Whenever a new tech revolutionist joins our ranks, we make sure their experience is a great one.
But don’t just take it from us (because, you know, we’re a little biased!) – we’ve handed the virtual mic over to our newest recruits to see what they’ve got to say.
A tech master and software engineer, Fraser joined the team in May 2022 and over the last few months he’s helped to deliver some awesome projects alongside his talented teammates.
Hi Fraser. Let’s dive straight in! You’ve had a pretty interesting and varied career, so what drew you to software development?
I originally trained as a teacher, but was always keen to have a career with a more regular work-cycle. Although I didn’t really like the coding projects I had to do at University, I decided to learn programming alongside my full time teaching role.
I picked up my first programming job solving tricky geometry problems, which sparked my imagination for the power of software and how I could explore my interests in the software world.
I know we can’t talk specifics, but I often see some curious geometry, calculations and algebra scrawled across your desk. What skills have you been developing in your new role?
I come from a strong geometry background, and although some of our projects require a certain mathematical fluency, I’ve spent most of my time understanding object-oriented programming, web architecture and Razor’s DevOps process. I’ve always been a keen problem solver and I am relishing the opportunities we have to solve different problems in different domains!
That’s awesome. Did your perception of Razor change once you joined the team?
Razor projects a strong image of competence and whilst this is well earned, it seems that this strength comes from curiosity, teamwork and learning – rather than from people with massive brains who already know exactly what they’re doing and have all of the answers.
We’ve all seen the videos of CEO Jamie Hinton gracing us with his lab-coated (and pretty wild) stage personality. What’s he really like to work with?
Jamie certainly has his eccentric side! He’s also high energy, encouraging, and keen to hear from everyone in the team.