Jonathan Foot

Software Engineer at Experian and First-Class MSci Computer Science Graduate

Proficient software engineer in several programming languages with an outstanding academic record gaining a 1st Class Master’s from University of Nottingham and a Professional Member (MBSC) of the BSC. Experienced in designing and implementing commercial systems, combined with strong time management, interpersonal and critical thinking skills; developed through team-working and project leadership roles.

Employment History

September 2022 - Present

Graduate Software Engineer, Experian Data Quality

Two-year comprehensive graduate scheme focusing on technical, teamwork, project management, and leadership skills development. Contributed to Aperture Data Studio as a Java and TypeScript developer, leveraging agile methodologies, Azure DevOps, Git, CI/CD pipelines, and automated testing. Actively participated in PR reviews to ensure code quality and team collaboration.

Key Achievements:
• Led development of 'Rulesets,' a headline feature in the upcoming Data Studio release, separating Validation Rules and Groups into their own independent top-level object, enabling seamless versioning, and sharing. Demonstrated expertise across the software development lifecycle, from planning and design to development, testing, and documentation.
• Containerized the 'Job Controller,' a pivotal component of Data Studio's main web server responsible for all Charts and Data Grids, into Kubernetes Pods, optimizing resource scaling for cost-effectiveness and enhancing system stability. Implemented the ability for users to seamlessly switch to a new Job Controller in the event of a pod death, without the end user knowing.
• Collaboratively engineered a new Single Sign-On (SSO) login and account management system, ensuring seamless integration with multiple SSO providers and robust security measures. Reconstructed login and user management code to accommodate multiple-SSO providers, enabling customized SSO integration for each client.

November 2021 - July 2022

Technical Support Assistant,
University of Nottingham

Worked within the Research System Team (RST), servicing the School of Computer Science and the School of Mathematical Sciences. I was responsible for enterprise Windows and Linux system & server administration, imaging & deploying hardware, managing IT stock inventories, advising on equipment purchases, PAT testing, troubleshooting, diagnosing, and solving hardware and software faults.

Key achievements:
• Created and led a new Linux laptop loan service within the school for staff and students.
• Spearheaded the evaluation, procurement, and training of a new display screen system for the Maths and Computer Science schools, to improve the department's campus presence.
• Assisted with the creation and implementation of the new cyber physical systems Linux computer laboratory.
• Assisted with the redeployment of the Mac Lab and three general purpose Windows laboratories.

September 2019 - June 2022

Student IT Support Tutor,
University of Nottingham

Represented the University’s frontline IT support providing a friendly, empathetic, and engaging face. I worked in various Smart Bar locations around campuses and in Laptop Loans and Repairs, helping both students and staff in person, online and via telephone support on a range of IT issues. For example: Setting up IT Accounts, Registration, Network Connectivity, VPNs, MFA, Virtual Desktops, Printing, Timetabling, Office 365 and Moodle, requiring strong knowledge of both University-owned systems and more general IT systems.

July 2019 - September 2019

Sales Assistant, Sports Direct

During the summer of 2019 I worked as a Sales Assistant in Sports Direct. I predominantly worked in the Shoes department and was responsible for engaging and serving customers, as well as maintaining and creating displays. This allowed me to improve upon my communication and multi-tasking skills. However, I also worked in the boots department, stock room, delivery and tills. Gaining a wide breadth of experience across all aspects of retail. In my first month I was the store's highest selling sales person for that month.

July 2018 - September 2018

Freelance Software Engineer,
Reading Buses.

During the summer of 2018, after impressing the CEO and Head of Engineering at Reading Buses with my Twitter BOT idea, I was asked if I would like to develop this idea. Using their open data API, I developed a system using C# capable of tracking all buses operated by Reading Buses across their network for any predicated lateness. When the system predicts a bus running late the system automatically generates a message, publishing this to social media; keeping passengers up to date. The system's intellectual property has since been sold to the R2P group, a software supplier of Reading Buses to further develop and maintain it.

Education & Additional Technical Qualifications

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Nottingham University
September 2018 – June 2022
Key achievements include a final degree average of 80%, being the project manager of a software development group of six, and successfully delivering an augmented reality, android app for our client MHR. Being the Lead Firebase backend solution designer & developer, and Android developer in a software development team of four, working on a project with IKEA; for which we achieved an 85% mark. Volunteering as the Lead MSci Computer Science Course Rep, representing students’ issues and concerns throughout the COVID pandemic. Producing a First-class dissertation, which is being used as an exemplar project for current and future students, on using a Metaheuristic AI to optimise bus timetables.

Here I attained:
First-Class Honours degree in MSci Computer Science

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UTC Reading

September 2016 – June 2018
For my A-levels I attended UTC Reading a world class school specialising in Computer Science and Engineering. As a UTC they helped provide me with industry exposure through multiple employer led projects from CISCO. Microsoft and Network Rail; readying me for the world of work much better than a traditional sixth form.

Here I attained:
Computer Science - A          Maths- A           Physics - B

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Highdown School and Sixth Form Center
September 2014 – June 2016
For my GCSEs I studied at Highdown School, my chosen subjects include, Mathematics Methods/Applications, English Literature/Language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Religious Studies, Computer Science, D&T:Product Design, Geography and History.

Here I attained:
7A*s, 4As and 1B

  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) - PowerPoint and Word
  • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) -  Software Development, Windows Operating System, Block-Based Programming, Mobility and Device Fundamentals
  • Microsoft Certified - Azure Fundamentals
  • Cisco CAE  - Cybersecurity, IoT, Mobility Fundamentals & Entrepreneurship.
  • PAT Testing Qualified
  •  British Computer Society (BCS) - MBCS Member, The Ethical IT Professional


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