Technical Lead, New E-Commerce Platform, John Lewis IT, 2016-2017

In parallel to my Architecture role, I have been acting as the Technical Lead for the migration of the e-Commerce platform to a new infrastructure hosted on Oracle Exalogic and Exadata.

This role included constructing detailed design for the new solution, as well as overseeing its technical implementation - such as deployment of private cloud capabilities to support faster change, and improved reliability for operations through automation.

Technical Lead for Integration & Messaging, John Lewis Partnership, 2011-2015

Responsible for the design and implementation of systems involving Integration platforms - many of which are core technologies underpinning the John Lewis Partnership's critical systems.

  • Held responsibility for their strategic direction, including owning the roadmap and establishing best practice for the design, build and support.
  • Led high-level and detailed design for these technologies, including deployment.
  • Responsible for oversight of one permanent employee and several contractors – specifying work, carrying out training and developing talent.

Principal Programmer, Computer Services (Middleware), John Lewis Partnership, 2004-2011

  • Part of the team responsible for administering the company's Middleware infrastructure - which included WebSphere Application Server, MQ, Apache, & IIS.
  • Deep knowledge of administrative scripting for Middleware, with associated process automation. Developed the team’s Developer/Operations Self-Service Portal.
  • Experienced in platform and application performance tuning and monitoring.
  • It was here that I developed my comfort working on Unix and Windows. Experienced in dynamic scripting languages, with a background in web development.

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