Jack Brown

Software and User Experience Engineer

About Me

I'm a full-time software engineer and I've been fascinated by computers from a young age. My interest in software began when I was 14. Out of curiosity I learned how to reverse-engineer a computer game, and I made several server-side modifications to introduce new ways to play.

I'm a keen graphic designer, a past hobby of mine was to build 3D worlds and textures for computer games, some of which had thousands of downloads. I love to cook. I can make a good British Indian restaurant style curry, and a not too shabby Cantonese sweet and sour chicken. I like to tinker. When I was in my teens I purchased a Classic Mini and renovated it from rust-bucket to road-worthy.


Career

Pinewood Technologies Plc

Leadership Graduate Scheme - Software Developer

June 2012 – Present

Work as part of a SCRUM team using Agile. Have written stock management, accounting, and customer relationship management software.

Soshi Games

Voluntary Work Experience - Server Side Developer

August 2011 – October 2011

Creating server-side functionality to facilitate the front-end interaction of a social-media based music festival game. I set up the metric recording functionality allowing SoshiGames to measure their hit-counts and trends.

ADI Ltd

Summer Intern - Developer

June 2010 – August 2010

Worked alongside the management team at the headquarters in Kings Norton. My role involved error checking the electrical diagrams for industrial control units


Education, Awards & Responsibilities

Aston University

First Class With Honours

Computer Science (BSc)

Birmingham Metropolitan College

Tripple Distinction

Software Development (National BTEC)

Best Dissertation / Final Year Project For Computer Science Degree


Certification

70-483: Programming in C#

70-480: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3

40-461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012

70-486: Developing ASP.NET 4.5 MVC Web Applications


Top 20 Technical Skills

  1. C#

  2. JavaScript

  3. jQuery

  4. HTML5

  5. Web Forms

  6. CSS3

  7. T-SQL

  8. MSTest

  9. Node.js

  10. MVC 4

  11. Win Forms

  12. WCF

  13. MSBuild API

  14. TFS API

  15. IIS Config

  16. Socket.IO

  17. Express

  18. MongoDB

  19. Android

  20. Redis