I spent 12 years as a Senior Software Development Engineer at Amazon, where I worked on large scale system design and workflow, using Service-Oriented Architecture and Object-Oriented Programming. I had technical and management roles on numerous multi-national projects.
Before that I worked for Hewlett-Packard at their Research Labs in Bristol, where I developed web services for directories, media routing, maps and music sharing.
I have a degree in Mathematics from the University of Oxford, where I specialised in Algebraic Coding Theory, Complexity Theory, Information Theory, and Cryptography. I then qualified as a teacher and worked in outdoor education, focusing on management training and personal and team development through adventure sports.
I am an enthusiastic advocate of Agile software development which allows large projects to be started quickly and to make a rapid impact on your business with a long, slow start-up phase.
Before I had a family I led many mountaineering expeditions, including to previously unclimbed peaks in Arctic Greenland. Nowadays I'm a keen mountain biker.
I have covered a lot of ground in my career. I am expert in some of these, comfortable working with any of them, and always adding more.
- Red Hat
- Google Maps
I also speak English!