About

 

I am a Software Engineer living and working in Edinburgh. I have over 10 years industry experience in both agency and product environments. I am passionate about both the products I create and the way in which I develop them. I aim to deliver innovative solutions that support the needs of today while considering future requirements.

I have experience working with both greenfield and legacy business critical systems, taking into account factors such as maintainability, scalability and extensibility. I specialise in delivering highly scalable and maintainable web applications using modern approaches such as infrastructure as code and deployment pipelines.

Test Driven Design and code review for every change that is introduced into the codebase are core principles that I follow.

Toolbox

 

Version Control

I’ve worked with SVN and Git with Gitflow and trunk based development.

Build and Deployment Tools

Docker, Terraform, Jenkins, Kubernetes, Helm, Make.

Frameworks and Libraries

Symfony, Silex, Spring Boot, Dropwizard, GWT, ExtJS with Deft.

Queueing and Streaming

Amazon SQS, Kinesis, Kafka.

Project Management Tools

Jira, Confluence, Mantis, Trello, Pivotal Tracker.