"We are looking for programmers with personality".
Petya Dasheva develops applications for the Mercedes-Benz Operating System (MB.OS) to create a perfect entertainment experience in the vehicle. In her interview she tells what is important to her as a team leader when selecting new colleagues, apart from good coding skills, and why developers at Mercedes-Benz are able to enjoy a lot of freedom and have the ideal environment for innovation.
At the age of six, Petya Dasheva (36) got her first computer gifted by her father. At seven, she was writing her first computer programs. Later, the IT specialist, who was born in Pleven, Bulgaria, studied computer science at the Albert Ludwig University in Freiburg, Germany and initially went into research. After joining the international talent programme at Mercedes-Benz, she gained experience with the European Data Center, with the Mercedes-Benz Hybrid Cloud and as a team leader in the Digital Workplace. Petya Dasheva gives her all not only as head of tuner software development for MB.OS, but also in her private life, doing sport - she gets her best ideas during weight training in the gym.