George Thomas King CV

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]


Phone number: Provided on request

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Since a young age I have had a passion for computers and achieving a first in Computer Science at Aston University rapidly developed this knowledge further. My pragmatic and inventive thinking has so far helped companies connect humans to technology in unique ways to improve usability; enhancing the user experience that users get out of using the software I have helped develop. 

Work Experience

Lead Developer

December 2022 – Present


  • Planning overall architecture changes to existing and new journeys for upcoming projects within the Pension and Retirement Aviva development space
  • Building above journeys out from scratch with .NET 6 and containers in mind
  • Splitting down the above technical work into smaller, more manageable and logical tasks that can be worked on by developers in agile sprints
  • Making suggestions and approving code pull requests from other developers within the team

C# .NET Software Engineer

September 2018 – December 2022


  • Utilised the C# language within the ASP.NET MVC and .NET Core (. NET 6) frameworks to build new tools and features for the ‘Pension and Retirement’ section of the web application
  • Planned, converted and deployed to live complex migrations of existing platforms from MVC .NET framework to .NET 6
  • Maintained existing journeys including taking part in Continuous Release (CR) code releases and updating platforms with new Amazon Machine Image’s (AMI’s)
  • Automated the testing of above code using known C# BDD frameworks
  • Passed knowledge down to more junior developers through the Aviva buddy scheme

Student Research Developer

August 2017 – June 2018

Placement Research Developer

June 2016 – August 2017


  • Building new features for the mobile application iSpy Explore and maintaining or refactoring older code using effective use of source control on both the iOS and Android applications, as well as reshaping the bespoke Content Management System
  • Worked to provide realistic estimates around user stories and use cases
  • Updating and managing tickets on a Kanban-style project management system based upon an agile scrum development model
  • Tested and verified work to a very high standard in order to reduce need for user acceptance testing
  • Lead developer between March – August 2017


  • Rapid advancement in app and CMS development knowledge (Java / Objective C / C#)
  • Learnt new frameworks and services including .NET MVC, RESTful and SOAP API creation
  • Client communication improvements and dealing with heated situations effectively
  • Saved the company a considerable sum of money through effective use of Azure server architecture
  • Trained the next developers of iSpy to be able to maintain current systems in only a couple of weeks
  • Creation of websites to client requirements and to strict time scale, delivered on time
  • Client satisfaction by the end of the projects
  • Further classified project completions

Digital Ambassador

June 2017 – July 2018

Peer Mentor In Schools at Smith’s Wood Sports College

September 2015 – May 2016


  • Created digital content for the social media channels of Aston University
  • Being involved in various days on Aston Campus as well as researched other Universities use of social media
  • Created and then presented lessons to Year 11’s to aid their English GCSE exams
  • The lessons aimed at letting students aspire to the future and what future careers they plan on having
  • Aimed to improved students’ grades by at least one boundary


  • Worked in a team to create certain projects for the stated social media channels
  • Set up my own vlogging channel which became successful within Aston, whilst I balanced other work opportunities and final year University
  • Time management skills in preparing for lessons
  • Leadership and dedication skills in guiding students to success
  • Presentational skills when demonstrating new ideas and concepts to a different type of audience



First (1st) Class BSc (Hons) in Computing Science

Aston University, Birmingham

October 2014 – July 2018

Key Modules:

  • Mobile Design and Development (1st), Game Development (1st), Problem Solving (1st), Computer Animation (1st), Testing and Reliability (1st), Interaction Design (1st), Java Programming (2:1), Software Project Management (2:1), Final Year Project (2:1), Security (2:1) and more.


  • A First (1st) in Placement Year achieved (see Code Wizards Limited work experience)
    • ‘Certificate of Commendation’ achieved in recognition of high achievement during placement
  • Majestic Award’ achieved for Final Year Project due to project being most industry-like in year
  • Key skills attained include working in a team and presentational experience amongst others
  • Primarily trained in Java, C#, Objective C, Azure (.NET), PHP, HTML/CSS and others
    • Ready to adapt this knowledge to new languages and the workplace

A Levels and GCSE's

The Hewett School, Norwich

September 2007 – June 2014

A Levels:

  • A Level: Applied ICT (B), Business (B), History (B)
  • AS Level: English (C)


  • 12 A*-C including Math’s (A), English (A/A) and ICT (A/A)

Positions of Responsibility

Social Media Secretary to the Computer Science Society at Aston University

October 2015 – March 2017

  • Helped create the first ever (and second) Aston annual hackathon known as AstonHack
  • Being in this role greatly developed my teamwork and management skills

All references are available upon request