Software Engineer Gresham Technologies - Bristol

July 2013 - Present

Development of cash and securities functionality, such as correspondence to aid with exception management and liaising with external parties; and cash proofing. Written in ReactJS and integrated into Clareti Transaction Control.

Analytical of teams' SDLC by always striving to improve and try out new ideas to produce quality deliveries that delight customers. Involved from requirements gathering through to delivery and support.

Previously development and QA on the web based Accounts Receivable Management solution (Clareti ARM), used by financial and corporate institutions to enable real time financial certainty.

I use the following daily:

Jenkins and CircleCI Git, GitHub and Gitflow Jira Confluence Crucible and FishEye Eclipse and IntelliJ Windows Microsoft Office

Agile methodologies, practices and testing:

Kanban Scrum DevSecOps Continuous integration TDD BDD User stories Automated testing Jest Spock Selenium WebDriver JBehave

Languages:

Java ReactJS with Redux GraphQL HTML, CSS and KnockoutJS Oracle and SQL Server

Other tools and frameworks:

Maven Jenkinsfiles and CI pipelines Docker and Docker Compose RESTful web services Gigaspaces Jetty Spring Sonatype Nexus

Part of the Great Place To Work champions group- enacting initiatives to improve the workplace all the way down to juggling the weekly shop to keep everyone fuelled and hydrated.

I help with the interview process and the induction of new starters.

Industrial Liaison Office (ILO) Mentor University of Bristol

December 2020 - Present

Mentoring a group of first-year computer science students by encouraging them to develop ideas about future career paths and provide guidance and insight from the industry.

Teaching Assistant University of Bristol

October 2011 - September 2013

Duties involve helping students with their coursework, programming skills and invigilating their exams.


Research Intern LSCITS - Bristol

July 2011 - October 2012

This summer internship involved simulating a datacentre, from the physical layout to services running on each server. I focused on the pricing for the datacentre, so at any point you can see how much it is costing to run.


Events Team Manager University of Bristol Photographic Society

May 2010 - May 2012

I organise events and shooting opportunities for members to get involved in, such as shooting gigs and university balls. I also organise studio workshops for members to learn different aspects of lighting and how to use lighting effectively.


Barman Cobham Sports and Social Club - Wimborne

May 2007 - April 2012

Initially, I started as a kitchen assistant at weekends. I then worked behind the bar as well as waiting and serving meals at functions.


Work Experience JP Morgan - Bournemouth

September 2006

I worked in the Corporate Actions Department at Chaseside, spending each day with a different team that specialize in different actions requested by the clients. While I was there, I understood the importance of team work and organisation, as the teams communicated and worked together to complete the tasks.


Courses

Emergency First Aid at Work (St John Ambulance)

Typescript: The Complete Developer's Guide (Udemy)

OWASP top 10: Web Application Security for beginners (Udemy)

Interview Training: Ask Better Questions, Hire Better People (Udemy)

Emotional Intelligence at Work: Learn from Your Emotions (Udemy)

Scrum Certification Prep + Scrum Master + Agile Scrum Training (Udemy)

Secure Coding (Cybrary)

The Digital Garage (Google)

GigaSpaces XAP 10 Developer Training (123 Completed)

Secure Coding (JBI Training)

Java 8 (Java8Training.com)

Cisco Certified Network Associate

Microsoft Office Specialist in Word Expert

Microsoft Office Specialist in Excel Expert


Other Awards

Society & Media Legend University of Bristol Students' Union

Awarded in recognition of contribution to university societies (Photosoc) over the last 3 years. Photosoc also won 'Best Society' 2013 out of 200+ affiliated societies.