Craig Knott

Software Engineer @ Next Jump

About

I am a full time software developer living in London, working for Next Jump Ltd. My interests include Web Development, Robotics, Type Setting, and Programming in general. Outside of programming, I enjoy competitive video games, video editing (many examples of which can be found on my YouTube channel, visiting new places, hiking, and rock climbing on a recreational basis.

Work Experience

Next Jump Ltd.
Sep 2014 - Sep 2015 (Intern); July 2016 onwards (Full time)
Software Engineer
Worked on various solo and team projects to add additional functionality to the both the company's front facing platform, and some internal tools.These involved creating full stack applications using TSQL, PHP and JavaScript on a platform used by over a million users, for some of our key products. I was also the lead engineer in charge of porting our new platform (Perks at Work) to the UK audience. Other, non-engineering, tasks undertaken involved recruitment, leading a team in charge of office improvements, organising and running coding classes for a local primary school, liaising with clients, and giving presentations.
University of Nottingham
Sep 2012 - Apr 2013
Student Helper
Working for the Computer Science department to chaperone potential students around the School of Computer Science, whilst answering any questions they may have, and expressing my passion for the subject
Total Computing Systems Ltd.
Oct 2008 - Sep 2011
Technical and Sales Assistant
Worked with both the sales and technical teams for a variety of jobs, including the assembly and repair of computers, and the serving of customers

Academia

University of Nottingham
Sep 2011 - Jun 2016
MSci Hons Computer Science
Grades thus far:
89% average for year 4,
87% average for year 3,
84% average for year 2,
79% average for year 1.

Third Year Project (Mark Received: 88%):
Web-Based Fuzzy Logic Visualisation and Inferencing [CODE]

Fourth Year Project (Mark Receied: 90%):
Crowd Sourced Scenic Route Sharing Service [CODE]
St.Ivo School
Sep 2009 - June 2011
A-Level Qualifications
Double Applied ICT (A*A), Maths (B)
St.Ivo School
Sep 2007 - June 2009
GCSE Qualifications
9 GCSEs, ranging from A* to B

Achievements

Awarded the School of Computer Science High Achievers Awards for my Qualifying Year of study (2012), my Second Year of study (2013), and my Third Year of study at the University of Nottingham (2014). The first student to get the award for all three years.

Awarded the MSci project prize for the most outstanding overall MSci Individual Project for my Fourth Year (2016).

As part of my Second Year Group Project at the University of Nottingham, I worked on a package that allows for the use of Fuzzy Logic within the R Programming Language. This package, named FuzzyToolkitUoN, is officially hosted on CRAN (the Comprehensive R Archive Network).

Eureka, an Android application that I worked on, won the Audience Favourite award at Over The Air 2013.

Involvements

Co-Founder and General Secretary of HackSoc, the University of Nottingham's programming society (2012-2014)

General Secretary of CompSoc, the University of Nottingham's official Computer Society (2013-2014)

Participated in the University of Nottingham's Computer Science Guru Programme (2012-2014).

Taught basic programming at Nottingham High School for Boys Afterschool programming club (2013)

Took part in a scheme to teach basic IT skills to a group of unemployed individuals, in coordination with SIFE and Nottingham Central College. (2013)

Tutoring for other third year students for the Summer exam period. (2014)