Secret lives of Xinjas:
dancer xinja Bridget

Secret lives of Xinjas: dancer xinja Bridget

We think it’s important to really get to know our xinja work comrades; unpack what they’re really into – as you never know where that hobby/interest might come in handy when you’re designing and building a bank.

In this series, we bring you the secret lives of Xinjas; an exploration of what rocks their world.

“Standing still is not an option…be aggressive about your ambition” – Stacey Abrams

What is your Xinja name and what do you do at Xinja?

Xinja Dancer, and I am currently working on the core banking technology platform.

What are you most proud of working at Xinja?

I am very proud of getting to work with such an awesome, intelligent group of people who are super passionate about building a better bank for everyone.

We hire Xinjas with a voracious learning mindset. What is the latest thing you’ve read, heard or seen that blew your mind?

“Standing still is not an option…be aggressive about your ambition” – a recent TedTalk by Stacey Abrams. America’s first black women nominee for governor this year.

What future technology or trend excites you the most?

Two of the less sexy, core technologies: 1) the National Payments Platform – the biggest overhaul of the payments’ infrastructure in Australia in decades, and 2) SAP HANA for Banking – a new way to do core banking. Get the base right and build the fun stuff from there for our customers! 😉

How would you describe your relationship with money?

Lazy. I really should budget.

Confession time – what do you waste money on?

I do probably spend too much eating out. But who has time for cooking?

Halo time – what’s the best thing you’ve spent money on?

Easy – travelling!

If you weren’t at Xinja, what would you be doing?

I would like to say training horses for The Devil’s Horsemen (film and tv stunt horses). But really, I would still be working away at the big banks or consultancies.

What is your weekend hobby

Running, salsa and wine & cheese (totally counts as a hobby).

If you were to get a tattoo, what would it say or what would the image be?

I already have one. A feather on my ribs, which for me symbolises freedom and strength. That’s probably it for now until I come up with a new idea.


Check out other members of the xinja team here.


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