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Matt Riley

Senior Software Engineer based in Leeds, West Yorkshire

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After a varied career encompassing Business Analysis, manual and automated testing, local network support and a fraud intelligence officer, software engineering is where I feel the most comfortable.

Spending over 15 years in the software development industry I have obtained experience across various sectors.

Creating, maintaining and testing web services has been at the core of what I’ve worked with throughout my career and as such I prefer working server side than client side.

I'm a Neovim user, which I have to mention at any possible opportunity as per the terms & conditions of using (Neo)Vim, and comfortable using any environment with a terminal - preferably macOS or (almost) any flavour of Linux.

Outside of writing code and tinkering with my dotfiles I enjoy:

Experience
Haven

Snr Software Engineer

February 2023 - September 2023

Stack:

AWS

AWS

Express

Express

Fastify

Fastify

Kubernetes

Kubernetes

NestJS

NestJS

NodeJS

NodeJS

PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL

Terraform

Terraform

TypeScript

TypeScript

Senior Engineer for the Web Platform squad and Activities squad. Building API integration layers, APIs for the backend databases and simplifying the existing backend architecture in order to assist ongoing development and maintenance.

Add To Event

Software Engineer

November 2021 - December 2022

Stack:

Cloud Functions

Cloud Functions

Docker

Docker

GCP

GCP

Gitlab

Gitlab

Kubernetes

Kubernetes

NestJS

NestJS

NodeJS

NodeJS

PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL

Redis

Redis

Terraform

Terraform

TypeScript

TypeScript

I joined as a member of the development team migrating the existing application from a Drupal backend to a new micro-service based backend written in Typescript.

The new version of the application is hosted on GCP's Kubernetes Engine and made use of NestJS to create the micro-services.

Metrisk

Software Engineer

July 2019 - July 2021

Stack:

AWS

AWS

Cloud Functions

Cloud Functions

DynamoDB

DynamoDB

GCP

GCP

Github Actions

Github Actions

GraphQL

GraphQL

Kinesis

Kinesis

Lambda

Lambda

NodeJS

NodeJS

PubSub

PubSub

Serverless

Serverless

TypeScript

TypeScript

I was hired as a software engineer to work on the core promotion management system for Metrisk.

However my main role was creating the service behind Scan2Recycle.

This product made use of Google Cloud Vision to detect products from uploaded images from the users, which would then return a reward - e.g. store loyalty card points, when the product was placed into an in-store recycle bin.

The main Metrisk system was built on AWS using AppSync and Serverless, the Scan2Recycle system was built on GCP making use of PubSub and Cloud Functions alongside Cloud Vision API.

Sky

Software Engineer

April 2015 - July 2019

Stack:

Apollo Server

Apollo Server

Docker

Docker

Express

Express

Grafana

Grafana

GraphQL

GraphQL

Kafka

Kafka

MongoDB

MongoDB

NodeJS

NodeJS

Redis

Redis

Ruby

Ruby

Sinatra

Sinatra

I joined Sky as an automation Tester but quickly moved into a development role.

When I moved to Software Engineering I was put onto the GraphQL core team, which was responsible for the maintenance, improvement and promotion of the service across the estate.

The GraphQL service provides data for Sky.com and the MySky mobile application.

Alongside the core GraphQL service, there was also maintenance/updating of a Varnish cache to assist with the smooth running of the backend services which were consumed by the GraphQL layer.

William Hill

Test Engineer

April 2014 - April 2015

Stack:

MongoDB

MongoDB

NodeJS

NodeJS

Ruby

Ruby

My role focused mainly on testing the gaming content on one of the country's largest online gaming websites/mobile apps, primarily the Vegas section which caters for 'exclusive' game titles, but also covering Games and Live Casino.

This included assisting with Fairness testing using the custom built Node.js application, supplier REST API testing, providing guidance to members of the 'Innovation' team regarding test automation with Ruby and assisting graduate employees to appreciate the role of testing and sharing my experience with them.

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