About

I try to pay attention to as many areas of tech as possible, with particular expertise in devops and backend development. Stuff I’m particularly interested in include the Go programming language, and the Kubernetes orchestration tool.

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Experience

See my CV for a formal copy of my work experience, and my email (external link).

Limejump Ltd.

Full Stack Developer, June 2019 to present

I’m working on the energy trading and dispatching platforms for the business. Currently I’m also leading ongoing work to migrate team-owned services from Amazon ECS to Kubernetes, to align with wider business strategy and to allow the team to increase release cadence and reliability.

I set up and am running the internal Go Special Interest Group, a slack channel and fortnightly meeting where developers working on Go projects can ask questions, get advice, and show off things they have been working on. It also provides us with an opportunity to standardise on libraries between teams. This was heavily inspired by the Go Working Group detailed by the Sainsbury’s technology team in their talk about testing at the Gophers London meetup.

Go Working Group

A strong Go engineer steers the group

Bring together people who work with Go in the team

Discuss and decide which tools to adopt

No compromise on Go/Engineering standards

State Street Bank

Microservices Framework Engineer, July 2018 to May 2019

I joined State Street as a fresh-faced graduate in 2018. There, I worked as the one junior in a team of highly seasoned devops engineers working to build out a platform as a service offering for the company internally. I worked on the Kubernetes team, aiming to provision ad-hoc Kubernetes clusters to developer teams across the business.

I got to learn Kubernetes in instrinsic detail during my time there, as well as working in an Agile softawre development team. Work I’m particularly proud of includes deploying two critical platform tools (a build artifact server and a Continuous Integration server), and working on educating other teams about using the tools effectively.

Bell Software Development

Freelance Developer, May 2017 to January 2018

Miscellaneous freelancing work during Summer 2017, between terms at university. I worked with a React Native investment startup, a big data query interface with intelligence auto-completion, and building an attendee management app for a hackathon.

Netcraft Ltd.

Internet Services Developer (intern), June 2016 to September 2016

My first ever internship and my first taste of real world software development outside of university. I got to grips with a Perl codebase and got to work on small bug fixes and features for the company’s phishing detection and penetration testing suites. Highlight of the work was optimising a database query over a million rows, from taking one and a half minutes to execute to just ten seconds!

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