My name is Michael Banner, I work in tech.
I have over 10 years experience working in the software/web development industry, working on projects that touch biochemistry, large-scale printing operations, business-to-business e-commerce and even smart card ticketing (like Oyster cards).
Most of this time was spent as an engineer, working at the coalface on the implementation for each of the projects. However, in recent years I have found a passion in people management and growth. This has led me to my current role as an Engineering Manager at Moonpig, the UK's largest online retailer for personalised greetings cards, gifts and flowers.
In my current role I manage a team of super smart engineers within the fulfilment domain of Moonpig. Here, we face lots of differently challenges including managing large volumes of data, scalability challenges, logistical issues (i.e. how do we get the cards printed and shipped on time). Aside from the fun technical challenges, I work closely with my team to ensure they have everything they need to succeed in their roles and ultimately their careers!
Outside of work I also enjoy attending meet-ups, although this has been virtually since COVID-19 turned the World on its head. I also enjoy mentoring students and those new into the industry to help them on their journey.
If you like my content and would like me to help you, give a talk or collaborate on something then reach out to me on LinkedIn!