To trade I'd say I was an engineer - even to date in my project management roles, I'm fundamentally still an engineer. A computer professional. In truth I've been a paper boy, a dishwasher, worked in a roller disco, been a baker, been a "trolley-dolly" for British Rail (Travellers Fare), worked in a furniture store and then started down the path that led me here. Starting with a job as an analyst/programmer working for British Telecom in Ipswich. Back in 1987 it was about as far away from Oban (home) as I could imagine so was exciting. Imagine Suffolk being exciting? How little we know.....
So, jump forward 22 years and I'm sitting typing on a Mac (and I still like the green text on black screen for Terminal!) and living in New Zealand. Swapped the haggis running around the hills for Kiwi. Of course, turns out both are somewhat iconic and mythical !
My LInkedIn page has the headlines for what I've been up to but mostly its to do with computing and telecoms companies. Some dalliances along the way into sales support/offer management, support and small software houses has made it all fun and given some (often much needed) perspective.
As as today (when I left work) I am working for Alcatel-Lucent on the PSTN replacement project - project management/director kinda stuff. All involving people and getting stuff - its a blast! Had some excellent successes, some madness and still its fun.