Job Title: Graduate Software Engineer
Why I chose an Electronics degree
I took up both Computing and Electronics at A-level and have been fascinated with them ever since. The ability to make something incredible and change the world is something I want to be part of. Yes, it’s complicated and at times difficult, but the exhilaration of getting a piece of technology that you’ve created to work is one of the best feelings. Also, great salaries!
My time at the University of Bristol
Experiencing both Computer Science and Electronics is a unique experience that Bristol offers. Both go hand in hand, and a knowledge of both is necessary to compete in today’s world. The option of taking a placement in third year or a year abroad, both as part of the course, is an opportunity that can’t be missed. I have just graduated from University in the summer of 2014.
Why I chose to work at Blu Wireless
After meeting some of the people and learning about the fascinating technologies and the boundaries being pushed at BWT, I was hooked. Communications have always been my strongest subject and greatest interest throughout University and I wanted to be able to put them to good use. The disruptive nature of startups mean they are far more interesting and exciting places to work at, compared to established brands.
My experiences at Blu Wireless
I undertook my final year project in collaboration between BWT and the university, looking at optimal implementation of signal processing algorithms on the hardware. I worked on all levels of the product, from the lowest hardware level, to the software controlling the device, to high level models and development suites. Everyone at BWT is extremely knowledgeable and approachable. Being a small company means you’ll be pointed in the right direction and it’s up to you to devise the solutions.
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