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Screenmedia's new recruits tell us a little about themselves

George | 18/07/2018

Mark and Andy have just joined us here at Screenmedia. We sat down with them last week with them to find out a few things about them, what they do, and why they chose Screenmedia.

Mark - Senior Developer

In 140 characters, what exactly do you do?

Back end software development, with a sprinkle of front end (React js), architecting and building new web sites, performing enhancements to existing Umbraco sites, testing and code refactoring.

Previous experience...

Started my career writing firmware and application software for DSL modem testing equipment (C, and C++ respectively), after that I did some mainframe development in COBOL(!) for commercial insurance systems, mainly premium rating programs. I then moved on to .NET development, writing enterprise software. My last position was at Xedo software, where I worked on front end and back end systems for a large formal wear provider.

Why Screenmedia?

I was attracted to the sheer range of development at Screenmedia, the opportunity to work on new and cutting edge technologies and the warm, and friendly atmosphere I encountered when I went for my interview. I think this is the best place I could be right now for my ongoing professional development.

Oddest job…

Can't think of an odd job out of hand. Towards the end of my school days I handed out leaflets for in the city centre where I lived every Saturday. 

On the nightstand…

Usually a massive cup of tea, whatever I'm reading at the time and my phone. 

In my spare time I like…

Listen to lots of music, take my 2 black labs out for a walk, and I have to admit I spend a lot of time reading about technologies and doing online training courses, which I enjoy.

Favourite tune on the office Sonos…

Velvet underground, punk, post punk (Wire). I do like folk and indie as well. Haven't been very brave putting stuff on the Sonos though!

Weirdest fact about me…

Can't make the "live long and prosper" spock hand sign, cannae do it!

 

Andy - Front-end Developer

In 140 characters, what exactly do you do?

I translate design into web applications that a user can see and interact with.

Previous experience...

Front-end developer for a laser eye surgery company. 

Why Screenmedia?

Having worked here before I missed working at the cutting edge of web development. Working on such a great variety of ever changing projects and designs really keeps you sharp, and keeps things interesting.

Oddest job…

Meat and Fish counter in Sainsburys. Not a bad job but as with many customer service jobs, you meet some interesting people.

On the nightstand…

My phone and water.

In my spare time I like…

Doing things with the family, walking the dogs, chilling.

Favourite tune on the office Sonos…

I mainly have earphones in. Almost anything vocal and fast does the trick for me.

Weirdest fact about me…

I can do many things involving the face. Move, flip, cross, you name it.

 

We are always on the lookout for skilled, enthusiastic talent to join our studio. If we sound like the place for you, check out our careers area to see where you could fit in!

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