CV | Résumé

 

My CV is available on this web page and also available to download in various formats. For more information, please visit portfolio/projects page.

 

Personal Data:

 

Email: thesamhughescom@gmail.com

Website: http://www.thesamhughes.com

 

Personal Statement:
A highly motivated and creative Software Engineer working in the Computer Games Industry with very strong problem solving skills and technical abilities particularly in C++ and object oriented programming. Committed to inclusive team approach based on experience gained through construction, and collaborative programming projects.

 

Published Titles:

LittleBigPlanet Ps Vita

Frozen Synpase: Tactics

 

Education:  
2008 - 2011

BSc Computer Games Programming (Skillset Accredited), University of Teesside

Third (Final) Year Modules:

Advanced Games Software Development, Games Development(Group Project), Multiplayer Game Programming, Procedural Visual Effects, Final Year Project(Dissertation)

Second  Year Modules:

Animation and simulation programming, Artificial Intelligence Programming, Algorithms and Data Structures, 3D Graphics Programming, Games Software Development 1, Games Software Development 2

First Year Modules:

C++ Programming 1 [70], C++ Programming 2 [83], Professional Studies [72],  Games Technology [63], Technical Asset Creation [68], Graphical Mathematic

2006 - 2008

Cheadle and Marple Six form College

A‐Level:   Electronics [A], Computing [B], Physics

AS‐Level: Design and Technolog

2001 - 2006

Marple Hall Secondary School

Subjects: English Language, English Literature, Maths, Double Award Engineering, Design and Technology, Spanish, ICT, Science Double Award, Religious Studies

 

Specific Skills:  
Languages / Programming:

• Proficient C/C++, Significant experience with Java, Objective‐C, Python, Visual Basic, Limited experience with Lisp

• Experienced with object oriented programming • Experienced with game engines and game programming

• Graphics programming in DirectX, OpenGl, SDL and software rendering

• Communications programming  using TCP/IP UDP/IP, Sockets

Software / Tools:

• Visual Studio 2005/2008/2010

• Apple Xcode 3/4

• Subversion / Git

Platforms /

Operating Systems:

• Playstation 3

• PS Vita

• Windows

• Linux

• Mac OS X

• iOS

Other Skills:

• Driving License ‐ Full Clean Category B (Car)

• Excellent communication skills, especially with non‐technically incline

 

Key Projects:  
Information on all projects can be found in the portfolio/projects section of my site found Here.  

 

Personal Profile:
Ambitions:
My short term ambitions are to attain a first in my degree and then secure a programming position in the games industry in a dynamic development team. I am enthusiastic with a strong work ethic. Over time my aim is to become a knowledgeable and experienced programming lead or product manager, enabling me to express my creativity and contribute to product design and development. I am committed and reliable, keen to learn and develop my programming skills and knowledge of the industry. I am a passionate and committed gamer. My motivation is in producing a product which is financially successful as well as meeting customer demand in taking the gaming experience to the next level.
Personality:
I have a positive approach to life, relishing new experiences and challenges, including working hard and solving problems. My work experience has given me the skills and confidence to operate as part of a project team and helped me recognise the different strengths, talents and specialisms individuals bring, which are essential for successful team working. Although I am able to work well as part of a wider team, I am also more than comfortable taking the lead as I have the drive and ability to motivate and direct others.
Interests / Research:
I have a wide range of interests but my passion is technology and gaming and this is reflected in my choice of degree. I spend a considerable amount of time researching to keep abreast of developments in the computer science industry as well as the gaming world to ensure my knowledge is current and cutting edge. My current interest and research is focused on multi‐core development and its potential. My passion for networking and parallel systems both converge with  my interest and research in distributed systems.

 

Employment:  
May 2013 - Present Travellers Tales - Game Systems Programmer
Aug 2011 - May 2013 Double Eleven - Engine/Network Developer
Sep 2005 - Aug 2008 Evans Construction - General Hand
June 2005 - July 2005 Stockport Town Hall - Office Assistant

 

References:      

Aidan Howe,

Double Eleven, Boho One,

Bridge Street West, Middlesbrough, TS2 1AE
Production Manager At

Double Eleven Limited

 

a.howe@double11.co.uk

Mark Bryant,

Double Eleven, Boho One,

Bridge Street West, Middlesbrough, TS2 1AE
OAG Team Lead At

Double Eleven Limited

 

m.bryant@double11.co.uk