"My colleagues are great. I can honestly say that I would not enjoy my role half as much if the people I work with were not as welcoming, helpful and similarly minded."
I Graduated from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen with 1st Class Bsc (Hons) Computing for Internet & Multimedia. I joined CGI and went straight into an IT Developer role with Shell in Aberdeen.
Before CGI I was a Trainee Manager at Tesco and a full time student. In my current role I support and develop subsurface and wells (SSW) applications in Shell, Aberdeen. This role has two key aspects. Firstly manning the support channels such as phone line and email accounts for SSW and offering specialist support and solutions for the applications we support. Secondly, meeting with the client to discuss and deliver appropriate updates and enhancements to the SSW applications that support their needs. The technical skills I use regularly are C# / VB ASP.NET and PL/SQL.
My colleagues are great. I can honestly say that I would not enjoy my role half as much if the people I work with were not as welcoming, helpful and similarly minded. We also have a great social environment outside of business hours which helps build a strong network and team.
Using out-of-date software. I often have to patch my client desktop to work with their out-of-date software because it would be too costly for them to upgrade. This can cause the desktop to crash or have undesired errors causing me major delays.
Resilience, confidence, excellent communication skills, enjoy problem solving, drive to always push for improvements (don’t settle for ok), Programming experience.
CGI is a great company looking for great talent. Make it clear from the start what your unique and saleable skills are and never turn down an opportunity even if it’s not something you thought you would enjoy doing.
If you can’t find a bug in your software, you have not let the users test it yet.