Tough times in the City of London, and I am “no longer required in the office”. The ugly black cloud hanging over the financial services industry (and investment banking in particular) has a major silver lining for me though: it creates the exciting opportunity to move to the beautiful Derbyshire Dales, and closer to my wife’s family. More on that closer to the time.
Meanwhile, if your organisation needs an effective technical leader (development manager, programme manager, agile project manager) with a strong sense for architecture, perhaps you should consider me. I enjoy travel, but I will need work that is either reasonably local (Chesterfield, Derby, Sheffield, Nottingham, say) or can be done mainly from home (Matlock Bath).
Why hire me?
I’ve been doing the “protocols and formats” thing for several years, with influence or direct control over integration protocols at enterprise and consortium level for the past eight or so years. Returning to real-time front office development three years ago, I embraced REST as a tool for architectural improvement, reusability, testability, scriptability and so on. So hire me if you need a system architecture that values these things over specific technologies.
I’m also big on learning, and although I do spend a lot of time reading and experimenting around my chosen areas of interest (to which my blog I hope testifies), this is not just for myself. I have coached individuals and organised and empowered teams large and small for continuous improvement, and have had considerable success at improvement projects around capacity, reliability, business process and development process. Again, some of these projects have had enterprise-wide impact. So hire me (even for a short time) and know that I will leave your teams in good shape.