Jack Alexander Higgs

Software Engineer | jack@jackhiggs.co.uk

ABOUT

I'm a software engineer and web developer with 9 years of professional experience. I'm interested in all kinds of web development but my main focus is on implementing financial systems for banking.

If you would like a clean and responsive website for a reasonable price then please get in touch!

EDUCATION

BSc (Hons) Computer Science
University of Bath
4 Year Sandwich Course
Final year dissertation: Sensor Frameworks for Engine Health Management
Student Staff Liaison Committee Representative
Communications Officer for Latin and Ballroom Dance Club

JULY 2010
GRADUATED

A-Levels: Mathematics, Early Modern History and Computing
King Edward VI College, Stourbridge
2 Year Course

JULY 2005
GRADUATED



WORK

Vice President, Finance Technology
JP Morgan Chase & Co.

  • Architecting and leading development on applications for three lines of business within Finance: Regulatory Capital Management, Valuations Control Group and Regulatory Reporting.
  • 100% development and arcitecture role
  • Work in Python, SQL (Oracle), Hadoop, Cassandra and Javascript

MARCH 2015 - PRESENT

Associate, Sales Services Technology
Goldman Sachs.

  • Building out a global strategic platform for the sales organisation within the Securities Division.
  • Delivered RESTful services to provide data for a sales commission application built on the platform.
  • 100% development role following the Agile Methodology.
  • Provide technical leadership by informing team biases and overseeing design/code reviews.
  • Work predominantly in Java, JavaScript (Angular.js) and SQL/MongoDB.

JANUARY 2014 - FEBRUARY 2015

Analyst Developer, Equity Derivatives Trading Technology
Goldman Sachs.

  • Developing applications for and directly supporting the Equity Derivatives Franchise in EMEA.
  • Delivered a new Options RFQ system for internal salespeople. Billions of notional has been booked through the system and it continues to be supported and enhanced.
  • Delivered an enhanced options profitability framework for the traders that informs pricing on a client-by-client basis.
  • Designed and delivered a Sales Blotter framework providing Sales with live and historical views of Trades, Client Positions, RFQs, Listed Options etc.
  • 60/40 split between devleopment and support.
  • Constant interaction with traders, salespeople and quants.
  • Work predominantly in Slang/SecDB which is a proprietary language and database for the Securities Division. Also delivered projects in Java/C#.

JULY 2010 - DECEMBER 2013

Software Engineer
Cubewano.

  • Delivered data acquisition systems for advanced rotary engines. This involved instrumenting an engine with sensors and collecting/displaying data in a performant and reliable way.
  • Enhanced an application using the CAN protocol to interact with the ECU to automate engine testing.
  • Support and develop business intelligence solutions and corporate procedures, mainly through SharePoint.
  • Research new methods for recording and interpreting metrics on Engine Health (as part of University project).
  • Work predominantly in C#, Visual Basic and some Java.

JUNE 2008 - MAY 2009



SKILLS

Java


Javascript


Python


HTML/CSS


SQL/NoSQL


Photoshop



PORTFOLIO

SEC Airports

SEC is a family business based in Ramsgate, Kent. They provide a first class chauffeur hire service. I re-designed an existing site to a responsive, modern, single page scrolling website.

design development

THE DANCE LAB

The Dance Lab offers a wide range of classes and lessons meeting the needs of all ballroom dancers. I developed the website from scratch including the logo design. There is integration with a third party content management system as well as an online booking system.

design integration development cms

SLIMNOSIS

Slimnosis is ran by Steph Phillips and brings together hypnotherapy and a weight loss regime to maxmize results for clients. I designed a simple online presence for Steph's business with a clean and responsive design and an online contact form for customer enquiries.

design



CONTACT

Email
jack@jackhiggs.co.uk

Address
5 Brunel House
5 Wells View Drive
Bromley, BR2 9TU
UK.

Phone
+44 07525 451 846

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