CV

Josh Tumath BSc (Hons)

Chester, Cheshire, United Kingdom

josh@joshtumath.uk

Profile

Enthusiastic and quick-learning Computer Science graduate (Aberystwyth University, high 2:1) with team work, problem solving and communication skills, and experience in developing both front and back end systems; now seeking development work in a hands-on, agile and collaborative working environment with a focus on meeting the needs of end-users.

Employment

2016 - present

BBC

Graduate Developer

  • Switch between different development teams every six months.

2014 - 2015

GloverSure Ltd

Developer (sandwich year placement)

  • Created from scratch and maintained websites and apps on both client-side and server-side, including iComply, Financial Game and Xwavia.
  • Developed for CMS systems including Concrete5, Magento, WordPress and GloverSure’s bespoke ‘Glassbox’ system.

2013 - 2016

Aberystwyth University

Demonstrator, Department of Computer Science

  • Assisted during “workshop” lectures for a first-year module.
  • Helped students to complete tasks given by the lecturer.

2013 (summer)

Clicky Media, Chester

Front-End Web Developer (work experience)

  • Implemented the front-end of websites for clients based on a given design.
  • Gained experience with PHP, the jQuery library and creating WordPress themes.
  • A number of websites I helped develop are now online, including Farrell Transport, and mobile websites for Farnham Castle and Global Travel Group.

Education

2012 – 2016

Aberystwyth University

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

(inc. industrial placement)

Classfication: 2:1 (69%)

  • Key modules (3rd year):
  • Agile Methodologies (73%)
  • Developing Internet-Based Applications (72%)
  • Machine Learning (61%)
  • Major Project:
  • Software to aid Digital Agencies in applying agile methodologies (63%)
  • Key modules (2nd year):
  • Program Design, Data Structures And Algorithms (79%)
  • The Software Development Life Cycle (75%)
  • C And Unix Programming (68%)
  • C++, C And Java Programming Paradigms (62%)
  • Web Programming (84%)
  • Client-Side Graphics Programming For The Web (78%)
  • Modelling Persistent Data (81%)
  • User Centred Design And Human Computer Interaction (67%)
  • Group project:
  • To make an Android GPS app with an associated website for viewing captured GPS data Role was project leader (76%)

2005 - 2012

Upton-by-Chester High School, Chester

  • 3 A-Levels:
  • Computing (B)
  • English Language B (B)
  • Environmental Studies (D)
  • 1 AS-Level:
  • Physics
  • 8 GCSEs:
  • Grades A* to C including Maths (B)
  • English (A, B)
  • OCR Level 2 National First Certificate in ICT (Distinction)

Skills

  • Programming
  • Detailed knowledge of JavaScript and modern Open Web Platform technologies (HTML, CSS, DOM APIs, etc.) after working on personal projects creating websites since the age of 10, working with the platform in various development jobs and constantly keeping up-to-date with discussions and developments at the W3C, WHATWG and Mozilla.
  • Detailed knowledge of Java and key design patterns, following extensive use of the language in University modules.
  • Experience with MySQL and PostgreSQL from sandwich year, including transactional databases.
  • Also lightly experienced with Ruby (including Ruby on Rails), Python and Rust.
  • Agile development practices: studied and had experience in lectures and workshops in University module, using TDD, pair programming, sprints and frequent refactoring; as well as methodologies including scrum and extreme programming.
  • Version control and Git: used frequently for personal projects and used during group project at University for managing codebase and documentation in LaTeX.

    Using Unix-like operating systems: remotely managing servers at sandwich placement and set up a VPS for my personal website.
  • Problem solving: fixed bugs in poorly maintained and messy codebases at sandwich placement.
  • Teamwork and leadership skills: led a group of nine in the group project at University; took part in a Network Rail assessment centre exercise and was praised for showing good leadership skills.
  • Independent learning: Capable of self-teaching how to use different programming languages and development environments; taught myself at a young age HTML and CSS and regularly practice using new technologies in the web platform; regularly keep myself up-to-date on web standards development at the W3C and WHATWG.
  • Time management: dealing with workload at university between assignments, self-study and society work; prioritising tasks for projects for different clients at sandwich placement.
  • Confident verbal communication: Have independently given presentations at university; lead small Bible study groups at university’s Christian Union; was a junior leader at a local youth group.

Achievements

  • Proposed a new HTML attribute at the W3C that was almost standardised in the Resource Priorities specification.
  • Received a Merit Award scholarship from Aberystwyth University for completing two entrance exams in Computing and Creative Writing.

Volunteering

2015 - 2016

Department of Computer Science Signpost Mentor

  • Assigned Foundation Year and First Year students to help with stress, time management and settling into university life.

2012 – 2016

Member of Aberystwyth University Christian Union

  • Took on responsibility to redesign and modernise the society’s website.
  • Led weekly small Bible study groups, providing teaching and pastoral care.

2011 – 2012

Junior youth leader for youth club at Upton Baptist Church

  • Ran the snack shop each week.
  • Organised various games each week.
  • Took part in planning meetings for each term.

Interests

I frequently read dev blogs from organisations like the BBC, GDS and Mozilla. I also like to keep up to date with the latest tech industry news and analysis and – when I have time – blog on my website about the latest developments and issues with web standards. I like meeting new people with similar interests and regularly visit people to chat with them and check how they are. I enjoy sight-seeing, and do a lot of international travel, particularly to Disney theme parks! I like doing walks, around Wales and experiencing natural beauty.

Referees

Available upon request.