Hi! I’m Simon, a Full Stack Software Developer based in the United Kingdom.

I am passionate about technology and business. Combining these two fields to improve efficiency and productivity is something that I find very interesting.

My IT knowledge and skills, management experience and business education allows me to understand the problems a business faces and identify potential technical solutions using software.

Not all problems require new software to be created. Sometimes a more pragmatic approach is to implement an existing solution which can save valuable development time and effort which can be redirected elsewhere. I am comfortable with both new development activities and implementing third party software and tooling to achieve business goals.

Keep reading to find out more about me and my background.

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Employment in Computing & IT

Currently I work as a Full Stack Software Developer for a trading company that operates globally in the food, beverage and energy market.

I started this role in February 2022 and it was my first in IT after graduating with a First Class (Honours) degree in Computing and IT (Software) from The Open University.

The technology stack includes .NET Core, Angular and SQL Server.

My responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Working with product owners to gather and refine new feature requirements.
  • Implement new features.
  • Providing support to users who experience issues with the IT systems (1st and 3rd line support).
  • Mentor less experienced members of the development team.

Previous employment

My previous role was Processing Team Leader at a building plastics manufacturer and supplier. The company provided products such as composite doors, windows, fascia, soffits and other products to the construction industry.

I was responsible for leading and managing a team of six to ten people.

My responsibilities included but were not limited to:

  • Providing training to my team to ensure they completed the processing of orders to the highest level of accuracy.
  • Improving processes to increase efficiency and productivity.
  • Introduce reporting procedures to track accuracy and productivity.
  • Changing the team’s culture from being very insular to being more collaborative.
  • Working with the wider Sales Office Management Team to incorporate the efficiency, productivity and reporting improvements into other teams such as the Sales and Customer Service teams.

IT Education

In 2018 I decided to study Computing and IT with a focus on software engineering at the Open University. I completed my qualification in November 2022 where I achieved a grade of First Class (Honours).

My degree covered a wide range of software engineering topics including:

  • Algorithms and data structures.
  • Object-oriented programming.
  • Data management and analysis.
  • Management in IT.
  • Web technologies.

Business & Management Education

I studied business from GCSE’s through to the conclusion of my first Bachelor’s degree.

To achieve my honours degree in Business and Management I attended the University of Central Lancashire.

The course covered many areas of business including:

  • Accounting / Finance
  • Economics
  • Marketing
  • Product development
  • Management

Professional Accreditation

I’m proud to be a BCS Professional Member.

My membership demonstrates a commitment to helping to make everyone’s experience of IT positive. Whether they are part of the IT industry or working with the systems IT professionals develop and maintain, we can always do more to improve.

I fully adhere to and will not go against the code of conduct laid out by BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT. You can read more about the code of conduct here.

Want to get in touch?

You can contact me using the contact page or via LinkedIn.