Thomas Rickard


Clifton, Bristol


I am pragmatic problem solver who loves a challenge. Programming has always played a strong role in my school and university education, if not at the fore-front. I have experience working in a team environment on complex projects as a result of designing and building multiple race cars at University. Post University I have become increasingly interested in software engineering and wish to work in this profession.


Southampton University, 2011-2015

  • - Graduated with an 2:1 MEng in Aeronautics & Astronautics.
  • - Specialised in computing and composites.

Warwick School, 2009-2011

  • - 3 A-levels in Mathematics (A), Physics (A) and Computing (A*).
  • - 1 AS-level in Geography.

Personal Projects

  • Blog - Builds private and public static sites from my logs. Uses JavaScript, Handlebars, Gulp, Stylus and D3.
  • Makeit - A design and manufacturing prototype app written in JavaScript and Typescript. Uses Node, Express, Angular 2, Redis and more.
  • General - At home on Linux and competent with Git. Familiar with JavaScript testing libraries such as Mocha and Chai. Familiar with Python and C from University.


Archer HPC Courses

  • - Shared memory programming with OpenMP and C.
  • - Message-passing programming with MPI and C.

Southampton University Formula Student Team, 2012-2015

  • - Cloud based simulation framework - Azure, Python, Django, Celery.
  • - Aerodynamics and bodywork team leader.
  • - Composite monocoque design and manufacturing.

Previous Work

Sainsburys, 11/2015 - 06/2016

  • - Night shift employee: 4 nights per week.
  • - Managed stock levels and ensured a well dressed store.

UAV Internship: Southampton University, Summer 2014

  • - Involved manufacturing of autonomous UAV aircraft for use by Kent police force.
  • - Main role was manufacturing the aircrafts wiring looms.
  • - Prepared aircraft for fight tests.

Snitterfield Arms, Summer 2013

  • - Bar and table work.
  • - Ensured good customer relationships.