I have been working in technology and business for over 18 years and have a proven track record in using latest technologies to develop and deliver cross-platform web, mobile, desktop and cloud solutions.
I enjoy creating tools and experiences that make life easier for people, by focusing on delivering value to the user and using creative problem solving. I architect, develop and lead the creation of well-designed, efficient code using best software development practices.
I love being part of great teams. Building teams is a joint effort but I do my part to help focus businesses so that we can build, manage and motivate cross-skilled teams. I've done this as both a consultant and in-house. I'm an advocate for building happy and productive teams, with a healthy work-life balance, by keeping things simple and taking an agile approach to life and projects.
Technical Architect and Technical Lead for cross-platform web, mobile, desktop and cloud apps, products and teams
Aa a Technical Architect and Technical Lead for cross-platform web, mobile, desktop and cloud apps, products and teams, my role spans responsibilities across team leadership and management, technical architecture, software engineering manager and technical vision and strategy.
Ultimately I am responsible for leading software and technical teams, the technical delivery of software products and overall quality of technical deliverables.
I believe it is important for a Technical Architect and Technical Lead to also be a senior software engineer, so I make sure that I dedicate part of my time to being ‘hands-on' to work with developers and write code for products.
- Technical Strategy and Architecture
- Technical Leadership and Management
- Enterprise corporate and customer facing solutions
- Product and UX Strategy and Management
- People Management, Coaching and Mentorship
- Technical Documentation
- Stakeholder and Vendor Management
- Agile, Scrum
- Strong communication skills
- Inspire and mentor technical and non-technical people
- Be an advocate for people and products
- Be a hand-on software engineering manager
As a Senior Software Engineer for web, mobile, desktop and cloud apps. I develop projects across the full-stack, the traditional "back-end" through to the "front-end". My role is to bring together great design, business logic and technology to achieve high-quality products for web, mobile, desktop or cloud. My drive is to create best-in-class products and great experiences, whether products be user-facing or machine-facing.
I have always had a passion for the latest technologies and digital products. I keep myself up-to-date with web, mobile and cloud trends and technologies. I love working in fast-paced environments building robust and scalable applications, built to industry standards and best practices.
I believe in, and have a passion for, great UX Strategy and UX/UI design, I work closely with UX teams to help provide my experience and technical knowledge during the UX/UI creation process.
- Cross-platform, web, mobile, desktop apps using libraries and frameworks like React, React Native, Electron
- Micro-frontend/microapp architecture using frameworks like SystemJS, AWS CloudFront and S3
- Static Progressive Web Apps using frameworks like GatsbyJS
- Cross-platform API microservices, server and cloud apps in Node.js, Express, AWS Lambda
- AWS Cloud and serverless technologies, build tools, CI/CD
- JWT token-based authentication, using platforms like Auth0, AWS Cognito
- Git, GitHub, Yarn, NPM
- PHP CMSs like WordPress and Drupal
- eCommerce like Magento
- Also, Event streaming/messaging, Python, C/C++
For over 18 years I've had the opportunity to lead, be a part of, and be hand-on on in technology and business for projects in retail, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, FMCG, media & publishing, creative & digital, leisure & entertainment, property industry, FinTech and finance. I've worked with some great people in companies ranging in size, from start-ups, small-to-medium through to large enterprises.
Some of these are companies like: The Co-operative Group, O2 Telefonica, Bayer Group, McCains, Vileda, OBI Property, Orbit Developments, XLB Property, Allied London, NFU Mutual, CBRE but also many other SME companies and people.
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