I am a motivated Software Developer working in an agile environment to create responsive, cross platform applications. My attitude towards the work I undertake is energetic, innovative and above all else professional.
After working at Barclays as a contractor for over 2 years I moved to a full time role with the MCA team within the bank. My roles remain the same as before however room to grow my skills within the bank offer a great opportunity to specialise in software development.
As a Developer at Barclays I have worked on a variety of applications used throughout the bank. A recent transition to Agile methodology has resulted in me focusing solely on one application. I use frameworks and technologies such as Eclipse, Spring, Stash, & Git. I support the team by writing clear, understandable code using Test Driven Development to help maintain code quality. I have learnt a lot since joining Barclays and hope my skills continue to develop into the future.
FDM is a consultancy group that offer industry standard training in Java application development. They also offer the opportunity to work for some of the biggest companies both within the UK and the rest of the world. This was my first role after leaving university and while training I was able to secure a contract at one of FDM's biggest clients, Barclays Bank Plc.
The degree I studied at Liverpool John Moores University was primarily focused on two programming languages. Flash (ActionScript) & Visual Basic. Although throughout the course I learned a lot about these two languages I was more intrigued by the Java, Photoshop and Web Design modules. I was able to apply my knowledge acquired at university to design some simplistic Android applications and some basic websites. This lead me to Wordpress and the possibilities of designing dynamic websites.