13th October 2004 to Present - BAE Systems - Senior Technologist
1st August 2002 to 12th October 2004 - BAE Systems - Technologist
17th July 2001 to 31st July 2002 - BAE Systems - Systems Engineer
15 June 2000 – 11 May 2001, Helpdesk Operator (Part Time)
Computing Service – University of Kent, Canterbury
I performed five to eight hours a week on computer support help desk. Our mandate was to help students with any difficulties with the public computer systems.
- This job involved answering the question in a face to face enquires desk.
- Each query involved listening to the user explain the problem, organising the relevant facts, diagnosing the problem and then finding a practical solution.
- This information had to be communicated to the user at their level of their computer experience to ensure they understood it.
- As there is great demand for computer support, I also exercised time management skills.
3 September – 2 October 1998, 6 January – 15 January 1999, August – 14 September 1999 K’Nex Manufacturing, Ashford
This vacation work involved building display pieces from the construction toy K’Nex. Designs were copied from existing models, based from photos or designed from scratch. I found many solutions to the endless technical challenges in building exhibition models. Larger projects often had to be complete to tight deadlines and required a co-ordinated group effort.
Education And Qualifications
2003 Training – Business Awareness Training (3 Days), Human Factors Assessment Workshop (1 Day)
2002 Training – Design for Six Sigma Manufacturability Course (2 day), Systems Engineering Short Course (5 days), People and Performance Training (3 Days), Customers and Performance Training (3 days), Airport Safety Conference (2 Day)
2001 Training – Avionics (2 days), Graduate Conference (2 Days), Working in Teams Training (3 Days).
1995 - 1997 St. Anselm's Catholic School, Canterbury
‘A’ Levels – Mathematics A, Physics B, Chemistry D
1990 - 1995 St. Anselm's Catholic School, Canterbury
10 GCSEs – including A grades in English, Science, Geography, Maths.
Upon completing my ‘A’ levels in 1997, I was awarded the Mathematics prize and Science prize for academic achievement.
29 July – 2 August 1996 Pfizer UK Ltd, Sandwich
I completed a work placement at Pfizer Ltd, researching current pharmaceutical synthesis methods. This introduced me to a cutting edge commercial research and development department. I performed experiments and determined the yields after different reaction conditions. Emphasis was placed on scientific collaboration and use of advanced equipment (NMR, chromatography.).
11 July – 22 July 1994 ADM Computing, Canterbury
My work experience placement was in the retail and support computer firm ADM Computing. I was responsible for assembling computers to the desired specifications, running a complete system diagnosis and configuring the hardware. Attention to detail was essential to locate any faulty parts and complete the task.
Final Year Project: Facial Recognition in Varying Lighting and Camera Systems.
This highly computational research project was concerned with the identification of faces. I processed the raw photographs before I analysed their statistics to find recognisable variations. I then determined the required transforms to compensate for varying conditions. The aim of developing these methods was to produce the basis for a practical commercial system that must work under any condition.
Some subjects covered: Electronics, Computer Skills, Nuclear Physics, Imaging, Electromagnetism & Optics, History of Physical Sciences, Medical Physics, Computational Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Special & General Relativity, Physics Problem Solving Skills, Physics Research Skills, C, Fortran 77, Matlab/Simulink.
I have been involved with working groups and research teams in millimetre wavelength radar, image processing and airport surveillance and control. I contributed to these groups by reviewing and commenting on research progress and gathering technical information.