Team Profile: Gordon Hyndman, Software Developer - Covernet - Smart Insurance Software

Team Profile: Gordon Hyndman, Software Developer



Gordon Hyndman

Job Title

Software Developer

Service time with Covernet

14 years

Education / Career journey

I came to computers late on. I worked in a number of different jobs before completing a BTEC Diploma in IT. I then completed a Higher National Diploma before finally obtaining a Computer Science degree at Ulster University.

How did you become part of the Covernet team?

For the placement year of my degree, I worked as a network technician within the same building as Covernet. I got to know and become friendly with the Covernet staff.  Toward the end of my degree, I noticed that Covernet were advertising for three graduate software developers, I applied and the rest is history. 

What does a typical day hold for you?

My first task in the morning is checking that all claims and reporting jobs from overnight programs have run successfully, then the typical day starts. I work on a wide range of customer requirements, mainly within the claims and reporting systems.

What do you enjoy most about the job?

I would say I enjoy problem solving the most. It’s a great feeling when you have come up with solutions to problems. Then there’s the team within Covernet: staff turnover is low so you get to know everyone. Finally there’s the commute; because I live locally, the work-life balance is excellent.

What is your greatest passion outside of work and family?

I’m lucky to live in one of the most beautiful areas of Ireland, so when I’m not running the kids to their many activities, I enjoy time swimming in the sea or going for a walk. Of course, when the weather is bad there is always Netflix.