18 months after I started in the BearingPoint Dublin office I was promoted to Senior Technology Analyst. I graduated from Trinity College with a Masters degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering before joining BearingPoint
18 months after I started in the BearingPoint Dublin office I was promoted to Senior Technology Analyst. I graduated from Trinity College with a Masters degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering before joining BearingPoint. In my first few months I developed automated tests on a project in the financial services sector, I met with clients for face-to-face for knowledge transfer sessions, and even worked on a proof of concept project around Dev-Ops. Today I’m working on a large project in the telecommunications industry, developing new features, fixing bugs and looking to take on more responsibilities each day.
Upon joining BearingPoint, the first thing I noticed was what a nice environment it was to work in. People were friendly and helpful and I quickly got to know many of them. BearingPoint has a strong ‘open door’ policy, so asking for help or advice is never a problem. Everyone is approachable, no matter how senior.
BearingPoint is committed to helping you develop your career. Everyone is assigned a performance manager who will help you set your career goals and support you in achieving them. There are numerous online resources and training courses provided to help you develop your skills as a developer and as a consultant. You can set goals and complete training to cater to your own interests, and everyone is encouraged to schedule some time outside of their projects to complete training.
Each day can be quite different and presents new challenges. We work in an agile team, so most days start with a daily stand-up meeting where each person gives a quick update. We use a Kanban board to keep track of tasks that need to be done, what stage of development they’re at and who is working on them. A typical day involves working through these tasks, developing code and collaborating with testers and business analysts from both the client’s side and BearingPoint’s.
Our work programmes are broken into two-week sprint cycles. At the beginning of each sprint the team meets to discuss, plan and decide which tasks are to be implemented in the next development iteration. The tasks are described in ‘user stories’ which capture the business requirements of the client and how the solution is to be implemented. Each sprint the development team sit down and estimate how much work we can commit to deliver in the sprint and these tasks are added to the Kanban board.
Outside the Office
Outside the office I keep myself busy playing football, cycling or just hanging out with friends. I like going to music festivals during the summer and love travelling as much as I can. When on holidays, I enjoy getting away to explore new cities and cultures or spending a few days on the slopes.