BearingPoint Experienced Hires – Meet Darren, Senior Technology Consultant

Meet Darren

My Role

I graduated with an MSc Information Systems Management from NUI, Galway in 2010 and have been working for BearingPoint since.

Currently, I provide technology consulting services to a major public services client. My responsibilities centre around systems analysis, object oriented development and systems integration - all through the Agile Software Development methodology.

Normal Day

Each month a “priority list” of work items is produced by our Business Analysts in collaboration with staff from the client from all of the different business areas. A work item could be a defect or an upgrade/enhancement to the system. Our technical team leads then distribute these work items to our development team to work on. Therefore, a normal day tasks me with the following:

  • Investigate the work item
  • Estimate the amount of work involved
  • Collaborate on potential solutions with the Business Analysts and the client
  • Develop and test the work item
  • Assist system testing and user acceptance testing cycles

That said, with a couple of thousand users of our system ranging from very different business areas, ‘normal’ days are few and far between.

Outside the office

I play guitar in a band in my local area back home and am a keen student of TaeKwon-do. On the rare nights I’ve nothing to do, there is always something going on with the team outside of office hours e.g. 5-a-side football or a night at the dogs.

I’m currently on the Sports and Social committee where each month we plan various types of events ranging from clay pigeon shooting and hover craft racing to more highbrow events like theatre nights or wine tasting. All of this along with subsidised club membership means my couch and I rarely see each other!

Why BearingPoint

BearingPoint is a fantastic place to gain experience as a graduate - especially in terms of initial training and well-structured performance management programmes. Last year, for example, over 400 BearingPoint employees from all over Europe spent a week in France at a consulting foundation course; a week I’ll never forget. These learning and development experiences are a great way to start off a successful career.