9 Old Court Close, Brighton, United Kingdom.
Scrum and agile enthusiast. Trained group facilitator. Startup Co-founder & CTO for two startups.
20+ years of commercial software development experience across a range of languages and methodologies.
Identity and Access Management, Pearson plc
April 2014 – Present
Scrum Master, Tech Team Lead and Web Engineer in Identity and Access Management. Building and deploying globally-focussed Identity, Single Sign-On and User Provisioning services and applications with a Scrum and DevOps approach with a focus on Continuous Delivery.
Providing development, process and technology leadership for the team. Pipeline and release management and working with Stakeholders and Product owners.
Developing an internet-enabled, prosocial, personalised gift experience for the retail sector.
As a co-founder, I'm involved in many aspects of the business, but principally focus on aspects of Metta Eggs' unique prosocial technology and processes.
Travels in Indonesia, Australia, Japan.
Oct 2013 - April 2014
August 2012 - October 2013
Dec 2011 - July 2012
Development of components, test and documentation for large-scale collaboration platform based around Repoze.bfg. Agile, TDD development, with high level of test coverage. Involving technologies including SOAP (suds), zodb, zc.buildout, repoze.who, full Python implementation of WebSSO implementation to bank security standards. Oracle configuration and implementation. Buildout, deployment tools and release management.
Dec 2011 - Feb 2012 + ongoing
Glasses Direct http://glassesdirect.co.uk
Sep 2011 - Dec 2011
Python/Django Developer of services based around Python and Django in a full Scrum and TDD environment developing a range of services deployed with AMQP queues, MongoDB and MySQL with a focus on a service oriented architecture with multiple services using RabbitMQ queues.
April - Aug 2011
Involved technologies including: HTML5, CSS transitions, jQyery, Google and GeoNames Map APIs, server and client side image processing, extensive Facebook application and integration.
Plugin Media Limited
Nov 2010 - April 2011
A range of lead developer roles across three projects:
Lead Python/Django/jQuery Widget Developer
July 2010 - Nov 2010
Development of carbon and energy calculator to highlight savings in range of TrickleStar products. This is based on Django and jQuery and the Sqwidget widget framework. Deployed with Django-nonrel to Google App Engine.
Lead jQuery Widget Developer
April 2010 - August 2010
Lead Drupal / PHP / Python Developer and CO2 Measurement Specialist
Public Creative Limited
May 2009 - April 2010
Development, support and ongoing maintenance of a group-based energy and resource measurement website for Global Action Plan.
Senior Python Django / Twitter API Developer
April 2009 - June 2009
Development of Twitter aggregation tool to inject relevant journalist’s Twitter content into BBC World Service web pages.
Lead jQuery Widget Developer
November 2008- March 2009
Development of first version of the BBC World Service Widget, including deployment
Global Action Plan
July 2007-April 2009
Ongoing design and development of the Global Action Plan EcoTeams web tool, including turning backend processes into an automatic self-service web application to social measurement.
August 2006 – June 2010
CTO of Recommendation Ventures, which delivered high-quality recommendations as web services. Leading technical direction for new social recommender, scouta.com. Took a startup concept through development of prototype to launch to ongoing operations.
UBS Investment Bank
July 2006 – May 2007
High performance Java software design and development to meet needs of global fixed interest securities pricing.
(Further details available on request, covering a range of contracts and permanent positions from 1988 onwards, or see my linkedin profile at: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/grasuth)
Over 20 years commercial software development across a broad range of technologies, development languages and development tools. Current deep skills are listed here only.
Django / Python / cherryPy / TurboGears / Pylons/ Repoze.bfg
Apache / Linux / UNIX / LAMP environments
MySQL and Postgresql, Amazon SimpleDB
Git, Subversion, VSS, CVS
PHP / Drupal skills (but not looking for roles with PHP/Drupal)
General Software Development:
Java, C, C++, Perl
Large range of assembly and scripting languages
Startup Founder and CTO Experience
Scrum, agile and traditional development methodologies
Project Planning and Management
Trained Group facilitator and consultant
B. Eng (Communications), Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
Feb 1984 - Nov 1988
Activities and Societies: Education Vice President - Curtin Student Guild, Independent Chairperson - Curtin Student Guild, Student Representative -Curtin University Council
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)
Scrum Alliance (CSM)
Available on request.
last updated: 16 June 2015