Tech Candidate Spotlight – Nathaniel Stephenson, DevOps Engineer

Can you share a little bit about your educational background? 

I have a Bachelor of Honours Degree in Animation Computerization and also have a certification in Terraform practice from QA Ltd. Additionally, I do self-guided learning via online platforms like Coursera and Pluralsight.

Which has made the biggest impact on your tech career? 

My involvement with a forward-thinking business that invests in personal development offers me exposure to a wide range of industry tools. This experience has not only deepened my interest in the industry but has also allowed me to broaden my skill set significantly.

What would you like to learn more about?

I’m interested in delving further into home server automation. This pursuit aims to establish a local environment to serve as a testing ground for implementing emerging technologies, including concepts like IAD (Intelligent Automation and Digitalization) that are making their way into the industry.

What led you to pursue a career in tech?

With a deep passion for technology and a strong desire to be a part of an ever-expanding industry, my journey in the world of technology has been fueled by an unwavering fascination with the endless possibilities it offers. This profound interest has been the driving force behind my career choices and the catalyst for my continuous growth. From the very beginning, my interest in technology was ignited by its power to transform the way we live, work, and connect with the world. The rapid pace of innovation and the potential to create innovative solutions to complex problems has captivated me.

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Is your new role different from previous ones? 

In my new position, I work with a different application and use a distinct cloud provider compared to what I encountered in my previous employment. This transition represents an exciting shift in my professional journey, offering new challenges and opportunities for growth.

What are you most excited about in your new role?

I am excited about collaborating with an enthusiastic team, where I can freely exchange innovative ideas and contribute value to a thriving business. This environment provides a unique opportunity for me to enhance and refine my skills, preparing me for future growth and success.

What was your job search experience like before you joined Hired?

The job searching experience was satisfactory. I had frequent notifications about job opportunities. However, it was not consistently reliable in terms of maintaining a steady flow of opportunities.

What would you tell someone who’s curious about Hired?

Hired is a fantastic platform with an enthusiastic and genuinely supportive team that guides you through every phase. It provides an excellent opportunity to showcase your skills and promote yourself effectively. I highly recommend it as a valuable resource for career advancement.

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Any general advice you’d like to give other tech professionals?

I emphasize the importance of continuously expanding your knowledge and skills. By doing so, you open doors to numerous job opportunities that align with your aspirations and capabilities.

About The Access Group

The Access Group is more than just a software provider. They’re redefining what it means to partner with a technology provider. Founded in 1991, The Access Group has 5,001+ employees and is headquartered in Loughborough.

Tech Stack

.NET, C#, ASP.NET, SQL Server, AngularJS, React, Python, Java, VMWare, Hyper-V


Paid time off, management/job training, work from home flexibility, maternity benefits, diversity program, and more.

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