To contribute to the success of a forward-looking high-tech organisation; advancing its goals using my software engineering, leadership and project management skills.
I aim to use quality tools and monitoring to drive down technical debt in legacy systems and remove it at source in new builds.
I am focussed on defining the best way to work with a distributed team which I have set up and mentored.
Team Formation, Backlog and Roadmap ownership, Remote Team Management, Individual Mentoring.
Standups, Solution design, Code Review.
General Experience: Requirements capture, Estimating, Budget running.
Consultant: Open Source Software, Agile Development, Repeatable builds, Continuous Integration, Standards compliance.
Project frameworks: Prince2 Practitioner, Jira, Scrum, Github.
Java: Servlets (expert), J2EE.
Frameworks: Spring, Struts.
View tier: GWT, JSP, Velocity, Webmacro (committer), XPath, XSLT.
SQL: Postgresql (expert), MySQL (expert).
Persistence and ORM: Hibernate, Hyperjaxb, JAXB, XML, SGML, BerkeleyDB.
Testing: JUnit, Cucumber, PowerMock.
Configuration Management: git, Subversion, Puppet.
Continuous Integration and Build: Jenkins (contributor), Gradle, Maven (expert), Ant.
Continuous Delivery: Debian packaging, Jenkins promotions pipeline.
Systems Administration: Linux (expert), Amazon Web Services, Perl (expert), Mail - postfix, Exim, qmail, Tomcat, Jetty (expert), Heroku, Apache (expert), Puppet.
Tools: IntelliJ IDEA, Eclipse, Emacs.
Semantic Web: RDF, RDFa, Jena, NG4J (committer).
Software Development Manager
26 direct reports
Blending three teams into one distributed team based in the UK and five sites in India. With a high water mark of 47% female I pursue an explicit gender equality agenda.
Senior Software Engineer
March 2016-February 2019
15 direct reports
Team Lead of a distributed team based in the UK and three sites in India.
Senior Java Developer
September 2015-January 2016
Team Lead of a UK and a Vietnam team. Two direct reports onshore, three in Vietnam.
Senior Development Engineer
September 2013-May 2015
Membership of a team of engineers focussed upon code quality.
Software Developer (Grade 8.6)
Oxford University, Department of Psychiatry
January 2013-August 2013
Membership of a small agile team of software developers using the both the Python/Postgresql/Apache/Linux stack and the Java/MSSQL/Tomcat/Linux stack to develop web applications.
Senior Web Database Developer (Grade 8.5)
Oxford University, Centre for Genomics and Global Health
November 2009-December 2012
Using the MySQL/GWT/XML/Apache/Linux stack to develop web applications.
Project Officer (Grade 7)
Oxford University Computing Services
April 2009-October 2009
Development of an RDF backed location query engine delivering location based services to mobiles.
October 2005-December 2008
Responsible for configuring and bespoke work on the Bond International Adapt system and web interface to it.
Senior Java Developer
May 2005-August 2005
Lead Java developer for the Spheriq email cleansing service. As lead developer I had overall ownership of the codebase and a mentoring role to the other three members of the team.
January 1994-June 2004
Between my MSc and 2004 (11 years) I was a Sole Trader.
Chief Technical Officer
As CTO I managed a team of distance workers in addition to implementing and supervising the rollout and continued development one of the first online full text book websites.
May 1996-February 1997
Working with Perl and SGML I wrote validation scripts for a large Tax Reference work.
Senior Technical Analyst
Catalyst Electronic Publishing
September 1994-May 1997
Recruited by the Technical Director I had responsibility for all project conversions. I also assisted in sales and defined the overall approach to most projects. The majority of projects were completed in perl.
Vosper Thornycroft Support Projects Division
May 1982-June 1992
In charge of a five million pound budget for programming labour and equipment. This post involved system design, hardware specification, negotiation with the lead contractor (British Aerospace, Warton), the MoD (Navy) and the end customer (Royal Saudi Arabian Navy) and its representatives (ex US Navy personnel).
Overall GPA: Pass out of Pass
Overall GPA: 92 out of 100
Overall GPA: 89 out of 100
Subjects: Prolog, Knowledge Representation, Natural Language.
Subjects: Computers in Education (First), Poplog, Artificial Intelligence, Mathematics, Statistics.
Last modified April 2021.