Currently the VP of Engineering for UK/EU Payments at Xplor Technologies.
Background from the engineering space, developing in PHP/SQL utilising Laravel, with additional knowledge of Linux Server Admin. I now lead the engineering teams in the payments space with detailed knowledge of the payment industry.
Xplor Technologies / Debit Finance Collections Plc (2010 - Present) - VP of Engineering - UK/EU Payments
VP of Engineering - UK/EU Payments (2019 - Present)
In 2019, I took on a new role to focus back on my area of passion, the engineering/development space. I now look after teams across UK, US & New Zealand to manage a combination of legacy applications & platforms, along with our new global payment platform.
During my time at Xplor, I have been the go-to person for UK payments questions or issues, mainly around the BACS (Direct Debit) payment rails, and have developed a strong intricate knowledge of these platforms.
IT/Development Manager (2016 - 2019)
In 2016, I was promoted to the IT/Development manager, looking after the IT & Development teams at Debit Finance. This involved both managing the on-premise infrastructure, end-user support & the engineering teams including front-end, back-end and database engineering staff.
During my role as the IT/Development Manager, I rolled out increased monitoring & alerting to ensure that we could proactively troubleshoot issues & investigate, prior to customers raising issues with us.
PHP Developer (2010 - 2016)
During my initial role at Debit Finance (now Xplor Technologies), I started as a PHP Developer, developing & managing our various in-house developed applications such as FastDD (a customer sign-up portal), Data Retrieval (a client reporting & self-service platform), integrations with dozens of 3rd party CRM/BMS systems and internal applications to manage our business.
During this time I was often the individual to work with end customers to understand their needs & wants, and turn these into actuality.
Freelance - (2004 - 2017) - Web Developer & Server Admin
During my early career, I worked as a Freelance developer (mainly PHP & MySQL) in order to further build my knowledge.
Jira, Confluence, Azure DevOps, Microsoft Office Suite
University of Bedfordshire (2008 - 2011)
- 1st Class - Computer Science BSc (Hons)