Alex James

  • Nottingham NG2

Product Owner


Experienced Product Owner working across multiple teams, backlogs and products within an enterprise level IT environment utilising the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). I am the Product Owner for a diverse range of products across the technology stack including web applications,  mobile applications and enterprise level application integrations. I work with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders to prioritise and develop new features which align with the immediate business goals and the long term vision of the products.

Work History

Work History
Apr 2013 - Present

Technical Design Consultant & Product Owner

Product Owner across multiple engineering teams delivering new features on the PAREXEL Randomisation & Trial Supply Management (RTSM) core platform. Operating within a SAFe agile environment, responsible for managing and prioritising the product backlog, working with both Product Management and stakeholders across the business to define requirements and ensure the correct delivery of new features . I take an active role in helping to define the product roadmap reacting to customer needs and strategic goals to extend the reach of the product into new and emerging markets.
2010 - 2013

Software Engineer Manager

Managed a team of engineers delivering applications to internal and external customers designed to increase scalability and operational efficiencies. Responsible for ensuring solutions were technically feasible and sound while complying with internal SOPs and regulatory requirements. Working closely with QA stakeholders to ensure products were delivered to a high standard and to agreed upon timelines. In addition to delivering projects I also worked to define and implement the infrastructure necessary for the team to work effectively, these included setting up source code repositories, coding standards and best practices, standard documentation and training.
2008 - 2010

Principal Software Engineer

Responsible for designing and delivering complex custom solutions on the RTSM core platform adhering to coding standards, SOPs, timelines; all within a highly regulated environment. Additional responsibilities included coaching and mentoring new team members including secondment to the US, delivering training and developing standard code libraries for reuse across the business. During this time I designed and developed a web application to track and manage issues relating to code maintained by the department. 
2005 - 2008

Software Engineer

Implementing solutions on the RTSM core platform while utilising a variety of different technologies including SQL, VBScript and custom DSLs. 


Sep 2000 - Jul 2003

2:1 Computer Science, BSc Hons

University of East Anglia
Sep 1998 - Jul 2000

A-Level Computing (A), Maths (C), Physics (C) 

Bilborough College
1993 - 1998

9 GCSEs (A)

Friesland School




Java, SQL, VBScript, Javascript, Go

Frameworks & Tools

Maven, JavaEE (Apache Delta Spike), JQuery