Work Experience

Technology Associate

11/2017 - Present
Morgan Stanley, Glasgow
  • I’m a key contributor to a new input layer that supplies feeds to several critical regulatory applications reducing redundancy. I productionised the application, developed several critical feeds, automated deployments and wrote an Angular UI to aid development and visualise data that went through the system.
  • I’m currently helping refurbish a KDB application by modernising areas of the system and by developing concepts for its rewrite. This included migrating Autosys jobs to Autosys R11, decommissioning mainframe jobs by replicating the logic in Java, providing Windows 10 support for the UI, moving from Perforce to Git and automating sections of the release process.

Technology Analyst

08/2017 - 11/2017
Morgan Stanley, New York
  • Graduated from the Morgan Stanley Technology Analyst Program which consisted of intensive technology training in a wide variety of technologies. This program culminated in a group project where I as part of a wider team delivered a production ready Angular based real time visualiser for OTC products traded at the firm.

Placement Analyst

06/2015 - 06/2016
Morgan Stanley, Glasgow
  • Helped in bringing a WPF lending deal pipeline application to the web with React bringing it in line with the firm’s long term vision for their UI tech stack.
  • Integrated a third party logging library with a WPF based trade notification platform helping developers deal with critical production issues.
  • Developed a hybrid Web/WPF approach that allowed high profile internal teams to move UI components to web based technologies within their existing WPF UI.

Education

BSc in Computer Games Technology

2012 - 2017
University of the West of Scotland

Graduated with a first-class honours degree where I supplemented my education with experience in an industrial context with multiple companies such as Morgan Stanley, Integrated Environmental Solutions, Barnardo’s and Ceridian UK & Ireland.

  • Hired as a Research Programmer at UWS creating a C++ API for the popular Strava V3 API
  • Hired as a Lab Demonstrator to help deliver the 3D graphics module to 3rd year students.
  • Hired as a Representative to help at the Insomnia X Resonate industry event.

Awards

Tech Code Challenge
Morgan Stanley, Coding Compitition, 2019
1st regionally, 2nd worldwide for creating a position cache that was 51x faster than the base solution.
Best Team Award
Morgan Stanley, Technology Graduate Program, 2017
Received for having the best TAP project an OTC product visaliser with advanced search capabilities.
Goto Person Award
Morgan Stanley, Technology Graduate Program, 2017
Awarded for being the person people would go to they were stuck with problems they couldn't solve.