Derek


Derek

 

Team Manager

Education:B.Sc Computer Science, HDip Applied Mathematics

Why Did You Choose Pilz?

As a Software Developer I chose Pilz because I was moving home to Cork and knew that Pilz was a highly respected Software House in the city.

What do you like best about your role?

Ensuring that I co-ordinate the teams I manage to deliver the projects I lead to the best of my ability and working with the individuals on my team to achieve this goal.

What do you do on a typical day?

The day always kicks off with a defect review where we take decisions on whether the most recently logged defects merit being fixed in the latest release.
From there my day becomes varied. Some days involve 1 on 1 meetings with the team members, other days I am planning the next releases and reporting progress on current projects to Senior Management.
Most days are a combination of these activities and more.

How long have you been here and what have you accomplished?

I have been here for 7 years now. I joined Pilz as a Software Developer and have progressed my career over time to Senior Developer and then to Team Manager.
As a developer I contributed Features to multiple releases of PSSWinPro.
As a Team Manager I like to think that I have helped build project teams and have worked well with the people on those teams to deliver quality products.

What are your interests outside of work?

I used to play a lot of football with the local team in Glanmire but age and dodgy legs have put paid to that.
Instead I do some road running and completed my first Marathon in the Cork City Marathon of 2011. I have also been known to do a bit of surfing at local beaches.

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