When she’s not working with the technical and test teams, you might find her baking, decorating, gardening or cooking… Is there nothing she can’t do? Find out more about Daltrey’s Technical Business Analyst, Mia Szukalski.
What’s your role at Daltrey?
I elicit and document business and functional requirements. I liaise with the technical and test teams to clarify any questions and issues. I’m the go-between…
What gets you out of bed on a Monday morning?
A long black always does the trick; followed by a nice, tepid shower – even in winter – to invigorate and energise.
What did you do before joining Team Daltrey?
I was working as a contractor as a business analyst for various companies and industries. Having a second qualification as an interior stylist, I often wondered what it would be like to work as a designer, so I decided to take a career break and work in this field for the last four years.
Where do you think Daltrey will be in five years?
Leading and paving the way in the biometrics arena. Attacks are on the rise and everyone falls prey. What Daltrey offers is an exciting proposition to radically change the way security is managed. I hope that in five years the solution can be adapted by anyone, from large corporations to small businesses.
What are you doing when you’re not at work?
Cooking gourmet dishes – I enjoy learning and perfecting new techniques. I absolutely love to bake – my latest obsessions are croissants and danishes. It’s a three-day process but oh so worth the time and effort!
If I’m not in the kitchen then I’m working on a decorating project around the house, which is in a constant state of metamorphosis. Failing all that, you’ll find me in the garden. I’m a passionate organic gardener and love reaping (and eating) the fruits of my labour.
What’s a random fact we should know about you?
I have trypophobia – fear of closely-packed holes, bumps or patterns (e.g. honeycombs). My head spins, I get goosebumps and the heart goes into overdrive.
And last but not least, who would play you in a movie?
Octavia Spencer from The Help, The Shack and Hidden Figures. I love her versatility as an actor, her strong female portrayals and yet she’s endearing. I love her sense of humour (which I totally lack).