What brought members of our Software Engineering teams to Starling and what do they love about working here? We talked to three Starling engineers to find out.
Since joining Starling’s Southampton office in July 2019, YewBie Cheng has helped build the customer-facing side of a huge range of features. These include in-app cheque imaging, the Starling Business Toolkit and Kite, the debit card for children aged 6-16.
YewBie started coding as a teenager, a skill that aided her university engineering studies. Following her PhD in Electro-Mechanical Engineering at the University of Southampton, she took on a number of leadership roles, most notably for the National Policing Improvement Agency, a department in the Home Office. There, she helped deliver a £69 million project that integrated the different systems within the police forces for England and Wales.
Later, she co-founded an engineering start-up that developed battery management systems. She then taught herself to code iOS apps and launched one app for people living with dementia and another for locating electric vehicle charging points. In 2018, YewBie won an Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) Scholarship.