I initially joined BearingPoint as an intern while studying Software Engineering in Queen’s University, Belfast. On completion of my internship and securing my degree I returned to BearingPoint as a graduate in September 2018. I am currently Senior Technology Analyst working within the Quality Assurance (QA) Group on a large government project in Dublin.
Throughout my time studying I was unsure about the path I wanted my degree to take me. During a careers fair on the Queen’s campus I met a few representatives from BearingPoint and they opened my eyes to the world of consulting. My journey from being an intern, to a graduate, to recently being promoted to Senior Technology Analyst has been closely mentored by colleagues with a wealth of knowledge, who have helped guide me and encourage me forward during the early stages of my career. In a short space of time I have had exposure to a wide range of clients within the public and private sector and used an abundance of tools and technologies that continue to challenge me and equip me in being a strong resource on my team. BearingPoint also put a strong focus on developing your soft skills and encourage you to step outside your comfort zone and try new things.
I am normally based on client site where I am one of 3 testers on a development team consisting of a project manager, 3 business analysts and 6 developers. My day usually begins with a daily stand up where each team members updates on what they achieved the day before, their plan for the day ahead and any issues they may be experiencing. Within an agile sprint, my day can vary from understanding the functionality of upcoming tickets in the sprint, working closely with developers when raising bugs, preparing and executing test cases, retesting bugs, liaising with UAT or regression testing. Outside of project work, I have had the opportunity to represent BearingPoint at recruitment events in Queen’s and Trinity. I have also been involved in Sports and Social activities, CSR events and CoderDojos which is always a good opportunity to meet other colleagues who work on different engagements.
Outside the Office
I moved to Dublin when starting my graduate job so at the weekends you will find me enjoying what the city has to offer with my friends, or else running the roads as I love nothing more than getting outside!