Jake started at Allsop in April of this year. He joins our growing development team in the role of BI Developer.
As one of the newbies we wanted to find out a bit more about him, so we got him to answer a few questions:
What is your role at Allsop?
I am a Business Intelligence (BI) developer. It’s my job to take clients data and turn it into something that is visually appealing, easy to interpret and ultimately helps to support a business in making intelligent, informed decisions.
What made you pursue a career as a BI developer?
I have always had an interest in computers from a young age (mostly due to the amount of time I spent on my PlayStation) which led to me pursuing my degree in Software Development and Commercial Computing. Throughout my studies, I was working part-time and really enjoyed learning about how businesses worked and interacting with customers. I found the role of a BI developer to be a perfect balance between the technical element and business element that I wanted in a role.
What are your first impressions of working at Allsop?
I immediately felt the almost family-like atmosphere of the office when I walked in on my first day. There was a welcome note from everyone which was a nice touch and I also got to choose my own laptop. Little things like that helped me settle in quickly. As I expected everyone is really down to earth, genuine, professional and there is a nice calm vibe to the office.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I am big into cars and motorsport. This can range from watching F1/BTCC/WRC, to playing a racing game on my PlayStation, to washing my car. I also enjoy researching new recipes and cooking.
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