Graduate Business Analyst
I completed my degree in Business with Information Technology at Queens University in June 2018, and worked as a Junior Business Analyst for a small software development company in Belfast before taking up a position with Covernet.
I had been living in Coleraine and working in Belfast so the daily commute was starting to wear me down. A recruitment agent contacted me about Covernet, so I did some online research and was very impressed by the company culture. The fact that the office was only a few minutes away from where I lived was also ideal for me.
I applied for the graduate BA role they had open and the more I interacted with members of the team throughout the interview process the more I was impressed with their professionalism and the friendly, relaxed atmosphere within the company. In the end I was very pleased to have been offered the role and accepted without hesitation.
A typical day for me involves gathering requirements for customer requests and creating specifications to be used by the development and QA teams. My work normally involves a fair bit of back and forth communication to both customers and other Covernet team members to ensure all the necessary details required for development and testing are included in our specifications. I am fortunate that during lockdown I have still had plenty of opportunities to interact with my colleagues.
I enjoy learning more about the Covernet systems as part of my every job. I get a great sense of satisfaction from understanding the complexities of each piece of functionality and figuring out how making changes in one area impacts the rest of the system. I also enjoy the variety in my role, working on different systems as well as working on internal processes and jobs means that I never get bored of what I’m doing.
Outside of work and family, I love online gaming. It’s how I like to unwind and spend time with my friends, especially during lockdown. I was also brought up on a working beef farm so I’m a real country boy at heart and like to get down to lend a hand on the weekends or during holidays when I get a chance.