I joined Scott Logic as a Senior Developer in 2006. Over the following years I built trading platforms, research portals and middle-office systems for a wide range of clients including Lehman Brothers, Saxo Bank and Nordea.
In my role as Technology Director I have a wide range of responsibilities, with a common goal of growing and diversifying our offering while maintaining the quality and reputation that we have built.
As a software engineer at TecSphere UK I worked on various components of a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). Using the latest Java technologies, EJB3, Struts, etc... we were able to deliver a flexible platform for use within high throughput medical laboratories.
Reporting to the Managing Director, I was responsible for product development, quality control and the transition of products from design to production. These imaging products incorporate complex optical, mechanical and electronic parts and software for their automated control.
After finishing my PhD studies, I remained with the Physics department as a research fellow, developing new microscopy techniques and working on a book.
This was the very first book published that covered the Swift programming language. I co-authored this text alongside Matt Galloway (Facebook).
I authored four chapters for this book, covering UIKit Dynamic, TextKit and ViewController transitions.
While studying at Leeds University our team was approached by Woodhead publishing to write a book on microscopy techniques. I co-authored this text with Ashley Clarke, the head of our group. The finished book is an extensive work, 424 pages in length, covering a wide range of topics. I also drew all of the illustrations for this book.
I am a Board Member of FINOS (Fintech Open Source Foundation), an organisation that fosters open source collaboration within financial services. I represent the eleven 'silver level' members at the board.