Doug Wilson is a previous developer and development manager now working as a software architect in the gaming industry. He's someone who firmly believes that software should be engineered and not built, and currently spends most of his time trying to convince people that teamwork and an agile approach to software development yield far better returns that individualism and analysis paralysis. His current role leads the way in new product development, often spilling out into creating new teams and business units.
Derivco, Software Architect - R&D
March 2011 - Present, Durban, KwaZulu Natal, ZA
Created the mobile banking platform, device detection services, device messaging services. Architect on the team that took the worlds first mobile casino app to market. Been back in R&D since.
Derivco, Software Development Manager - Operations
March 2010 - February 2011, Durban, KwaZulu Natal, ZA
Software Development Manager for development streams in the operations department. Ran the MIS Tools team, the Support Desk and Process Automation teams and the IT Deployment Automation team. It was during this time that I moved out of a Scrum Master role and more into a Product Owner role.
Derivco, IT Automation Lead
September 2009 - March 2010, Durban, KwaZulu Natal, ZA
Setup the automation program at Derivco, including strategy, road map, architecture, processes, integration and setting up and running the automation team. It was during this process that my Scrum journey began