I am a self-employed contractor who has both a BSc degree and MSc degree in Computer Science. I have experience in:
Developing games using Lightwave, Maya 3D, 3DS Max, UnrealEd,more...I am a self-employed contractor who has both a BSc degree and MSc degree in Computer Science. I have experience in:
Developing games using Lightwave, Maya 3D, 3DS Max, UnrealEd, UnrealScript (programming language similar to Java/C++) and Hammer World 3D Editor.
Developing software with C, C++.
Web development and maintenance (HTML, php, CSS, SQL, cPanel administration).
E-Commerce development using Zen Cart as a backend, interfaced with an external payments provider. Please see my portfolio for my latest Zen Cart work.
Building computers, installing hardware and software.
I can also type at 90wpm with 100% accuracy and am comfortable with Excel, Word and other Office products.
Area Covered: London, Home Based
Work Experience Summary: Owner of White Shore, an Internet retailer specialising in homewares and gifts. As a relatively new company I am responsible for all aspects of it, including the design, development, maintenance and security of the website. I frequently add products onto the ecommerce system (Zen Cart) and ensure that their descriptions are accurate and written in a way that will capture sales. I also take photographs of stock and resize/crop/enhance them for inclusion on the site.
Games Designer at Electronic Arts working on the console/handheld Burnout Dominator video game. Responsible for the creation of AI Traffic Lanes in Maya and Lightwave 3D, using world geometry as a reference. Placing non-player traffic on each course for various difficulty levels and game types, ensuring that the game was challenging, enjoyable and balanced. The position also required thorough testing of the game throughout production and submitting bug reports and finding solutions to bugs within set timescales.
Games Tester at Off Topic Productions, LLC (Independent Label). Responsible for thorough testing of the game (TNM) which involved playing it in many different ways to find problems and bugs relating to any aspect (software, storyline, text content (spelling/grammar), level design and world environments).
Campaign Manager at JWT. I was responsible for handling recruitment campaigns for a number large well-known clients. The experience gained here includes: managing candidates and dealing with their enquiries; managing information displayed on the live recruitment website(s), ensuring that all details were up to date and accurate; managing campaign communications to and from candidates (by post, email and telephone); providing feedback to unsuccessful candidates; client liason, training staff on how to conduct telephone interviews and on the usage of IT systems; conducting telephone interviews; CV/Application screening; producing and managing reports for clients and directors; producting screening forms; managing a small team.
Education Summary: Post graduate degree: MSc Advanced Computing studied at King\'s College London (University of London), 2002-2004. Dissertation/Project: The creation of a computerised DJ system that enables a computer to fully automate the task of producing a seamless mix of music (Java).
Undergraduate degree: BSc Computer Science (University of Surrey) - 2:1 - Project: The creation of an intrusion detection system designed to detect hostile attacks against the computer that it is installed on.