Staff Profile of the Week

Kieran Massey, I.T. Grad, IMGS

Kieran Massey, I.T. Grad, IMGS

Kieran Massey in the Staff Profile hot seat this week.  Thanks for a fantastic interview Kieran!

Can you describe your role at IMGS?

My current role at IMGS is IT graduate, I started with IMGS back in April 2020, I was lucky to get in with IMGS when I did because of Covid just kicking off, things were uncertain for a spell . My role consists of working with the development team and meeting customers’ data driven needs in developing applications, BIs, generally using Hexagon’s M.App Enterprise Studio so far in my daily work. I would also work daily with Databases, some CSS where applicable and some dodgy Javascript from myself when also needed.

 

What do you like to do in your spare time?

In my spare time I like to play Playstation, big gamer since my dad bought me a Nintendo 64 back in the day. I also read comics from time to time, I have a nephew too so I try to be involved with Jaxson as much as I am able throughout Covid. I do like blowing off steam at the gym, but with Covid its more of a home grown gym, caveman style!

 

What’s the last book that you read?

Apart from comics, I’m reading the Lee Childs ‘Jack Reacher’ collection, I was surprised to find out there is 19 books in the series, I’ve 3 down, a lot to go.

 

What will be the first destination that you will visit overseas when travel reopens and why?

Wow first destination, tough one! My Fiancée and I (Snuck that one in!) have been putting off Greece for awhile and I think after this everlasting lockdown, we owe it to ourselves to go over and visit Greece. Other than that just to be able to go out for some food again with the gang, drinks, all of that social aspect to life, will be nice to have again.

 

If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?

I think I’d like to try acting! Very random but I am a movie buff so to act for a few years would be cool, play on the Irish accent thing for a while. Make sure I got to be in a movie with Salma Hayek!

 

What do you enjoy most about working at IMGS?

I love the closeness of the team actually, even though we’re remotely working, I can feel how close and connected the team is to one another, and that made coming into IMGS so easily to adapt to also. My last job wasn’t so team driven which was just chaos to be honest, so to see how close IMGS is and to be apart of this family now is special.

I love how every day is different in my job, be it creating data driven customized applications, or BIs for customer needs, every day so far has brought something different and I wouldn’t change that for the world!

Keith Duffy, I.T. Grad, IMGS

Keith Duffy, I.T. Grad, IMGS

Keith Duffy, I.T. Grad, IMGS

Can you describe your role at IMGS?

I work as a developer for IMGS. Since arriving a little over 6 months ago, I have done a mix of both front and back-end development. For my first project after joining, I was tasked with designing and building a new WordPress website for the company, that went live a couple of months later. Since its completion, I have moved on to working on mainly database and form design using a mix of SQL and JavaScript. 

 

What do you like to do in your spare time?

In my spare time, I play competitive First-Person Shooters, mainly Rainbow Six Siege. I built a gaming PC right at the start of the lockdown and it has been a godsend throughout. As there can be no socialising at the moment, I feel very lucky and privileged to have a large group of friends that so I can hop on with in the evenings and play together. When I’m not stuck in front of a computer, I spend my time indoor rock climbing, practicing drums, doing yoga, or jamming music with friends.

 

What’s the last app that you downloaded?

The last app that I downloaded was Waking Up. This is a meditation app by Sam Harris who is a philosopher, New York Times bestselling author and neuroscientist. Over the last number of years, I have gotten quite heavily into meditation. I used a couple of apps before this one, but I love the more mindfulness based, Vipassana style meditations that Sam specialises in. It has really helped me throughout this difficult time, and I would be lost without it.

 

What will be the first destination that you will visit overseas when travel reopens and why?

The first place I will probably get to travel to after everything reopens will be my honeymoon. Although the exact destination has not been decided yet, we have been seriously considering an extended trip to Asia. Mainly Japan, Nepal, India, and Tibet. I have never visited this part of the world and have always wanted to so this will be a major tick off the bucket list!

 

What would you do for a career if you weren’t doing this?

If I wasn’t working as a developer, I think would like to be drum teacher. I have played drums since I was very young and have earned a Grade 5 distinction for playing. I would love the time to commit to earn my Grade 8 to become a certified teacher. I have a major passion for music and love sharing my knowledge and passion with others.

 

What do you enjoy most about working at IMGS?

The thing I enjoy most about working at IMGS is the learning experience. IMGS has such a competent and professional team that I feel privileged to be able to work alongside and learn from. I have learned so much since arriving in the areas of database design, location intelligence and project management and it is all down to the help provided to me from each of my colleagues. There are no stupid questions here, which I’m happy about as I ask a lot!

 

Gavin Park, Lead Solution Consultant, IMGS

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Can you describe your role at IMGS?
Probably what most people will know me for here is training and consultancy on Safe Software’s FME products, as that tends to keep me busy and out seeing our different customers.  Its also been a great way to see different parts of Ireland!  Though I’m getting more involved with projects and helping to design our solutions for customers, which is allowing me to use some more of my previous technical lead and solution architecture experience. …