Sean is currently studying Software Engineering, and undertaking placement period in Capula’s thriving Operational Intelligence department. He is focusing on the new range of OPUS products and is looking forward to graduating in August 2019.
When did you start working at Capula and what is your role?
I started at Capula for my placement period in July 2017, I am currently studying BSc Software Engineering at Staffordshire University. The sector of work I am constituted in is Operational Intelligence and my main responsibilities include designing and developing OPUS products for Imtech Low Carbon.
Describe a typical day in your current role?
Day to day you’ll find me working on OPUS development – ThingWorx platform development, updating the product backlog and stand-up meetings. We are currently in the process of getting ThingWorx developer certification too which would be exciting.
What is the most fulfilling aspect of your role?
Being involved on the innovation side of Capula and working with some of the most cutting edge IoT technologies available. Another aspect of my role that I have enjoyed, is designing and developing reusable, extensible software so that Engineers are enabled to produce solutions faster to customers. In addition, transferring the knowledge I have gained whilst undertaking my placement has also been rewarding. It’s been so beneficial to practice my learnings in the real world of work!
If you met a potential employee, what would you tell them about why you enjoy working for Capula?
People at Capula are friendly to work with and it’s a stimulating environment. The work is challenging and fast paced which has enabled me to learn at an accelerated pace.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
In my spare time I enjoy competitive track sprint cycling, weightlifting and listening to audiobooks and podcasts on new technologies, software engineering, self-improvement related areas, etc.
And of course power napping…I’m a real pro!
What’s your favourite piece of technology?
My iPhone and Bluetooth headphones, as this allow me to listen to audiobooks as this allows me to keep learning on the move.
Why did you pursue a career in Engineering?
Since successfully completing my IT Diploma course in college, and enrolling on a BSc Software Engineering degree at Staffordshire University, I found my passion for developing well designed software and following the Software Engineering principles of making software reusable, extensible and maintainable.