My name is Nicholas Vardy. I am a graduate software developer, with an Honours degree in Computer Games Programming. I primary work with C++ and Visual Studio, but also have experience in C#, C, Java, and Objective-C, and am capable of quickly picking up new languages when I need to.
I am a highly motivated programmer, with meticulous attention to detail. I am currently seeking a challenging position in the software development where I can utilise and improve the skills I learnt at University and in my spare time.
Education and Qualifications
De Montfort University, Leicester
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming 2010 – 2014
Abingdon and Witney College, Oxfordshire
BTEC National Diploma for Information Technology Practitioners 2008 – 2010
Level 1 Certificate in IT Systems Support – PC Maintenance
Level 1 Introduction to Desktop Publishing
Burford Secondary School 2003 – 2008
Areas of Expertise
Java (Android Development Tools)
SQL (MSSQL, MySQL, Oracle)
UML Modelling (Eclipse)
Thinking Software – November 2015 – Ongoing
1st level technical support analyst, providing support for the Rota Horizon Time and Attendance software.
The App Experts – November – December 2014
4 week intensive training course in iOS development
Gusto Games – July 2010
Work experience at Gusto Games, near Banbury in Oxfordshire, in the Design department. Primarily testing a new golf game for the PC and XBox 360, keeping an eye out for any bugs and reporting them to co-workers , so they could implement changes to fix the bugs.
CETA – July 2007 and April 2008
Working in the Software Development department of an insurance company, using Visual Basic.NET. This was part of my work experience in year 10 at Secondary School. I was invited back the following year during the school holidays for further work experience.
Pizza Express – May 2015 (Temporary Work)
Morrisons – October-November 2014
Cogges Manor Farm Museum – April-October 2012 (Volunteer Work)