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EXPERIENCE

Apr 2017Present

Director of Software Engineering

Root Capital LLP (Venture Capital / Private Equity)

Building and developing products and technology across a portfolio of technology businesses to exit and sell for a multiple. Shaping, defining and optimising the team and delivery models using a combination of Agile, Scrum and Kanban.

  • Platform and app development for a number of technology businesses
  • Direct line management for 4 tech leads and 4 development teams
  • Leading and growing an agile technology capability of 20 in house engineers and 3rd parties
  • Providing technical direction and delivery for a number of new apps and platforms
  • Hands on mentoring and guidance

Kubernetes, Docker, AWS, Azure, Rancher, Java, Node, React, ReactNative, .NET Core

Feb 2016Apr 2017

Head of Platform and Technology, Jio XLabs

Jio

Building the application and experience platform for the largest technology and 4G provider in India.

  • Delivering a VR and AR experience and content distribution platform for over 1.2 billion Indians 
  • Providing technology leadership and fostering a technology culture in a technology startup with 10,000 people
  • Prototyping new apps and experiences  to provide  fast feedback for new concepts and ideas

Kubernetes, Docker, VertX, Groovy, threeJs, WebVR, AFrame, SPARQL, RDF, Fuseki

May 2014Feb 2016

Head of Development

MetaPack

Building a technology capability and new platform for one of the fastest growing tech companies in the UK. Introducing and optimising new Agile practices across the business.

  • Technology transformation and capability building for an established SaaS provider with API's servicing over 10,000 requests per second and 1,000,000 consignments per day
  • Leadership and capability building  for a team of 30+ agile engineers, 8 tech leads and 8 development teams
  • Defining technology standards and fostering a technology culture

AWS, Ansible, Docker, Spring, Java, Gradle, Oracle, JSON-LD, .NET, .NET Core, Azure

Feb 2013May 2014

Head of Technology

Haygarth

Innovation, technical strategy and technical delivery for a number of clients, including Coca-Cola, Sony, Heinz and L'Oreal

  • Technology leadership and strategy
  • Building technology capability and developing opportunities
  • Rapid prototyping and creative technology

Rackspace, Sitecore, .NET,  ASP .NET MVC, JQuery, Sass, Bower

Nov 2011Feb 2013

Senior Technical Manager

AKQA

Technical delivery, strategy and innovation for a range of blue chip clients, including Volkwagen, Heineken, MINI, Everything Everywhere. Part of the Deutsche Telekom T-Gallery core team and author of whitepapers.

  • Technology leadership and strategy for a number of key accounts
  • Author of a number of whitepapers
  • Technology delivery and team management

AWS, Java, Spring, Android, Chef, JQuery, Gradle, .NET, Sitecore

Mar 2010Nov 2011

Technical Lead

Volkswagen / Tribal DDB

Technical strategy, delivery and innovation for the entire Volkswagen UK digital platform.

  • Technology delivery and strategy for Volkwagen UK
  • Leading a team of 20+ engineers and developers
  • Setting standards and defining best practice

Chef, Java, Spring, Grails, Linux, Xen, Virtuoso

Feb 2008Feb 2010

Technical Lead

tmg Ltd

'Unlocking Innovation' with the Cabinet Office, National Innovation Centre and data.gov.uk 

Jun 2005Feb 2008

Technical Lead

London Web

Technical lead for one of the UK's first ISP's

Mar 2004Jun 2005

Software Engineer

Pearl and Dean

Software engineer for Pearl and Dean's new digital advertising platform

Mar 2002Mar 2004

Software Engineer

Freelance

Various short term contracts

Feb 2001Mar 2002

Software Engineer

BTA

Software engineer at an established UK ISP

Sep 1999Feb 2001

Software Engineer

192.com

Development of all the 192 webservices along with three other engineers.

Tech

Iaas, PAas, SAAS

AWS, Azure, Rackspace, Kubernetes, Docker

INTERNET STANDARDS, WEB STANDARDS

DNS, SMTP, TCP, IP, HTTP, HTML, CSS, Accessibility

Apache, Linux, Open Source

Apache Web Server, Ubuntu, Postgres, MySQL, MSSQL, .NET Core

Agile, Lean, Kanban

Building cross-functional product teams, sprints, planning and retros

Continuous Delivery, Automation

Git, Gradle, Jenkins CI, TFS, Artifactory, Ansible, Chef

Messaging, Event Sourcing

SNS, SQS, Kinesis

JVM, GROOVY, .NET

Java 6,7,8 Groovy, Grails, Spring, ColdFusion, ASP .NET MVC, Sitecore

 WEB ARCHITECTURE, LINKED DATA

RDF, SPARQL, OWL, JSON-LD, Fuseki, Jena, Virtuoso

Qualifications

  • TOGAF certified (License number 82511)
  • Sun Certified Java Programmer
  • Sun Certified Web Component Developer
  • Allaire Certified Web Developer
  • Sitecore Certified .NET Website Developer
  • BA (Hons) Business Management