harriet horobin-worley

creative software engineer and artist

  1. Made Tech

    Senior Software Engineer

    Bristol, UK

    February 2022 - present

    Building civic tech and services for the public - currently working on a Django/Express/React stack and providing infra/DevOps suppor

  2. FutureLearn

    Software Engineer

    London, UK

    September 2020 - February 2022

    I believe in the power of accessible education, and I was pleased to put my skills to good use at this online learning platform. I worked on a mobile (React Native/GraphQL/Rails) R'n'D team, as well as to improve legacy code, on a Rails and React stack.

  3. ThoughtWorks

    Software Developer

    London, UK

    June 2019 - August 2020

    At this reknowned software consultancy I continued to hone my craft, applying my commitment to quality and best practise to TDD, pair programming and CI/CD. I worked on a range of full-stack technologies, including React, Java, Spring, Firebase and Vue.

  4. American Express

    Junior Software Engineer

    Brighton, Sussex, UK

    July 2018 - June 2019

    I worked on an innovative new initiative to improve data configuration for a set of microservices. Working on both front and back-end development (Java and Javascript), my role involved liaising with product owners, senior engineers and external stakeholders.

  5. Uken Games

    Community Representative

    Toronto, ON, Canada

    April 2017 - present

    At this leading Canadian mobile games company I worked to provide the best possible experience for our users, and to connect the developers and designers with player feedback. Writing FAQs, looking at analytics and investigating bugs, I had a close understanding of our products and the opportunities and challenges of mobile development.

  6. Penguin Random House Canada

    Consumer Marketing Coordinator

    Toronto, ON, Canada

    July 2016 - April 2017

    I worked on brand direction for this new kind of bookstore, produced marketing materials and helped to run the shop itself.

    • Writing copy for blogs, newsletters and social campaigns.

    • Overseeing operations and ensuring they run smoothly.

  7. Toronto International Film Festival

    Facilitator, POPxTIFF

    Toronto, ON, Canada

    June 2016 - Aug 2016

    I worked with the Exhibitions to team to ensure the smooth running of this innovative and challenging project, an exhibition of the world’s most exciting virtual reality experiences. I am trained in the use of all major VR headsets.

    • Problem-solving and communicating instructions and narrative information with hundreds of visitors a day.

    • Liaising with artists to ensure installations ran correctly.

  8. Penguin Random House UK

    Assistant Editor, Digital

    London, UK

    April 2012 - May 2016

    As part of the digital publishing team, I handled a diverse portfolio of projects across fiction and interactive narratives. I produced ebooks, apps and websites. Projects included the web-based book STRATA, a global arts and tech campaign for Stephen Fry called YourFry and the Summer of Penguin advertising campaign.

    • Writing copy for blogs, newsletters and social campaigns.

    • Managing content creation between authors and suppliers.

    • Copyediting and proofreading manuscripts.

    • Commissioning authors and artists.

    • Producing and overseeing video and audio production.