This month we are featuring Ebenezer Williams, Senior Technical Consultant in the Software practice at Educe.
What do you do in your day-to-day role?
My work is focused on helping clients streamline their Talent Management Systems through custom software solutions and API integrations. My day-to-day consists of working with clients to understand business requirements, scoping, and estimating level of effort (LOE) for various software projects and building custom software to streamline business processes.
What skills does your current job require? How have you mastered those skills?
Coding and Problem Solving are two of the most important skills in my current position and they go hand in hand. An important aspect of my role is the use of software to solve complex business problems. The beauty of software development is that there is always something new to learn or a new problem to solve. I continuously look for more efficient ways to tackle and build intuitive solutions for our clients. I also keep up to date with the latest development tools and look to incorporate them into our stack when appropriate.
Communication is also very important in my role. Listening, asking the right questions, and accurately conveying complex technical solutions are all crucial in providing the right solutions to the right problems.
Teamwork is another important skill in my role. The success of every project depends on effectively working with both internal and external teams towards a shared goal.
What advice would you give to others working in Educe Group about how to succeed in the organization?
We implement very complex systems for clients who have a very diverse set of use cases and business requirements. That said, do not ever feel like you must solve a problem on your own. Your team members at Educe are happy to help you, so do not hesitate to reach out to anyone.
What project/s are you most proud of?
I am most proud of the Calculo application. Calculo enables accounting firms to accurately calculate Continuing Professional Education credits and removes the risks of manually managing compliance regulations. I’m proud of this project because it is one of the first major development projects, I worked on at Educe. The project team was amazing, and we were able to provide an innovative solution for a very large client.
What do you feel sets us apart from other consulting firms?
Educe has a strong culture of teamwork and collaboration, which sets us apart from other consulting firms. Educe employees understand that we succeed when we all succeed.
What are your hobbies/interests outside of work?
Outside of work, I enjoy traveling, trying new food, and listening to music. My wife and I recently picked up tennis as a way to stay active during this very unusual summer.