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Simon Payne known as Simon Payne

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BSc (Hons) Computer Science
ITIL Foundation in Service Management


I have worked at the university since April 2016, I started as a web developer. In December 2018 I moved into my current role as a Lecturer in Computer Science.

I graduated from Swansea University in 2011 with a degree in Computer Science. i live in Cardiff, my main hobbies outside of work are watching and playing rugby, watching ice hockey and professional wrestling. I Also spend quite a lot of time restoring and maintaining my 1979 Volkswagen Camper van.


University of South Wales

Lecturer in Computer Science
December 2018 – Present

Senior Developer Web and Mobile
October 2017 – December 2018

April 2016 – September 2017


Software Developer
May 2014 – April 2016
Developing and maintaining web based applications that are used by our clients. Main role was developing Solo, an insurance quote engine that is used by brokers daily to get insurance quotes for mainly taxi’s, executive vehicles and commercial vehicles. Also financial reporting for clients investments accounts

Santia Consulting Ltd

Applications Developer
October 2012 – April 2014
Main roles include developing and maintaining web based applications that are used by customers and health and safety consultants out in the field. Projects include erisk online risk management system. Day 1 Absence, online absence monitoring


Junior Java Developer
September 2011 – October 2012
Main roles included Web development using Java, JavaEE, JSP, JavaScript HTML.. Projects include Web base administration system, Web based reporting system and stock control system.


As a Lecturer:
C++ Programming
Parallel and Concurrent Programming
Machine Learning and Autonomous Systems
Mobile Application Development
Object Oriented Programming with Data Structures and Algorithms


British Computer Society
University of South Wales Student Journey Theme Group

Areas of Expertise

Areas of expertise at USW:

Mobile Development
Object-Oriented Programming
UML Diagrams
C++ Programming
Parallel and Concurrent Programming

In Previous role as Senior Developer:
Courses Website, Induction Timetables:
Golang, RabbitMQ, Micro Services, REST API’s, MongoDB

MyUSW and Application form:
Ruby on Rails, mySQL,

CRM and integrations:
Microsoft Dynamics, .Net Core 2.0, C#

Mobile Applications
IOS (Swift 4) and Android (Java) Mobile Applications

Areas of expertise before USW:
Financial and insurance systems using the following technologies:
Java, SQL, Tomcat, jQuery, JavaScript, Spring, Hibernate.

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