Glen is currently working on a cyber security project, after working at Capula’s remote office in Cumbria for a year, on networking and security. His main responsibilities include maintaining business-client relationships. Glen joined Capula in 2015 after completing a degree in Computing Science and has been working in the nuclear sector. Since his arrival, he has been nominated for an Engineering Graduate of the Year Award by the NSAN Committee and is actively involved in STEM activities.
When did you start working at Capula and what is your role?
I started at Capula after graduating with a First Class Honours in Computing Science and am working within the Operational Intelligence project team. They have given me the opportunity to work on networking with cisco switches, something I hope I can continue with. This area goes side by side with IT security using group polices, active directory , VLANS and port locking to ensure a computer system is completely secure.
Describe a typical day in your current role?
No two days are ever the same at Capula. This may sound like a cliché but it’s true. Capula deals with such a wide variety of work, from PLC/SCADA to Networking and cyber-security. As Capula are a customer facing business each day is different meeting customers demand and needs which in consequence comes tight deadlines and working under pressure. There is no “typical day” at Capula…in the morning I could be in the office working on a document and then in the afternoon I’m on a customer site discussing project details.
What is the most fulfilling aspect of your role?
I have been given the opportunity to be an active member of the STEM team at Capula which involves giving back to students who are looking at, or who are interested in a career in Engineering. This is probably one of the most rewarding areas of my work as I am encouraging and giving advice to students who are maybe unsure of what they want to do. Another aspect of my role that I enjoy is being at the forefront and working with new technology on a daily basis using the most up to date software to design and deliver a system to a customer. The fact I am contributing to creating a system that an end user will be using is something I find incredible on a daily basis.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Something I’m really passionate about is keeping up to date with the latest advances in technology. I enjoy learning about modern technology and finding out about the programming and software behind the object.
Why did you pursue a career in Engineering?
Since secondary school I knew I wanted to pursue a career in computer systems as I am fascinated by new computer systems and security.
The great thing about computer systems is how much variety there is, from software development to networking. During my HND I covered all aspects of computing, but the areas of study I enjoyed the most were coding and cisco networking. I tailored my route through education due to these interests and achieved a First Class Honours in Computing Science.