Stephen Borland
Former software engineer stolen by a Norwegian
About me

A brief history

On a Software Engineering apprenticeship at BAE Systems from 16, working alongside studying for a Software Engineering degree, I gained valuable experience. At 22 I left to explore the world, returning 16 months later to work at Giant Software developing custom required applications. My best friend became my girlfriend, and so; I moved to Norway.

The serious stuff

I use excel every day in my home life. I'm always budgeting my personal finances, developing windows applications and learning new technologies, even whilst working at the bar.

During my apprenticeship I was tasked with formatting a number of unformated exported doors database. Instead of manually doing so, I taught myself VB Macros and created a solution which could be used for future formatting tasks.

The fun stuff

I am an actual ninja. Or as close as you might get applying for an "Excel Ninja" position. I'm a 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and I've instructed through the grades.

I love beer and cake.

The Star
Bar Staff
2016 - Current
Opening and closing the bar. Cashing up, occasionally dealing with payments and schedules. Acting manager at weekends and when manager is away.
Giant Software Ltd.
Solutions Developer
2013 - 2015
Receiving and discussing change requests with the customer and producing estimates based on the existing system. Creating and modifying complex VB.NET applications using Microsoft Visual Studio. Reviewing, testing and debugging code, reporting and fixing any faults found. Investigating the existing system and suggesting improvements. Writing technical specifications and user manuals for the new or updated applications, insuring they meet company standards and include substantial technical detail.
BAE Systems
Software Engineer
2007 - 2012
Testing ADA code, debugging, diagnosing and fixing any problems found. Adhering to CMMI Level 5 testing protocols, guidelines and quality standards. Writing and maintaining ADA code to meet system requirements, UML system designs and technical specifications in accordance with CMMI level 5 development standards. Writing, updating and maintaining technical specifications, end user documentation and operational procedures. Identifying limitations and deficiencies in existing technical systems and associated processes.
Bournemouth University
BSc Honours Degree in Software Engineering , Software Engineering
2010 - 2011
Topped up from FdSc Computing and Internet Technologies.
University Centre Yeovil
FdSc in Computing and Internet Technologies, Computing
2007 - 2010
Foundation degree part time whilst working.
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    Oslo, Norway


    Full-stack Developer
    Frontend Developer
    Backend Developer
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