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Neil Clarke - Software Engineer
Software Director & Founder

Neil Clarke

Self motivated and experienced Software Engineer offering a technically pragmatic approach, in conjunction with a conscientious approach to leading engineering projects. At Conficio our team of multi-disciplined product design professionals are on hand to work closely with you to explore your concept and bring your idea to life.

Whether you are looking to develop a product in its entirety, or create a part of something bigger, Conficio are here to help.

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April 2017 - Present

Software Director & Co-founder

Conficio Product Design

At Conficio our team of multi-disciplined product design professionals are on hand to work closely with you to explore your concept and bring your idea to life.

Whether you are looking to develop a product in its entirety, or create a part of something bigger, Conficio are here to help.

From start to finish, our in-house team will ensure your project is closely managed helping you realise your vision. Team Conficio combines a wealth of knowledge, from Engineers and Industrial Designers, to Software, Hardware and Electronics experts. With this unique combination of talent, Conficio are able to keep your project under one roof, reducing the need for any costly or disjointed diversions to achieving your goals.

We’ll work with you on next step idea exploration, through to prototyping, testing, creating the product and even addressing how you will take your concept to market. We pride ourselves on giving your product realization our full attention through its journey, from concept to creation, for best results; high standards and happy clients is what we’re all about!

Jan 2017 - Apr 2017

Software Engineer

4E Futures


Sep 2015 - Jan 2017

Software Engineer

ML Electronics Ltd.


Aug 2009 - Sep 2015

Software Development Engineer

Nyquist Solutions Limited.

- Following management buy-out of Sykes Pickavant R & D, continued development of software updates in order to support existing customer base for automotive diagnostic systems.

- Development of new and diverse products including hydrogen production control system, fuel flow consumption system and display interface, engraving machine control system.

- As a result of diversification of projects, skills required include:

- Writing device drivers for OLED display, Serial flash, SD card and USB.

- Working in conjunction with hardware engineers, to create prototype pre-production hardware and Initial hardware setup.

- Design of PC development tools for external customers and for production test equipment.

- Maintaining communication with customers and colleagues in order to manage projects.

- Adherence with software release procedures in order to ensure accurate documentation.

- Experience with software and documentation version management, using PVCS source safe and SVN.

Automotive Diagnostics, IT Support, IT Maintenance, Web Sites, Electronics Engineering, PCB Design, 3D Design, Software and Hardware Development. The company has developed from the 2 founders to now 8 engineers, a full time product and service support engineer and a production engineer. We specialise in development projects usually in the automotive industry but have dealt with contract in the medical industry and also retail. We can provide a cradle to grave solution in most areas of design and support.

Jan 2007 - Aug 2009

Software Engineer


- Reverse engineering and development of software applications to interface with vehicle communication systems.

- Operating within protocols to work with CAN and serial communications.

Sykes-Pickavant is a UK market leader in the supply of Specialist Automotive Tools and Hand Held Diagnostic Equipment. Since 1921 Sykes-Pickavant has been manufacturing and distributing a comprehensive range of service tools with numerous applications in the field of automotive and general engineering maintenance and repair work. Building on a long standing reputation for supplying practical, time saving products to trade and industry, Sykes-Pickavant has been established as a brand that offers the highest quality products and real value. We are an independently owned UK manufacturing company working in conjunction with quality UK and European business partners. Changes in vehicle design and technology means that we are constantly developing new products for the aftermarket and our Research & Development is carried out with the help and support of committed independent workshops.

Mar 2003 - Dec 2005

Software Engineer

Facom UK

- Creation and development of software for automotive diagnostic systems, using Embedded C on a Z80 hardware platform.

- Working as part of a team to create a new diagnostic development package, in conjunction with a new PC based tool.

- To achieve this it was necessary to learn new skills, including C# and SQL, (SQL Server 2000).

- Overseeing of a small team of technicians and providing technical support.



1998 - 2002

Birmingham City University

Bachelor of Engineering (BEng), Electronics and Control

Birmingham City University is dedicated to transforming the prospects of our learners, inspiring them to become makers and doers. We are an integral part of the city in which we are based, with courses shaped by the needs of industry and partnerships with some of the country's leading employers. The University focuses on practice-led, knowledge-based learning, providing access to cutting-edge facilities and real-world experience. We benefit from around 50 professional accreditations and have a well-established reputation for delivering in-company training and development programmes. Our teaching staff come from and maintain their links with industry, ensuring you are given an insight into the latest thinking. We are constantly looking for new ways to enhance the learning experience, with inspiring visiting lecturers and learning environments that are designed to replicate the workplaces you aim to enter. We even give you the chance to gain work experience in real roles around the University, through our student employment scheme. The work undertaken by our research staff and research students is not only enriching our courses, it is literally shaping the world. In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, which measures universities’ research performance, 90% of Birmingham City University’s total submission was judged to have delivered ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ impact externally. We have been pioneering vocational education in the city since 1843, through a series of predecessor institutions. Having achieved University status in 1992, we changed our name to Birmingham City University in 2007, reflecting our commitment to, and pride in, our home city.

Modules covered;
Embedded System Design, Microprocessor Systems Design, Design for Testing, Control Systems.

Design and implementation of image recognition simulation programme using Artificial Neural Networks to recognise basis geometric shapes progressing to facial recognition. Use of Matlab.

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Jon Reece

System Architect

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Zach Donohue

Industrial Designer

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Lee Wade

Hardware Engineer

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