Hey, I'm Lorna 😊
Passionate, easy-going and bubbly Senior Software Engineer with 9 years in the industry across healthcare, digital agency, payroll, education and #techforgood sectors. A keen learner who spends a lot of spare time working on side projects to improve existing skills and gain more. Interested in self-development, enjoy writing documentation, data analysis and spreadsheets.
Interests: all-things dev, data, jokes (dad and anti), horror crime thriller tv shows/movies, mechanical keyboards, succulents. 🌵
Snr Software Engineer
May 23 - Current
💻 Jira, Azure DevOps, .NET 6, SQL, React
Snr Software Dev
Aug 22 - May 23
💻 Jira, Bitbucket, Docker, Kubernetes, .NET 5+, SQL, Azure, SCSS, JS, MVC, Camunda, powershell, Blazor, Elastic Search, Kibana
Onebright is a mental healthcare company that provide services to people and businesses throughout the UK.
Oct 21 - Aug 22
💻 .NET Core 3.1, .NET 6, Angular 11+, Azure, React
Smoothwall is the leading digital safeguarding solutions provider in UK education.
Sep 20 - Oct 21
💻 .NET, C#, ASP.NET, MVP, SQL, Teamcity, Bitbucket, Octopus Deploy
IRIS is one of the biggest private software company in the UK providing solutions and services for accountancy, payroll, HR and education.
Mar 20 - Sep 20
💻 .NET, C#, Umbraco
Epiphany is a search marketing digital agency owned by Jaywing who are a consulting business located across the UK and Australia.
Mar 19 - Mar 20
💻 .NET, C#, SQL, Umbraco, Bootstrap, JS, jQuery, Azure DevOps
See previous role detail.
Jnr Software Dev
Jan 17 - Feb 19
💻 .NET, C#, SQL, Umbraco, Less CSS, Bootstrap, JS, jQuery, Azure DevOps
SRCL is part of Stericycle which provides healthcare services to customers worldwide mainly in pharmaceutical waste.
Jul 15 - Dec 16
💻 .NET, C#, WebForms
ATD Solutions is an IT consultancy services company specialising in the design and delivery of projects within the commercial, finance and insurance industries.
Jul 13 - Jul 14
💻 .NET, C#, WinForms
Caldervale Technology manufactures a range of tooling and equipment for installing plastic pipe systems.
BSc (Hons) Computing (2:2)
University of Huddersfield
2011 - 2015
4 year course including a 12 month placement as a Software Developer based in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.
Software Development (DMM)
Leeds City College Tech Campus
2009 - 2011
Achieved Distinction Merit Merit (DMM).
Allerton High School
2004 - 2009
Achieved 9 GCSEs including Maths and English.
5 May 21
Spoke about my career journey with 25 inspiring developers at bootcamp.
Test Results Parser
💻 MVC, .NET Core 3.1, JSON, XML, API
Internal tool created to help QA in parsing Octopus Deploy NUnit test results into an Excel file. What took several days of manual exporting now takes seconds.
DevOps Analysis Tool
💻 Angular 11, Node.js, JSON, API, Swagger
Stats and metric (i.e. DORA) focused internal tool that streamlines existing processes by simplifying common DevOp data.
In my own way, blogging as a developer is a way of expressing myself on the web whether it be because of finding something interesting, solving a problem or in general just having that space to write my thoughts down. It's also pretty useful for when inevitably I forget bits I do on a reg like setting up services and new project packages to install. It gives me space to free my mind and be creative, accountability in a way and may be even by helping a reader with a problem I solved - even better.