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Personal Statement
A highly motivated and result-driven first-class Computing graduate with various experience in back-end website development and software engineering currently seeking a new position in these fields. During my degree, I enhanced my skills working both as a team and on my own in all areas of Computing from requirement analysis right through to the designing, developing and testing of projects. Since graduating in 2013, I have been working abroad, became an IT Technician, completed many freelance contracts and, from these, have acquired a huge amount of varied experience in client interaction, working under pressure to tight deadlines, completing projects to a high standard and general knowledge in a variety of programming languages. Looking for a job role that will allow me to utilise my strengths whilst further building my skillset.
Key Skills
  • 5 years of experience in freelance website development (using PHP, SQL, HTML, Java, CSS, WordPress).
  • 2 years of experience in software engineering using C++, C# and a large amount of VB.
  • Vast knowledge of Visual Studio, Adobe Photoshop and Premiere and Microsoft Office.
  • BSc degree in Computing (First Class Honours).
  • Experience of working with a huge range of clientele.
  • Completed a large amount of projects both on my own and as part of a team.
  • Having a positive problem-solving attitude toward all jobs.
Employment History
IT Technician, Luminescence International, Harlow, Essex (July 2013 – Present) Achievements and responsibilities:
  • Maintaining the company’s website; constantly incorporating new technically demanding features and content using PHP, SQL, HTML, Java and CSS.
  • Upholding and updating the in-house SQL Server / Microsoft Access database using VBA.
  • Creating a variety of small pieces of software for the digital printing department using C#.
  • Setting up new IT hardware such as computers and phones.
  • Attending to all other IT-based problems and queries in the office.
Driver / Chalet Host, Hip Chalets, Chamonix, France (November 2014 – April 2015) Achievements and responsibilities:
  • Driving on-call 12 hours per day for high-end clientele.
  • Liaising with the accounts team.
  • Concierge.
  • Linen Handling.
  • Replenishing and rotating of stock.
  • Arranging the pick-up and return of ski hire and lift passes each week.
Bartender / Waiter, Mark Warner, Praia Da Luz, Portugal (July 2014 – September 2014) Achievements and responsibilities:
  • Working the bar; requiring barista and cocktail-making skills.
  • Exceeding daily sales targets.
  • Providing guests with pool service.
  • Cash handling.
  • Opening and closing of bars and tills.
  • Working on the reception desk dealing with queries and complaints.
Welcomed new guests and the airport followed by welcome speeches in resort. Resort Representative, Alpine Elements, Val D’Isère, France (December 2013 – April 2014) Achievements and responsibilities:
  • Accompanying guests to and from the airport and ski resort.
  • Being the customers’ first point of contact 24 hours per day.
  • Organising all guests’ requirements such as lift passes, ski hire, ski lessons, etc.
  • Welcome speeches upon arrival in resort.
  • Arranging and running events throughout the week such as bar crawls, quiz nights and bingo.
  • Taking and documenting many payments from clientele each week.
  • Accounting and money handling.
  • Restaurant waiting.
  • Cleaning and housekeeping.
Education
Buckinghamshire New University (September 2010 – June 2013)
  • BSc degree in Computing (First Class Honours).
The Hertfordshire and Essex High School (September 2008 – June 2010) A-levels:
  • Mathematics – A*
  • ICT – C
  • Film Studies – C
The Bishop’s Stortford High School (September 2003 – June 2008) 9 GCSEs, grade A*-B, including Maths and English
Hobbies & Interests
Since leaving university, I have spent the last two winter seasons in the French Alps snowboarding. I also enjoy skateboarding, videography and putting together videos using Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects. On top of this, I own a motorbike and love to take it out for a ride.
References
References are available upon request.
Portfolio
Plane Share

This web app was fairly technical; for a group of clients who share an aircraft and wanted a simple online calendar where they could reserve the plane for certain times of day.

The site is extremely bespoke as they wanted a number of extra features, such as the communal notes, being able to book in maintenance sessions, only allowing users to book time in the plane if all their qualifications have been renewed and a gradual colour shift from green to red as the day becomes more booked.


WordPress Tweaks

I created this website in order to generate some more business for myself whilst generating another website for my portfolio.

I designed and built the layout from scratch and it is fully mobile-responsive.


Callidus Surveys

This client had the website in place, however wanted to incorporate WordPress as the CMS. I rebuilt the site as a WordPress template.

I was then asked to make the website mobile friendly which was accomplished entirely through CSS and media queries.


Christine Hemment

This client was using this Joomla template. She loved the template, however wanted to be able to edit the site via WordPress instead. I kept all aspects of the template identical whilst converting it into a well organised WordPress theme.

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