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I have worked at Canon Medical Research Europe (CMRE), formally known as Toshiba Medical Visualisation Systems Europe (TMVS), for almost 8 years. In this time, I have moved from Graduate Software Engineer to Acting Software Team Lead.
Working in the field of Medical Imaging has required a good understanding of 3D mathematics, performance issues and the ability to create stable, testable and well documented code to meet various international regulatory requirements.
Employment History ¶
Canon Medical Research Europe ¶
Acting Software Team Lead (September 2019 - Present) ¶
- Project Management
- Collecting Requirements
- Setting Objectives
- Process Management
- People Management
- Process Modernisation
- Project Reporting
Joining an existing long running project, I have helped the team to a more agile approach to working. Migrating the team to modern tools, which allow a more agile project process to minimize overhead for developers, and improved visibility of our work for customers.
Senior Software Engineer Engineer (November 2017 - September 2019) ¶
- Application Development
- Working with Stakeholders to define and clarify requirements
- Taking responsability for high level features.
- Working with engineers from other teams to integrate and combine externally provided libraries/functionality.
- Mentoring junior engineers
As well as continuing with actual development, the move to Senior Software Engineer allowed me to participate more in high level discussions and to take more responsibility for specific areas of the application. As well as providing me with the opportunity to influence wider design decisions, it also provioded the opportunity to be a source of guidance and support for the junior engineers working with me.
Toshiba Medical Visualization Systems Europe ¶
Software Engineer (October 2013 - November 2017) ¶
- Application Development
- Designing and Implementing application features to meet customer requirements
- Writing high quality testable code
- Following strict project processes to comply with international regulatory requirements
- Prototyping proof of concepts
Working in medical imaging, every step of application development has to take into consideration the various regulatory requirements of the target markets. This leads to a very structured approach to software development which values testability and traceability so that we can be confident that our software is suitable for use without having a negative impact on patient care. Moving from framework to application development provided an interesting contrast in priorities.
Graduate Software Engineer (July 2013 - October 2014) ¶
- Framework Maintenance Support
- Investigating and resolving bug reports
- Implementing change requests
- Designing and implementing new features
My first role at TMVSE was in the Framework support and maintenance team, where I provided support to our customers in Japan. The work on this team varied a great deal. The codebase was very large and had a lot of legacy code in it. Working on a such a large and complex codebase straight out of University was daunting, but also enjoyable. The team was small enough that every had to pull their weight, so I was very quickly getting involved in fixing complex bugs, and adding new features. However the rest of the team were also very supportive, and were always willing to talk over code changes, and discuss different approaches. The example set by my teammates has really stuck with me, and has greatly influenced my approach to working with others up to the present day.
Chef (Various Levels) 1998 - 2012 ¶
I spent a long time working in kitchens, starting as a dishwasher and then moving on to working as a Chef. Starting from the bottom has really helped shape the way I work even after moving to software development. I understand the importance of teamwork, and how if people work together well then everyone wins. No one person is more important than the goal you are working towards together. If you want to lead a team, then you have to bring that team with you to get where you want to go. Even in the notoriousiously fast-paced, high stress environment of a busy kitchen, the best teams I was a part of were those that worked together towards the common goal. As my career progressed, I found the parts I enjoyed most were the opportunities to mentor the younger members of staff, and to pass on the skills and knowledge I had learnt. Even now after being out of the industry for nearly 10 years, the thing I am most proud of is the successes of the young people I helped to train.
Technical Skills ¶
|Atlassian Tools (Confluence/Jira)|
Atlassian Tools ¶
I have spent a lot of time in my role as Acting Software Team Lead modernising the teams process, and a big part of this was switching to using Jira/Confluence/Bitbucket for a more integrated workflow. I have experience as a project level admin on these tools, and have been able to use them to automate much of the work that was previously carried out manually.
University of The West of Scotland (2009 - 2013) ¶
BSc Computer Games Technology (Hons. 1st Class) ¶
The Computer Games Technology course is aimed at producing technically capable software engineers. It has a strong focus on programming skills and covers OpenGL, AI, algorithms and data structures. It also encourages students to work collaboratively both within their own degree program and providing cross disciplinary projects where students from the animation, sound engineering and games degrees work together to create small games.