Channel Mechanics delights today in announcing our latest appointment, with Mícheál O Brien taking up the position of Software Developer.
A native of Donegal, Mícheál studied at the University of Galway where he obtained his undergraduate degree in Arts. Following his Bachelor’s, Mícheál went on to complete a Master’s in Journalism, graduating in 2014. Despite having a keen interest in broadcasting and previously hosting the UG’s radio station Flirt FM, he decided to opt for a different career choice. With this in mind, Mícheál moved to Dublin and found work in sales and account management with Eir Business.
After working steadily with Eir for almost 2 years, Mícheál decided it was time to return to education. With a Springboard course catching his eye, Mícheál enrolled in a part-time Higher Diploma in Data Analytics. The course led Mícheál to discover a passion and enthusiasm for data analysis and visualisation. His newfound interest subsequently led him down a new career path.
Mícheál has spent the last few years working in the world of Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) with McCurrach on behalf of Unilever. During his time here, Mícheál gained crucial experience using Microsoft Power BI. He was involved in a number of projects including developing, automating and future-proofing the suite of McCurrach’s field sales reporting. He played an integral part in the project which aimed to eliminate the need for manual and cumbersome reports in Microsoft Excel. The field sales team utilized this reporting to make better decisions at store level. Mícheál now moves away from FMCG and begins his next challenge with Channel Mechanics
Mícheál is a big Formula 1 fan and can be found most Saturdays and Sundays of the F1 calendar watching Qualifying and Grand Prix sessions. He is also a loyal supporter of Connacht Rugby.
Speaking about the appointment to his new role:
“I’m truly delighted to be joining the Channel Mechanics team as a Software Developer. Although the industry is completely new to me, I am looking forward to getting involved straight away. I am excited to soak up all the knowledge and experience in the organisation and contribute positively to the team.”
Mícheál O Brien
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