My CV

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Contact

Paisley, Scotland
07479202371
ben@bristow.me

Education
University Of The West Of Scotland, Paisley Campus
Bsc Distinction Web & Mobile Development 2018
Franklin College, Grimsby
A2 Computing 2015
A2 Media Studies 2015
AS English Language 2015

Employment

Ofgem

Software Engineer, Glasgow City Centre, June 2020 - Current

Sword IT Solutions

Developer, Glasgow City Centre, June 2019 - June 2020

Full-stack developer working on various client projects, primarily working with Equiniti & Canada Life on their web pensions platform for Independent Financial Advisers (IFAs).

Primarily utilising C# ASP.NET Core WebAPI following TDD practices in a Microservice architecture and Angular 7+ with modern DevOps tools including Git, Microsoft Azure DevOps and Octopus Deploy. Working under Agile Scrum working practices utilising Atlassian Jira.

During my time working on the Equiniti project I have been awarded with the 'Buzz Lightyear' award by the Development Lead, Adam Tyson, for being recognised for the speed of which I became familar with the complex codebase to the point of demonstrating changes to the client.

Traveltek

Developer, East Kilbride, Scotland, November 2017 - June 2019

I entered the business as a winter intern and after impressing management & my colleagues I was swiftly hired as a full-time developer.

I worked primarily as a front-end developer and worked on a wide variety of multi-faceted B2C & B2B travel e-commerce sites for high-profile clients including Barrhead Travel, Co-Operative Travel, Sandals Resorts & MSC Cruise Lines. Development was primary achieved using standard JavaScript, jQuery & the Mozilla Nunjucks templating library wrapped with a custom framework & 'Page Builder' CMS. During my time at Traveltek I was able to consult into the migration of using more modern, faster and maintainable tools such as using React for building web applications with re-usable, contained & testable components and using Git/GitHub for version control.

At times I was asked to do backend development, primarily integrating supplier XML/JSON APIs into the search & booking engine developed with Perl. This was version controlled using Subversion (SVN).

I collaborated heavily with both internal & external customers providing support through our internal Jira installation & also in-person with project management and support (Customer Success) teams.

During my time at Traveltek I was awarded with a 'Club Elite' award, representing myself as one of the top 10 best performing employees in the business voted by my peers & colleagues.

Arnold Clark

Developer, Hillington Head Office, Scotland, May 2016 - 2017

I worked at Arnold Clark, one of Europe's biggest car dealerships on a summer internship & part-time basis alongside University as part of the company's 'Digital Product Development' team. I worked on various web applications within the company including their flagship website and car sales system. The web applications I worked on mainly utilised Ruby on Rails and React. I learnt how to work in an agile environment and learned proper test driven development (TDD) practises.

Video3 Media

Developer, Freelance/Work From Home, November 2015 - Ongoing Support

I was hired on a freelance basis to build a live & on-demand video streaming platform for use by corporate clients including the Scottish Ambulance Service and NHS Scotland. I built the platform, replacing a legacy ASP.NET WebForms & Flash based solution, using Ruby on Rails with React with Wowza Media Server. This has enabled the business to effortlessly stream video content to a wide array of devices including Desktops, Smartphones and Tablets.