A typical day involved design/documentation/testing, emails, reviews, project governance.
I learned and used more technical design and development tools, as well as people management, task management, and project management activities.
Line management involving personal development was poor but distractions/demands from senior management directly to non-senior subject matter experts was minimised.
It was a great environment to work in but there was a lot of conflict of interests at the graduate and junior subject matter level expert level when it came to the allocation of available technical work.
The hardest part of the job was the lack of personal development from allocated line managers resulting in slow technical career progression.
The most enjoyable part was being involved in different technology developments and learning about new technologies, tools, and test equipment.