Our tech guru (sorry… Head of Application Support), Alex, tells us a little bit about what he gets up to at work, and at home…
I’m the Head of Application Support at Coalters. Effectively, I’m responsible for the computer system that we use to manage all of our customer information. Away from work, I live in an apartment in York with my girlfriend, Liz, but we’ll be moving into our new house at the start of 2017. We’ve had some cool holidays in the past year and we like going off for the weekend camping too – we take Gatsby, the Pomeranian, with us.
What would you say is your favourite thing about working in your role?
My role is quite a unique one at Coalters. I love being able to work closely with the team to create a better way of working, or a better customer experience, by utilising the technology that we have available to us. We’ve created some really cool stuff and I like being different to other agents.
What does your typical day look like?
I tend to have a few different things going on at the same time. About half of my time is spent with my head down actually developing changes that we want to make. The rest of the time is a mixture of working with the team identifying things we can improve, communicating with contractors, or helping the management team with data analysis. I’m also part of the senior management team so I’m involved in developing the strategy to drive Coalters forward.
Let’s say you could choose one super power that would help you day to day, what would it be?
I’d be able to fly. Being able to fly would make everything better. I’m sure it would help improve my job somehow!
Tell us about one of the funniest moments you have had over your career with us..
The Mannequin Challenge that we did was pretty funny. Vicki had the idea of giving me a piggyback, which I think she started to regret about 30 seconds into the video. Her legs were shaking and I tried to take some of the weight off her by putting my feet on the wall! We managed to hold it together until the end.
Haha! For those who haven’t seen our mannequin challenge head over to our Facebook page… Lets leave this on a musical note.. If I was to walk into a bar, what song would I find you dancing to?
Justin Timberlake, Can’t Stop The Feeling
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