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Stephen Hughes


Development Manager, Cambridge Intelligence

Location: Cambridge, UK


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Stephen Hughes

My career in IT started after I left the University of Oxford with a degree in Physics. I joined the IT Services giant EDS and worked in their "Future Battlespace Capability Group" in Fleet, Hampshire. This job involved a lot of computer modelling and simulation of air-air and air-ground military aircraft operations in both peace-time and war-time events. The objective of the project was to test new radar technology given the expected capabilities of aircraft in the next 10 to 20 years.

After leaving EDS, I joined Tessella plc, a scientific software consultancy company based in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. My five years at Tessellla took me all over the country and to a wide variaty of clients in many industry sectors. These included FMCG, oil & gas, transport, defence and publishing sectors. It was during my time here that I can across Scrum and began to use it in projects and see the benefits.

In April 2011 I joined eSight Energy as a Senior Developer and quickly moved into a project management role. The development team were already using some Scrum principles and I have developed the team's skill in Scrum to improve our visibility, communication and productivity within the business.

I moved to Spiral Software, part of Schneider Electric's software business, in October 2013 to take my Project Management career to the next level. I have used my Scrum leadership skills to bring changes about in the agile development of the company's software, delivering added value.

In March 2016 I joined Cambridge Intelligence as their Development Manager. In this role I use my Scrum experience to lead the software development teams responsible for our product range, including KeyLines, the world's leading graph network visualisation toolkit.


Work experience

Cambridge Intelligence, Development Manager
March 2016 - Present, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Development manager and ScrumMaster

Spiral Software, Project Manager
October 2013 - March 2016, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Project manager of Software products for use in Oil and Gas industry

eSight Energy Ltd, Project Manager
April 2011 - September 2013, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Project Manager and ScrumMaster for agile development team. We produce energy management software, used by companies all over the world to monitor and reduce their energy consumption and cost.

Tessella plc, Senior Analyst Programmer
April 2006 - April 2011, Stevenage, United Kingdom
Tessella are a specialist software consultancy, specialising in scientific software.


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