Work Experience


Victoria Jury (nee Hodges)

An accomplished software engineer with web development experience.


The Open University

2017 - Present

BSc (Honours) Computing & IT and Mathematics

Studying for a degree through distance learning while working full-time.

  • Computing modules include software engineering, object-oriented Java and managing software projects.
  • Mathematics modules include linear algebra, graphs, networks, optimisation and mathematical modelling.

Abingdon & Witney College, Oxfordshire

2004 - 2005

AS-Level: Human Biology

Cokethorpe School, Oxfordshire

2001 - 2003

A-Levels: Biology, English Literature

AS-Levels: Chemistry, French

GCSE: 9 x A-C grades including Mathematics, Science & English


Technical Skills

  • Python
  • Javascript & Typescript
  • Vue
  • Scrum/Agile
  • HTML & CSS
  • PHP
  • Java
  • Rust
  • MySQL & PostgreSQL
  • Kubernetes
  • Docker
  • Git
  • Linux
  • Microsoft Office

Professional Experience

Software Engineer (Level II)

2021 - 2023

Gigaclear Ltd, Abingdon, Oxford

I work as a Python developer within a multi-disciplinary Agile team to build and maintain numerous business services and applications.

  • Development of REST APIs
  • Worked with a variety of databases including Postgres
  • Deployed applications with Git, GitLab, CI/CD and Helm
  • Worked with Kubernetes and Docker
  • Used a test-driven approach to software development
  • Modern frontend development with Vue, Typescript and React
  • Active ScrumMaster within my current python development team
  • Engaged in pair programming, knowledge transfer sessions, documentation and regular communication with team members.
  • Provide mentoring and Agile support for the new team members
  • Assisted with development of the company website, providing mentoring and Agile support for the new web team

Undergraduate Placement

2020 - 2021

Diamond Light Source Ltd, Harwell, Didcot

Undergraduate project involving the development of a web-based dashboard for monitoring the controls systems at Diamond.

  • Developed my skills in Linux and Python
  • Practical experience of software engineering best-practices, using version control, virtual environments, choosing modules and libraries, testing and documentation
  • Gained an understanding of the EPICS control system
  • Created UI dashboards using Prometheus and Grafana from time-series data
  • Deployment of my application with Docker containerisation and Kubernetes

Full-Stack Website Developer

2008 - 2021

Victoria Hodges Web Design, Lynton

While living in North Devon, I developed websites for various local businesses and community projects. See my portfolio for examples of my work.

  • Managed my own web design and development business for over 10 years
  • Understanding clients website design requirements and managing projects expectations and outcomes.
  • Recommended and consulted with clients on the most appropriate technologies and designs for their website's needs
  • Created website back-end solutions with PHP and MySQL
  • Developed responsive front-end websites with HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Supplemented website projects with graphics design and printed material (logos, brochures, infographics and advertisements)
  • Worked with Wordpress and E-Commerce solutions such as Prestashop

Tourism Business Owner

2019 - 2020

Visit Lynton & Lynmouth, Lynton

Owned and maintained the tourism website for Lynton & Lynmouth in North Devon

  • Developed the website with WordPress
  • Increased local business subscriber-based revenue stream
  • Actively engaged with local businesses, tourism groups, and organisations such as Exmoor National Park, Visit North Devon and North Devon National Trust
  • Created and managed social media accounts
  • Designed graphics and printed material (logos, brochures, infographics and advertisements) for visitors


My Web Work

  • All
  • Web
  • Wordpress
  • E-commerce
© Victoria Hodges Web Design