Eddie S.

Build Engineer

Age: 23

Current Studio: Sharkmob

Location: South England

Freelance: Unavailable 

Social Media:


About Eddie...

Since April 2016 Eddie has developed a background within Automation + Quality based roles.

Originally spending a year within Software QA, before moving into Games QA for EA (Criterion Games) and WBIE (Rocksteady).

In November 2020, Eddie joined Splash Damage as an Associate Software Engineer, with an initial focus on Automation, before re-focusing on Build Tools & Pipelines. A focus which continued when Eddie joined Sharkmob in July 2022 

Eddie has shipped 3 Projects and worked on multiple others (One cancelled, Suicide Squad and some others being unannounced).

Throughout the years of Eddie's experience he has developed a strong passion for Technical Projects, especially Automation, Tools and Build (DevOps).

He has contributed to Open Source Projects, such as Gitlab and In his spare time he has also learnt how to code with the aspiration of becoming a Technical Director. 

Eddie is a talented and driven individual wanting to improve the quality of AAA Games by creating Build Pipelines, Tools  & Automation Tests to help make the creative process easier for teams



Eddie's Primary Tech Stack:


Education Timeline:

  • Beyond College...

    January 2016 to Present

    Since leaving UTC, Eddie's Education hasn't stopped. At first he joined a Traineeship Program at Microsoft, shortly followed by an Apprenticeship in QA at TDB Fusion. Since then, Eddie's continued to participate in courses and self teach a variety of different technical topics 

  • UTC

    September 2015 until January 2016

    After leaving Secondary School, Eddie joined the UTC College based in Reading. A college partnered with Microsoft. He took part in a Software Development Course. 

  • Secondary School

    September 2010 until July 2015

    Eddie went to a Secondary School in Berkshire, at which he gained his GCSE Qualifications, totalling 7 A* - D GCSE's.  

Personal Projects:

Gaming Masters 

March 2008 until June  2018

Eddie created his own online network of sites, covering Tech, Games, Entertainment and much more.  This was successful enough to get invites to press events & review codes

IGDB Wordpress Plugin

September 2016 until October 2020

When Eddie was running Gaming Masters, he wanted to have an automatic way of displaying Game Releases on his website. So he created a plugin using the IGDB API to do it.

Gitlab (Open Source Contributions)

March 2018 to Present

Eddie has contributed to the open source Gitlab Project since 2018, both the website and the core application. All of his personal projects are hosted on Gitlab. This website uses the Deployment solution. In 2019, Eddie was invited by Gitlab to attend the Gitlab Commit Event in London. 

Photography

November 2019 to Present

Eddie has always enjoyed Photography, but has now got an online gallery and is interested in taking photos at events in the long term. 

Twitch Affiliate

August 2021 to Present 

Eddie has periodically streamed on Twitch over the years. In August 2021, Eddie picked it up again and has gained an affiliate status on Twitch.

Unannounced Projects

Eddie is always looking for new projects and hobbies, so there is probably something he is working on that hasn't been shared yet. 

Interests:

Travel

DevOps + Tools

Coding

Gaming

Dance (EDM) Music

Tech

Walking

Photography

Motorsports

Current Music:

Currently Playing:

Destiny 2

Halo Infinite

Battlefield 2042

Dying Light 2

GOTG

Warframe

Sea of Thieves

Qualifications:

Working towards C#, C++,  ASP.Net & Python Qualifications

Mastering DevOps - Udemy

Agile Development: Clean Coding Practices - Linkedin

C++ Game Programming 1 + 2 - Linkedin

Performance Testing Foundations - Linkedin

Agile Scrum Training - Udemy

C++ - Udemy

7 GCSE's A* - D Grade