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Profile

I am a final year BSc Games Programming student at Staffordshire University. 4 years ago, I chose to change the direction of my career towards something I enjoy, I have always had strong mathematic skills and games programming is a subject that encompasses this. I enjoy programming games especially the graphical side and I am confident in my abilities with C++, C#, Java and HLSL. My career target is to work on AAA games for a top gaming company and would like to work on new innovative technologies.

 

Education

Sep 2015 – Jun 2019                                          BSc Computer Games Programming – Staffordshire University (Expected 1st Class Honours)
Final Year Modules: Advanced Graphics and Real Time Rendering, Low Level Games Programming, Group Game Development and Studio Simulation
Final Year Project Atmospheric lighting Through Different Mediums: This project investigates how light interacts with the atmosphere through in-scattering and implements a real time accurate solution using ray tracing with specific optimisation.
Second Year Grades: Artificial Intelligence – 83%, Technical Games Production – 76%, Further Graphical Concepts – 89%, Concurrent Network Applications – 76%, Further Mathematics and Algorithmics – 75%
Sept 2001 – 2004 St Thomas More Sixth Form: A level Physics – B, A Level Mathematics – C, AS IT – C, AS Business Studies – C.
Sept 1996 – 2001 St Thomas More High School: 9 GCSE’s A* to C including Maths. Science and English.

 

Programming Skills

Languages: C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, Lua, XML, JSON, DirectX 11, HLSL
Software Packages: Unity, Visual Studio, Android Studio, Eclipse, Trello, SVN, GITHub, Source Tree

 

Work Experience

FHL – Research and Development (June 2017 to present)

Main responsibilities are to create programs/scripts that enhance the customers CRM/ERP business solution system. I created applications that managed and processed sensitive data by interacting with cloud-based software. The main technologies I use are Android Studio, Visual Studio, Java, JavaScript, C# and .net.

Dunelm Mill – Warehouse Operative (Nov 2013 to Aug 2016)

To prepare orders ready for despatch, this job has given me the skills needed to be able to keep up with demanding deadlines and to work well with others in a team environment.

Grosvenor Casinos – Croupier/Inspector (July 2006 to Apr 2012)

To deal casino games to customers whilst maintaining a high level of security, as there are large sums of money at stake, this is a fast-paced environment and has taught me how to manage myself whilst under pressure and demanding circumstances. This job allowed me to gain extensive experience dealing with customers in a face to face role. After 3 years I was promoted to inspector level, this allowed me to sharpen skills in managing a small team.

 

Interests

In my spare time I like to make computer games and I'm currently working towards finishing a puzzle based mobile game. Most of my down time is spent with my family. I also like to stay healthy, and I regularly practice rock climbing at my local bouldering centre.

 

References – Available on request.