As part of our ongoing delve into the people ‘behind the screens’ here at DealTrak HQ, in this latest instalment, we’ve decided to find out more about our very own ‘server jockey’, Matt Cavanagh.
Our DevOps Engineer has been a part of the DealTrak family since 2017. Read on to find out why he’s never been happier at work – and it isn’t just down to the free Yorkshire Tea…
Summarise your role in one paragraph
I look after our infrastructure, development and operational tools (e.g. our helpdesk system) and ensure the developers can perform their jobs correctly and efficiently.
What’s the best part of your job?
The fact I work with an amazing team of people – and that includes the management – who recognise your potential and encourage you to grow as a person, and apply your expertise to other areas which might not necessarily be within your job description.
Which one word do you think your colleagues would use to describe you?
And what word do you think best describes DealTrak?
What’s been the most satisfying moment of your DealTrak career so far?
My role has recently changed to one which is far more suited to my interests. The fact that DealTrak enables people who start in one position, to move into other areas in order to specialise and own their career path, makes me proud to be part of such an open-minded firm.
What do you love about the DealTrak office?
Yorkshire Tea bags. Oh, and they’re free!
Workplace wellbeing is something which is really important at DealTrak HQ, so what’s your favourite work perk?
The fact you can approach everyone, regardless of seniority, and they'll happily listen to you and take your opinions on board.
If one of your colleagues could win an award (industry or office-related) who would it be and why?
Ben Moore. While he would take home the “banter of the year” award, in all seriousness, he’s shaped the company so much in the relatively small amount of time he’s been with us.
What are your hopes for DealTrak in the coming year?
That it will continue to prosper, as well as continue to increase its revenue.
What is the biggest challenge facing the industry over the next 12 months?
Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) has the potential to finally force this industry to clean up its act – quite literally – and present customers with real and accurate figures on the omission produced by vehicles. I only wish they did this for MPG too.