Melissa Kyd

I'm experienced in developing and scaling web and SaaS applications, as well as desktop software programming. My focus is producing targeted solutions that fulfil client requirements and deliver a positive user experience.


Recent Experience

Software Engineer

Arris Marketing Communications

My role at Arris is as a web based software and web applications developer. In this role I work with JavaScript, PHP (Laravel), Vue.js, Git and Bitbucket for version control and code reviews - as well as participate in sprint planning, team code reviews and stand ups as part of an agile team.

February 2020 - Present

Software Engineer Intern

Happy Co

During the internship I worked within a development team at HappyCo to implement new features in a web application. My role as a software engineering intern included development in Ruby on Rails, React.js and GoLang, participating in code reviews using Gerrit and deploying changes to production.

August 2019 - October 2019

Software Engineer

Maptek

As a Software Engineer with the BlastLogic product development team, my role included designing and devloping desktop software in C++. In this position I contributed to the software development and product iteration process, carried out software testing, and participated in the quality assurance process and team code reviews.

January 2019 - July 2019

Education

University of Adelaide

Bachelor of Computer Science
Key subjects:
  • Algorithm & Data Structure Analysis
  • Algorithm Design & Data Structures
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Applications
  • Computer Systems
  • Computer Vision
  • Cyber Security: A Practical Application
  • ECMS Internship (HappyCo)
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Operating Systems
  • Security in Computing & Information Technology
  • Software Engineering Project
  • Systems Programming in C
  • Web and Database Computing
February 2017 - December 2019

Skills

Programming Languages & Tools
Workflow
  • Work within an agile development team to deliver well structured code
  • Participate in code reviews and software quality assurance processes
  • Deliver robust software solutions that fulfil user requirements

Portfolio

Trying out different languages and finding fun ways to increase my knowledge with personal projects has helped me to extend my development skills and bring different perspectives and ideas to my work.

Here's a few of the things I've been working on lately:


Volunteering & More

Volunteering

Code Like a Girl - Workshop Assistant & Event Volunteer

Code Like a Girl is an organisation dedicated to encouraging girls to code and women to take on leadership opportunities in the tech industry. In the role of workshop assistant, I have the opportunity to share some of my knowledge and encourage others to learn to more about coding.

Programming languages taught: Python

CLG events highlight achievement in technology and stem fields, and provide attendees with an opportunity to network and connect with a community of like minded people. As a volunteer, I provide assistance with meet and greet at the events hosted by Code Like a Girl, scanning attendee tickets and welcoming them to the event.

March 2018 - Present

Awards

Hopper Down Under Student Scholarship

Hopper Down Under Scholarships support undergraduate students and graduate students to attend the two-day Celebration. Student scholars are active in their community, including being involved with campus computing/STEM clubs and working toward the advancement of women in computing.

2019
Women in STEM Careers Program

The Women in STEM careers program provides professional development opportunities for selected female students in STEM disciplines at the University of Adelaide.

Students in the program participate in a range of workshops focused on building confidence and resilience. Throughout the program workshops are provided in leadership, career development and entrepreneurship, designed to help women succeed in industries where they are traditionally under-represented.

2018