Name: Mathews Jose
Job Role: Senior Developer
Office: Cochin, India
Tell us a little more about yourself
I was born in India and brought up in Muvattupuzha, a small town about 50km away from Kochi. As I was growing up and during my time at school I developed a keen interest in computers and knew that this would be something that i’d want to venture into doing in the future. I decided to do my degree at M G. University Kottayam where I pursued a bachelors in Computer Science and learnt how to speak fluently in English.
What’s your role at GPS?
I’m one of the Senior Developers in Cochin in the API team. My main responsibilities include working on our web services and card generation activities at Global Processing Services.
What does your average day look like?
My day starts with JIRA items and ends with JIRA. This is our project management system and helps us to monitor the progress of any internal or client requests or queries. As we’re a global organisation having JIRA means that lots of colleagues internationally can get involved with resolving anything that needs to be looked into, as quickly as possible.
What do you like most about your job?
The job requires constant learning. There’s always something new to do, and new techniques to apply to solve problems better. This is incredibly fulfilling as it means that I never have a day the same as the previous one. I’m always being challenged to improve and learn more within my role.
What did you want to do growing up?
I was always interested in technology and computers, so I knew I wanted to be a software architect from a young age.
What would be your advice to anyone wanting to start a career in the same job role and industry as you?
It’s a challenging and fast moving area so you should try to get as much experience as possible by reading up about the industry where you can. It would also be very beneficial to have a willingness to learn.
When you’re not at GPS what do you get up to in your free time?
I always spend free time with my family and friends as they are very important to me. I also really enjoy travelling to new places as well. Some of the greatest memories I have are from exploring the world!
If you could be anyone who would it be and why?
I would like to become an influential leader like Stevie G J…