I work in the DevOps team, where we manage and provide a bunch of tools for our entire developer community, to help them deliver quality and secure code. I’m primarily a Software Engineer, using technologies like Python and Bash to write code to extract data out of the tools we use including GitHub, TeamCity and Artifactory.
We work alongside many other teams in the Bank who develop our applications, such as NetBank, the CommBank app, CommSec Pocket and many more. These teams use a variety of languages including C#, React, Java, Kotlin, Swift and we assist them in securely storing, building and deploying their code to customers all around Australia.
My workday usually starts anywhere between 8am – 9am, working from home means I have more time to go for long walks before work or even get some gaming in, which is one of my hobbies.
One of my typical daily tasks is performing code reviews for my team, so I usually start by reviewing code and providing feedback before moving onto my own work.
The rest of my morning until lunch is usually spent focusing on my core coding tasks, as this is when I feel at my most productive. I love to put on my noise cancelling headphones, play some good tunes and code away. I try to minimise distractions from emails and instant messaging to power through my tasks.
My morning routine has had a very positive shift since we’ve been working from home more often. I used to leave around 7am to get to work – I now use that commuting time for myself and I’ve found I have much more productive mornings.