My initial exposure to programming was through my Physics degree, and in my final project improving the data processor for a dark matter experiment. I found that I enjoyed the challenge of figuring out bits of code and looking for ways to improve them. I started following computer science lectures on YouTube and got hooked. I started some small projects and applying for jobs for after I finished university, which led me to my first interview with Scott Logic for the Graduate Developer role.
There’s always something new to learn here and through this I have realised that it’s important to let your views be challenged by other people. Hearing different perspectives is an effective way of growing as a developer. There’s a great work-life balance at Scott Logic; at lunch I go to the gym or play chess in the office. The games can get lively with a crowd shouting out the best and worst moves to you.
My advice for future Graduate Developers
If you’re thinking about applying for a role at Scott Logic, remember that if you can show you can think analytically about problems and demonstrate that you don’t shy away from a challenge, you’re potentially a strong candidate. Scott Logic is passionate about acknowledging individual capabilities and helping you to become a successful developer – so don’t be shy!
Enjoyed hearing Richardo’s story? Hear from fellow Graduate Developer Ben and how he went from writing games for the iPhone to a career in software development.
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