Panda T.G. Rushwood

An empathetic leader with excellent experience of software development and practices.

Experience

  1. UK Research and Innovation (formerly Science and Technology Facilities Council)

    1. Senior Software Engineer and Team Leader

      January 2019 to present

      Leading an effective engineering team to deliver a wide software programme and operation to provide maximum value for science facilities.

      • Led the delivery of new high-value product for user submitted scientific proposals.
      • Created a high performing cross-functional team: hiring new staff, and developing skills.
      • Introduced continuous improvement so the team can reach maximum potential.
      • Facilitating sessions to develop the teams' long term roadmap.
      • Building good relationships with team members to support wellbeing, manage performance, and develop careers.
      • Collaborating with cross-organisation and international stakeholders to enable engineers to deliver the highest value.
      • Managed teams' risks, including organisational change, legislation, and cybersecurity.
    2. Software Engineer

      August 2017 to January 2019

      Developed key functionality and operated existing web services for science facilities.

      • Contributed to agile practices to deliver quality software.
      • Delivered new functionality to support GDPR compliance.

      Skills: Web fundamentals (HTML, JS, CSS), Version control (git), Languages (Java, Python, Typescript), Agile software project management (GitHub, JIRA), Continuos Integration (Jenkins), Testing (Unit, Integration, Acceptance)

    3. Graduate Software Engineer

      August 2015 to August 2017

      Developed core features of websites and in multi-tiered web applications: improved application security, introduced repeatable builds, and presented work to wider group.

Education

  1. Royal Holloway, University of London

    2012 to 2015
    First Class BSc Computer Science (Hons)

    Subjects included: Software engineering (lifecycle and development methodologies), OOP and FP, Algorithms and complexity, Database design, Concurrency, Data visualisation and ML

Additional Skills, Qualifications, and Hobbies

  • Professional Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS)
  • Highfield Level 2 Award in Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Young People
  • Enjoys tech meetups including Remote Hack
  • Loves photography, board games, reading, cooking, and hiking