5 minutes with…. a Financial Engineer
By: FD Recruitment Team
Sean Muldoon, Financial Engineer
In the first of our FD Hot Seat Q&A series, we caught up with
Financial Engineer Sean Muldoon to quiz him on all things FD!
Hi Sean! Tell us about yourself.
I’m Sean Muldoon from Eglish, a small village in County Tyrone and the eldest sibling of a family of 8. Growing up all we knew was the GAA and traditional music.
I attended St. Patrick’s Grammar School, Armagh, where I was first introduced to the computing world by Mr. Damien Woods before it became part of the school curriculum.
Graduating with a FdSc in Computing from SWC and a BSc in Computer Science from Ulster University, I joined First Derivatives in January 2019.
What do you enjoy the most about your role at FD?
The people. My current project is within Capital Markets Consulting, supporting our client’s ever-evolving banking system. On a day-to-day basis, our team of 8 each bring our own expertise to investigate and resolve trading issues. We share our knowledge daily on the complexities of the system and that’s what makes learning every day enjoyable.
How has working for FD benefited you personally and professionally?
The fast-paced environment at FD has improved my own drive, from managing my personal finance to applying myself more to my sporting career. Professionally, I have developed critical thinking skills in my work and learned the importance of self-presentation. Over time you start to recognise the skills and qualities you acquire throughout your journey.
What qualities do you need to be successful at FD?
Be ambitious. FD have numerous opportunities throughout the business, so don’t limit your options. Be confident. What you may lack in technical ability should be because you haven’t had the opportunity to learn thus far.
What motivates you most each day?
My family and friends. Seeing their positive attitude to life reflects how I live mine.