I'm Andrew, an MSci Computer Science graduate of Lancaster University, now working in Edinburgh at Amazon Development Centre Scotland as a Software Development Manager.
When I'm not doing that, I play chess, enjoy playing and watching eSports, and am quite an avid music fan.
My Skills and Experience
- Amazon Development Center Scotland, Software Development Manager: July 2019(ish) - Present
- Leading small team of engineers to build privacy and policy automation systems for Amazon Advertising.
- Amazon Development Center Scotland, Software Development Engineer: August 2014 - June 2019(ish)
- Designed and built internal system to detect policy violations in Advertising Creatives
- Researched and prototyped system to detect compromised domains based on DNS Records
- Developed internal tool to navigate & modify key health information for over 2,000 services
- Presented tools at company Engineering Excellence conference to encourage fast diagnosis of issues during outages
- Participated in hackathon to create recruitment tools, won first place with NodeJS-based system to store manage interview questions
- InTouch Ltd, Software Intern: June-August 2012 May-September 2013
- Researched and selected cross-platform mobile framework to implement new product
- Contributed to frontend for web-based gully management system
- Lancaster University MSci (Hons.), Computer Science Innovation 2010-2014
Covered many aspects of Computer Science including Networking, HCI, Databases, Software Engineering and programming for Embedded Systems. Masters year modules focused on distributed systems, systems architecture, data analysis and research methodology.
Individual research projects:
- "A New Source Code Explorer" - A Source Code Visualisation and Explorer tool to help programmers understand unfamiliar code.
- "Relationship-based Privacy for Social Media" - This project aimed to provide a web-based tool to allow users to filter content on Social Networking sites based on groups of friends collected by friendship 'strength' and other factors.
Graduated with a First.
- Experience in creating distributed, scalable systems. Knowledge of AWS technologies.
Contact Me / More Info
Email : andrew [at] aaustin.co.uk