Welcome

I'm an experienced senior software developer who holds a First-class degree in Computer Science with Business Management from the University of Birmingham. I'm currently working as a Senior Software Developer for Micro Focus in Cambridge, UK.

I have a wealth of experience in the software development industry from small scale websites to software running in the world's largest private hosted cloud and numerous things in between. These days I predominantly work in Java, but I'm not tied to a specific language and am always willing to use something different if it's the right tool for the job.

I am adept at working on a wide range of software projects including modern microservice based architectures as well as legacy projects with huge codebases and many of the issues that commonly come with such projects. With any project I'm involved in, I appreciate and contribute to good design and architecture leading to clean, re-usable and testable code.

I'm experienced in agile methodologies and have been Scrum Master for a number of teams in my development career. I'm experienced in working with all levels of an organisation, from discussions and planning with project managers and non-technical stakeholders through to training junior members of the team.

My current role at Micro Focus sees me taking part in developing and architecting parts of the Digital Safe system that helps some of the largest financial institutions in the world meet their compliance and regulatory requirements.

Tools and technologies I use include:

Jenkins
Git
PHP
RabbitMQ
jQuery
HTML5
Java
PostgreSQL
JavaScript
Bash
Swagger
CentOS
IntelliJ IDEA
TeamCity
MySQL
Jira
Maven
Elasticsearch
Gradle
GitHub
CSS
NodeJS

Away from work I have a keen interest in technology generally, as may be expected! I'm currently into home automation so if it can be automated in the home I probably have it (or want it!).

Aside from technology, I'm most definitely a foodie. You'll often find me eating out with friends trying new places or falling back to a trusty curry! I also enjoy cooking and trying out new recipes.

I also thoroughly enjoy anything related to driving. I've done numerous driving experiences including rallying, skid pans and driving the amazing Ariel Atom. I see driving as a skill and am proud to have completed my IAM Advanced Driving test.

I believe in giving back to the community so am a founder member of Bishop's Stortford and Stansted Round Table. I've held several roles in the organisation including Treasurer, Secretary, Vice Chairman and soon-to-be Chairman. As part of this, other than having a great time, we've raised thousands of pounds for local charities and causes from events such as our Real Ale and Craft Gin festival and our Christmas Santa Sleigh collections.

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