Pete Burrows

  

Senior Software Developer, IFDS Percana

Location: Dublin, Ireland


Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster

Biography

I graduated from the University of Bradford (UK) with a 2:1 (Hons) in Computer Sciecne in 2002. From here I moved to Cambridge (UK) where I worked for Neursacript Ltd (later aquired by Dicom which, even later, became know as Kofax) for 5 years. In the last 18 months we moved to use Scrum; first in the Cambridge team and then in the development teams across the company.

In late 2007 my then girfriend (now wife), who is an Irish national, strongly suggested we move to Ireland. Arriving in late 2007 (just in time for the collapse of the celtic tiger) I found a job working with a Kofax reseller in Dublin. They immediately sent me on a training course at the head office of my former employer to learn how to use the software I used to develop.

After only a few months of that I moved on to Unum where I have been working on various internal application in C# ever since. Unum currently uses a modified waterfall approach to development but moves are being made towards a more Agile scrum approach.

I  moved on from Unum in April 2012.

Work experience

Unum, Programmer Analyst III
May 2008 - Present, Carlow, Co. Carlow, Ireland

Unum is a large US based insurance company, with an IT operation in Ireland. Since joining Unum I have been working on the internal application used by our benefits department to manage claims.

Unum currently uses a modified waterfall approach (created in house) to development projects. There currently moves towards an Agile scrum based approach which I am very much in favour of due to the successful results I saw during my time at Kofax.

Kofax (Formerly Neurascript), Developer
July 2002 - December 2007, Cabmbridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

I worked my way up from a graduate position to working full time in a development role for the main product developed in the Cambridge office. From August 2006 onwards the Cambridge office followed scrum and successfully established two cross functional teams.