Senior Technology Lead
I am an experienced internet professional with a passion for specifying, building, developing and enhancing scalable and usable internet applications.
I have more than 12 years internet experience, including working on projects for both blue chips (such as O2, The Co-Operative, Link, Nectar and IBM) and start-ups.
I excel at understanding business requirements, creative problem solving, designing effective solutions and delivering projects successfully and on budget. I am an excellent communicator, both within development teams and to non-technical stake-holders.
- Understanding complex internet systems
- Creative solutions to complex problems
- Communicating technical systems with non-technical stakeholders
- Scaling websites managing large data-sets
- Development processes, project and team management
July 2009 – Present
At Cofacio I built a complex social platform, employing both a UK based development team, and an out-sourced agile development team. I created an innovative standards-based open source web site, white label templated client solutions, and an Android mobile application. Cofacio won the “Orange Apps for Good” prize and we worked with The Eden Project’s Green Talent initiative, Media Trust, and Legal & General.
March 2004 – August 2009
Development Manager Multimap.com
March 2000 – March 2004
As an early member of the Multimap.com development team I was involved in all aspects of the development of their hugely successful internet site. I led the development of the public-facing website through two iterations which saw an increase of traffic from 300,000 pages per day to 7million pages per day. Leading the website front end team, I became involved in the coding, back-end development, database management and hardware requirements as the website grew. In this role I developed my skills of web site development, good development process, and team leadership. I also worked on pitches and cutting-edge client implementations for blue chip clients such as Shell, Coors, Yell and IBM and led the design and development of Multimap’s business to business products.
Survey Analyst Gardline Surveys
April 1996 – May 1999
Worked with innovative swathe bathymetry data acquisition and processing team on a variety of vessels off-shore in Australia, Thailand, West Africa, the Mediterranean, and the North Sea. Pioneered and developed a company extranet for training across Gardline’s vessels.
University of Nottingham
MSc, Engineering Surveying and Space Geodesy 1993 – 1994
The MSc was based at the Institute of Engineering Surveying and Space Geodesy (IESSG). This course further developed my passion for mapping, and the course included modules on hydrography from the Royal Navy, an in-depth study of GPS, and my dissertation entitled “Vehicle Tracking with GPS and Map Matching”.
University of Durham
BSc, Geology and Geophysics 1990 – 1993
I completed my degree in Geology and Geophysics at Durham University. The highlight was my 3 month Dissertation in Cyprus Pathos mapping the Ophiolites.
I believe it is essential to visit and participate in internet conferences, including PHP London, dConstruct, Like Minds, Media 140, and local tweet-ups / meet-ups. I also enjoy making music, skiing, sailing, motorcycling and spending time with my wife and 2 children. I run the Ealing Soup Kitchen every 6 weeks, which provides community, support, and food for Ealing’s homeless people.