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Gregory, Systems Support Specialist

Posted: March 13th, 2019 Posted In: Employee Spotlight

The Employee Spotlight is a monthly feature that highlights the great talent we have here at Angus Systems. Gregory is a Systems Support Specialist and an Electronic Dance Music DJ!

What is your education and background?

I am nerdy by nature 😊 I was born in Peterborough and spent most of my time growing up in Milton. I had originally moved to Toronto so I could obtain my undergraduate degree in Neuroscience at the University of Toronto; however, my inner geek took over which led me to pursue IT as I felt it was a more natural career fit for me. I then obtained an advanced diploma in Computer Systems and Technology at George Brown College, and I now focus on IT security certifications.

What is your role at Angus Systems and what are your main responsibilities?

My role as a proud member of the Angus Systems IT Operations team allows me the opportunity to ensure that all staff are happy with the technological equipment and applications for which they have access to, and that all other systems they collaborate on function as expected. The majority of my time is spent working with Access Control Integration (ACI) and all that surrounds HEXCHANGE, our integration platform, whereas I am here to help with anything from ACI to Z. I am also part of the social committee and warmly welcome activity or event suggestions from my colleagues.

How have your responsibilities expanded since you started working with the company?

I have been with Angus Systems for just over two years now, but as we continuously implement new systems and bring in new technology, my responsibility expands with updating my knowledge and understanding of the changes and their requirements.

What do you like most about working at Angus Systems?

The atmosphere and vibe in the office are what I appreciate and embrace the most at Angus Systems. I think this promotes an opportunity to just be yourself and to put your best foot forward. There is a challenging yet rewarding variety of tasks within my role, and I am thankful for the opportunity to be able to learn from them.

What are some of the things you’ve learned while working here?

I have continued to expand my knowledge and skill set within Information Technology Security while working with ACI and the wide array of security requirements brought forth by our clients. I have also been learning DevOps and programming related skills, which I have always wanted to expand on.

Is there some contribution that you’re proud of?

I am not only proud but absolutely honoured to have received the Todd French Spirit Award during the 2018 Angus Systems Holiday Dinner. Thank you to everyone at Angus Systems for your kindness.

I thoroughly enjoy ‘technically’ helping around the office however I can – bit by byte.

“Being able to contribute to a team that is already awesome is something I’m very proud of.”

Is there something that people would be surprised to know about you?

I am an ardent EDM DJ. I thoroughly enjoy every opportunity to share my passion for music with others at events, gatherings, parties, or wherever the music flows.

If you weren’t working at Angus Systems, what would you be doing?

Still using my inner-nerd to make a living, unless the opportunity to be an international EDM DJ arises.

What are some of your personal hobbies and interests?

I enjoy tinkering with new gadgets and technology, working out through fun activity, playing dodgeball, travelling, and spending time with my two cats: Mira and Piper.

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