A little bit about me...
I have over 20 years experience in the software delivery industry with some of the most technologically advanced companies in Ireland, in industries as varied as Banking, Education, Gambling, Insurance and Fleet management. I have experience working in Scrum, Agile and KanBan methodologies across different platforms and I have team lead experience leading offsite teams in locations such as India and Bulgaria.
I am qualified from the UX Design Institute here in Dublin and also from the Dublin Institute of Design where I studied responsive Web Design. I am also a keen photographer and a member of Malahide Camera club, where I serve on the Education committee, and I have been published by Lonely Planet and some of the national newspapers.
See below for a brief synopsis of my most recent roles.
2021 - current
I am currently working as a UX Intern with a startup based in Barcelona. I have been heavily involved in collaboration sessions using Miro to create and refine User Journeys and Priority Maps. I have also been involved in conducting benchmarking exercises as well as creating Personas and User Flow diagrams as well as creating wireframes and interactive prototypes using Figma.
April 2020 - Oct 2020
I was brought in as a Contract QA to this multi billion dollar company to test changes to existing functionality as well as new functionality being introduced to their internal systems and to accurately record and report any issues discovered and to retest all fixes.
May 2017 - Nov 2019
I was hired as a contract QA for a 6 month period. This was extended on 5 separate occasions which meant I stayed with them for 2 and a half years. I initially worked on a legacy product but was then moved on to a greenfield project where I worked in cross functional teams with BA's, UX and Devs.
2010 - 2016
QA Team Lead
I worked for Paddy Power for 6 years in many different areas of the company such as Sportsbet, Casino, Games and Live Casino. I was involved in working closely with UX people whilst a designated UX team was put together. I was extensively involved in Paddy Power Bingo site and App which went on to win multiple awards. I was a QA and Team leader for an offsite team based in Bulgaria and responsible for multiple products as well as their backend systems.
Prior to 2010
QA & Release Engineer
Previously I had worked for companies such as Irish Permanent, Coras Information Consulting, AIB (On 3 separate occasions), Roccoco Software, Compuware and Cognotec. Mainly as a QA but as a joint QA/Release engineer in Compuware.