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An interview with Colin Wood of Voice Technologies

 26th Feb 2019

We’re excited to announce a great new opportunity with Voice Technologies, an award-winning software provider based in Paisley who are looking for a software developer to join their team.  We caught up with Software Development Manager Colin Wood to find out more.


Colin Wood - Voice Technologies

Hi Colin! Can you tell us a little about your background, and how you came to work for Voice Technologies?

I spent a number of years in Higher Education on a couple of different courses studying computing and audio technology at Glasgow Caledonian University, and was on the lookout for a challenging and exciting role afterwards. My introduction to Voice Technologies was purely by chance off the back of a conversation with a university friend who had recently started working there, and I was invited to meet the team. The company was embarking on a period of growth and I could see that that the opportunity to gain experience and grow in the company was significant. That was 10 years ago, and I have held several different roles in that time, but the work continues to be exciting and rewarding and no two days are the same.  


What does your role in the business entail?

We are quite a small company which means we all chip in and get the job done, so my role is really varied which is great. My main responsibility is to head up the software development team where we develop and maintain our range of bespoke document workflow and speech solutions, predominately for the NHS market. I also sit within our projects team who deliver, install, maintain and train end users on our systems. I find this works really well as it ensures a seamless process from development through to delivery and beyond.  


What are the benefits of working for a growing business like Voice Technologies?

We are an employee-owned business, so we all share in our own success and are all fully committed to doing the best we can. We are 100% customer focussed and have great working relationships with our customers, so it’s a really rewarding environment to work in. Everyone in the business feeds into our direction forward, so there’s real opportunity to contribute and make a difference with your own thoughts and ideas.


The Team at Voice Technologies


Can you tell us about any projects you're working on at the moment?

At the moment we’re working on the next evolution of our core product and redeveloping it from the ground up in a web-based environment, whereas it was traditionally a desktop client. This has given us a real opportunity to completely revamp the user interface and improve the processes that were implemented some time ago. It’s a project that really excites us as it’s going to bring significant benefit to our customers. We’re also doing quite a bit of work with the latest in speech recognition technology in our solutions as the accuracy of the speech recognition engines these days brings significant benefit. Our e-forms application is also really growing in popularity and we continue to evolve that at a rapid pace dependent on our customer’s requirements.   


What's your favourite thing about your job?

I’d say that it’s the chance to make a real difference. Our systems are deployed throughout the UK in the NHS and are responsible for making real measurable improvements in processes, which ultimately benefits patient care. I love the satisfaction of deploying a solution and our customers coming back to us to highlight the real benefit it has brought. Internally it’s also a really great culture, we all stick to our core values and are focussed on achieving the same goal. It’s a real collaborative environment where everyone in the company contributes to our future and benefits directly from their efforts. We want to continue to grow and improve and I’m excited to be part of that.


If you’d like to find out more to apply for the role at Voice Technologies, you can find out more here.


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