About Me

Practical software generalist with a wide range of technical, management and business experience.

Managing a team of Systems Architects whilst juggling multiple projects at a time; I work alongside vendors, customers and business teams to design, validate and manage IT based solutions that will meet business requirements whilst marrying new IT technology with legacy systems.

What I Do

I'm focused on Systems Architecture with a heavy background in Systems Development and have good exposure to both Microsft and Open-Source technologies. My skills include:

  • Cloud solutions
  • Coding
  • Collaboration
  • Dashboards & Reporting
  • Databases
  • Drinking tea & coffee
  • Managing teams & stakeholders
  • Project management & delivery
  • Space travel & moon colonisation *
  • Systems integration
  • UI & UX design

* okay, maybe not space travel but the rest is true.

Experience

A brief overview of what I've been doing and where I've been doing it.
For more detail please visit my LinkedIn profile.

Senior Business Architect

Westcoast (Holdings) Limited
August 2016 to Present

As the Senior Architect in our Business Applications team within the Group IT Division, my role is to lead and manage a team of architects to plan and design IT systems across the group.

Business Systems Architect

Westcoast (Holdings) Limited
August 2014 to July 2016

I planned and designed IT systems in Westcoast's Business Applications area; during the course of a project I interfaced with the users, project owners and project sponsors to ensure the system requirements met their needs while working closely with the project managers, business analysts and both internal and external development teams to build the designed systems.

Senior Developer

Westcoast Limited
February 2004 to August 2010

Working as the Senior on a team responsible for all electronic business contributing over £150million a year to the group's turnover. I was responsible for the management of the mid and junior level developers and their projects (covering all web sites in the group and programs to run EDI business) and the recruitment of developers.

Web Developer

Dynamic Web Solutions Limited
June 2000 to May 2002

Working as a PHP / MySQL developer and Linux system administrator.

BSc (Hons.) in Business Information Systems

University of Portsmouth
1995 to 2000

BCS accredited course focusing on Business Systems Analysis and Design

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