Being a part of the Shell workforce has been a great step in my career as a developer. I have been involved with different clubs and societies such as the Shell enABLE network, Energie Network and Toastmasters Club where I have presented three speeches as well as running recent meeting. I have also been involved in the Foundry funnels where I have participated in both ‘Internet of Things’ and Virtual Reality, I will also be leading the last one of the year which is 3D Print. My Asperger’s has slightly affected the way I work, but I have worked with the company to raise these issues and to find alternatives to help me complete my work tasks.
Complex coding is a topic I have found to be tough whilst on placement. I have worked on a few complex programs whilst training and the most challenging part for me was Module Pool Programming. Whenever I find that myself struggling with a task I turn to my colleagues and utilise YouTube tutorials to help me find the answer.
The last nine months at Shell have been fantastic and I’m really looking forward to seeing what I get up to with the company throughout the rest of placement as I am hoping to gain more experience and understanding of Agile-based practices and to hopefully become a Scrum master. My long-term career goal is to become an Application Delivery Lead for one of the Functional Towers in the Solution Build team and adopt a more managerial role.
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