Hello world, my name is

Syed Taqi Haider.

I turn caffeine into code.

I'm a software engineer with a background in electronic engineering that loves building well-engineered and user-friendly products - from tiny embedded devices in large automobiles to distributed full-stack web apps running in the cloud. Currently, I'm developing software for the next wave of groundbreaking scientific instruments at Cambustion using TypeScript, React, Node.js and Python.

About Me

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I'm a third culture kid that grew up in sunny Muscat, Oman and moved to a rainy UK in 2013 to study Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Bristol. It was my time here that ignited my interest in technology - particularly at the intersection between software and hardware. I graduated as one of the top students in my class, was lucky enough to receive a scholarship along the way, and I even built a drone that flew into volcanoes!

Fresh out of university in 2017, I fulfilled my childhood dream of working with cars for a living by joining Jaguar Land Rover's graduate engineering programme in Warwickshire. I undertook various engineering roles during my 5.5 years there including software developer, systems engineer and scrum master. It gave me a real appreciation for large-scale software engineering, as I led a number of interesting projects from concept to production. My personal highlight was leading the software development of the new instrument cluster in the 2023 Range Rover.

Although I learnt a lot during my time at JLR, I realised that I wanted to continue improving my programming skills. So I began learning web development and built open-source projects in my free time (like this dashboard).

In 2023, I took the plunge and became a full-time software engineer when I joined the team at Cambustion in Cambridge. These days, I channel my creativity into crafting full-stack and cross-platform applications that drive data visualisation and scientific computing for groundbreaking scientific instruments, used by customers across academia and industry.


Programming Languages

  • C
  • C++
  • JavaScript
  • TypeScript
  • Python

Web Technologies

  • React
  • Next.js
  • Astro
  • Storybook
  • REST
  • GraphQL
  • Node.js
  • GitHub Actions
  • AWS

Where I've Worked

Software Engineer @ Cambustion

March 2023 - Present

Cambridge, United Kingdom

  • Spearheaded the development of web UIs and cross-platform applications integral to cutting-edge scientific instruments, including advanced gas and particle analysers.
  • Collaborated with a cross-functional team of scientists and engineers to design and deliver robust software that fulfills complex business and technical requirements.
  • Shipped exciting new customer-centric features into the UI of a novel product using React, Next.js, Zendesk Garden, TypeScript, Node.js and GraphQL.
  • Speeded up the R&D process by 10x of a new product by developing a high-performance, multi-threaded dekstop application for live data capture and visualisation. Developed using Python, PySide6 (Qt), Scipy and Numpy.
  • Added new features to the corporate website by using Next.js, TypeScript and DatoCMS. Features include vanity URLs for assets, improving SEO, setting up Google Analytics conversion tracking etc.

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