Glyn Matthews

  

Scrum Master, SoftKinetic

Location: Brussels, Belgium


Certifications

Certified Scrum Product Owner
Certified ScrumMaster

Groups I belong to

Agile in Belgium

Biography

I'm a Brussels based Scrum Master, software architect and developer.  My technical interests include agile methods, open source software, image processing, computer vision, embedded systems and C++.

Work experience

SoftKinetic, Scrum Master
August 2012 - Present, Brussels, Belgium

I am a Scrum Master and coach for four teams inside the software development department. I am responsible for supporting each team and product owner in maximising value while helping them simultaneously to develop practices and infrastructure to sustain the growth of the company. I support team members who wish to introduce many kinds of XP practice such as unit testing, code reviews, continuous integration etc. and I support each product owner in developing their product backlogs and in sprint planning. I have introduced practices such as retrospectives to the benefit of the teams I have worked with. I have promoted the principles of Agile to management and championed Agile through the rest of the organization.

SoftKinetic, Software Engineer
February 2011 - July 2012, Brussels, Belgium
SoftKinetic develops software for motion control and gesture recognition using 3D cameras. I developed a 3D visualization application that allows users and developers to inspect the model of a human body as interpreted by our vision software. I participated in daily stand-up meetings, demos, planning meetings and retrospectives as part of a Scrum team. I contributed to the implementation of Scrum inside the software development team by drawing on my previous work experience and CSM training.

Technicolor, Home Network Engineer
August 2010 - February 2011, Antwerp, Belgium
I worked on a team of 6 developers that developed prototype applications for internet gateways and mobile devices for home automation applications. This was a Scrum team and was being used as a model for the company to introduce Agile throughout the full organization.

Matis Benelux, Consultant
September 2007 - February 2011, Brussels, Belgium
I worked as a software engineering consultant for clients in Belgium.

AW Europe, Software Engineer
September 2007 - July 2010, Braine l'Alleud, Brabant Wallon, Belgium
In this position, I worked as part of a team developing software for in-car infotainment systems. I was responsible as a developer and an architect for developing a service-based application framework in C++ that ran on systems from Windows PC, QNX and embedded Linux on ARM. The service architecture was such that it allowed application developers to build applications in C++ and have them run in multiple platforms communicating transparently using different network protocols (HTTP, XMPP) or inter-process communication protocols (D-Bus on Linux). It was in this role that I was first exposed to Scrum and, for my part, I helped introduced practices such as unit testing, coding standards and code reviews.

Spacechecker, Development Engineer
February 2007 - August 2007, Leuven, Belgium

I worked as a software developer for a company that made technology for satellite tracking and tracing.

eSaturnus, Software Developer
May 2006 - January 2007, Leuven, Belgium

I worked as a software developer for a start-up company that made software and devices in the medical industry.

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Researcher
January 2003 - April 2006, Leuven, Belgium

I worked as a researcher in the computer vision group VISICS.