I am a junior level software and web programmer based in Sunderland, currently working for the global IT consultancy Saggezza.
Through my university degree I have experience in C++, which I used in my studies for 3 years, as well as some knowledge of Java and assembly language.
My main areas of interest in computing and technology are localisation of software and video games, internet privacy and security, and the use of technology in education. Outside of technology I have a long-standing interest in Japan and I enjoy playing video games.
|Platforms||Windows, Web, Android, PlayStation 3 (limited)|
|Database||MS SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle|
|Frameworks||ASP.NET, MVC, Entity Framework, JustMock, Mocha, NUnit, NHibernate|
|Tools||Unity3D, Atlassian tools (Jira etc…), FogBugz & Kiln|
|Source Control||Git, Mercurial, SVN|
|Markup||HTML, CSS, XML|
|Design||Adobe Creative Suite, Autodesk Maya, GMC Inspire, MS Visio, MS Office|
|Qualities||Team player, good communication skills, good problem solving and mathematical ability, dedicated, self-motivated, eager to learn, experience of leadership through volunteering.|
August 2016 – Present
During my time at Saggezza I have worked on a range of different projects for clients from software and web development (C#, ASP.NET MVC, Python) to document composition work (Quadient/GMC).
• Document composition project for a high profile insurance client; working with several of my colleagues to create letters and insurance documents using Quadient / GMC Inspire.
• C# project to upgrade a client’s internal software applications to work with the latest version of the Enterprise Resource Planning software that they had just moved to. This was a business critical piece of work and I received excellent feedback from the client team for the standard of my work.
• Public sector document composition project
• ASP .NET
• Microsoft SQL Server
• Microsoft Visio
• Mercurial 1.9 (CLI, TortoiseHg, kdiff3)
• FogBugz & Kiln
• Quadient / GMC Inspire Designer
Associate .NET Developer
January 2015 – August 2016
After becoming interested in helping to build the new Sunderland-based agile development team, I was transferred to this new role within Saggezza. The team develops software for clients using agile methodologies and frameworks such as Scrum and Test Driven Development.
Skills that I have acquired or developed include:
• Scrum Developer certification
• Object-Oriented programming principles, such as SOLID
• Test-Driven Development
• Testing frameworks and plugins such as JustMock and Mocha
• Web programming experience with C# ASP.NET MVC5
• Web services development
September 2014 – December 2014
As an Associate Analyst I was involved in different areas of the business as required.
I spent my first few months in the company within the area of Customer Communications Management (CCM), and helped develop and kickstart a proof-of-concept for a key client. I later transferred within the business to the first Sunderland-based agile development team.
Skills that I have used or developed include:
• Customer Communications Management
• Python scripting
April 2014 – May 2014
As a game brander my role was to add advertising and in-house branding to games that the company brought in from outsourced developers. I also had to fix bugs within the games and deploy across Android and iOS. While this was only a temporary extended 4 week contract coming off the back of my work I done on a work placement, it was beneficial in gaining experience with pushing Unity apps onto iOS using OSX, XCode and the Apple Developer site. In-app advertising was something completely new to me, and I was working with AdMob to implement this. It was also beneficial to work across a range of devices, from Android phones and tablets to the latest generation iPhone and iPad; things that I don’t have the opportunity to work with at home.
Graduate Internship: Programmer
September 2013 – November 2013
I worked on this small indie developer’s first title, gaining experience in Unity3D and C#, focussing on developing gameplay and user experience.
For professional and academic references please contact the following individuals.
Managing Director, Saggezza UK
Sunderland Software Centre
Tel (Sunderland Office): 0191 5920572
Relationship: Senior Manager, Saggezza Inc.
Note: Alec left Saggezza in March 2016. He is still contactable via LinkedIn. I also have a personal Facebook contact with him if references are required.
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tel: 0191 243 7615