Iris Winter

Head of Engineering (Frontend)


xDesign solves complex problems with powerful web and mobile apps. We are a company of expert engineers, talented designers, resourceful project managers, and insightful product owners who all come together to work with you to form an unstoppable team that are dedicated to creating beautiful experiences that deliver results. Line management for a team of software engineers, this includes 1-2-1s , mentorships, performance reviews, and helping them grow their professional careers through personal development plans etc. Acting as the link between clients and the engineering team

I love that I can help software engineers grow, gain confidence, and motivate themselves. I also love that I can hire people and give hard-working individuals the chance to start their career in the world of software engineering.

I spend most of my days in meetings - team meetings, 1-2-1 meetings, management meetings, scrum ceremonies, or client meetings. The rest of the time I spend chasing different people to make sure the team has everything they need to focus on their work, or check and document team progress.

I started out as a software engineer. Then I moved to senior where I was doing some team leadership work on a project by project basis. I realised that this was something I wanted to focus on and became a Technical Lead, which was a hybrid of the work I do now and still hands-on coding. I decided that I enjoyed the management part the most and moved into an Engineering Manager role to focus on it.

I would love to continue down the management route and be Chief Technical Officer (CTO) one day. Over the last years, I have done some work to address gender imbalance, unconscious bias, and encourage females to pick a career in tech. I would love to be that person in a company that can make a difference by addressing the mission, hiring process, raising awareness, and training staff.

I go trampolining, which is a lot of fun. I have found a passion in writing and I read a lot more.

“People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Rob Siltanen