PROFILE

SUMMARY

Mark has 20 years' experience in major systems design, development, consultancy and management chiefly in Application Architect / Development Manager / Senior Scrum Master roles including 10 years in Agile environments.

He is highly-regarded as a technical innovator, well-motivated and self-starting. He has considerable knowledge and experience of working in Agile development environments, and has an excellent record of achieving deliverables within defined time constraints.

Over 5 years of Mark's experience was undertaken within an ISO 9000 quality environment and 8 years within software consultancies.

Mark has successfully led the application design and development teams of a number of large systems used in Banking, Insurance, Retail, Law-enforcement and Aviation industries.

EXPERIENCE

Tesco Bank

2015 September - Present

Agile Delivery Manager, Scrum Master & Agile Coach (Contract)

Edinburgh , UNITED KINGDOM

Agile Delivery Manager, Scrum Master and Agile Coach to the BIMA award winning Mobile Banking development team.

Strathclyde Police

2004 September - 2006 December

Intranet Developer/ Webmaster

UNITED KINGDOM

Designer and builder of mission critical web application

AXA

2011 November - 2013 December

Development Team Leader

Glasgow , UNITED KINGDOM

Built a cross functional, highly skilled development team for AXA Commercial Lines utilising .Net 4 and MVC4 in a DSDM Atern Agile environment.

OneFamily

2015 June - 2015 September

Senior Scrum Master, SDLC Consultant and Agile Coach (Contract)

West Street Brighton , UNITED KINGDOM

Ran 2 concurrent scrum teams and 1 Kanban automation team as part of a large integration project. Coached on Agile delivery and refined software and delivery processes

MediaCorp Limited

1998 June - 1999 August

Lead Developer

INDIA

Developing web based systems

M&Co

2014 January - 2014 June

Software Manager (Agile Delivery Manager)

Glasgow , UNITED KINGDOM

Introduced Agile development, managed a large team of developers and BAs, technical authority for large scale backoffice migration and redevelopment.

Lloyds Banking Group

2006 December - 2011 April

Development Lead/ Application Architect

UNITED KINGDOM

Development Lead and Subject Matter Expert for 2 high visibility applications within the corporate bank

Agile Associates Limited

2014 August -

Director, Software Development Team Consultant/ Senior Scrum Master & Agile Coach

North Lanarkshire , UNITED KINGDOM

Providing software development lifecycle consultancy, development team management, application lifecycle management and Agile coaching (SCRUM/Kanban) to clients needing to take their teams to the next level of excellence.

Real Time Engineering Limited

1999 August - 2004 September

Senior Systems Designer

Kolkata Area , INDIA

Designer, developer, consultant and system builder.

Delphic Productions Limited

1995 August - 1998 June

Senior Programmer

UNITED KINGDOM

Designing and building large interactive systems including early prototype online retailing

PROJECTS

Skills

  • Agile Methodologies
  • Agile Project Management
  • Solution Architecture
  • Financial Services
  • Test Driven Development
  • MVC
  • PL/SQL
  • Scrum
  • Web Applications
  • Software Development
  • Kanban
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Agile Project Management
  • Team Leadership
  • Project Planning
  • SDLC
  • ASP.NET
  • Windows Azure
  • .NET

EDUCATION

  • Ayr Academy

    1981-1987

    Highers

CERTIFICATION

  • Scrum
  • Microsoft Certified Solution Developer
  • Certified Scrum Master (SMAC)
  • Certified Product Owner (POAC)