James Champion : IT Manager and Systems Engineer



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What is your name?
James Champion.

What is your job at Artisan?
IT Manager / Systems Engineer.

Where you are from?
I grew up around St Kilda / Elwood. From my late teens to my early 30's, I lived north-side, but now I'm back around East St Kilda/Balaclava.

Where did you receive your education & training?
Elwood High School then La Trobe University

What is your previous work experience?
Previously I was Project Manager in charge of web development at DJC Systems. Prior to that I worked at La Trobe University as a tutor and lab demonstrator in the Computer Science Department.

What area do you specialise in?
IT solutions.

What does an average day look like at work?
I wear many hats:
* IT Manager - management of services and infrastructure, service provision and liaison with external suppliers
* Project Manager - internal management of development projects
* Software Engineer – software design & development
* System Support - consultant training

What do you love about your role?
I love finding creative solutions to meet the constantly shifting needs of the company. I also enjoy the challenges of managing a large ongoing project while trying to keep abreast of, and incorporate, new technologies where they are applicable.

A book, movies or music?
Music.

What are you reading/listening to/watching currently?
Charles Mingus.

What do you enjoy doing on the weekends?
Hanging out with my girlfriend and/or friends, going to restaurants, bars, events, festivals, etc.