Technical architect

Over 12 years of commercial software development, spanning across all elements of the development process. From project planning and technical architecture, through to server builds for complex digital solutions, core development, testing and delivery.

I am a natural problem solver, extremely ambitious and self-motivated, open to hear about the next opportunity to help organisations with digital projects of any scale. Read more about me.

Language agnostic

I don’t know just one single programming language. I know how to produce clean code.

PHP has always been there, alongside it’s front-end pals HTML, CSS and JavaScript but I did C++ and Java at University and build Ionic and Angular apps. I switch frameworks at the drop of a hat.

Most of my server-side skills have been on physical/hybrid solutions but I’m quickly adapting the learnings over to AWS. Same theory, new words.

2020 – Sage

I’m loving it at Sage. As part of the Architecture team, I lead the technical design and development of our cloud based apps, focussing on the UI.

My primary goal is to drive the standards of UI development, improve the processes and workflows within the ReactJS development teams. I also plan out how the more complex / critical areas of the UI/UX should work.

I recently re-engineered our translations processes, using Phrase to provide seamless workflow from design, to content and translations to development, hopefully saving huge amounts of time and mitigating delays in the translations process. Highlights include integrations with Figma for the designs and Github for code.

I also develop training workshops and documentation, around development and testing best practice, which have been used by development squads in the UK, US, France, Spain and South Africa.

Tech Used:
Code: ReactJS, JavaScript/TypeScript, HTML, CSS, .NetCore.
Servers / DevOps: Various
Roles/Hats: Technical Consultant, Developer, DevOps Engineer, Solutions Architect

 

2019 – Ashfield Healthcare

In January 2019, I took on the role of Head of Technology for Ashfield Healthcare, leading a team of technologists within a multi-national healthcare communications agency, working with the top global pharmaceutical companies on a daily basis.

My focus here, is to drive innovation across the whole of Ashfield and to bring added value to client campaigns. With my technical architect hat, I support all technology projects, on top of the general line-management, project management and web / app development duties.

2015-2019 – e3creative

I spent 4 years at e3creative, growing and mentoring a team from 5 developers up to a mixed-skill, multi-award winning team of nearly 30. Cultivating junior developers into seniors and acting as a catalyst across the business.

I spent 4 years at e3creative, growing and mentoring a team from 5 developers up to a mixed-skill, multi-award winning team of nearly 30. Cultivating junior developers into seniors and acting as a catalyst across the business.

Very hands on, I lead various projects from conception to post-launch maintenance, for Sony PlayStation, Ascot Racecourse, O2, Skittles, FlowTechnology, Manchester Pride, The Lowry and many more. This included the planning phases, server architecture, technical planning and diagrams, development, testing and project management hats, across the range.

I also supported Ascot and Enta as a technical consultant, when discussing online payments, security and best practice, on projects outside of e3creative, due to my experience with the payment gateways and ticketing systems.

My education

BSc Hons – Software Engineering
University of Central Lancashire – 2009

5 A-Levels (AAAB)
IT, French, Maths, Law and General Studies
Winstanley College – 2005

Others
AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification – 2020
SCRUM Certification – 2012
Veeva Super User Certification – CLM, Approved Email, Engage, MyInsights
Various Knowledge Academy business courses, including Leadership, Business Development and Healthcare Communications – 2019