I'm Andrew, an MSci Computer Science graduate of Lancaster University, now working in Edinburgh at Amazon Development Centre Scotland as a full stack software engineer.
When I'm not doing that, I play around with other technologies, enjoy playing and watching eSports, and am quite an avid music fan.
My Skills and Experience
- Amazon Development Center Scotland, Software Development Engineer: August 2014 - Present
- Researched and prototyped system to detect compromised domains based on DNS Records
- Developed frontend to navigate key health information for over 2,000 services
- Developed internal tool to allow teams to manage and baseline critical health and contact information
- Presented tools at company Engineering Excellence conference to encourage fast diagnosis of issues during outages
- Created and led new team's Oncall and Operations process to ensure sharing of knowledge and attention for operational issues
- 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.
Undertook three individual research projects:
- "Eco Driving Tutor for Android" - Android Application which used sensor data and real-time feedback to encourage ecological driving.
- "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 tools for this purpose.
- Experience in cross-platform application development, native Android development.
Contact Me / More Info
Email : andrew [at] aaustin.co.uk