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Daniel McCafferty

Software Engineering Team Lead

Summary

A focused and passionate software engineering leader who is highly adaptable to new domains and technologies. Has a strong desire to fully understand and resolve client needs, facilitated by a breadth of technical skills and project experience, and balanced with the needs and development of the team. 

Skills

People MANAGEMENT

Mentoring, Development Planning, Internal Mobility and Promotions, Leadership

Enterprise Java

Java, Groovy, Spring, JPA, Hibernate, JUnit, Cucumber, Postgres

AWS

VPC, CloudFormation, EC2, Lambda, DynamoDB, RDS, CloudSearch, S3, SNS, SQS

Project Delivery

Scrum, Kanban, Lean methodologies, BDD

Work experience

Software engineering team lead

british broadcasting corporation
Feb 2018present

I took on the leadership role for a team of eight in which I was previously an engineer. In my time in the role so far I have increased my focus on team development, with highlights including:

  • successful promotions for five team members,
  • hosting of work experience, interns, career returners and internal attachments,
  • attracting new product ownership for the team,
  • supporting the growth of the engineering community within my location and division,
  • continuing effective delivery of team objectives.

Senior Software Engineer

British Broadcasting Corporation
APR 2016FEB 2018

I led the development of the BBC's integration with a new broadcast management system - WHATS'ON by Mediagenix. This contributed to a programme of change to bring the metadata editorial process in-house. I also delivered a new electronic programme guide (EPG) publishing system which included the publication of real-time triggers to audience platforms (Sky, Freeview, Freesat). Most components took the form of microservices, running on the JVM, deployed to AWS services - including Lambda, EC2, RDS and DynamoDB among others.

Other activities included:

  • mentoring teammates, primarily through pairing,
  • architecture design and review,
  • process improvement,
  • recruitment

Senior Software Engineer

Twig World Ltd.
Jun 2015mar 2016

Led development for an offline video player solution. Coordinated development of native client with external agency. Designed novel service-oriented solution for supporting APIs and directed team on implementation. Stack included: Python, Django, Django REST Framework, MySQL, Postgres.

Also drove adoption of Scrum practices and led technical support for the company.

Head of Engineering

Lighthouse Labs Ltd.
Aug 2014Jun 2015

Full stack, test driven development of broker platform for hyper-accurate location data:

  • Objective-C iOS SDK
  • Python Django REST API
  • CoffeScript Backbone/Marionette Dashboard

Non-development responsibilities included:

  • Management of contract workers
  • Product development and project management (UX, SCRUM)
  • Infrastructure design and deployment (Vagrant, Ansible, AWS)
  • DevOps' implementation and support (Jenkins, Sentry, Crashlytics)

Associate Software Engineer

JPMorgan Chase (Client Technology)
Jan 2014Aug 2014

Part of a large multi-disciplinary team of Developers, Product Owners, Testers and Designers to deliver a flagship incident reporting system across native iOS and web clients as part of JPMC's 'Mobile Centre of Excellence'. Focused on development of REST API in stack comprising: Java, Spring, Data Nucleus, Oracle.

Associate Software Engineer

JPMorgan Chase (IB Treasury)
Mar 2013Jan 2014

Associate Developer

Morgan Stanley
Jun 2010Mar 2013

Graduate Software Developer

RBS Global Banking & Markets
Aug 2009Jun 2010

Education

B.Sc. Hons. Computer Science

University of Strathclyde
20052009

Upper Second Class

Publications

Computer Coding Python Games for Kids

Co-Author

Dorling Kindersley 2018

Computer Coding Python Projects for Kids

Co-Author

Dorling Kindersley 2017

 

Computer Coding For Kids

Co-Author

Dorling Kindersley 2014