On sabbatical, learning to create computer games, and taking Stanford University's online compilers course.
May 2010 - June 2012: Senior Compiler Engineer, ARM
2004-2010: Senior Software Engineer, Transitive Ltd
(Acquired by IBM in June 2009)
The Transitive team developed dynamic binary translators and related virtualization technology for a variety of platform combinations. A lot of my work involved performance analysis and improvement, from hypothesizing bottlenecks and gathering supporting evidence to implementing new approaches or just simple fixes. Some of this required working directly with potential clients on involved, specific performance issues.
The projects here are largely written in C++, and POWER and ARM assembler. I have also written significant amounts of Perl for analysing test results, auto-generating C++ and process automation. I enjoy writing documentation for all my projects, usually with MediaWiki or DocBook.
2003-2004: Developer and system administrator, Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education
Business process automation with VB and MSSQL, administering and upgrading an office server and network for a small company of 20 employees with Windows 2000/2003 Server, and updating a MSSQL/IIS web application for pharmacy tutors.
2001-2003: System administrator, University Of Manchester
Administrator for several Windows 2000/IIS and MSSQL servers including Windows clusters, Citrix thin client services and workstation support.
1996-97, summers 1998 and 1999: Software Technician, Pi Research
Automated test developer.
BSc (Hons), MEng Computer Science 2:1
University of Manchester, 1997-2001
Specialising in hardware and networking where possible. My projects here included network packet reassembly and distributed multi-user social environments.
Maker spaces: Founding member of Cambridge Makespace (www.makespace.org). Makespace is a community workshop in Cambridge, for people to meet, learn and build almost anything. Member of London Hackspace, a similar organisation in London.
Embedded Linux and microcontrollers: I've picked up experience configuring Ubuntu, OpenBricks and Linaro distributions for my IGEPv2 OMAP3530 platform and significant experience developing for PIC, AVR and MBED. Currently evaluating a pre-release Arduino Due, the ARM-based Arduino project.
Mechanical Computing: Designed and built a fully mechanical universal Turing machine, exhibited at Maker Faire, Newcastle in March 2011.
|Nationality: British||Age: 33||Full UK driving licence|
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