2020: Entrepreneur and Web Developer
Succeeded in building some decent web apps, and failed horribly at marketing them.
PipPip.email: A web-app to make event-driven and scheduled email delivery easy, from days to decades. It lets you focus on writing, and then relax knowing that timely delivery is guaranteed.
MoneyBar.nl A personal finances dashboard and data driven web-app.
Data driven web-apps and mentoring junior team members. Working as an internal consultant I developed and delivered a range of tools. I worked with a wide variety of stakeholders and prioritized understanding business needs and defining scopes, whilst using agile development practices. I advised my team on software development practices and tooling decisions, and mentored junior members to improve their coding and business skills. Tools inlcuded Python, and used Plot.ly Dash, WSL, and Azure
Deliver an internal analytics tool using Python and Plot.ly Dash. The tool has a broad scope covering multiple regions, scales and business lines. I re-designed the app for scalability, maintainability and performance whilst increasing functionality, and provided a flexible foundation for new features to be developed after I left the project. Challenges included building custom visualizations, refactoring legacy code, and processing large data sets efficiently.
2018: Blockport (Cryptocurrency Exchange)
Design, create and maintain internal data tools for a fin-tech startup. As the only data specialist, I delivered tools to provide business insights including; management information, fraud analysis, tax reporting, KPI tracking, regulatory compliance, marketing and growth. I also delivered sentiment analysis of key social media channels.
I worked with stakeholders across the business including back-end, founders, customer support, finance, DevOps (CI/CD) and growth teams.
Tools included: Python, Bokeh, Google Cloud Platform (BigQuery, DataStore, Data Studio), PostgreSQL.
2017: Anaheim Consulting
Deliver the technical design and execution of a novel cryptographic crowd-funding method. Whilst working with a tech startup as a financial accountant, I worked with stakeholders and external developers to design, test and execute an initial coin offering (ICO). I aslo led investor relations throughout the funding round and provided book-keeping services.
2014: PwC Assurance - Banking & Capital Markets
Data engineering and analytics Deliver the ETL pipeline, analysis and visualization of large financial datasets including financial journals and loan books. As a chartered accountant and external financial auditor of clients in banking and capital markets in London (HSBC, Barclays, Lloyds, BNP Paribas) I facilitated the transfer of data from client systems before transforming and loading them into our on-prem SQL environments. We recalculated clients’ financial statements and mined the data for additional value-add insights.
I also qualified as a chartered accountant with the ICAEW.
2010: PhD: Geotechnical Engineering Research
In 2010 I began my PhD researching granular materials at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna, Austria.
Information about my research of silos and granular flows can be found here.
2009: Masters Degree: Civil and Environmental Engineering
During my final year at Edinburgh University the Great Recession arrived. After I graduated I found a job at Starbucks and became curious about finance. I resolved to one day understand “how banks work”.