Bryan Smith – Data Engineer

Bryan Smith – Data Engineer

What degree did you study at university?

BSc Actuarial and Financial Science

What is your role at FNB?

Data Engineer

Why did you choose this career?

I have an interest in big data and the skills required to analyse/engineer with it.

What does your typical day entail?

Currently, I have maybe 1-2 hours of meetings. Aside from the meetings, I keep busy with engineering and analyzing data specific to a project.

What are the highlights and challenges of your role? 

My highlights are that I have been developing a lot of skills in a short span of time. I am starting to feel comfortable working with data.

How do you keep up to date with all the changes in your field of work?

Firstly, I ensure that I’m aware of the changes. I also ensure that I question someone in my team when I feel I am not up to date.

What do you enjoy doing outside of the office?

I play computer games, I cook, I study for my boards and I do courses on Udemy.