Josh Tumath BSc (Hons)
Chester, Cheshire, United Kingdom
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.
2016 - present
- Switch between different development teams every six months.
2014 - 2015
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
Demonstrator, Department of Computer Science
- Assisted during “workshop” lectures for a first-year module.
- Helped students to complete tasks given by the lecturer.
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.
2012 – 2016
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:
- 8 GCSEs:
- Grades A* to C including Maths (B)
- English (A, B)
- OCR Level 2 National First Certificate in ICT (Distinction)
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
Available upon request.