Almac Group’s Ciara Cassidy Scoops ‘Developer of the Year’ at Digital DNA Awards

July 2, 2021

 Annual program recognizes, celebrates, and promotes Northern Ireland’s best tech talent

Craigavon, Northern Ireland – 2 July 2021 – Almac Group, the global contract pharmaceutical development and manufacturing organization, is delighted to announce that Ciara Cassidy, Principal Applications Developer, was awarded ‘Developer of the Year’ at this year’s Digital DNA Awards, live-streamed from Belfast.

Now in their 6th year, the Digital DNA Awards are widely regarded as the number one awards program for companies and individuals working within the fast growing and highly competitive tech industry in Northern Ireland.

Ciara Cassidy was named ‘Developer of the Year’ for her role as Lead Developer in Almac’s first foray into serverless application development, through a partnership with Amazon Web Services. Ciara’s team worked to architect and ramp up AWS to meet the needs of a business critical project, and after only 3 months of development, the solution went into production and is now actively used by a large Almac team.

Commented Brendan Woods, Group Head of Systems Delivery, “Almac’s Information Services team is a global and disparate central unit that supports mission critical life sciences applications 24/7. We are delighted to have a ‘Developer of the Year’ within our IS organization, and congratulate Ciara on her well-deserved success.” 

Commented Mark McColgan, Group Head of Software Engineering, “Since joining Almac in 2018, Ciara has become an integral part of our IS organization. She expertly bridges the gap between pharma regulations, business applications, and the latest technologies to drive modernisation in our organization, all while effectively mentoring other team members. She is very deserving of the ‘Developer of the Year’ award and I am thrilled to congratulate her success.”


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