STUART TAYLOR
34 Cavendish Rd, Carlton, Nottingham, NG4 5EF • Mob: (07551) 196004 • contact@stuarttaylor.info

PROFILE
Over 25 years experience of software development with hands on knowledge of numerous languages and platforms from all stages of the evolution of computing from 8 and 16 bit machine code up to current technology such as C#,C++,.Net framework, SOAP, ASP.NET, ADO.NET, SQL, JavaScript, Java SE and Java EE.
Committed individual with over 15 years experience within the hospitality industry with proven track record at all levels from entry level to business management.
Hands on experience of independent Android game development through creation of small independent game studio called 8.5 Bit Studios which currently consists of 4 titles and in excess of 15,000 downloads available on Android App Store produced using the Unity3D game engine and C#.

  • Portfolio available at: www.stuarttaylor.info
  • Game studio available at: https://play.google.com/store/apps/dev?id=5231058262990601538&hl=en
WORK HISTORY
Self Employed Builders Operative Nottingham
Jun 2016 to Present
Working with father and brother providing all aspects of Bricklaying services in the Nottingham area.

Line cook
Trip to Jerusalem

Nottingham
Mar 2015 to Jun 2016
Responsible for the production of high level of food in a busy city centre kitchen. Responsible for completing all paperwork relating to govement EHO legislation. Responsible for ensuring kitchen meets company targets in relation to kitchen GP and food standards.

Line Cook
Hooters

Nottingham
Mar 2008 to Mar 2015
Responsible for the production of high levels of food in a restaurant taking in excess of £40,000-£50,000 per week while also undertaking a BSc (Honours) in Computing part time at the Open University. Responsible for managing a kitchen team of between 3 and 7 people in the absence of the kitchen manager, ensuring food quality and ticket times are maintained. Responsible for ensuring kitchen team performs all necessary paperwork including cleaning schedules and line checks.
Responsible for stock ordering and rotation in absence of kitchen manager.

Kitchen Manager
White hart, Lenton

Nottingham
2006 to Mar 2008
Responsible for all aspects of the running of the kitchen. Responsible for managing all costs such as adhering to company budgets and kitchen GP. Responsible for all stock ordering and rotation. Responsible for all paperwork relating to company and governmental legislation including cleaning records and tempture checks.
Conducted all day to day administrative duties relating to the business such as daily banking/safe checks, end of day,end of week, wages and invoices.

Bar Staff, Waiting Staff, Kitchen Staff, Assistant Manager
Hardy's and Hansons PLC

Nottingham
1999 to Sep 2006
Worked in numerous public houses including The Trip To Jerusalem, The Bell Inn and The Meadow Covert at all levels from bar staff to Assistant Manager.
Responsible for the running of the business while on site as duty manager and fully responsible for the business during managers holidays as relief manager.
Responsible for the conduct of all other staff members whilst on site.
Performed all cash related duties whilst on site including cashing up of tills, safe checks and banking.
Responsible for all aspects of cellar management include ordering/stock rotation, cask ale conditioning and line cleaning.

  • Performed at least 15 Relief management roles in various public houses in the East midland including The Lady Bay,The White Hart Lenton, The Plainsmen, The Trip To Jerusalem and The Meadow Covert.
  • BIIAB Level 2 Personal Licence holder. Valid until 2016.
  • BIIAB certificate for Beer and Cellar quality.
EDUCATION
Open University
BSc (Honours) Computing


2006 to Sep 2014
  • Data, computing and information
  • Networked living: exploring information and communication technologies
  • Putting Java to work
  • Object-oriented programming with Java
  • How the Universe works
  • Software development with Java
  • Natural and artificial intelligence
  • Software engineering with objects
  • Fundamentals of interaction design
  • Developing concurrent distributed systems
  • Building blocks of software
  • Team working in distributed environments
  • The computing and IT project ("AN INVESTIGATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE USE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN VIDEO GAME NPC'S")
  • Galaxies, stars and planets
  • Volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis
Open University
Diploma in Computing


2007 to Dec 2010
  • Object-oriented programming with Java
  • Software development with Java
  • Natural and artificial intelligence
  • Software engineering with objects
Open University
Certificate in Information Technology and Computing


2006 to Dec 2007
  • Data, computing and information
  • Networked living: exploring information and communication technologies
New Collage Nottingham
BTEC National in Music technology

Nottingham
2000 to Sep 2002
New Collage Nottingham
BTEC First in Music technology

Nottingham
1999 to Sep 2000
People's Collage of FE
A Level Computing (C)

Nottingham
1993 to Sep 1994
South Notts Collage of FE
BTEC National in Computer studies

Nottingham
1991 to Sep 1993
South Notts Collage of FE
BTEC First in Computer studies

Nottingham
1990 to Sep 1991
South Notts Collage of FE
BTEC First in Business studies

Nottingham
1989 to Sep 1990
Rushcliffe Comprehensive
GCSE's

Nottingham
1984 to Sep 1989
  • Physics (C)
  • CDT (C)
SOFTWARE/SYSTEM SKILLS
Languages: C,C++,C#, .NET v4,v4.5, ASP.NET, ADO.NET, SQL, HTML, Javascript, Java SE, Java EE, XNA, Sunburn.
Applications/Packages: Visual Studio, Visual Web Developer, SQL Server Management Studio, NetBeans, 3DS Max 2010, Microsoft Office, Photoshop CS2, Pro Tools 7.4, Sound Forge, Unity 3D

  • Hands on experience of current software development techniques obtained whilst undertaking BSc Computing with the Open University covering all aspects of development life cycle from requirement elicitation and conceptual modeling to development using techniques such as multitasking, distributed/n-tier architecture and artificial intelligence.
  • Extensive experience of all aspects of OOP in both C# and Java.
  • Comprehensive Knowledge of .Net framework including Form,Collections and IO namespaces.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of developing all aspects of n-tier and WCF Web Service apps using C# and Visual Studio/Visual Web developer.
  • Production of C#, .NET application for work related client using SOAP to provide interaction with well known global web service.
  • Deployment of personal Web Site to demonstrate abilities in C#, ASP.NET, ADO.NET, SQL and XNA available at www.stuarttaylor.info
  • Minimum 15 years experience of amateur game development using C#, Visual Studio and the Sunburn framework with proven ability in areas such as scene management, engine creation, native 3D support and character AI.
  • Over 10 years experience in all aspects of music production using industry standard applications such as Pro Tools in own PC based project studio to record other artists and own work as a musician of over 20 years.
  • Experience of independent game development through production of small Android based game studio called 8.5 Bit Studios which currently has 4 titles available on the Android App Store.
REFERENCES
Julian Mills (Manager)
Hooters Nottingham
Hicking Building
London Rd
Nottingham
NG2 3AS
Tel: 01159 588 111
Email:J.ules21@hotmail.com

Karl Gibson (Manager)
Trip to Jerusalem
Brewhouse Yard
NG1 7NA
Email:4925@greeneking.co.uk



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