Software delivery professional with a track record in delivering enterprise level digital transformation projects.
Flexible and adaptable I usually work at many levels - a typical day might see me with business stakeholders discussing product strategy in the morning, and running code through a debugger in the afternoon. A certified scrum master, I believe strongly in the benefits of agile ways of working and am an advocate for scrum, kanban, effect/impact mapping and lean working practices.
I regularly present on topics including the process of how to deliver software more effectively, and the use of geospatial technologies in content management systems. I hold a BA in History and Archaeology and an MA in History of Ideas from the University of London. I'm an individual member of the Drupal Association and vice-chair of BCS's Location Information Specialist Group.
Specialities: Scrum, Lean, Drupal, PHP, Behaviour Driven Development, MySQL, Solr, Web applications.
With a proven history of building complex solutions for high-profile clients, career highlights include:
• International Travel: developer lead on a high traffic, complex infrastructure, international travel commerce site
• Publishing: hands-on technical delivery lead on a paper-to-digital transformation project and ecommerce paywall for an international publishing company
• Telecoms: responsible for producing one of the earliest SaaS platforms, delivering coverage maps for 3G cellphone networks
• Geospatial: technical lead and architect on a high-availability, multi-terabyte, air photography imagery delivery system for a national mapping agency