Martin Grant / Software Engineer

Hello. I'm Martin from Glasgow, Scotland. Welcome to my website.
I'm a Software Engineer at Digital Barriers.
You can see my background and experience listed below and can
download my CV here. Have a look at my portfolio of work here.


Education

Industrial Robotics PhD

University of Strathclyde / September 2017 - February 2019

Completed first of three years then returned to private sector. Investigated improvements in autonomous robotic technologies for manufacturing.

 

Computing Science MSc

University of Glasgow / 2015 - 2016

Covered a wide scope of the field of Computing Science with a range of modules such as Computer Architecture, Internet Technology and Software Project Management. Many modules also included group projects.

 

2.1 Computer Games Technology BSc (Hons)

University of the West of Scotland / 2011 - 2015

Here I learned about creating game engines, implementing components such as 3D renderers and physics as well as touching on game design and software engineering concepts and theory. I also participated in many group projects.

Experience

Digital Barriers - Software Engineer / June 2019 - Current

Working in an agile team to develop software related to digital video surveillance for security applications, using mainly C++.

 

JP Morgan Chase & Co. - Software Engineer / February - June 2019

Working in a small agile team to deliver software solutions to the wider business, primarily working with Java.

 

Motorola Solutions - Application Developer / October 2016 - September 2017

Developed mobile data capture systems for the emergency services using Java, XSLT and in-house technology. Gained experience of the full software project lifecycle including meeting customers to capture requirements, design, implementation and testing.

 

MindMate - iOS Developer Intern / June - August 2016

Worked on the MindMate iOS app to improve and polish the range of games to improve their playability and accessibility for users, who suffer from Dementia and Alzheimer’s. During my time here the app reached #2 in the Health category on the App Store.

 

Tick Tock Games - Junior Programmer Intern / July - August 2014

Supported the senior programming team, and responsible for preparing a previously released game for launch on a new platform. Contributed to game projects released across Android, iOS, OS X and PC.

 

Enable Scotland - Game Development Consultant / July - August 2013

Assisted running a summer workshop giving young people with learning disabilities a taster in game development. I developed a working implementation of their game design which was shown at a launch night where national charities attended. The project was featured in national press.

Skills

Languages

C++ C C# Java Swift
HTML Javascript CSS Python GLSL

Technologies

Android iOS Git Monogame Unreal Engine 4
OpenGL SDL Django GameMaker Construct 2

Awards

Honourable mention for the 2014 Develop 30 Under 30 list.

 

Winner of 2013 UWS Windows 8 game jam, sponsored by Microsoft with Unicorn Space Command. Publihsed on Windows Store and Google Play.

 

Court Medal for Most Distinguished Student 2011-2012 for my Computer Games Technology degree at UWS.