Meet The Women Leading Tech: Tyro Engineering Lead Kate Andrews

Meet The Women Leading Tech: Tyro Engineering Lead Kate Andrews
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Leading the engineering tribe at Tyro, Kate Andrews ensures complex payment systems are available to users in a simple and secure style.

She recently oversaw the development and rollout of Tyro’s Alipay solution, marking the first Alternate Payment Service to be hosted on Amazon Web Services.

The solution, which differs from others in market due to its integration with Tyro EFTPOS terminal, provides customers with an opportunity to capitalise on the growing Chinese visitor market.

This gave the business the opportunity to expand its offering from its traditional in-store payments for hospitality, health and
retail businesses.

Working on enabling a QR Code for Alipay users to to scan with their phones, Andrews and her tram delivered the solution while managing day-to-day operations of Tyro’s other payment products.

As well as delivering such products for the business, Andrews also works to foster female talent at Tyro through her leadership role in the to the Women of Tyro Group, which include the mentoring of a number of people across the organisation.

Outside of her day job, Andrews is regularly invited to speak on panels and attend meetups to contribute to discussion around a range of topics from industry best-practice to diversity in the technology industry and leadership.

These have included Female Influencers in Tech, Sydney Tech Leaders, Women in Data & Technology, Sydney Testers and Sydney Female CTOs & CIOs.

To find out more about Women Leading Tech, check out the website here.

 

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