I build software and lead teams to develop solutions that help people do more.
I am a passionate technical leader & full-stack software architect with over 14 years’ experience in designing & delivering large-scale commercial cloud SaaS software solutions, predominantly using Microsoft technologies.
As a hands-on leader, I have a proven track record of building effective on-site & remote software teams, based on the sharing of good practice, defining clear processes, implementing best-of-breed systems and shipping quality code.
I am equally comfortable in strategic and hands-on roles across several diverse projects in the telecommunications, entertainment, e-commerce and FMCG sectors.
I love building solutions that help people do more.
- Software Architect
- Agile Software Delivery
- Full-Stack Software Engineer
- DevOps Design & Build
- Application Scaling & Hardening
- Creative Thinker
- Rapid Prototyper
- Product Design & Management
- Leading & Mentoring
- Team Management (Off/Onshore)
- Redundancy & DR Builds (SQL/IIS)
- C#, MVC, API
- .NET Framework to Core
- Azure & AWS
- SQL Server – to 2019
- SQL clustering & HADR builds
- Continuous Integration & Deployment
- Git, Azure DevOps Server
- Atlassian Design & Build
- Microsoft IIS
- Microsoft Windows Server
- Cisco Routing and Switching
- VPN, IPSEC
- Adobe Creative Suite
- APM, New Relic, AppDynamics
- Strong communication skills
- Release mentality
- Ability to work on multiple projects
- Demonstrated understanding of how quality software is designed and constructed
Key Career Highlights
- Co-founded Layer Systems in 2012, delivering SaaS solutions to the UK telecoms industry. The business employs 18 full-time
staff and reached positive cashflow in 2018. Most recently, won a five-year contract with one of the UK’s largest telecoms resellers & sponsored the UK’s most authoritative conference for IT & telecoms. Built & scaled the platform to accommodate traffic of > 10,000rpm.
- Delivered payment processing software for £3m vending project for Universal Pictures & Sony Pictures Entertainment joint venture.
- Designed and built data capture platform for FMGC market, winning a contract with large FMGC companies including Heineken UK, who still use the platform 10 years later.
- Delivered web & mobile survey solution for Vue Cinemas.
- Designed & built intranet during internship with Procorp Associates, Inc. in Houston, TX.
- Whilst studying, founded a web hosting company, hosting over 300 sites for customers around the world & trading premium domains.