Matt Andrews
Product Manager ・ Software Engineer ・ IE Executive MBA Graduate ・ Tokyo Resident ・ 会说汉语

CV

Product Manager, IE Business School Executive MBA graduate, Technologist, Mandarin Chinese speaker, University of Manchester Maths graduate, Grade 8 Pianist, travel addict, 2010 Confucius Institute Scholar, and former Harry Potter extra. Now building products to save the news industry with cutting edge technologies for Nikkei and the Financial Times in Tokyo.

Work

  • 2019 - present: Product Manager — Financial Times/Nikkei, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2016 - 2019: Principal Engineer — Financial Times/Nikkei, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2012 – 2016: Software Engineer – Financial Times, London, UK
  • 2011 – IT Manager – Climate Bridge, Shanghai, China
  • 2010 – Summer Intern at British High Commission – New Delhi, India

Technologies

  • AWS (Lambda, S3, CloudFormation, DynamoDB, API Gateway, and more)
  • Open Source contributor to: FT DOM Delegate, FastClick, isomorphic-fetch, denodeify, s3up
  • Make, Bash, Git
  • Sass (BEM, component-based CSS architecture)
  • Offline websites: AppCache, Service Worker
  • CI: CircleCI, Travis, Jenkins
  • Languages: JavaScript (browser and NodeJS), Golang, Ruby, PHP

Notable Projects

Speaking

  • 16/05/2014 Oxford jQuery UK – Long Life Web Apps
  • 23/09/2013 New York EdgeConf – Offline panelist
  • 25/09/2012 Beijing Douban.com – HTML5 and web app workshop
  • 17/09/2012 London Web Standards – HTML5 for everything and everywhere

Education

  • 2018 - 2019: Executive MBA at IE Business School, Madrid sponsored by the FT.
  • 2010 – 2011: Mandarin language course at East China Normal University, Shanghai sponsored by the Chinese Government (Confucius Institute)
  • 2007 – 2010: BSc Mathematics (2.1), University of Manchester, UK
    • Took part in exchange programmes at Seoul National University, South Korea, University of New Delhi, India, and East China Normal University, China.
    • Did fun, charitable things for Student Action and Manchester RAG.

Foreign Languages

  • Chinese Mandarin – Advanced
  • German – Advanced, although a little rusty
  • Japanese — Low intermediate JLPT N5