Chief Technology Officer2021 - PRESENTEverKnock
Technologies: Angular, Jira, CTO, Agile, DevOps, Requirements & Specifications, Startups, Requirements Analysis, Engineering Management, Architecture, Software Architecture, System Requirements, R&D
- Served as a technical co-founder of this startup in the property tech/legal tech sector.
- Developed the MVP to support customer discovery and fundraising.
- Took responsibility for technology strategy, process, innovation, and engineering leadership.
Technology Consultant2012 - PRESENTSolviq
Technologies: DevOps, Agile, CTO, Software Architecture, System Requirements, Engineering Management, Architecture, Startups, Requirements & Specifications, Requirements Analysis, R&D
- Provided software consultancy at director/board level to help companies build and lead engineering teams, launch new technology projects, and overcome barriers to progress.
- Served as a consulting chief technology officer and interim director.
- Architected digital products, infrastructure, and algorithms.
- Invited to give talks and workshops in the School of Computer Science and Informatics at Cardiff University, the National Software Academy of Wales, and the University of South Wales.
Chief Technology Officer2015 - 2019Properr Software Ltd
Technologies: CTO, Startups, Agile, Software Architecture, R&D, Engineering Management, DevOps, ELK (Elastic Stack), System Requirements, Architecture, Jira, Jenkins, Requirements & Specifications, Requirements Analysis
- Served as a technical co-founder of this startup in the property tech sector.
- Recruited and led the engineering team to deliver our cloud-based platform, TrackMyMove: over £400 million worth of assets were transacted through the platform. Clients cut the timescales and fall-through rates of selling residential property by 40%.
- Helped secure over £1.2 million in funding, including two investment raises and R&D tax credits.
- Owned the technology strategy, process, innovation, and engineering leadership.
Interim Chief Technology Officer2015 - 2016Delio Wealth
Technologies: CTO, Agile, Startups, Software Architecture, Jira, Jenkins, DevOps, Requirements & Specifications, Requirements Analysis, Engineering Management, Architecture, System Requirements, R&D
- Served as an interim, founding CTO of this high-growth startup in the financial services/fintech sector.
- Recruited and led the team to deliver a minimum viable product for a European bank.
- Supported the executive team through the Startup Bootcamp Fintech accelerator.
Principal Systems Engineer2007 - 2012General Dynamics UK
Technologies: Open Source, Engineering Management, Requirements Analysis, Systems Engineering, R&D, Enterprise Architecture, System Requirements, Software Architecture, Architecture, Requirements & Specifications, Sparx Enterprise Architecture, DOORS
- Served as a requirements manager on a major program with 400+ engineers, responsible for managing the system requirements and monitoring technology readiness levels, system maturity, and cross-functional design issues.
- Led the team for a systems architecture R&D project, managing a lab for evaluating third-party products and developing supplier relationships.
- Acted as a project manager and systems engineer for a communications software project, which required me to set up company-wide guidance for open source software usage within defense projects.
- Held a company-wide systems engineering role, with responsibilities including interviewing, mentoring prospective chartered engineers, and developing company-wide process guidance.