Mariana Figueiredo Salvaterra

Mariana Figueiredo Salvaterra


Time in tech 9 years
Current role Senior Delivery Manager
Place of origin Porto

Tell us more about you:

Early years and where you came from?

With a masters in computer science, I started as an intern working in the evolvement of a Quality Management System towards CMMI level 3 certification, and then gained some experience as a Software Quality Assurance Engineer. As NDrive’s Quality Assurance Manager, I managed a team for the first time, the NDrive QA team, focusing on Verifying and Validating Product Quality, and working on improving the software development process. Since joining Blip, I have shifted from managing one specialilzed skills team of quality assurance engineers to a multidisciplinary team of delivery, encompassing software developers and quality assurance engineers, focusing on delivering high quality and high performant software to meet the business demands.

How were you introduced to the world of the Portuguese tech industry?

I was born into it.

Walk me through your work and what you are doing now in the tech industry.

Now, as the Senior Delivery Manager accountable for the delivery of the Sportsbook Channels - desktop website, mobile website and native apps, I get to help Delivery Managers focusing on the sportsbook product grow their teams into highly performant and happy delivery teams to meat the business demands and career and hapiness goals of those within the teams.

What part of what you do, you love the most?

Working with people, as a team, helping them grow and reach their full potential, while working towards a common goal.

What advice do you have for young women that want to get into tech and don’t know where to start?

Start by learning the language: you have to be able to get the gist of a conversation/discussion between technical people.