Wilfrid Askins

University Student | wilfridaskins@gmail.com

linkedin.com/in/wilfrid-askins | github.com/wilfrid-askins

Google Site Reliability Engineering Intern Jun - Sept 2021

Working on improving the reliability of Google Cloud FileStore.

Developed a system to automate the detection of dependency failures.

Golang, Python, MySQL, TextProto, Borg, Monarch.

Google Site Reliability Engineering Intern Jun - Aug 2020

Managing GCP resources on google.com by adding features to an internal IAC tool.

Created Design Proposals, Code Submissions and Presentations.

Golang, GCP Resource Manager API, Mercurial, Bazel, YAML.

Icelolly Software Development Intern Nov 2019 - Apr 2020

Backend development for the UK's #1 holiday search engine.

Made £80,000 in revenue over 3 months by adding new providers/advertisers.

Golang, gRPC, Docker, Redis, MySQL, Jenkins, GraphQL, REST and SOAP APIs.

Visa Software Development InternJun - Aug 2019

Created a microservice to concurrently process transactions, finding faults in Visa’s global system.

Saved a projected £10,000 per year via automating Regression, Integration and Functional Testing.

Golang, Java, gRPC, Concurrency, Google Protocol Buffers, Maven, Git, Agile.

Entrepreneur Society Committee 2019

Organising The HULT Prize, in which 50 students pitch their start-up idea to experts to win $1 million dollars in seed capital.

Speaking publicly to 300+ people as an Event Organiser and Lead Marketer.

Hosting Ben Towers, Chaz Englander, and Newcastle Entrepreneur's Evening.


Undergrad of The Year Finalist 2019

Placed in the Top 10 in the UK in Computer Science, IT and Physics. TARGETJobs finding the most promising undergrads who show potential as entrepreneurs and leaders.

PiWars Cambridge Winner 2017

An international event to build a robot over a period of six months, to compete in a two day series of challenges. We won 1st place overall, as well as 1st place for the Obstacle Course.


St Andrews University 2021-22

Computer Science MSc. Modules include Data Intensive Systems and Software Architecture.

Newcastle University 2017-21

Computer Science BSc. Achieved a 1st Class Grade.

Wrote a dissertation on a Distributed Web Archiving Service.

Implemented using Golang, Docker, Kubernetes, Redis and Terraform.