TechnologyOne is making its customers’ lives simple through the use of technology. After spending two years in the Financials TechnologyOne Research and Development (R&D) team, I recently transitioned into the Supply Chain R&D team. A normal day consists of having stand up, attending an occasional meeting and spending the rest of the day working on user stories and bug fixes for the current sprint. During my time at TechnologyOne, I have worked across projects such as Payments Processing, Data Entry, and Purchasing, all of which are heavily used in the end-to-end process of procure-to-pay.
I was born in Tasmania and lived there until the age of 12, before moving to Brisbane. I grew up surrounded by technology which helped spark my interest for one day working in the field. I started as an intern at TechnologyOne in October 2015, and began as a graduate in January 2017.
Yes, someone with no background of knowledge can become a developer. Everything you need to learn can be attained via online resources, such as Lynda, Pluralsight, YouTube, etc. The most important characteristics to have are determination and good problem solving skills.
Easily the best thing about my job is the people. There is a great culture around the business and it's great to genuinely look forward to coming to work every day. The environment also plays a large part, with perks such as Friday drinks and a breakfast bar. When I finish a certain piece of functionality, whether it’s a screen or a background process, there is a certain sense of achievement when everything works and I get to see how many people are using my work or are interested in my work.
Everyone is responsible for their own work. If a piece of functionality doesn't work and it was your job to make that functionality, you’ll be accountable for making it work. Not every piece of work will be exciting. At times in your career there will be moments which aren't as fun, such as doing bugs at the end of a release, but you have to take the 'good' with the 'bad' and while you're doing the 'bad' it makes you look forward to the 'good' ahead.