Faculty of
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Daniel Fraser

  • Describe your role and the main work activities day to day?

    I find something that I need to do that is pressing, I start thinking about what it needs to happen, plan out the workflow etc. Design any visuals then start coding and implement it into the software.

  • What do you enjoy most about your current role?

    I really enjoy finding problems that look interesting to solve and finding the best way to solve them.

  • Why did you select this particular career path?

    I chose IT because I enjoyed games. I didn’t really know what I wanted to do after school, so I chose something similar to what I enjoyed doing in my spare time. 

  • What was the hiring process to get your current job?

    At the time Micromelon Robotics was an early stage start up with only a few employees. One of the founders was a friend I made at university and asked if I could come and help out. They were happy with my work and asked me to stay.  

  • What did you do to develop your employability during your studies?

    I participated in hackathons and went to industry meetups.

  • Have there been any pivotal moments/ choices during your studies/career that have had an impact on your success?

    In university working on difficult assignments and being in the situation of either figuring something out and passing or giving up and failing. It is often difficult but is a fast way to learn. 

  • What are your career plans for the future?

    I just want to work on problems that interest me.

  • What advice do you have for UQ students who may be looking to follow this career path?

    It’s pretty good if you put the effort in.

Professional Spotlight
Daniel Fraser

Current role: 
Digital Product Design and Software Developer
Micromelon Robotics

Educational background: 
Bachelor of Multimedia Design Graduate, The University of Queensland

Field of Study: 
Information Technology

Company Profile

Micromelon Robotics
Micromelon Robotics currently creates software and hardware solutions for schools to teach coding and robotics.