#IAmGalen: Scott Fairbairn, Technical Consultant

#IAmGalen: Scott Fairbairn, Technical Consultant

ScottFairbairnWhat was your background prior to joining Galen, and what made you join us?

After graduating from Christopher Newport University in the Spring of 2013, I began working for Riverside Health System in Newport News, Virginia. I was initially hired as a SQL developer, focused primarily on writing reports for acute care physicians. After a few months, I moved into a role as a web developer, before ultimately transitioning to Riversides Epic project in the Summer of 2015. Before moving to New York in July of last year I was contacted about an opening as a Technical Consultant for some of Galen’s Epic clients. After meeting with VP of Technical Services, Ray Lape, Managing Consultant, Taylor Mawyer, and some of the team in the Burlington office, I immediately felt that Galen was the right fit for me.

What has been most unexpected about working here?

I’ve been impressed by the speed and organization with which projects are completed here at Galen. Our ability to streamline – whether it’s applying previous project tactics to new projects, or availability to be on-site when necessary – sets us apart from our competition. Our smaller size, and the agility and adaptability that comes with it, gives us an advantage over larger organizations.

What is the one thing you hope to do in the role?

I would like to be a contributing member of our first Informatica Application Retirement project. I’d also like to continue learning the ins and outs of GalenETL, and take part in more projects which utilize it.

What advice would you give job seekers interested in joining the Galen team?

Be a “Yes” man. Be confident enough in your skillset and abilities that you are willing to dive into new projects. Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and learn something new.

Anything else you’d like people to know?

I’d consider myself an extrovert. If you ever want to shoot the breeze, talk fitness, big city living, or you need good beer and coffee suggestions, feel free to shoot me an email or a lync message.

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