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Timothy Andrew Smith

Home Address:

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Date of birth:

5th July 1979

Education and Qualifications

1997-2001: Keble College, Oxford University, UK
    MMath Mathematics
1995-1997: Burnham Grammar School, Bucks, UK
    6 'A' Levels: Mathematics (A), Further Mathematics (A), Physics (A),
General Studies (A), Chemistry (B), Music (D)
1996: Eton College Mathematics Summer School
1995: Burnham Grammar School, Bucks, UK
    Alternative Ordinary Level: Advanced Mathematics (A)
1993-1995: Burnham Grammar School, Bucks, UK
    11 GCSEs: Mathematics (A*), English Language (A*), Physics (A*),
Chemistry (A*), French (A*), Design and Technology (A*),
English Literature (A), Biology (A), History (A), Latin (A), Music (A)


Languages: Proficient in French and conversant in both Czech and German.
IT: Programming skills: Slang (proprietary Goldman Sachs interpreted language)
    Java, Web systems using JSP, PHP, Perl, HTML and Javascript.
Integration with Sybase and MySQL database systems.
  Experienced in the use and configuration of Macintosh and Windows
    operating systems and the administration of Linux systems.

Work Experience

2001-present: Goldman Sachs (http://www.gs.com/)

2003-present: Equities Division, Strategies team
My team produces software to support the needs of Equity Derivatives trading desks.  This involves the development of new pricing models and their integration into existing trading systems.

2001-2003: Technology Division
I worked in a small team developing flexible front office trading software to support exotic equity derivative products. There was a large degree of interaction with the users of our software and with other teams whose systems we connected to.

2000-2001: Orbit Solutions (http://www.orbitsolutions.co.uk/)
My own business set up in partnership with my father, Orbit Solutions provides web design and hosting services as well as database design and technical support of PCs.  I have negotiated hosting contracts with clients and made the business profitable from the outset.

1999-2000: Oxford University Computing Services
Demonstrator on computing courses instructing course participants in the use of common computer applications and the development of websites.

1995-1998: Blenheim Technical Associates, High Wycombe, UK (Vacation work)
Junior computer engineer repairing Apple computer equipment both in the workshop and on site for customers.  Temporary workshop manager during holiday periods.

Positions of responsibility and other achievements

1999: Keble College Ball Committee (http://www.timothysmith.co.uk/kb99/)
I was on the committee of the largest Oxford ball in 1999 with a turnover of over £100,000, responsible for IT.  Specific duties included the writing of the event web site, the design of a barcode based ticket database to control entry and the production of publicity material.

2000-2001: OU Orienteering Club Secretary (http://users.ox.ac.uk/~ouoc/)
I was responsible for organising and promoting weekly events in conjunction with the committee.  I created systems to allow members to join the club and to enter events online.  I earned a half blue as a member of the University team in the 2001 Varsity Match.

1996-1997: Deputy Head Boy at Burnham Grammar School

1994-1997: Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award

Hobbies and Interests

Sports - Orienteering, mountain walking, squash and skiing.

Music - I play the clarinet (grade 8), saxophone and piano (grade 4) and have played in many bands and orchestras including the Oxford University Wind Orchestra.  I listen to a wide variety of music and attend concerts whenever possible.  I studied ‘A’ level and GCSE music in my own time alongside the subjects I was studying at school.

Travel - I enjoy travelling and over the past few years have visited most of Europe and have worked and travelled in the USA.  I have taken the opportunity to go orienteering and skiing in other countries.

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