Chester Burbidge

An ambitious Software Engineer with a passion for self-development who is constantly trying to learn, practice and improve in all aspects of software development. New technologies and paradigms discovered through reading books and articles, listening to podcasts, attending talks and personal projects.


Abide Financial 2015-03-01 —

Software Engineer


  • Produced or maintained code to efficiently enrich and validate transaction data using primarily C# and SQL, but also python
  • Devised and setup Continuous Integration and Deployment infrastructure and conventions for AWS resources including EC2 and Lambda. This consisted primarily of Teamcity and Octopus deploy.
  • Created nuget packages to help promote and implement best practices in build and deployment automation
  • Implemented configuration of logging aggregation solution to remote production systems. This involved extensive automation with powershell.
  • Wrote scripts and programs for file archival and other windows server administration tasks
  • Spread best practices in methods and technologies through organising department wide, weekly workshops.
  • Extensive use of automation technologies like powershell, AWS Cloudformation and Chef.

Fundslibrary 2013-12-01 — 2014-12-01

Junior Software Developer

Maintaining and extending the Funds Library website and it's clients' customisations in a work environment based on Agile methodologies. Modern software development practices used including Test Driven Development, Automated Testing, Refactoring, Continuous Integration, SOLID craftmanship practices and development patterns. Role used C#, ASP.NET MVC and SQL Server to develop web sites, web services and internal tools. Client side development consisted of using typescript, LESS and javascript libraries such as KnockoutJs, jQuery, d3.js using grunt and jasmine for testing.

Toplevel Computing Ltd 2013-03-01 — 2014-03-01

Graduate Software Developer

Extending or performing maintenance on customer or internal systems, using in-house developed software analogous to Web Forms, combined with the .Net Framework and other technologies. Role involved understanding client's requests, writing code specications, designs and performing the implementation of code changes, in a workplace that practices agile methodologies.

University of Exeter 2010-10-01 — 2012-02-01

Graduate teaching assistant

Teaching undergraduate students mathematics and demonstrating first year laboratory experiments.

Scats Country Store 2006-11-01 — 2007-09-01

Retail assistant

Customer service, stock rotation, cleaning and till operation.

Burbidge's Bakery 2002-06-01 — 2007-09-01

Bakery Helper

Various roles including helping customers, preparing food and cleaning.

Codeclub 2015-10-01 — 2016-04-01

Club leader

After school club for primary school children. Taught scratch, HTML CSS and python.

Codeclub 2013-09-01 — 2014-04-01

Club leader

After school club for primary school children. Taught scratch, HTML CSS and python.

The University of Exeter 2010-10-01 — 2012-10-01

The University of Exeter 2007-09-01 — 2010-09-01

Queen Mary's College 2005-09-01 — 2007-09-01

Harroway Community School 2000-09-01 — 2005-09-01