Rosie Solution Developer I
- Name: Rosie
- Job Title: Solution Developer I, Technical Graduate Programme
- University attended: University of Sussex
- Course studied at University:
What is it like working for TJX Europe?
It’s a lot of fun! The atmosphere is very relaxed. Everyone is very approachable regardless of their seniority. There’s a lot of emphasis on feedback and the company makes sure that they’re doing the most for the employees. And there are a lot of perks too! We have double discount weekends, sample sales where we can buy products for really cheap and IT social events.
Tell me about your career progression/on-going development with TJX Europe.
I’ve only been here for 6 months, but I’ve already learned a lot! I’ve skilled up on Shellscript, C# and SQL and I feel much more confident about my programming skills. There’s a lot of flexibility here, so I’ve been going where the work takes me. I’ve done some database administration work. I’ve helped with test environments work by creating huge sets of data to be loaded in them. Currently, I’m moving more towards QA work on various merchandising applications, so I can learn more about how they work and develop a more hazard-proof approach to my development work. TJX has enabled me to add many strings to my bow!
How much responsibility are you given?
I’m in a unique situation as I was brought on to work on a particular platform called RPAS (used for merchandise planning applications), which has its own programming language, so for me I’ve been more focused on training as opposed to deliverables, but in my time here, I’ve had some responsibility. So far I’ve had to organise and lead a team presentation in front of everybody in IT, write and demo batch trigger methods and I’m also involved with graduate programme refinement.
What is a typical working day like?
There is no typical day! Sometimes I’ll spend the whole day working on data sets, other days will be meeting-heavy. I might be having a RPAS configuration training session, or learning about merchandising at TJX, or writing shell scripts to automate simple tasks, or finding bugs in applications. It all depends! The only constant is the little bit of admin I have to do.