Craig Knott

Software Engineer @ Next Jump

Work Experience

Sep 2014 - Sep 2015 (Intern); July 2016 onwards (Full time)
Software Engineer at Next Jump Ltd.
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.
Sep 2012 - Apr 2013
Student Helper at The University of Nottingham
Working for the Computer Science department to chaperone potential students around during open days. This included informal mingling with candidates and their parents, giving tours of the building and surrounding campus, all whilst answering any questions they may have, and expressing my passion for the subject
Oct 2008 - Sep 2011
Sales and Technical Assistant at Total Computing Systems Ltd.
Working on Saturdays with both the sales and technical teams for a variety of jobs, including the assembly and repair of computers, creating point of sales documents, making recommendations to and serving customers, and updating the company website.

Education

Sep 2011 - Jul 2016
First Class MSci Hons Computer Science at The University of Nottingham
Grades
89% average for year 4,
87% average for year 3,
84% average for year 2,
79% average for year 1.

Projects
Third Year Project (Mark Received: 88%):
Web-Based Fuzzy Logic Visualisation and Inferencing
Code

Fourth Year Project (Mark Received: 90%):
Crowd Sourced Scenic Route Sharing Service
Code
Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
A-Level Qualifications at St Ivo School
Grades
Double Applied ICT (A*A), Maths (B)
Sep 2007 - Jun 2009
GCSE Qualifications at St Ivo School
Grades
9 GCSEs, ranging from A* to B

Achievements

2012 - 2014
High Achievers Award at The University of Nottingham
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.
2016
MSci Individual Project Award at The University of Nottingham
Awarded the MSci project prize for the most outstanding overall MSci Individual Project for my Fourth Year, a scenic route sharing and recommendation service.
2013
FuzzyToolkitUoN Release at CRAN
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).
2013
Audience Favourite Award at Over The Air 2013
Eureka, an Android application that I worked on (allowing you to record your ideas with voice commands whilst in the shower), won the Audience Favourite award at Over The Air 2013.

Involvements

2016-2017
Planned and delivered 5 sessions to a class of 50 Year 5 Students at Netley Primary school, with the intention to teach them basic programming skills. This included basic algorithms, using programming languages like Scratch, and an introduction to robotics.
2012-2014
Cofounder and General Secretary at HackSoc Nottingham
Cofounder and general secretary of HackSoc, the University of Nottingham's programming and development society. Duties included communicating with the SU, ensuring health and safety regulations were adhered to, calling and minuting of meetings, and organising the AGM.
2013-2014
General Secretary at CompSoc Nottingham
General Secretary of CompSoc, the University of Nottingham's official Computer Society. Duties included calling and recording minutes, insuring health and safety regulations were adhered to, and acting as an advisor to other members of the executive.
2012-2014
Guru Programme at The University of Nottingham
Participated in the University of Nottingham's Computer Science Guru Programme, in which high performing students were given the opportunity to mentor and coach first year students as they transitioned into University life.
2013
IT Skills Tutor at SIFE (now ENACTUS)
Took part in a scheme to teach basic IT skills (focusing on the Microsoft Suite of applications) to a group of unemployed individuals, in coordination with SIFE and Nottingham Central College.
2014
Academic Tutoring at The University of Nottingham
Tutored other third year students for the Summer exam period of 2014, for the same exams that I was also sitting.