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Career History

12/2016 - Present: Oliver Wyman - Senior Developer

LShift was bought by Oliver Wyman, and I moved as part of that. I have been working on:

01/2015 - 11/2016: LShift - Senior Developer

In January 2015, I returned to LShift, restarting the lead/senior role I had been in priorly, working on a variety of projects, primarily as the lead developer in most cases.

11/2012 - 12/2014: Spotlight - Senior Developer

As a Senior Developer for Spotlight, I was responsible for multiple areas, covering development work, architectural design and discussion with Product Owners regarding their areas of interest

03/2010 - 10/2012: LShift - Senior Developer

My work for LShift covered a wide variety of areas, both as part of a team and as the primary client contact/lead developer for various projects with up to 3-4 developers in a team, using Agile development throughout

04/2008 - 02/2010: Imperial College London - Research Associate in Body and Visual Sensor Networks

My primary focus was in embedded systems development for networked, battery powered devices

09/2003 - 01/2008: Delft University of Technology - PhD in Wireless Sensor Networks

My thesis focused on the nature of abstraction in sensor networks - examining how this causes problems through the various layers of the software stack, and showing how rethinking the way in which we approach the problems (using techniques derived from the relationship between linguistics and how it is related to how we think about ideas) can provide better solutions to the difficulties faced throughout sensor networks, with evidence from my implementations of novel protocols both in simulation and for node hardware.

09/2003 - 11/2005: Delft University of Technology - Computer Science MSc

(Note that this was done concurrently with the 1st 2 years of my PhD)
Final project was on Localisation for Wireless Sensor Networks, creating a statistical method for incorporating moving sensors for improved localisation without additional hardware

07/2002 - 09/2002: University of the West of England - Perl/HTML Design/Visual Basic and ASP development


08/2001 - 09/2001: Zeal Solutions - Visual Basic/Visual C++ development for CAD systems


09/2000 - 06/2003: University Of Bristol - Computer Science BSc

Included modules in Philosophy and Advanced Computer Architectures. Final project focused on easing change-focused reprogramming of the PIC16 series of microprocessors.

Publications

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Software Engineering Skills

Expert C (20+ years experience) and Python (15+ years) programmer. Other languages known include C#, Clojure, Java, Javascript, Ruby and Rust. Have worked with the Gtk, wxWidgets and Qt toolkits, and the OMNeT++ simulator framework. Expert level experience with Linux systems, particularly with Debian-derived and embedded systems.

Other activities

I was involved with the Gnome project as part of the BugSquad, aiding in bug triage work. I have been responsible for closing over 11,000 bugs (mainly due to duplicate reports), and have contributed patches to over a dozen separate pieces of software within the project. I've also contributed back accepted patches for a wide variety of other open-source projects from dbus to freetype, network-manager to packagekit, and some of my work is now in the Linux kernel.