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A Pragmatic Cloud "DevOps" Engineer, with experience at a variety of companies, across a range of technologies driving both technological change as well as business focused outcomes. Capable of wearing whatever hat is needed for a given job, primarily working as both: * an architect, aligning the technical solutions to the customers requirements * a technical lead, both delivering code and guiding/mentoring/supporting teams as required.

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Self 2019-07 —

Open Source Developer

Spending a few months developing tools to make engineering in the clouds easier. And other assorted tools

Highlights

  • Quickly Built a tool to view twitter exports
  • Begun work on a module
  • Built a website to highlight the problems with FPTP
  • Built a tool to monitor activity on toxic internet communities

Cloudreach 2014-03 — 2019-07

Cloud Systems Developer Lead

Worked on customer projects as a Lead/Architect and mentored a small team.

Highlights

  • Architect on several Enterprise engagement, at companies such as NBIM, BP, News UK, etc.
  • Delivered both the architecture and implementation on multiple Cloud Access models
  • Managed a team for 4 engineers, helping them get the most out of working for Cloudreach
  • Helped run a city government hackathon (TFL)

Cloudreach 2016-06 — 2019-07

Role Owner (Cloud Systems Developers)

Worked with the leadership team to improve the System Developers role.

Highlights

  • Helped Engineers get improve their technical skills though a hands-on training workshop program
  • Trained and mentored multiple sets of graduates

Cloudreach 2012-02 — 2019-07

Internal hackathons/skunkworks Developer

While at Cloudreach, worked on various spikes and hackathons

Highlights

  • Built Automated tanks that used image recognition to move and fire at each other.
  • Built various useful internal tools, that remained in use for years
  • Built a variety of IaC tools, that made deployments easier
  • Won a trip to Central America
  • Had project open sourced externally, by somebody that found it useful

Cloudreach 2012-02 — 2014-03

Cloud Systems Developer

Worked on technical projects on AWS, Google Apps & Salesforce both individually and as part of a team.

Highlights

  • Worked across 3 cloud platforms (Google, AWS, Salesforce)
  • Delivered difficult Google 2 Google migrations on tight deadlines

Supporttree 2010-01 — 2012-02

Support Engineer

Full support for small businesses including end user systems, on-premise servers and cloud services.

Highlights

  • Worked in a user facing role, for a variety of small businesses
  • Made use of automation and unix, in an otherwise manual windows environment

UCL 2006-09 — 2009-07

King's School Grantham 2004-09 — 2006-07

Courses

  • Maths
  • Further Maths
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Spanish

Programming

  • Python
  • Ruby
  • Bash
  • JavaScript
  • Apex/Java
  • Other Languages

AWS

  • Cloudformation
  • IAM
  • Lambda
  • DynamoDB
  • Core AWS services
  • Additional AWS services

DevOps tools and methodologies

  • IaC
  • Immutability
  • Configuration Management
  • TDD - Infrastructure
  • TDD - Application
  • Build systems
  • Containers
  • Init systems
  • Agile

Google

  • GCP
  • Google deployment manager
  • Google App Engine
  • Google Apps

Salesforce

  • Apex
  • Configuration
English
Native
Spanish
Native

Open Source & Linux

Travelling

Punk Rock, Politics & the Pub