I graduated in September 2018 with a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science from University College Dublin having spent one semester of my undergraduate studies in Villanova University in Pennsylvania, USA thanks to the generosity of Martin McGuinn who sponsors the McGuinn Irish Scholars Program. Following my graduation I immediately started working as a Software Engineer with Zalando SE.
As well as working full-time, I'm currently studying part-time as part of the MSc Project Management programme in UCD's Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.
I consider problems as challenges and enjoy finding creative yet appropriate solutions, either by myself or with a group. I'm always eager to take on a new task or challenge, whether hard or simple, and I hope that this positive attitude inspires others around me too.
I would classify myself as a genuine and easy-going person, but I'm always ready to embrace new challenges. I'm fascinated by how different people approach the same problem in unique ways, and I particularly enjoy working with people from a different background to me so that I can get some insight into their perspectives and how they approach problems.
I love all genres of music, I would give examples of how varied my taste in music is but most of it is so cheesy it could legally be classified as cheddar, and no self-respecting person would openly admit to listening to any of it.
I'm a big fan of charities and not-for-profit organisations, and always willing to help out in any way I can. I'm mostly involved in Irish language initiatives, so check out the Gaeilge section of this website if you're involved in any similar initiatives!
I also try not to make myself too seriously!Connect with me on Linked
I have been working in Zalando as a Backend Engineer since Sep 2018, working on micro-services built using Scala, Akka/Play and Kafka.
I place a great deal of emphasis on people and processes in my job, believing that a well functioning team and healthy relationships with stakeholders are vital to the success of any initiatives.
I was elected chairperson of 'An Cumann Gaelach' at the end of my first year in UCD, my role involved chairing the society committee and overseeing the 40 events we ran over the course of the academic year, including three charity events that raised a combined total of €5000 for various charities, of which I'm especially proud.
Séamus's ability to own a demanding technical area of the project and to manage and drive topics to completion with little or no reliance on seniors improves the team's ability to deliver on a demanding and complex workload. He has proven effective in his communication to stakeholders, and internally within the wider Dublin group; providing clear and useful discussion in emails and documentation on the topics he is managing.
In my opinion Séamus is a wonderful asset to the company and is a very steady and clear thinking individual who is ready and willing to commit to work in order to move things forward for the greater benefit.