R&D Architect for Ideagen Plc · Instructor for LinkedIn Learning and Lynda.com · Load Testing / Performance Testing Specialist · Software Testing Consultant · Public Speaker · Software Testing Evangelist
Being part of the Research and Development Team, my role primarily includes investigating cutting edge technology (machine learning, augmented reality, artificial intelligence) to provide proof of concepts for sustainable enhancements to current products and provide research support for existing solutions and development. Openly challenging conventions to promote aggressive innovation.
Software Testing evangelist and mentor to the global Testing Group; specialist in Technical testing (Load Testing, Security Testing, Chaos Engineering) Delivering talks internally to staff and co-workers. Opening up discussions between departments about Software Quality.
Managing multiple testing teams across the UK, organising training, occupational objectives and advancement for team members. Creating policies for Software Testing and adhering to industry standards (ISO 27001) Liaising with Development, Support and Implementation teams to increase transparency within Testing Group. Holding one-to-ones to monitor staff performance and acting as key voice within Testing Group for staff members.
Outside of work I'm a big fan of video games, I'm an avid audio book listener. I stream some of my live coding on Twitch, I stream Dungeons & Dragons once a month with friends and am currently working on my own fiction novels due for publication in 2019. I'm also a fan of Ice Hockey and craft beer (usually at the same time)
In 2015 I founded the trading name Peripheral Media to focus on my consulting and freelance jobs alongside my full time job. If you're interested in me speaking at your place of work or event please email me at email@example.com or visit a peripheralmedia.net for more details.