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Build Master, promoted to Delivery Manager at Betfair Limited
Hammersmith, London W6 9HP
Responsible for building continuous delivery tools and pipelines Manage a live operations team Manage a team responsible for QA Automation of web products, production of development tools and reporting dashboards One of the achievements I'm most proud of at Betfair is in changing the way that an operations team functioned. When I took over the team their workload was mostly interrupt driven. Drawing on my knowledge from my previous company, I knew that this could be significantly improved. I lead them into working as a scrum team and took on a role as the product owner. Soon they were able to see a bigger picture than the single tasks that other teams came to them with. They're no longer interrupted, other teams are more able to engage with them, they're happier in their jobs are able to contribute far more to the company.
Operations Engineer, promoted to Delivery Manager at hibu Limited
Reading, Berkshire RG1 3YL
January 2005-October 2011
Responsible for the design and management of successful releases to CI, dev, test and live systems. A transition from waterfall to scrum planning methodologies has meant a total re-design of the build, test and release systems to cope with rapid change without compromising quality. Resource planning for a team of 8 operations engineers, balancing new requirements with existing priorities. Ensure knowledge is successfully transferred, and every member is motivated to produce outstanding results. The team was succesfully transitioned to Scrum for this.
Developer at Alchemetrics Ltd
October 2001-January 2005
Design and coded data cleaning systems and web front ends in Perl and Java Wrote technical and functional specifications to meet client requirements Provided guidance for team members to ensure system developments and modifications are correctly deployed Administered technical assistance to all levels within the company and to external clients
Software Developer at Ramesys Travel Services Ltd
June 2000-September 2001
Managed a team of three testers and two developers Developed clustered database systems in C, Perl and Shell script Modified core products using MS Visual C++ and MS Visual Java Packaged and source controlled products using MS Source Safe and Install Shield
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