William Vigolo da Silva

Software developer

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Work Experience


Sep 2020 – Present

Software Engineer

At Sinara, I'm working on software for financial organisations, particularly trading platforms and handling market data.

Feral Interactive

Jun 2018 – Aug 2019

Game Programmer (Student Placement)

As a developer at Feral I worked on bringing more games to macOS and iOS.

I jumped into several large codebases - including multiple game engines - that were originally developed with Windows as the target platform. I learned how to pick up new projects and explore and understand them, being able to quickly start fixing bugs and implementing new features.

Using C++ throughout my placement earned me a deeper understanding of the language, as I debugged and fixed cross-platform bugs including undefined behaviour.
To support development, I wrote a tools and libraries, including a generic library for real-time strategy touch camera controls which was used in both Tropico and Company of Heroes ports.

Being the main IDE for Apple platforms, I used Xcode throughout my placement, and also made extensive use of LLDB to debug games and fix obscure bugs.


University of Nottingham

Sep 2016 – Jul 2020

BSc Hons Computer Science with Year in Industry

Graduated: 24th July 2020, first class Year averages: 1st: 88%, 2nd: 80.3%, 4th: 76.4%
Dissertation project: Mining and analysing public government data of investment into research & innovation, applying some network and data analysis techniques to explore relationships and collect statistics.

Some exam results I'm proud of:



– C++ (20), CMake

A C++ emulator library for the 6502 microprocessor, aiming to make use of modern C++ and best practices.


– Lua, MySQL

An addon for the game Garry's Mod. It allows players to create, join, and manage groups within a game server. Players can set a bulletin, manage their members and the group's bank account.

A business site

– PHP, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS

I created a minimal website that a business could use to provide contact information and show off their services, supporting content in multiple languages.
PHP was used for routing and translating the website's content. An adaptive CSS stylesheet makes the website usable on both desktop and mobile devices. Page transitions are performed through AJAX requests.

Other interests

In my spare time I also enjoy archery, baking, and fiddling with open-source software. Some of my open-source contributions can be found on my GitHub profile.
My personal computers and server run a distribution of GNU/Linux, so I've a good understanding of how to install, use, and maintain such systems.
I've completed some exercises on Root Me to test my knowledge of computer security and learn more about it.

Volunteer work


Nov 2018


I worked with CoderDojo at an event that introduced young people to technology and software development.
I supported attendees who learned about programming with Scratch and the BBC micro:bit, as well as web design using HTML & CSS.