Meet Barbara, Senior Specialist ADV

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Could you tell us a bit about yourself?

My name is Barbara Piaya. I was born in Madrid, but my heart belongs to Andalucia, because most of my family is from there. As a Senior Specialist in Citrix technologies, I provided support to several multinational companies in IT Technology. I love to read books, travel and spend time with my family and friends.

In which Roche location are you currently working and what can you tell us about that location as a work environment?

I work in Josefa Valcarcel in GIS Madrid. It is very fun and interesting to work here, as each day is different. One of the things that I value the most is having most of the colleagues here, which facilitates the collaboration and, I think, it improves a lot the quality of the service we offer.Also, as we have colleagues from around the world, this helps offering a global service.

What can you tell us about your role and about your team?

I work in Infrastructure Services as a Senior Specialist in ADV Team (Application & Desktop Virtualization), your Infrastructure Service Provider for Business Virtual Workplace. Within the team I am responsible of some important projects such as VASP migration to Smartweb or the New Desktop Virtualization Project . Also I have the role of Customer Advisor, providing consulting service to our customers, understanding their needs and delivering the best technology solution, transparently, to fit their purpose.

How would you describe your professional career in Roche?

I joined Roche as a contractor in 2014 and became employee in February 2016. I feel really proud to be part of Roche that provides me the opportunity to work in a multicultural environment and let me grow both professionally and personally. My role of Customer Advisor gives me the chance to develop my communication skills and have a better knowledge about the business needs.

Can you name a person who has influenced you in your professional development?

Sure! But not only one… I need to mention to Alejandro Parrondo and Fernando Zamora who, as my Managers, helps me a lot in my professional development during our Check-Ins and 1 to 1 meetings. They trust on me and give me the opportunity to have important roles within the team. Also I took part of the Big Bag Mentoring plan last year and I have to give a big thank you to Dominik Wendel, my mentor, for his good advices, his closeness and above all, for his time.

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