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Alexander James

Software Engineer & Product Owner 


Experienced Software Engineer & Product Owner working across multiple teams, backlogs and products within an enterprise level IT environment utilising the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). I have been a Product Owner & Software Engineer for a diverse range of products across the technology stack including web applications,  mobile applications and enterprise level application integrations. Working 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 experience

Sep 2017present

Self employed

The Fresh Pig Street Food
Apr 2013Jul 2016

Senior 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.

Significant projects undertaken include the development of a mobile application (iOS & Android) from inception through to requirements gathering/analysis, development & testing and delivery. Working with business stakeholders, UX teams, engineers and testers to deliver both backend RESTful services and mobile client.


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.

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. 

Designed, developed and maintained Java EE based asset management web application for internal stakeholders using the Apache Delta Spike framework. Gained experience with Hibernate ORM framework, JSF, Tomcat, CDI, JNDI and unit testing.

Designed and implemented series of RESTful services for integration of internal systems using JAX-RS.

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. 


Software Engineer

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


Sep 2000Jul 2003

2:1 Computer Science, BSc Hons

University of East Anglia
Sep 1998Jul 2000

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

Bilborough College, Nottingham NG8 4DQ

9 GCSEs (A)

Friesland School, Nottingham NG10 5AF


Java, SQL, VBScript, Javascript, Go
Frameworks & Tools

Maven, JavaEE (Apache Delta Spike), JQuery, JAX-RS