Andy
Oldroyd

Software Engineer

"Innovation, a great team spirit and no chance to get bored"

Andy Oldroyd

Software Engineer

"Innovation, a great team spirit and no chance to get bored"

tag-munday-3-8-162097-mediumI joined the company in 2012 in a graduate position and currently I am a Software Engineer in the Solutions Delivery team. I deal with implementing systems, either directly from vendors or bespoke ones created in house, with a focus on testing and automation. My day to day tasks tend to vary a lot from doing things like performance testing and debugging an application one day through to creating virtual reality experiences the next.

I studied Software Engineering at University and after I graduated I was looking at the quality of jobs rather than locations, I picked Mundipharma IT Services because it seemed like a great company to work for. I moved to Cambridge and have been here since then with no plans of leaving any time soon.

Having the freedom to work on my own ideas that can drive the business forwards is by far the best aspect of working at Mundipharma IT Services. There are very few companies that will give you the time and resources to truly innovate, but we have that opportunity here. I also enjoy the variety of work from different customers. There is no one system or product that I look after, instead looking at a large number of different ones. This means that there is no chance to get bored! Furthermore, I like the friendly atmosphere and particularly the colleagues in my team, they are what makes my daily role at the company great. There are a lot of opportunities to travel as well as the chance to regularly attend training courses and conferences to keep up to date with the latest technologies.

A large portion of my time outside of work is spent tinkering with side projects. From exploring a new framework one week to playing with machine learning the next, I always like to have something on the go. Occasionally some of my projects make it into work as well, such as the virtual reality training simulator that I made. I am currently working on an artificial intelligence that helps to augment daily tasks, similar to an open source version of Siri. I just need to learn how to stick to one side project at a time!

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