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.
University of York - Graduated July 20222:1 BSc in computer science with a year in industry (spent at Paymentsense)
Parmiter’s School Sixth Form CollegeA-levels: A in mathematicsA in further mathematicsC in computingAS-levels: B in biology
Parmiter's Secondary SchoolGCSEs: 11 A*-C grades
Paymentsense, software engineerAugust 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 assistantMarch 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 assistantMarch 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 experienceAugust 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 experienceFebruary 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 assistantApril 2015 - November 2016
Snow and Rock, work experienceMarch 2014
Oxfam, customer assistantJanuary 2013 - March 2013
Dixons Retail & UK Mail, work shadowingVarious years
SoftwareCurrently 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.
HardwareAble 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.
MathematicsAchieved 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/analysisOxford University’s UK Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge, age 17, awarded best in school and one of the top marks across the country.
Customer service/teamworkAble 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 pressureAble to work a busy, understaffed restaurant shift, switching between multiple roles and maintaining good humour.
Interests & extra qualifications
Animals and wildlifeInterested in all wildlife particularly reptiles, frequently visiting zoos, wildlife parks and pet shops
DoEObtained bronze Duke of Edinburgh award
Photography & birdingOn 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 tennisPlayed for multiple of the University of York table tennis teams in the local York leagues
SwimmingCompeted for Verulam Swimming Team, still swimming regularly
OtherGym, tennis, skiing, films and computer gaming
References available on request