Meet Halimah – Our Newest Software Engineer

Cervus are pleased to announce that Halimah Nadeem has agreed to join our team as a Junior Software Engineer, she brings a fresh perspective to the team, and a wealth of talent that will be a marvellous addition to what we do.

Halimah joined Cervus in October 2021 as a Junior Software Engineer in our growing team, after completing her studies at Aston University in Birmingham: a BSc in Applied Physics, followed by a recently completed MSc in Artificial Intelligence. Halimah was awarded a scholarship for her post-graduate study and wrote her thesis on “Brain computer interfaces for games – measuring user concentration levels when playing a game”. She selected that topic with a view to helping children with ADHD develop their concentration skills through play and went on to develop a game that could be controlled through a range of peripherals, including touch screens, mouse and keyboard and motion sensors – to give individuals the best access to the learning tools. Halimah is really keen to try and bring this sort of technology into her work with Cervus – and we can’t wait!

 Halimah was looking for a small to medium sized company with a ‘good vibe’ and took loads of advice from her family and her mentors – once she’d seen the job advert they all knew she should apply for the role. Although initially nervous about stepping out into the job market, when she started the interview process, Halimah was impressed and immediately relaxed by how the team took the time to make sure she was okay and happy with the whole interview process. “the way that Sarah contacted me and encouraged me throughout the whole application process, and how comfortable Chris and Bram made me when they interviewed me was wonderful; the application process was genuinely the best experience I could possibly ask for – everyone who works at Cervus made the process so amazing for me”.

 Halimah grew up in Birmingham, went to school college and Aston Uni in Birmingham and loved studying from home as she got to spend a lot of time with my family – so being able to work from home has made getting into the job much easier for her. She likes helping people and doing something creative too (she doesn’t like being bored!). In her spare time she like making and decorating cakes, reading, journaling, and exercise  although this one is new she’s trying to stick to it – she’s even bought a treadmill to show her commitment and has started doing yoga and Pilates. She is also fond of a spot of shopping, doing her makeup and loves her shoes & bags.

 Halimah wants to keep getting better and improving from her already solid start, “I want to be able to help the team more and help anyone else when/where I can”. Halimah loves working with simulations and games engines and really hopes that there is more of that in her future; she is already making a massively positive impression amongst the team:

Halimah Says:

“I am so happy working here at Cervus – I think it sounds much better than working for bigger companies! I would recommend the company for sure, working for companies like this is something that everyone should have the experience of – it’s the perfect balance of support and pressure to get the work done – enough pressure to make sure that the work gets done, but with support, guidance and freely offered help to get things done!”

Paddy Little, Cervus’ Technical Director Said:

“We’re thrilled to welcome Halimah to our growing team. She impressed us all in interviews with her enthusiasm, curiosity, and knowledge – and her recently awarded Masters in AI shows just how hard she has worked to get here. She has a wealth of experiences in gaming, and in mentoring others, all of which we expect to give her space to develop even further. She has already thrown herself into our wide range of ongoing projects and is involved in projects using VBS4, VR Forces, LG Raid, as well as more prosaic projects involving technology for live fire training – and from all of our perspectives is already a truly valued member of our team. Welcome Halimah!”