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👨‍🎓 CV

I am an experienced cyber security consultant, software engineer and researcher. Particularly experienced in security architecture, Cyber Essentials, horizon scanning, requirements engineering, web and Python development.

Skills

  • Cyber security, security architecture and risk analysis
  • Python, HTML5, JavaScript and C/C++
  • Pytest, Flask, Vue.js, Gitlab, AWS, and Linux command-line
  • Research, horizon scanning and technical writing
  • Technical leadership and agile methodologies (including Scrum)
  • Public speaking and written communication
  • Digital transformation and technical skills training
  • Local government, economic development and charitable activities

Experience

I have a range of experience in a number of technical, consultancy and research positions and am always looking for new ways to solve complex and interesting problems.

Senior Software Engineer

Roke Manor Research (Sept 2018 – Present)

Working with a range of clients to solve complex technical problems and implement software-based solutions.

  • Cyber security, risk analysis and security consulting
  • Web and software developing using JavaScript (Vue.js, Bootstrap), Python (Flask, Pytest) and C++ (wxWidgets)
  • Horizon scanning, technical report writing and policy development
  • Bid work, recruitment and corporate social responsibility activities
  • Patent and Intellectual Property training, portfolio management, and strategic planning and advice

Postgraduate Researcher

University of Southampton (November 2018 – Present)

Conducting research into the impact of privacy and security on the evolving digital society by developing new ways to model online security. I am developing methods and tools that support risk-based analysis in order to identify effective cyber controls on corporate IT infrastructure.

Part-Qualified Patent Attorney

D Young & Co. LLP (Sept 2015 – July 2018)

Drafting and prosecuting patent applications for a range of clients located in the UK, Europe and worldwide. My specialist areas of work include:

  • Computer architecture and security
  • Telecommunications and audio/video standards
  • Image and signal processing, and medical devices

I also developed bespoke in-house software solutions, was active within D Young’s trainee recruitment process, and wrote a number of legal and commercial articles for external publication.

Co-Founder, Software Developer

Trackstack (Jan 2015 – July 2015)

Joined the founding team to develop the business model, improve the technology and raise funds for growth. Trackstack eventually evolved into a collaborative playlist add-on for Spotify users.

Technical Lead

Lastmarch Games (Jan 2014 – July 2015)

Managed the design and development of complex map-based multiplayer iOS application and implemented the in-game experience in Objective-C. Gained considerable experience in using version control with Git.

Software Developer (Intern)

MWR InfoSecurity (June 2014 – Sept 2014)

Architected and developed a wireless intrusion detection system for client-site deployment and a server-side analytics portal.

Software Developer (Intern)

BAE Systems Applied Intelligence (June 2013 – Sept 2013)

Designed and implemented a web-based mobile device management system.

Education

I went to school on the Isle of Wight before moving to Southampton to study Electronic Engineering. I took some time out in 2017 to study Intellectual Property law before returning to the University of Southampton in 2018 to begin a part-time PhD alongside my work.

PhD Computer Science (Cyber Security)

University of Southampton

Nov 2018 – Present

PGCert Intellectual Property Law

Queen Mary, University of London

Sept 2016 – Jan 2017

MEng Electronic Engineering with Mobile and Secure Systems

University of Southampton

Sept 2011 – May 2015

Courses and qualifications

  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
  • CISSP course
  • Agile Principles and Methodology courses
  • Proposal Writing course (Shipley Associates)
  • Property Mastermind Accelerator (Simon Zutshi)
  • Leadership and Management (ILM, Level 3)
  • Cyber Academy (BAE Systems)
  • Ski Instructors course (BASI, Level 1)
  • RYA Sailing (Level 1)

Honours & awards

  • ICP Notable Title in Engineering
  • MWR Labs Summer Project Award
  • EF Good Night Hack Award
  • Zepler Scholarship

Vocational work

In addition to my main employment and freelance work, I contribute to the life of the community in a number of other areas.

City Councillor

Southampton City Council (May 2018 – Present)

Elected to represent the people of Peartree in Southampton. As part of my role I sit on the Overview and Scrutiny Committee and have sat on the Health Overview and Scrutiny panel as well as the Planning and Rights of Way panel.

Trustee

Southampton Voluntary Services (Aug 2018 – Present)


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