My life revolves around software, from designing and developing applications, to learning and expanding my knowledge on new technologies and skills. Whether it's in a professional environment or in my own free time.
I am a motivated and hardworking IT and Multimedia Computing graduate with a thorough understanding of the software development cycle as well as excellent communication, problem solving, teamwork and object oriented programming skills. Technology is my passion and I am always looking for new skills to learn to improve my knowledge and skills in this area.
I have a broad range of skills and the ability to quickly adapt, learn and apply to my work. I'm a coding monkey, I can write and develop applications quickly and effectively, but still be of a high quality and maintainable.
I have spent the majority of my time over the past few years building applications, front-end and back-end, within these languages. The tooling and community and have greatly increased my productivity.
My experience ranges from creating REST APIs to full blown web applications in node.js, to using Web API and the MVC pattern in .NET.
The cloud is the future of development, which is why I use AWS for all my personal/business projects, as well as gain AWS certified certification.
Apps have been the talk of the town for the past 10 years. I have gained experience in iOS (Swift/Objective-C), Android (Java), Cross-Platform (Xamarin) & Hybrid Web Apps (Ionic);
Tooling is the most important aspect with developing software. You need the right tools for the job. Git, JIRA, Jenkins, Webpack, TypeScript, Docker... The list goes on.
Angular holds a special place in my heart. It is the framework that has got me to where I am today, I have followed the project since their birth.
Excellent team player with time management skills and the ability to prioritize tasks, I'm able to work with your environment and meet your deadlines.
The centre of any application. I have experience with relational (MSSQL, MySQL) and NoSQL database (MongoDB, DynamoDB).
My role consisted of working individually on a project to create an application for the library research team so they can easily manage publications that require their constant attention. I liaised with the product owners and research team to help understand their requirements to help automate tedious tasks and to migrate from their spreadsheet workflow.
Working at Waters gave me a different perspective of software development as the way the software is packaged and architected is completely different to what I had been used to. My task at Waters was working within the PAE department, helping make their lives easier by automating the testing procedure against each mass spectrometer that was developed.
While I was studying at LJMU, I undertook a small internship at Glow Media where I spent a day a week for a few months working on developing mobile applications for clients. We used Xamarin to develop the applications for both iOS and Android. I spent all my time on the iOS side of the team where the other developers concentrated on the Android side.
For my University course I was required to complete a year out in an industrial environment. This has prepared me for the transition from education to work and taught me that I have the potential to push myself further. My main role was to help the GUI team in transitioning the already existing text-based system over to a newly designed web interface
Working in retail gave me the opportunity to work with members of the public and to work as a team player liaising with managerial staff whilst developing a healthy work ethic. My cheery disposition, excellent communication and interpersonal skills have been an asset. I have been trusted to train up new managers / supervisors even though I was only a sales assistant. They have also recognized my leadership potential and I have been asked on numerous occasions to apply for higher posts and progress within the company. However, the need to progress my educational responsibilities has prevented this.
One of my proudest achievements, gaining a 1st Class Honours.
A fun and and rewarding time doing ICT, Double Science, English, Mathematics, RE, Design & Technology, French and PE.
I was awarded the BCS Merseyside Computing award on my graduation for gaining the top marks in my final year at LJMU where I averaged a final mark of over 80%.
We created a real time Internet of Things advertising board for local businesses, built with Firebase. For example, a barbers chair had a sensor and could display that a seat was available.