I grew up in the port city of Ashdod in Israel. From early childhood I loved math, solving problems, challenges, and always wanted to learn more.
My parents always encouraged me and taught me never to give up. If I found something difficult, my mother would tell me to take a break, take a shower, and come back and try again.
It was clear to me then that I would go into the field of technology. This was an area I was always interested in, an area that challenged me. I’m determined and dedicated, and I never walk away from a challenge. My motto in life is: “Dedication, determination and devotion turn the impossible into possible”.
Like all Israelis, I did my compulsory military service after high school. It was important to me to do something meaningful, and I served in a combat support position in military intelligence. The army matured me and gave me confidence. It was in the army that I knew what I wanted and set my goals. Six months after my release from the IDF, I started studying math and computer science at Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheba.
Amdocs was my first job after university where I started working as a programmer. I’ve been working here for 12 years. As soon as I joined, I loved the organization, the people and the team work. It’s a wonderful place to be. I’ve been in a range of roles, including Delivery, Foundation, New Technologies and today I'm part of AI & Data Platform team in Amdocs Technology.
Every day is its own riddle
You arrive at work and there are new challenges and difficulties that we have to solve by a certain deadline. I believe that my personality fits with my unit at Amdocs where there are problems that we have to find solutions for. As a technical expert, I am a source of knowledge in my team and for others. When there’s a problem, I’m the person they come to if they can’t find a solution.
To this day, I learn every day. A few years ago, we started dealing with the cloud in Amdocs Technology in MS360. So I did courses on cloud computing and became certified. Recently I was given the opportunity to travel to Amazon’s AWS re: Invent conference in Las Vegas as a bonus. I was one of five delegates from Amdocs, and the only woman. But I wasn’t up to date on the latest technologies, and I didn’t want to come to the conference with a blank slate. So I set myself a goal to do two courses in AWS before the trip. I got my certification the evening before I left for the US. When I got to the conference, I knew what they were talking about I could ask questions and understood in depth what they were talking about, something I wouldn’t have been able to do had I not studied.