- City of Westminster, GB
- £7 /hr
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I have recently graduated from the University of Manchester with a first class degree in computer science. I took modules covering a wide spectrum of areas, from hard-core technicalmore...I have recently graduated from the University of Manchester with a first class degree in computer science. I took modules covering a wide spectrum of areas, from hard-core technical subjects such as quantum computing, wireless networks and cryptography through to software development methodologies and project management. During this time I also undertook a final year project based upon implementation and analysis of a Context-Risk Aware Access Control system. This included creating a Java-based WebService which interacted with a variety of clients, including desktop applications which controlled RFID sensors.
My time at University also included a year-long Industrial placement, which I spent at GlaxoSmithKline in their Pre-Clinical R&D IT department. I was Initially given a technical role working with a tech lead, project manager and business analyst to specify and implement the \'ASER\' abnormal situation and event reporting system. Through this I gained a good understanding of C#, Oracle PL/SQL, ASP.Net and the associated security model / providers. This knowledge is reflected by the training courses, provided by Learning Tree, which I undertook while with GSK. Namely: C# Programming (419), Developing ASP.Net Web Applications (512) and a course in Secure Web Application Development.
Due to the technical lead\'s work load and the project manager\'s maternity leave I later took overall responsibility for this project including development efforts, liaising with the business users and responsibility for signing off on the project before it was promoted into a production environment. During the latter part of my placement I also performed security audits on several applications, helped develop new secure web development standards and aided in the analysis of various programs for developers to use when creating new applications.
In addition to these roles, I was also involved in creating training material for other developers outlining common web-based threats and how to avoid them, prototyping a data warehousing application using XML transforms and SOAP web services, and pushing an application upgrade through an American \'Food and Drug Administration\' mandated certification process into an active manufacturing environment. This allowed me to gain experience communicating globally and following strict governance guidelines.
Aside from my University and Professional work, I currently hold a grade A qualification for English Language at A-Level standard. This, in addition to being a native English speaker, means that I am a competent writer or proofreader for any technical, or non-technical, piece of text. I\'ve also run a small website for several years. Although not overly popular, managing roughly 1 million hits over the past two years, I believe I have achieved a pleasant CSS styling and reasonable search engine placings. All content on this site has personally been written by me and, I would like to think, has an eloquent flair while retaining good keyword saturation. This well written content allows me to obtain first page, if not first place, rankings for tens of mildly competitive search phrases relating to my site\'s topic.
Area Covered: United Kingdom and US
Technical Writer and Developer