CV

I am computer science graduate who studied at the University of York, now employed by Paymentsense as a software engineer. I achieved highly at school and have a range of work experience gained in varied settings.

I’m decisive, and make confident decisions, first using my empathy and interest in others to make sure that they are considered. I’m calm so that I’m able to solve problems rationally even when under pressure. These qualities help me to build strong relationships and work productively with colleagues.

Education

University of York - Graduated July 2022

2:1 BSc in computer science with a year in industry (spent at Paymentsense)

Parmiter’s School Sixth Form College

A-levels: A in mathematicsA in further mathematicsC in computingAS-levels: B in biology

Parmiter's Secondary School

GCSEs: 11 A*-C grades

Employment

Paymentsense, software engineer

August 2020 - currentOriginally hired for my year in industry, followed by contracting remotely during my final year and now returned under fulltime employment. The role entails developing and maintaining microservices run on GCP which are vital components of Paymentsense's ability to take card payments. Mostly coding in Go, using Kubernetes containers, APIs, web socket connections and PubSub.

The Evergreen Cafe, catering assistant

March 2019 - March 2020During this role I learned a lot of leadership skills as the staff were relatively young/inexperienced. Being able to provide constructive feedback to the manager about methods I had learned in previous roles was key.

The Llama Park, catering assistant

March 2017 – March 2019 Whilst working at The Llama Park I improved my communications skills vastly as the team was relatively disjointed so being able to communicate well was a must.

Compare The Market Ltd, work experience

August 2017Three days’ work experience within the London office. As I was required to travel into the centre of London everyday, it helped improve my time management skills and planning of each day to work around what departments I would be visiting. Whilst one of the big data team was explaining the purpose of the code he was writing, I spotted a logic error even though I wasn’t familiar with the language it was written in.

Ignite Consulting Ltd, work experience

February 2017This was eight days’ work experience at a London-based management consulting firm. During this time I created a visual spreadsheet as a heat map that was used successfully to engage a client.

The British Wildlife Centre, catering assistant

April 2015 - November 2016

Snow and Rock, work experience

March 2014

Oxfam, customer assistant

January 2013 - March 2013

Dixons Retail & UK Mail, work shadowing

Various years

Technical Skills

Software

Currently developing skills in Go, Python, C and Java - most confident with Go and Python, I am happy working on both Windows and Linux operating systems. I have experience working with GCP, primarily Kubernetes containers and PubSub. Also using web socket connections and interacting with APIs.

Hardware

Able to solder well which I have practiced many times in my PROM module. Creation of basic circuits and understanding the new designs quickly; which I used successfully in the PROM module to work with my team in making the circuitry for a successful Pong game.

Mathematics

Achieved A grade at maths A level taken a year early, and an A in further maths A level. Multiple awards for participating in maths challenges while at school, achieving golds, silvers and bronze results.

Problem solving/analysis

Oxford University’s UK Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge, age 17, awarded best in school and one of the top marks across the country.

Customer service/teamwork

Able to see things from others’ perspectives; help and cooperate with colleagues; build strong working relationships, managing situations with diplomacy and sensitivity. Two of my highest marked modules from year one are team work based, clearly showing I work very well when part of a team.

Working under pressure

Able to work a busy, understaffed restaurant shift, switching between multiple roles and maintaining good humour.


Interests & extra qualifications

Animals and wildlife

Interested in all wildlife particularly reptiles, frequently visiting zoos, wildlife parks and pet shops

DoE

Obtained bronze Duke of Edinburgh award

Photography & birding

On top of my love for animals, I have recently begun keeping a list of all bird species I have seen in the UK, as well as enjoying photographing the rarer or more impressive species

Table tennis

Played for multiple of the University of York table tennis teams in the local York leagues

Swimming

Competed for Verulam Swimming Team, still swimming regularly

Other

Gym, tennis, skiing, films and computer gaming


References available on request