Knowledge Center

Aundre Chambers Embraces WSFS’ Learning Opportunities and Collaborative Environment to Build a Flourishing Technology Career

educating-myself | Read Time: 3 minutes

By Kyle Babcock | Published: January 2022

image

With a strong work ethic and a desire to learn, Aundre Chambers set out on his path toward success when he joined the Tech Impact ITWorks program in 2015.

“Prior to Tech Impact, I didn’t really have any professional experience with technology, but the organization was able to help set me up for success in just a few months’ time,” said Chambers.

After graduating from the program, Chambers landed a role at WSFS as a Service Desk Analyst Intern, where he continued to build his skillset and assist with IT support across the Bank.

“I was fortunate to be able to work with Tech Impact to find my career path, as I wasn’t initially sure which direction I wanted to head in a technology-focused career, cybersecurity or networking,” he said. “One of the things that stood out about WSFS was that the majority of technology and operations were handled in-house so I’d have more opportunity to get hands on experience and decide which path was best for me.”

Chambers’ internship at WSFS soon blossomed into a full-time role, where he has since advanced from Service Desk Analyst to Deskside Support Technician to his current role as a Systems Engineer.

In his current role, Chambers focuses on the Bank’s monitoring systems to identify issues, works on creating virtual servers, handling Help Desk requests that require elevated permissions and more. In his five-plus years at WSFS, Chambers has embraced opportunities to grow alongside the Bank.

“I’ve been with the Bank for six acquisitions, which has allowed me to convert, combine and upgrade various technology and systems into WSFS technology to help the Bank grow and become stronger,” he said. “Working with the Help Desk and Deskside Teams, you have the opportunity to learn more than just those positions because you’re collaborating with everyone. I’ve learned application development, data engineering, transaction processing, loan operations and a great deal of different departments.”

That collaboration and the culture at WSFS have been what has stood out most for Chambers as he’s advanced his own career.

“My favorite part of WSFS is definitely the culture, which is one of a kind,” he said. “Even during the pandemic, we’ve found ways to communicate and have fun. It makes your workday better knowing that you have friends at work and can work hard and have fun at the same time.”

While working hard on growing his own career, Chambers has also made time to give back to others and serve as a mentor for those currently looking to build their careers.

“I’m a mentor for Tech Impact, which is great because they set me up for success, and now I have the chance to return the favor for other students,” he said. “I recently joined the Board of Directors for Tech Impact as well, and serve as a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters in Delaware in addition to other volunteering, which has helped me grow and mature.”

“Aundre is a shining example of someone who embraced opportunities to expand his skillset as he’s built a successful technology career here at WSFS,” said Lisa Brubaker, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer. “We’re proud of Aundre’s accomplishments, including being named to Technical.ly’s RealLIST Engineers of Delaware in 2021, and his continued efforts to help others in the community build successful careers through his mentoring and volunteer work.”

“We have exciting opportunities available at WSFS in both Technology and Operations – from Cloud DevOps Automation to nCino and Salesforce Administration, e-Banking Support, Change Management and more – for those looking to join a collaborative environment with opportunities to grow,” Brubaker added.

Click here to learn about Technology and Operations career and advancement opportunities at WSFS.




About the Author – Kyle Babcock
Kyle Babcock is Integrated Communications Strategist at WSFS Bank. He has more than eight years of experience in product and professional services marketing, communications and advertising.

 

Kristie Perry Finds the Culture She’d Been Searching for and a ‘Once in a Lifetime’ Opportunity at WSFS

Over the course of her nearly 30 years in banking, Kristie Perry has held a variety of roles as she worked her way through the ranks in the industry. In 2018, when she decided it was time to make a move, she applied for a job at WSFS. As fate would have it, the same day she submitted her application, she was contacted by WSFS’ HR team about a different role with the Bank, and the rest is history.

Read More

Brian Biasini Seizes Opportunities for Innovation and Growth at WSFS

Brian Biasini’s career path has taken him to multiple industries, but one thing has remained consistent at each stop—his focus on technology and innovation, particularly through the Salesforce platform. “I’ve always been in Salesforce administration and technical roles, previously at a large global retail organization and prior to that an Australian-based bank,” he said. “A few years ago I was looking at opportunities and was drawn to NewLane Finance because it was a startup in the process of implementing their Salesforce platform.”

Read More

Joe O’Fria Embraces WSFS’ Collaborative Culture to Advance His Career

Joe O’Fria knew early on that he had an interest in how banks work and a desire to work in an office setting, but didn’t realize what started as a part-time banker role while in college would blossom into a nearly 20-year career in banking and financial services. From that first role, O’Fria continued his career in banking with a few different organizations before joining WSFS in 2015 as part of its acquisition of Alliance Bank.

Read More

We Stand for Service: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at WSFS

WSFS stands by its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). The demographics of our Communities, Customers, and Associates are changing – everywhere. To best reflect the Communities and Customers we serve, WSFS is in the process of infusing the values of DEI into every line of business, our culture, procedures, and across leadership practices. I encourage you to watch the video below to hear a few of our Associates express their connection to diversity, equity and inclusion at WSFS and our commitment to S.E.R.V.I.C.E. through the lens of DEI.

Read More

Hannah Harrison Builds Her Skillset, Career and Lasting Friendships in 20-Year Journey at WSFS

Hannah Harrison’s career at WSFS has seen her wear many hats and take on a variety of different roles on her way to her current position as VP and Sr. Project Manager. “I was working in a retail clothing store and had a few friends who worked for WSFS that recommended I check out what the Bank had to offer,” she said. “I did just that, fell in love with it, and recently celebrated 20 years with WSFS!”

Read More