Hello, I’m Divyesh
A keen, confident and creative tech nerd with a passion for creating awesome design, writing awesome code and then integrating the two.
I’m a Data Engineer for a BIG Data and Cloud Consultancy firm called Elastacloud in the UK. What is a Data Engineer I hear you asking? It’s basically a Software Engineer who designs, builds, integrates data from various resources and manages BIG Data. I then write complex queries on this infrastructure to make sure it is easily accessible, works smoothly and optimises the ecosystem.
So, in short, I design and architect the BIG Data infrastructure to be analysed by a Data Scientist.
I am a hobbyist – I love sketching, dance and sports. I’m a fitness enthusiast so when I’m not on tech nerd duties, i’m either sweating away in the gym or indulged in my design world bringing my imagination to reality. Also, a freelance app developer, I love enhancing user experiences through developing and designing attractive, user-friendly and purposeful mobile applications for both Android and iOS.
What I Do
Using Scala, Python, JVM, Java, C# and Spark, I develop Big Data, Operational Data and Business Intelligence solutions for clients on a scalable level. I endeavour to provide the best possible infrastructure with future proof, clean, readable, design based code.
MOBILE & APP DEVELOPMENT
My passion for code and design integration has led me to develop iOS and Android apps with a key focus on an easy to use, attractive, interactive UI. After all, a well-designed UI is what attracts the eye and this is what I see through, from start to finish.
My craze for Bollywood and design acumen come together perfectly for this venture. I redesign Bollywood film posters in a variety of design styles ranging from old school to present day, giving them my own twist. So, if we have any Bollyholics, then follow @bolly_designs on Instagram and Twitter.
WEB & DESIGN FOR THE COMMUNITY
Taking my skillset and passion further, I have had the privilege to serve as the Web & Design team leader for UK’s largest Hindu Student Organisation outside of India – National Hindu Students’ Forum (UK). Bringing together like-minded individuals and spreading knowledge about Hinduism through design and the web.
- Objective- C
- Android Java
- Command Line
- Visual Studio
BSc Applied Computing & Mathematics
SEPT 2008 – JULY 2011
I completed my Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Computing and Mathematics. My Final Year Research Project was on the subject of Automated Systems for the Hearing Impaired. I graduated with a Second Class Honours in 2011.
MSc Internet Computing & Network Security
SEPT 2011 – JUL 2012
Pursuing a Master of Science Postgraduate Degree in Internet, Computing & Network Security, I branched out into Cyber Security leading me to complete my Thesis in ‘Discrete Logarithm Problem in Finite Fields and Applications of Cryptography’. I graduated with a Merit in 2012.
Postgraduate Diploma Advanced Software Engineering
SEPT 2013 – JAN 2015
What began as a second MSc Degree, ended up a Postgraduate Diploma as I landed myself a full time job as an Associate Software Engineer for a leading Clinical Research Organisation. This lead me to terminate my studies, sitting only the exams and deferring my Final Major Project.
MAR 2013 – AUG 2014
Serving the Hindu student community in the UK, I began my time with NHSF (UK) as a Designer. As part of the Creative team, I was responsible for liaising with other NHSF (UK) teams to design promotional material for social media, overseeing the full design lifecylce.
AUG 2014 – MAY 2015
Soon after my role as a Designer with the organisation, in order to take our reach to the next level, I used my coding skills to self teach and develop my first iOS App for NHSF. A true milestone for us! Currently the app is under going a revamp for version 2.0.
AUG 2014 – MAY 2015
Following on from my previous work, I got head hunted by a Clinical Research Organisation to create them an iPad app. Due to confidentiality I cannot disclose further information but that this was an ad-hoc project not available on the App store.
AUG 2015 – MAY 2016
And then came my first Android App! Like the iOS App this version of the app is also currently going through a revamp for version 2.0.
ASSOCIATE SOFTWARE ENGINEER
AUG 2014 – APR 2017
Landing my first proper industry job in August 2014, I terminated my postgraduate studies at the University of Leicester. I was providing programming skills and expertise in the design and development of Integrated Voice and Integrated Web Recognition systems for Clinical Trials.
WEB & DESIGN TEAM LEADER
MAY 2016 – APR 2017
I have had the privilege to serve as the Web & Design Team Leader for NHSF (UK). Creating, editing, deleting and maintaining all email accounts and providing back end tech support. Also project managing Design projects making sure work balance was equally split.
JUNIOR DATA ENGINEER
APR 2017 – OCT 2018
As a Junior Data Engineer I was responsible for using a range of programming languages mixed with SQL to develop bespoke, on the fly, state of the art, business intelligence solutions for my clients, leveraging the Microsoft Azure Platform.
OCT 2018 – PRESENT
Now a Data Engineer, I have turned my focus towards technical design and cloud solutions. Continuing to develop business intelligence solutions for clients, my primary aim is now Cloud Solution Architecture for Data Analytics.
It’s been a while guys. I haven’t blogged in a long time, you know summer plans and then not having time. Now that things are less busy, it’s catch up time. There have been a fair number of shenanigans that I have been up to during this summer, and I am hoping time...read more
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