April 2014 - August 2016
After meeting them at a hackathon, Unitu was my primary development position for two and a half years. I started as a part-time Android developer and gradually took on more and more responsibilities.
Initially, I was tasked to develop a brand new Android app for the platform. The app was made available to thousands of UK university students and remained one of my main roles, but I also took technical lead on a bespoke analytics system.
When I moved to a full-time role in September 2015, I also started contributing to the website and API, and throughout 2016 I worked on developing closer technical integrations with university systems.
Project: Unitu Android App
Project: Unitu Analytics
Project: Unitu Website & API
Reference from CEO, Anish Bagga
Reference from colleague, Ana Jalba
Reference from colleague, Fares Alaboud
September 2016 (Internship)
I joined Yoyo Wallet for a brief internship between the end of my position at Unitu and returning for my final year at King's College London. During this time I worked on their well-established Android app, developing both consumer-facing features and internal tools.
I also set up new CI tools to automate some stages of the Android/iOS QA workflow, introducing time savings and removing monotonous steps from the code review process.
February 2014 - June 2017
As well as managing the society's finances, I wrote and delivered Android development lectures as part of the Build X course ran by the group, and acted as an assistant for other lessons on beginner programming and website development.
I also assisted with the planning, organisation and execution of society events, from hackathons with 250+ attendees to socials and beginner programming classes.
September 2014 - June 2017
At KCL, I was a teaching assistant for the Advanced Practical Topics and Practical Experiences of Programming courses. The modules gave students insights on a range of technical and programming topics, including C++, Scala, Unix, Python, version control and mobile development.
Finally, as a student, I have achieved a grade of 89% so far, putting me on track for a first class degree.
June 2015 - August 2015
Over the course of a nine-week placement with Petplan (one of Allianz's branded products) I contributed to eight projects, two of which I was wholly responsible for (linked below).
Based in the service department, my worked centred around performance improvement. The projects involved independent project management, instances of managing upwards, technical development, research and analysis.
July 2014 - August 2014
During a six-week summer placement at Excelian I was shared between the Project Management Office and IT departments.
Whilst with the PMO department I worked on collating weekly international project reports, software testing, software documentation and numerous MS SharePoint tasks. I invested a little time into automating several aspects of these jobs, leaving me with spare time to work with the IT department.
With the IT department I worked mostly on setting up and customising a FOG server to allow their technicians to automate workstation re-imaging, as well as helping to further automate some of their MS SharePoint support tickets.
August 2012 - August 2013
I volunteered with Project Trust (one of the UK's only officially accredited gap year organisations) for a year between post-16 education and university.
I was stationed in a very small, remote village in Guyana, South America, where I worked as a full-time secondary school teacher. Whilst there I taught mostly maths, a little reading and PE, and gave several classes for adults in the village (including basic ICT skills and first aid).
During the year I was lucky enough to visit seven countries, try a great many new experiences, and gain some incredibly valuable skills (and some great stories!).
December 2008 - July 2014
Starting at the age of 15, I provided full-stack website design and development, from personal sites to comprehensive custom ecommerce sites and CMSs. Most of the work was carried out on LAMP servers, first rented from third parties and later set up manually on VPSs.
I managed all aspects of the business, including sales, consultancy, production, support and accounting. Over the years I maintained a client base of individuals and business of various sizes, in the UK and overseas.