What’s your role like now?
I lead a team of developers to deliver a wide portfolio of MI dashboards. That involves the end-to-end process for creating new products, from the initial discovery phase where we capture the requirements, to the development of backend solutions, all the way through to front end visualisation, using the right visuals to tell a particular story through data. This supports decision-making at senior levels, so as an organisation we can take the most strategic steps. I also support day-to-day tasks for existing MI solutions, to ensure they’re always up to date and bug free.
What I most enjoy about this role is that every day can be different. The data can vary from month to month, so we familiarise ourselves with and interrogate the data to ensure it’s captured accurately. It keeps us busy, keeps us on our toes, and the final delivery each month brings a great feeling of pride.
What’s the approach to learning and development in your team?
There are plenty of training options available. When I joined, I was sent on several in-house and external training courses, some to improve my existing skillset and some to learn new skills altogether that would be beneficial for the role. Our management team always encourages us to block out time in our diaries to work on learning and development. Working here, it’s never a question of ‘Can we have training?’ but ‘What training would you like to have?’.
I’ve had the privilege of helping people in my team progress their career too, whether that’s through sideways promotions into adjacent developer teams or progressing to become Analytic Managers themselves. It’s really rewarding to have helped them grow and make our overall team better through their progression.