Joseph W. Graduate employment profile
From Philosophy and Linguistics degree to developing apps for Sky Sports
|Language and Linguistic Science|
|Philosophy and Linguistics|
About this profile
|Software Engineer (iOS)|
|Digital and IT services|
|Large business (250+ employees)|
About the job
What I do
I work on the Sky Sports iOS app developing features for it. We work internationally so I often work on Sky Sports Italia and Deutschland too.
Skills I use and how I developed them
I use Objective C and Swift daily. Prior to working here is never used either of this so it was a steep learning curve. I would recommend reading as much as possible and develop your own apps. Start basic!
What I like most
The challenges I face every day. Complex problems and having to think. Working on an app millions use.
What I like least
When I can't solve a problem!
What surprised me most
How welcomed it is to ask questions when you struggle. Everyone has started their career at some point and knows what you feel. Reach out!
Finding and applying for the job
My career goals when I graduated
I wanted to go into research but learnt to code in 2015. From there, I wanted to be a web developer. I got thrusted into a completely different role and love it.
My career history
I had 3 internships at university. One in marketing and 2 in web development. These, and the Student Internship Bureau, helped me tremendously.
What has helped my career to progress
Working with careers to refine my application and get tips for assessment. Experience, both in my internship and with clubs and societies at uni.
Courses taken since graduation
Lots of edX courses on Software
How my studies have helped my career
I think logically. I express myself well to stakeholders.
What surprised me about my career so far
The array of different people around me and their backgrounds.
Where I hope to be in 5 years