Marco Verna, Software Engineer, MFGroup
27 Giugno 2022
In order to help current students and recent graduates to find their way in the working world, many of our alumni shared their career story. Here the story of Marco Verna, Software Engineer for MFGroup in Mendrisio (CH). USI Degree: Master in Informatics, 2020.
How did you start your career?
I studied in USI as a part of a double degree program with the University of Milano Bicocca, exploring different specializations from Image processing, to Machine Learning, Robotics and software Engineering. During the USI Career Night I got in contact with MF Group and after my graduation I started to work with them as a Software Engineer.
Why did you choose a career in MFGroup?
After my master I had a solid theoretical base of knowledge and I was looking for an environment where to test and improve my skills and learn what it means to develop a large high-quality system. MF Group was the perfect choice for growing as a professional.
What is your current role/duties?
I'm currently a software Engineer in the CAS (Credit Authorization System) Team that is responsible of deciding whenever to authorize a purchase for our partners in a fast and reliable way. My team not only works to develop new features of the system and maintain it, but it also ensure the quality of the code to keep it reliable and flexible.
In your opinion, what are the qualities necessary for a successful career in MFGroup?
Desire to get involved and to learn, critical thinking.
What positive aspects and qualities meant most to you during the study programme you attended?
USI provides a solid background and has a international environment. Also the learning method is balanced between practical and theoretical and this help to be prepared for the working world.
What competences and/or skills acquired in your USI Study Program have been useful/are useful to your professional career?
Analytical skills, method of work, knowledge of the tools, ability to abstract.
What is your advice to USI students entering the job market?
I advise not to be discouraged by difficulties and to have faith in your own means.