Jonathon Fowler

Jonathon is a member of the Operational Intelligence team at Capula where he is currently focusing on developing a wide range of software solutions. In his time here he’s already started developing prototypes and has attended an Industry Hackathon competition with senior team members.

 

When did you start working at Capula and what is your role?

I started working at Capula in March 2018 as a Graduate Software Engineer. I work in the Operational Intelligence sector which focuses on developing software based solutions to meet client’s needs. This can range from energy monitoring to developing augmented reality prototypes.

Describe a typical day in your current role?

My current day to day involves getting data from a cloud server and using our software (ThingWorx) in order to parse the data into a useable format to send to the Carbon Energy Fund. While I’m not doing this I’m researching new and exciting ways we can use augmented reality within the business, and designing prototypes to show potential clients.

What is the most fulfilling aspect of your role?

One of the most fulfilling things so far has been creating an augmented reality prototype, and seeing it being demoed at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. This required me to learn about a totally new piece of software (ThingWorx Studio).

If you met a potential employee, what would you tell them about why you enjoy working for Capula?

I actually speak to my friends every night online, and I’m always telling them about the latest things I am working on, they seem to get jealous that I work with such up to date technology. Everyone in my team is really friendly, and I don’t ever feel like there isn’t someone I can talk to if I have a problem, and of course an early finish every Friday is nice too!

What do you like to do in your spare time?

In my spare time I play games on my computer, train calisthenics at the gym (I can do handstand push ups!), and I go rock climbing once a week. I have just moved into a new flat, so a lot of my spare time is spent on making it look as good as possible.

What’s your favourite piece of technology?

My favourite piece of technology is the HTC Vive. The level of immersion it provides is incredible, and I definitely see this as where the future is heading in regards to entertainment. Hopefully one day we can implement a solution for a client which involves virtual reality.

Why did you pursue a career in Engineering?

I’ve always been passionate about technology, and love having the most up to date gear, so it made sense to me immediately to work for a company that has the same ethos. The work I do is very fulfilling and I look forward to coming in every day and seeing what new challenge awaits me.

Jon demonstrating the new OPUS Augmented Reality Software in the new Capula Experience Centre