CITP is an internationally recognised professional qualification providing validation of high professional competence across a broad range of skills in the IT industry.
Achieved award for the “Best Overall Performance on a Final Year Project” from the School of Computing & Engineering.
I have held a number of hands-on software development roles working across a number of different industries including; telecoms, internet service provision, property management & rail condition monitoring.
For the past 6 years I have held a team leadership position with responsibility for the delivery of software projects and key technology decision making, including; recruitment, tool implementation, infrastructure design, supplier & customer relationship management.
Looking for a speaker or guest lecturer on one of my specialist topics? I have delivered a number of University guest lectures with positive feedback and invitation to return.
Presentation on real-world uses of distributed & client-server systems based on projects I am or have been involved with. Includes current trending technologies & concepts, including; Microservice architecture, Cassandra, Hazelcast, Spring Boot and Hadoop.
Talks on the background, detail and successful application of agile practises for delivering software projects. This can range from beginners introduction to in-depth focus on commercial benefits and implementation strategy.
Talks on methods, tools and the successful application of development tools and software release management, including; continuous integration, version control, project tools, documentation tools, tool integrations and software configuration.
I consider myself a generalist within the IT industry with a keen interest in running software teams & projects. I offer strong business skills in addition to in depth hands-on technical experience.
Currently working to SFIAplus level 5, validated by the award of the CITP certification.
Server virtualisation, OpenStack, VMware, Xen, Apache Cassandra, Apache Hadoop, Apache HBase, Hazelcast, GigaSpaces, Apache Storm.
Maven, Sonatype Nexus, continuous integration, Atlassian Bamboo, Cloudify, Cloud Foundry, Grunt, Jenkins.
Agile methodologies, Atlassian JIRA, Atlassian Confluence, requirements capture, stakeholder management
Linux server administration, server design & procurement, network planning, capacity planning, service monitoring.