My name is Alex. I'm a driven full-stack software engineer and technology lead, passionate about web-standards, journalism and solving business problems.
I want to help improve the web, for everybody.

In my downtime, I enjoy travelling, hiking and amateur photography. Most often I can be found reading, or tinkering with computers, servers and code.

Ask Me About
๐Ÿ™ Architecture & Design: Software is shown-up by the ingenuity in buildings and everyday objects.
๐Ÿ’Š Biohacking & Kaizen: I employ a data-driven approach to my life following the quantified-self principle.
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Japan: Having lived and worked there for a couple of months, I have fallen in love with the country.

Secret Answers
๐Ÿ  My first pet was an Angel fish named Angel.
๐Ÿ’ผ My favourite film director is Tarantino.
๐Ÿ‘ป My favourite anime is Ghost in the Shell.
๐Ÿ•น๏ธ My favourite videogame is Super Metroid.
๐Ÿ“บ I don't have a favourite TV series.
๐ŸŽต There's too much good music.


  • 5ยฝ years commercial experience in full-stack software engineering, with JS, PHP, Java, Ruby and Golang: Utilising the overall-best-fit tools to solve a problem.
  • Requirement-gathering across a variety of business domains and stakeholder management. Experience and knowledge of digital media domains.
  • Tracing and diagnosing distributed technical problems in high-performance systems.
  • Solutions and application architecture throughout the stack, from front-end caching strategies to messaging patterns.
  • Rich understanding of modern technologies, including in-development browser APIs, their adoption path and their business value.

Technical Proficiencies

  • App: Electron, React Native, ReactJS
  • Blockchain: Ethereum, Smart contracts
  • CDN: Fastly, Varnish Plus, AWS CloudFront, Cloudflare
  • Cloud Practioner: AWS (Lambda, S3, CloudFormation, DynamoDB, API Gateway, and more), DigitalOcean, Google Cloud Platform
  • Configuration Management: Ansible, Puppet, Terraform
  • Languages: JavaScript (Browser, ESNext, NodeJS), Golang, Rust, PHP
  • Operating Systems: MacOS, FreeBSD, Gentoo Linux, Debian/Ubuntu Linux
  • Security: OWASP
  • Testing: Cucumber/Gherkin, Jest, *Unit; CircleCI, Jenkins

I am not actively seeking a new position, however for any interested parties you may request access to see my full CV here, alternatively, please feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn.

Work Experience

  • Apr 2019โ€“Present: Principal Engineer, FT Group Products, Financial Times
  • Oct 2016โ€“Apr 2019: Principal Developer, Bluetel
  • Sep 2013โ€“Oct 2016: Software Developer, Bluetel

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