Patrick Quinn is enjoying a life he couldn’t envisage when he moved to Dublin in 2006 with a degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Limerick. The Tourlestrane native moved back to Sligo in 2014 to take advantage of something he once thought would never be an option the opportunity for high tech work in the North West of Ireland. Now four years working with technology firm Overstock as Development Team Lead, Patrick takes great satisfaction from the fact that Overstock and other companies are enabling people from the region with technology qualifications to pursue their careers in the North West. With his wife also from south Sligo, a move back home was always on the wish list, but it remained an aspiration until the arrival of Overstock altered the employment landscape. Trading a two bedroom apartment with a balcony in Dublin for a four-bedroom house with an acre of garden close to family and friends made perfect sense ahead of their eldest child starting school. The couple wanted to raise their children with the same quality of life and sense of community that they enjoyed when they were growing up.
Although Patrick enjoyed living in Dublin, where he worked for Deloitte, he now savours the opportunity to combine a rewarding and challenging career as part of Overstock’s leadership team while having time for family life, playing hurling for his local club and coaching youth teams. As a Development Manager
on the partner side of Overstock’s e-commerce operation, Patrick and his colleagues devise solutions that help Overstock’s thousands of partners to improve their products and target improved sales. He came to his current role with plenty of experience, but Patrick says he is always learning at Overstock where staff are free to explore use cases for different technologies in an environment where innovation is encouraged.
He acknowledges that being exposed to a huge diversity of the latest technology is unusual and a huge boon to the North West not least because graduates from the region can now choose to build a career without having to move to Dublin or even further afield.
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