The Employee Spotlight is a monthly feature that highlights the great talent we have here at Angus Systems. This month, we meet Nicolei, Manager, Development (ACI), and a big fan of samosas!
What is your education and background?
I went to the University of Waterloo, initially for Actuarial Science, but then I switched to Computer Science. I worked a co-op position while completing my undergraduate degree, and I was an Actuarial Analyst – it was my first job – but then I noticed that I was programming in that job more than I was doing statistical analysis, and that’s when I realized that I found programming more enjoyable and decided to switch the focus of my studies.
What is your role at Angus Systems and what are your main responsibilities?
As a Manager of Development (ACI), my main responsibilities include the daily management, operation, technical direction, and architectural design of our Access Control Integrations. I also help with the development of our GEN5 and GEN4 products. My team collaborates with the Integration and Partnership team to further ensure we are exceeding client expectations.
How have your responsibilities expanded since you started working with the company?
Since starting with the company, my responsibilities have expanded into managing the Access Control Integrations.
What do you like most about working at Angus Systems?
Well, in one word, samosas! I really like that we have a very friendly and generous culture here at Angus Systems. Also, during the pandemic, I really appreciate how we, the Angus Systems community, have looked out for each other. We check up on each other, have these friendly step competitions, virtual events for games/socializing, and various other activities.
Is there some contribution that you’re proud of?
I feel that all the smaller contributions that I’ve made throughout my time here have really shown my progress, and that my interpersonal relationships with everyone have helped to contribute to the pleasant office environment.
Is there something that people would be surprised to know about you?
During university, I was a personal trainer for a year and I’m happy that almost all of my clients continued to maintain a healthy lifestyle once they had completed their training program with me.
If you weren’t working at Angus Systems, what would you be doing?
I’d probably be teaching high school math or computer science.
What are some of your personal hobbies and interests?
I love all kinds of board games and probably have a whole shelf full of them. I also play both beach and indoor volleyball, and table tennis.