Work Experience

Senior Software Developer @Westfield Health

Senior Software Developer @Utilitywise
NOV 2015 - JAN 2018

Utilitywise consumes approximately 100 million time series data observations per day, mainly from on-site proprietary equipment and automatic meter readings, attaches analytical insights and predictions to this data, presenting it back to customers in bespoke dashboards. I have worked with the Utilitywise data platform extensively, successfully porting the entire architecture from a legacy, relational backed system to a far more modern one based on the trending big data platform: Apache Cassandra, Spark and Kafka. I have focussed my efforts on producing quality software that maintains maximum up-time, whilst building efficiency that has been used to augment the system with new analytical and machine learning based features. I have also been a web developer, integrating new data platform features across the full MongoDB, ASP.NET Core micro service and Angular based stack. I had an extended streak of assuming a security speciality after replacing an aging and technically broken bespoke security system with a proper standards compliant one based on OAuth2 bearer tokens. Again, software quality has been a top priority and I have ensured support for continuous integration with high unit test coverage and full suites of integration tests. I have been involved with projects from specification through to deployment.

Software Developer @Alpharooms
MAR 2014 - NOV 2015

I was a software developer at Alpharooms, an e-commerce travel agent. I worked in the infrastructure of the fully responsive, SEO optimised consumer facing front end and back office systems. I worked full stack and became a leading producer in my team whilst also enjoying a more senior role towards the end of my stay. Whilst much of the technologies I used at Alpharooms are quickly becoming obsolete (monolithic MVC applications on the full-fat .NET Framework and Knockout on the client) the skills I picked up have been extremely valuable. Everything was running on AWS and it was a constant battle to scale out systems whilst balancing cost with user experience. Security was also a top concern and this fed into some really interesting projects for me at Utiltiywise. This time also introduced me to proper cross business agile development, the concepts and expectations of which I have brought with me.

Software Engineer @Technolog
DEC 2012 - MAR 2014

I was a software engineer in a multi-disciplined team at Technolog; an electronics manufacturer in the utilities industry. I worked primarily with the data infrastructure that supports a network of data loggers and automatic meter reading systems. I developed a lot of internal software here – mainly on ASP.NET and Java with Tapestry 5. I basically learnt to program as part of a team at Technolog, picking up concepts such as the importance of design patterns and test driven development.

Statistical Analyist @Experian
JUL 2010 - DEC 2012

After my degree, I returned to Experian Decision Analytics in a more analytical role. Due to my previous experience with Experian systems, I was immediately assigned to a large software testing project. I was solely responsible for creating suitable test scripts, reporting bugs and providing in- depth analytical support to developers. Due to my highly technical approach to projects and support, something that differentiated me from my peers, I became a regular and successful technical contact for training and development within my department.

Systems Support Analyist @Experian
JUN 2008 - AUG 2009

As part of my degree, I completed a 14 month placement in a technical role at Experian; the UK market leading credit reference bureau. My main responsibilities were to maintain, schedule and develop a system of data manipulation programs on old school IBM mainframes.