Jack Alexander Higgs

Software Engineer | jack@jackhiggs.co.uk

ABOUT

I'm a software engineer and web developer with 10 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.

  • Architect, Team Lead and Applications Developer for Regulatory Reporting Technology, with addi- tional responsibilities across the Valuations Control Group and Regulatory Capital Management Office (RCMO).
  • Architecting and leading the development of the firm's new International Regulatory Reporting plat- form. Moving from an expensive vendor product to a streamlined and efficient in-house calculation framework written in Python.
  • Leading a team to implement SA-CCR - a new counterparty credit risk regulation going live in 2018 for multiple jurisdictions.
  • 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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