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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.


7 years experience as Software developer in a range of environments including Telecommunications, Health and Safety, Finance, Insurance and Academic software.

Currently undertaking a beginners Welsh course.


As a Lecturer:
Level 7:
Mobile Application Development
Object Oriented Programming with Data Structures and Algorithms


British Computer Society

Areas of Expertise

Areas of expertise at USW:

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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