Senior Business Analyst
What is your background and how did you come about joining AquaQ?
I have spent the past 15+ years in a variety of roles including Site Head of Futures Operations at Citi Belfast and Director Clearing Operations at CME Group. My career path has gradually become more Technology orientated over recent years which is something I have worked hard to develop.
What attracted you to join AquaQ?
AquaQ is a young growing company that is local to Northern Ireland. They have a refreshing mindset that keeps them agile in a competitive marketplace.
Can you remember your first day at AquaQ?
I joined during the Covid pandemic, so my first day was spent on video calls with HR and my new work colleagues.
What is your typical day like?
I start work around 8 or 9am, log in remotely to my Clients environment, review overnight emails and prioritise my day. I am a BA/Project Manager, so my day is taken up gathering requirements from the client and ensuring our AquaQ Development team are comfortable with what they need to deliver in the timescales the client has asked.
What skills are you hoping to develop as part of your team?
AquaQ are currently supporting me through my Prince 2 qualification which I start in March 2021.
What advice would you offer to any graduate / experienced analyst seeking a role in this area?
AquaQ have a great culture and create an environment in which each individual can thrive and be challenged. They support Continuous Professional Development. If you want to build your skill base up, gain valuable experience, work with fantastic colleagues, AquaQ is the place to be.
What are the benefits of being a part of the AquaQ team?
There is a fantastic variety of roles and projects to choose from.
If you were to recommend AquaQ to a friend – what would you say?
You are joining a growing company which has its roots in Northern Ireland. The Senior Managers are very ‘visible’ and go out of their way to make you feel welcome. You are more than just a number!!
What is the most interesting thing about working here and the work you do?
I work on an exciting ‘Greenfield’ project and am constantly learning. Work is not boring; it is complex and challenging.
What are three benefits you’ve discovered about working here that you weren’t aware of when you started?
I could speak to the CEO of the firm any time I needed too, my voice would be heard and there would be opportunities to grow inside a local firm.