EnergySys has seen a period of rapid growth, and with that we’ve had the good fortune to grow our exceptional team. Meet our newest member, Iain Fairclough. Iain brings exceptional skills, and plenty of experience with complex systems, to our busy Professional Services team. Get to know Iain better with this short interview.
Hi Iain. Welcome to EnergySys! We’re delighted to have you as part of the team. Can you tell us a little bit about your role at EnergySys?
Well I’m just as delighted to be here! At the moment I’m acting as a Consultant; doing configuration work for clients using EnergySys. In the future we’re looking at adding select data science techniques to the EnergySys toolbox, and I’ll be adding my expertise to those developments.
Where have you worked previously and how does this tie in with your new role?
I started out in biological sciences and have wandered through several fields since, but I guess the byline would be that I’ve spent my career breaking down and building up complex systems, including allocation ones. Most recently I was working at the other end of the allocation data pipeline; writing software to generate hydrocarbon compositions from NIR spectrometers.
What are you most excited about in your new role at EnergySys?
The efficacy of the team here is just great, there is a real sense that things can be made to happen.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I’m a big fan of the outdoors, which luckily Scotland is well supplied with! Mountaineering, climbing, and a touch of cycling take up a lot of my weekends. When the weather is too grim I can be found down the pub playing board games.
Any terrible habits we should know about?
I’ve had officemates complain about my puns and my cracking knuckles; I think they’re making snap judgements myself.
What made working for EnergySys appealing to you?
Lots of companies talk about the advantages of the cloud but EnergySys really live it. I wanted to learn how to make that sort of environment work with the tools and nigh frictionless development processes used. Coupled with many positive reviews of the company I’ve heard over the years how could I say no.
If you could sum up EnergySys in one sentence, what would you say?
Cloud does not mean cold, diffuse, or ephemeral.