The intern who became a key figure in our transformation
Christopher is a Senior DevOps Engineer who joined Greensill full time two years ago after completing an internship.
“When I started, the team was me and another engineer,” he recalls. “Now I have to liaise with five Dev Ops people here and another 15 across various sites in Europe, as well as consultants who help us on specific projects.”
His job is to work with development teams and operations to increase collaboration.
“Ultimately, we want to make it easier for engineers to deploy their software so all they have to worry about is the code they are developing.
“The building block of Greensill is supply chain finance and it would be very easy to buy tools off the shelf for the technology to support that. However, the majority of what we do is developed in-house and self-built because the products we create and the flexibility we build in to our systems are very different from typical supply chain finance companies.”
Christopher, a computer science graduate, was attracted by the fact Greensill is a fintech, rather than merely a finance company. “Our success in finance is driven by the technology underneath,” he says.
When he left university, Christopher had the chance to work for a major high street bank but opted for Greensill.
“I enjoy the atmosphere and the informality. Nobody is uptight or stressed and we all stay relaxed even when things are moving very fast on a project.”