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Australian National University
2015 Technical Graduate | HP Software | Canberra
Michael James, BEng Systems and Mechanical & Materials Engineering (Honours) 2014, Australian National University
What is your role at HPE?
I am in a Technical Consultancy role within HPE’s Software division, currently on a project at a government department in Canberra. I'm responsible for understanding our customers' requirements, and assisting in creating and delivering technology solutions that meet their business needs.
What do you like best about your job?
One of the best parts of my job is developing the skills and knowledge that I'll need for future roles simply by doing my job well. It's also been great to be able to learn from the really smart and down to earth people on my team.
What skills have you gained in this role?
In the short time I've been in the Graduate Program I've already gained several technical skills, predominantly in the use of HP products such as CSA, Operations Orchestration, and Propel. I've also had the opportunity to complete the ITIL Foundations certificate in Service Management, which is recognized all over the world.
What skills did you already have that have proven useful?
I came in with a technical background, and not an extensive IT background. But the ability to grasp technical concepts, and apply my limited technical skills and knowledge to a variety of situations, has certainly come in handy. Another one would be problem solving, for sure - most of the things I've been assigned to involve a lot of problem solving, especially when trying to understand a new tool or product.