Full stack engineering for Beamery, the world’s most advanced sourcing and recruitment marketing platform, empowering companies to treat candidates like customers.
Feature work: Advanced UI for Elasticsearch filtering in AngularJS component architecture. Real time notifications through socket.io, RabbitMQ and Redis. Significant player in the road to CI as well as developing Beamery’s own ESLint rules with serverside hooks.
QA: Established and now owning end-to-end testing practices and framework with Selenium, PhantomJS and Cucumber. Boosting test coverage of public API and directly handling API consumer issues.
Open Source: Took ownership of Node.js Apache Tika bridge library (6 contributors/93 stars) from The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.
Running the first company-wide knowledge sharing session on Natural Language Processing.
Technical Debt: Dependency upgrades and shift to node.js 8 and beyond.
Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe (PlayStation/SIE R&D West), London
Full stack engineering for PlayStation’s best-in-class developer support platform.
Greenfield AWS event-driven architecture API solution architecture with Serverless, CloudFormation, Elasticsearch and SNS. Test-driven development with Mocha, Chai and SuperTest.
Leading agile planning and sprint reviews, presenting to stakeholders in Japan and America.
DevOps support: infrastructure-as-code Jenkins rehosting, building a new source-controlled and self-serviced development environment with Chef.
Successful “innovation time” node.js visualisation project with GitHub/Rally APIs, D3 and Grunt/Browserify/Babel.
Co-lead introduction of code reviews, git flow and regular knowledge sharing presentations.
Relative Insight Ltd, Lancaster
Developed Python web scrapers for high profile brands including Oxford University and Smirnoff. Published language normalisation algorithms for forums.
DataCentred Ltd, MediaCityUK, Manchester
Delivered as a pair a customer facing support app in Ruby on Rails and AngularJS within 3 months, reflecting internal JIRA tickets in real-time (still in production). Implemented LDAP support in popular open source project phpipam.
NextWorldWeb Ltd, InfoLab21, Lancaster
Moved large legacy ecommerce systems to CakePHP, CS-Cart and WordPress. Automated WordPress theme creation from any site.
2:1 Computer Science BSc (Hons), University of Lancaster, UK
Distributed Systems; AI; Advanced Internet & Mobile Applications; Operating Systems & Concurrency; Functional Programming (Erlang/Python); Digital Systems (Pure Mathematics, Assembly, Compilers). First Year German Studies.
The Computer Science Society: President (Lancaster, 2014 — 2015)
[https://foreverclient.co] Founder of Epsilon Data Ltd offshoot “Forever”: “a simple and proven system to boost client engagement and shape long term strategy in a single step”.
End-to-end solution built on existing insight platform enhanced with Twilio (SMS) and SendGrid integrations, hand-trained “Natural Language to Relationship Health” algorithms on top of Apache OpenNLP and MonkeyLearn.
Sold over 1,500 serial codes and 350 physical ‘Homebrew Kits’ by age 17.
Adopted at American summer camps and site licenses sold worldwide. International logistics work with Hong Kong and support in German and Dutch.
Talks, Conferences & Hackathons
Capco Hackathon with Monzo and Loqr
First Prize. Clustering spend data from Monzo’s API to create financial personality profiles delivered by RESTful API (node.js/restify). Tinder-like profile matching client (AngularJS, ES2015). Deployed to DigitalOcean within ~5 hours’ keyboard time. Team of 3.
PHP UK Hackathon
Second Prize. Real time websocket powered Twitter sentiment analysis “topic battle” with MonkeyLearn, Pusher, AngularJS and HTML5 canvas tag clouds.
Global Startup Weekend 2014
Nintendo DS Homebrew, 2014 Edition
Speaker at DunDDD conference, University of Dundee. “Adventures in the retro Homebrew Scene” and live demo of writing Nintendo DS homebrew.
InfoLab21 Showcase (University of Lancaster)
Presented personal research “Geosocial Networking Security” alongside PhD students, looking at reverse engineering of Grindr to automatically find user locations.
Hack Smart Streets 2014 (University of Lancaster)
‘Most Commercially Viable’ Prize. API for public bodies to detect decaying street furniture from crowdsourced imagery using ffmpeg and .NET image analysis. Team of 4.
First Prize. Mobile AR game ‘Pacman City’ on Google Maps. Team of 3.