do you like to do in your spare time?
A: I’m brushing-up on my Italian so I can take some long summer holidays there. I’m also training for marathons which keeps me pretty busy in the gym. And drinking in pubs with friends.

Q: What would you say to someone who was considering joining Nutmeg?
A: Do it. Make the most of Smart Start (our onboarding programme) to get up to speed with the company, ask questions and talk to people – they’re all very nice. Also, it will stand you in good stead to learn how to play pool – there’s a table in the office and it’s a good way to get to know people.


Quickfire round:

Nandos or Prezzo?

iPlayer or Netflix?

Football or rugby?

Summer or Winter?
Winter – it’s been far too hot lately

Bonfire night or Halloween?
Bonfire night

Print or digital?

Night in or night out?
Night out

Skips or quavers?

Susanna or Piers?



Patrick Ross
Patrick is a copywriter at Nutmeg. He manages the Nutmegonomics blog and writes on a range of investing and lifestyle topics.

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