Zach works as a Junior Software Developer at Sycous, whilst completing his degree in Computer Science at the University of Huddersfield. He originally joined Sycous on a short placement organised by Leeds City College, before continuing to work part-time as he progressed his university studies!
To highlight his achievement, we sat down with Zach to learn more about his experience:
Why did you choose to study Computer Science?
“Software development fascinates me! I like the idea of creating a software that can be used by “real” people, in the “real” world. It’s always nice to know that I can facilitate and help someone’s daily life.”
What projects do you work on at Sycous?
“I support the Sycous Development team with completing Mabdeck software releases. I mainly focus on fixing bugs throughout the software release process and take part in coding new software features.”
What do you find are the benefits of working while studying?
“I see the work I produce at Sycous as an opportunity for me to practice the knowledge I gain at the university. It gives me real-life experience whilst helping me put everything in context. The internship also helps me improve the quality of work I produce for the university.
I have so many people around me who give me constant support and reassurance. The Sycous Development team has so much experience, everyone I work with wants to help me in any way they can and share their experiences!”
Where do you see yourself in the future?
“After university, I would like to continue working at Sycous. As a future developer, I want to be involved in the process of creating software for real people. I see our Mabdeck software as a powerful tool for metering and billing, and value the work the Sycous team produces towards new features.
I want to be able to use my experience, as well as the knowledge I will gain throughout my degree to produce improved end-products for people. While also progressing to a higher-level position within the team.”