Shea initially joined Replify as a placement student while studying Computer Science at the University of Ulster and assisted with the main Development and QA activities for Replify. In 2019, Shea graduated with a first class degree in computer science and joined Replify full-time as a software developer.

Shea has won the Deans List Award for Computer Science at Ulster University two consecutive years in a row.

Outside of university, Shea enjoys all things football, music, gaming and combat sports.