CV

I’ve worked in the financial services industry most of my career, with companies such as Goldman Sachs and more recently Credit Suisse. Putting it simply, I specialise in getting stuff done. I sit right in the middle of a bunch of agile development teams, and I help them to get their own stuff done quicker and better than they could if I wasn’t there.

If you’re not into reading long resumes, read the following few bullets for a whistle-stop tour of what I’m good at:

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Employment History

Credit Suisse - January 2015 - present

Vice President, Platform & DevOps Engineer, Equities Risk

I run DevOps (i.e. “Getting Stuff Done”) for the Equities Risk division.

Some of the larger projects in this role:

Credit Suisse - May 2011 - December 2014

AVP, Environment & Release Management, Equity Derivatives

I managed the Release and Environment Management team at Credit Suisse, a team of eight, split across multiple regions. The team is responsible for all software released into the Equity Derivatives division, the infrastructure that it runs on, and the infrastructure used to develop it.

My role was extremely varied, but not limited to:

I ran the team borrowing practises from common agile development methodologies. Rather than a weekly team meeting, we had daily stand-ups and monthly retrospectives. With the high turnover of work, this allowed me to keep on top of the teams’ upcoming deliverables ensuring targets were met.

Credit Suisse – July 2009 – May 2011

AVP, High Performance Computing, Derivatives IT

Working within a small team, I was responsible for an estate of over 3000 mission-critical servers used to calculate intra-day and nightly risk for all key business units within the bank.

Goldman Sachs – January 2006 – May 2009

System Analyst

Working within a team of five I was responsible for 3rd line support of all Windows Server infrastructure within Goldman Sachs EMEA.

Alea Group PLC – June 2005 - January 2006

Technical Analyst

Working within a team of five I was responsible for 3rd line support of a 70 server and 160 user Windows 2000 / 2003 Active Directory network, and was technical lead on a large proportion of Alea’s system project work.

Rank Group PLC – December 2003 - June 2005

Technical Analyst

Working within a team of six Support Analysts, I was responsible for the 2nd and 3rd line support and maintenance of a 5000 user, 160 site Windows 2003 Active Directory network.

VEGA Group PLC – June 2003 - December 2003

Technical Analyst

My first job after leaving university, working within a team of three I was responsible for the computer support of 50 on-site users as well as approximately 150 mobile users.

Education

University of Kent at Canterbury - October 1999 – May 2003

Multimedia Technology and Design - First Class with Honours

Sandhurst School - September 1992 – September 1999

3 A-Levels, 10 GCSEs