Firstly, what does your job as IT Director entail?
The 4site IT team is based solely around our bespoke software systems, and my role as the IT Director is to govern our ever-growing team and the constant process of bringing new ideas to life, while keeping our IT systems maintained and up to date.
How long have you worked at 4site?
I have worked at 4site for almost 4 years now. It’s gone quick, but I believe in the time, we’ve made some positive steps in our IT in general. We started as a very messy, yet effective one-man team and have transitioned to a small team with a structure that allows us an agile level of flexibility, neat code and growth for our development team members. It’s becoming a really positive time to be involved with 4site.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I seem to find a new hobby every year. This year was the year of cricket which I will take on next year as well. Last year was Squash. Other than that, I like to have one large on-going project (e.g. Preparing for a large holiday, educating myself in further languages), while taking the rest of the time to relax.
What is your biggest achievement to date – personal or professional?
Passing my MSCA SQL Server Database Dev, C# and TOGAF Qualifications during my apprenticeship. I was the youngest and the only apprentice to sit and pass both MCSA Exams, and a TOGAF exam in a course group filled with all types of ages and abilities; as well as the only person in my course group to pass the Microsoft C# exam first time. Although I’ve passed other exams such as SCRUM, these felt extra special due to the “young underdog” view from others specialized in those areas. I think this also proves that people can really excel in specific subjects when they put their mind to it, which has allowed members of our 4site family to have the opportunities to grow, for example, we have Pat on our own bespoke software developer training course and Mo fresh from university as a Junior Developer.
If your colleagues could describe you in three words, what would they be?