Curriculum Vitae


Name: David Beaumont
Home Address: 2 Northfield Drive
Mansfield
NOTTS.
NG18 3DD

Home Tel:

01623 460941
Mobile Tel: 07763618386
Email: DJB31st+CV@gmail.com

David is a competent individual who picks up new skills very easily. His group skills are impressive and he obviously has lots of enthusiasm for PCs especially in the programming area.

Qualifications

School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Liverpool John Moors University
09/02 - date
BSc(Hons) Software Engineering (in progress)
Year One: Introduction to Computer Systems(88%), Computer Architecture(87%), Abstraction and Modelling(85%), Introduction to Computer Programming(83%), Computer Programming and Problem Solving(82%), Introduction to Functional Programming(82%), Web Development Workshop(82%), Program Applications Workshop(81%), Software Development Process (72%), Personal Development and IT(GP)
Year One Average: 82.44 %

Year Two:

Data Structures(77%), Database Design(72%), Software Management(72%), Software Engineering Applications Workshop(71%), Systems Software(70%), Internet Programming Using Java (70%), Abstract Data Types and Formal Specifications (68%), Requirements Engineering(67%), Computer Systems(65%), Object Oriented Systems(63%)
Year Two Average: 69.5 %

Year Three:

Computer Security(78%), Computer Networks(74%), User Interface Design(55%), Distributed Systems, Formal Specification and Refinement, Real Time Systems & Development Workshop, Software Development Project
Year Three Current Average: 69 %

West Nottinghamshire College
AVCE in Information Communication Technology (AA)
09/00 - 06/02
CIT Global Communications (Pass)
05/00


Sherwood Hall Upper School


09/97 - 06/00
GCSE (Information Tec (A), D&T Electronics (A), History (A), Science: Double (B,B), English Language (B), English Literature (B), Physical Education (B), Mathematics (C), German (D))

Computing Experience

I am fairly highly experienced in the Java development environment. To a lesser extent, I am experienced in both C and Visual Basic development. I have a high level of experience in developing web based applications using PHP and SQL. As well as software implementation experience, I have a good understanding of programming design and management. I have a high level of practical experience with computer hardware and a good understanding of how the PC works at a hardware level. My computing experience also includes a wide range of topics in less detail, such as security, networking and Linux web server configuration. My university project increased my knowledge of networking extensively and I have a reasonable amount of experience configuring and programming networked applications.

Personal Skills

I was the course representative for the Software Engineering group, which involved me attending meetings each semester to put forward the views and comments of the other members of the group to the board of lecturers in the computing school. I found this experience valuable as it helped me greatly with skills in large meetings and also in encouraging people to share their views and opinions on a specific topic.

Previous employment

Efax Ltd, 2 Hookstone Chase, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
06/04 – 09/05
Job Description: The work at Efax was extremely varied due to the small nature of the business and the small team of technical staff. The daily job role involved answering technical and support calls for the fax system and other services that were provided. The call volume was quite low, which gave the opportunity for small to medium sized projects to be undertaken. The projects were mainly undertaken using PHP and MySQL and were web based applications, these consisted of creating completely new applications or occasionally editing and improving an existing system. Projects of note would be the completion of an application for the customers to view details of faxes sent and received via the internet. Another project of note would be the fax broadcasting database system that enabled staff members to quickly search for fax numbers against specified criteria, that could then be used for fax broadcasting, this project was undertaken by the entire technical team and was valuable experience in working as a team in industry.
Reason for Leaving: The employment was work experience as part of my sandwich degree, so I left to complete the final year of the degree.

Prolog, Sherwood Park, Annesley, Nottinghamshire


06/03 - 08/03
Job description: Data entry of competition forms, orders and processing customer returns.
Reason for Leaving: Left to start my second year of my university course.

Trading Post, Nottingham Road, Mansfield, Nottinghamshirep


08/00 - 08/02
Job description: Chef – preparing main meals and maintaining the kitchen
Reason for Leaving: Left to start my university course

Work Experience (Year 10)

IT Department, Central Notts, Heath Care Trust Headquarters, Southwell Road, Mansfield
Help out with all aspects of the department including, virus checks, help desk, building PCs, repairing computers.

University Project Description

The final year project that I completed was researching ‘Home Network Synchronised Streaming Audio’. This involved conducting research into the area of synchronised streaming audio, proposing methods that would complete the requirements of the project and finally creating an implementation of the project. The server and client implementation were created using Java and the Java Media Framework. The research was successful in creating further understanding of the issues that face developers when developing synchronised audio systems and the implementation section was completed with much success. This project spanned across the entire final year and gave me valuable experience in planning a reasonably sized project, which required ongoing documentation, to a fixed deadline.

Hobbies and Other Interests

Although my main interest is computing I also enjoy many hobbies, these are mainly racquet sports. I have been playing badminton from an early age, and was involved in playing for a local adult team in a league, however since attending university I rarely play due to academic commitments. I also enjoy playing squash and tennis and table tennis for leisure. I was also a member of the scouting movement which I followed from beavers until scouts, this was valuable experience for me as it has prepared me for many things life such as team work, getting along with people and getting the task completed no matter what the circumstances.

Personal Details

Sex: Male D.O.B: 31st March 1984
Martial Status: Single Driving Licence: Yes, clean
Prepared to Relocate: Yes

Additional Information

Ever since a very young age when I was given my first computer I have been interested in computing, I am constantly trying to improve me knowledge of the computing industry through courses and self learning. I have a broad range of skills in the IT industry and have built many PC’s as well as setting up networks, writing software and performing many technical support issues for friends and family.
I also often take on small PHP/MySQL based web projects to extend my knowledge and experience in these technologies. The work usually involves the editing of code used within content management systems, either to create customisations or for the integrating bespoke code. This work has led me into the role of technical administrator on a popular php-nuke based website with over 8400 registered members. The tasks involved with this role are varied, ranging from configuring and maintaining the web server, rebuilding and relocating the website onto new servers, down to ensuring the day to day running of the site is ok and interacting with the members.

References

Nick Reaks
Efax Ltd
2 Hookstone Chase
Harrogate
North Yorkshire
HG2 7HS
Tel: 0845 227 0044
Email: nick@efax.co.uk
Capacity in which known: Efax Manager
Dr Tom Berry
Software Engineering Program Leader
School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool
L3 3AF
Tel: 0151 231 2080
Email: T.Berry@livjm.ac.uk
Capacity in which known: Course Leader