Tyler Robinson-Voss

-Final year computer science student-



About Me

Hey, I'm Tyler. I created this site to showcase what projects I'm working on and to share a slice of my life. I'm a final year computer science student studying at The University of Leicester on placement at IBM. During my spare time I enjoy developing mobile applications and games, creating electronic solutions with arduino, cooking, snowboarding and ice skating.

Experience

DevOps Engineer - IBM, Hursley

June 2019 - Aug 2020

Working as part of a dedicated DevOps team for App Connect Enterprise alongside senior international developers to provide robust and reliable infrastructure. My work involved maintaining existing infrastructure whilst also utilising newer cloud technologies including docker and kubernetes to replace obsolete components and automate laborious tasks. Throughout the role I contributed to the release of over 20 fix packs, lead fundamental projects and fixed a multitude of challenging issues. I became very skilled utilising Jenkins, Ansible, Git and worked on a variety of operating systems including AIX, Linux, MacOS, Windows and z/OS. Outside of the day job I was able to lead a Java project, present talks involving iOS applications and AI at conferences and was selected to work at Wimbledon during the championships after a rigorous application process.


Junior Software Engineer – Genesis Technical Systems, Coventry

June 2018 - June 2019

Working with senior engineers to deliver faster broadband in the telecommunications industry. My job involved writing and refactoring C++/Java code, assembling/maintaining Linux servers and debugging failing tests. Over the course of my employment the biggest technical achievement was writing a YANG to MIB parser in Java, allowing the team to easily convert existing code to work seamlessly between NETCONF and SNMP.


Retail Assistant – Pets At Home, Leicester

Aug 2015 - March 2019

Coordinating effectively with diverse teams to deliver exceptional customer service. My job consisted of providing excellent care for instore pets and sharing knowledge with customers. Whilst working here I trained colleagues on the technology instore, ran daily educational workshops on Fish/Reptile care, and obtained an unbeaten record of customer service satisfaction in the company, recognised by the CEO.

Education

University of Leicester

Computer Science Bsc with Year in Industry at IBM (2017 - 2021)

Predicted 1st


The Beauchamp College - A Levels

Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Psychology (2014 - 2016)

BBBa


Countesthorpe College - GCSEs

Including English + Mathematics (2012 - 2014)

10 A* - A

Portfolio

Smart Fish Tank

Intelligently monitoring and controlling a fish tank

As an avid fish keeper with a 300L tank the main aim of this project was to automate the maintenance of my tank on a day to day basis, whilst also negating the risk if a fault arises with the tank equipment.(e.g heater thermostat breaks)

From the app you can find live readings of the tank parameters, previous recordings and control the power status of the connected appliances. Notifications are sent to the user if the tank parameters steer away from normal, and the appliance is automatically turned off/on if the parameters become unsafe.





The app was developed in XCode using Swift, live readings are recorded from IoT sensors connected to an Arduino Rev 2 which utilises MQTT to send the data to a Google Firebase instance. The ability to remotely control the power status of appliances utilises APIs that issue commands to smart plug sockets/smart devices.


Projects in progress

Currently developing an application to help avoid food waste.

Save The Chicks

In my first game you play as a chicken, your goal is to save your eggs from being stolen by rats. Powerups spawn randomly to help you out along the way. It's game over when all your eggs have been stolen!



In this very simple game I learnt about many unity fundamentals including asset creation, UI, animation controllers, tilemaps and triggering audio.


Spinny Planet

In my first mobile game you play as a planet who's goal is to avoid losing all trees attached to you. Asteroids will cause you to spin on impact, but you can use this to your advantage. Stay alive as long as possible in this endless challenge!


Projects in progress

I am currently creating a 2D puzzle platformer with an anticipated release of Q1 2021.

Movie recommendation engine

Find your next favourite movie

Try it out here!



This project involved web scraping several movie databases to create a dataset of the top 10,000 top rated movies of all time, calculating the movie similarity using python libraries, MySQL and Spring boot combined with ajax to create an asynchronous user experience.

Future additions include login functionality as well as an implementation of collaborative filtering once enough user data is gathered.


Awards

- 1st place IBM 'Food for Thought' Hackathon

Contact Me

Personal: TJRV@Outlook.com