In August 2020, EKM had the pleasure of adding two experienced developers to the Engineering department. We sat down with them to learn a bit more about their background and what they are looking forward to as a part of the EKM team.
Web Developer – Platform Squad
From: Blackrod (Hometown Wigan)
Web Developer – Shop Management Squad
What are you likely to be drinking at your desk?
Connor: Pepsi Max
Andrew: Coffee to start the day, another coffee mid-morning to keep me awake, more coffee after lunch and then if it’s a long day, more coffee to get me over the line. Coffee is served black, I don’t even like the taste, but it’s powers are borderline magic.
What sort of hobbies do you like to do outside of work?
Connor: Play games, mainly World of Warcraft
Andrew: I row for Warrington Rowing Club, I’ve only been doing it for just over a year and it would have been a successful year if it wasn’t for Covid! The medals will still be there for me to win next year – I’m overly competitive. If I’m not rowing or training for rowing I’m walking my Newfoundland, Ben. Then there’s football (LFC) and Netflix for the spaces in between.
Do you have a background with ecommerce?
Connor: I did freelance website development for local small businesses in my spare time whilst working other jobs and when I was at University.
Andrew: No previous e-commerce experience, but worked 3 years as a software developer for the Health and Safety Executive.
How have your first few days/weeks been so far?
Connor: My colleagues seem really friendly, relaxed and easy to talk to.
Andrew: I’ve been very impressed by how friendly and welcoming everyone is. I’ve met my team and I think we’re going to get on like a house on fire.
Have you worked remotely before? What bits about WFH are you excited about? What bits are you worried about?
Connor: I’ve worked from home since about a month before lockdown, I enjoy not having to commute and spending time at home with my fiancée.
Andrew: My last job was fully remote since the start of Covid so this is no different; I like the added flexibility around start and end times and not having to worry about the commute. I also work next to a fridge, so I don’t even have to get up to get food.
Is there anything else you think we might like to know?
Connor: I have a bachelor’s degree in Computing and Software Development, I proposed to my fiancée on top of an inactive volcano, my parents have a black Labrador Retriever and the longest I can go without sleep is 38 hours.
Andrew: My rowing team won the English Indoor rowing competition in February.
We are so excited to welcome these two to our amazing team!
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