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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:
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

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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