Jan 27, 2020People & Industry

Meet Frank, a Cloud Transformation Engineer

“I didn’t begin my career at Woodside but once I joined the company, I knew I had found the right place for me. I joined the Business Intelligence team after my first 18 months at Woodside, which was the area I’d first had my eye on. And two years later, I became the team lead.”

“In my current role as Cloud Transformation Manager, I facilitate Woodside’s transition to working in and with the cloud, to help us in all facets of the business. The cloud allows Woodside to be dynamic and stay true to our innovation approach to “think big, prototype small, scale fast”. The cloud has unlocked the potential for engineers to model and project plant outputs and running capacity along with new innovative IoT (Internet of Things) solutions such as the FUSE digital twin which aims to bring 4D data together in a single place all authorised people can securely access and act, no matter where they are.

“I really enjoy working on something everyone is using and helping people to understand what the cloud is and what it can do for them. This was a new area of the business for me and a space I didn’t have much experience in. And that’s something that’s unique about Woodside, they will put you in areas even if you don’t come in with deep subject matter knowledge, then they work with you as you learn, growing your potential and overall performance.

“The company has rewarded my hard work and dedication. I am constantly being challenged and upskilled in areas I previously wouldn’t have had opportunities in. My managers have spurred on my growth and leadership to enable me to work in the field I am most passionate about; the cloud and data space.

“The inbuilt support systems and initiatives at Woodside mean that people really do care about my wellbeing and mental health; it’s something that is taken very seriously at the company. This is very important to me.

“The work life balance has allowed me to spend more time with family through flexible working options, allowing me to share my love for the guitar with my daughter.

“Woodside has such an amazing, collaborative work environment at our Mia Yellagonga campus and my favourite part is what I believe to be the best end-of-trip facilities in the state. It’s so easy to cycle to and from the office, which helps me to unwind at the end of the day.

“The biggest bit of advice I’d give to anyone looking to work at Woodside is to be hungry to learn and willing to pivot within the company. It’s better to be brave, not perfect in your work.”