Matthew Higgins
Curriculum vitae

Personal Information

Location:
Helsinki
E-mail:
matthew@matthewhiggins.me
Residence:
Right of permanent residence in Finland
Last updated:
2020-09-01

Education

09.2019-05.2022

Aalto University

Bachelor's Degree in Science (Technology).

Major:
Data Science
Current progress:
76/180 ECTS

Work Experience

06.2020-08.2020

Aalto University

Research Assistant (Web Accessibility Specialist).

  • Auditing and improving the accessibility of the open source A+ learning management system.
  • Working independently on auditing while coaching the software developers in the team on the accessibility of their work.
  • Three-month summer internship after one year of full-time studies.
10.2018-08.2019

Invesdor

Software Developer.

  • Focused on service design issues around usability, accessibility and clarity for Invesdor's online crowd investing platform.
  • Worked broadly on maintaining a monolithic Ruby on Rails web application.
  • Left to begin studying full-time.
02.2017-10.2018

Freska

Software Developer.

  • Re-wrote the algorithm responsible for optimising the way cleaners are allocated to tasks - this was at the core of how the company functions.
  • For much of my time, I was the only person working on backend software.
  • As an early employee at a startup, I was also extensively involved in recruitment, and keeping a 'big-picture' view of the whole company to inform technical decision-making.
06.2015-02.2017

Leadfeeder

Software Developer.

  • Very early employee initially focused on internal tools, then later specialising in data quality.
  • Regularly worked with datasets of hundreds of millions of items.
  • Involved in recruitment and responsible for elements of employee onboarding.

Skills

Languages

  • English - Native
  • Finnish - Good (CEFR B1)
  • Swedish - Basic (CEFR A2)