Experience

Chronological work history

 
 
 
 
 
Dec '18 – Present
Tokyo, Japan

Lead Operations Engineer

ExaWizards

Responsibilities in this role included:

  • An all-around wizard leading and building out a 1st class DevOps team within the software engineering department.
 
 
 
 
 
Feb '18 – Dec '18
Tokyo, Japan

Global Head of Development Operations

Williams Lea Tag Japan

Responsibilities in this role included:

  • Managing a global 247 DevOps team, including off-shore NOC team based in London, South Africa, India and Japan.
  • Providing technical leadership and guidance across various engineering teams.
  • Promoting, documenting and implementing systems with cloud-first approach along with the migration of legacy systems into the cloud.
  • Defining processes, metrics, and SLAs for DevOps operation and infrastructure.
  • Identifying opportunities for automation and optimization throughout the development/deployment cycle to improve quality, productivity and efficiency.
 
 
 
 
 
Sep '17 – May '18
Tokyo, Japan

Senior Development Operations of IT

Williams Lea Tag Japan

Responsibilities in this role included:

  • Working closely with the Development and APAC IT teams.
  • Developing and deploying OSS tools.
  • Substituting in for DevOps Director when and as needed.
  • Full end-to-end responsibility of the out of hours team and process.
  • Total ownership of all monitoring, metrics, incident reporting and KPIs within the team.
  • Taking a lead in team on best practices.
  • Participating in the global change management board.
  • Ownership of all cloud platforms within the DevOps team.
 
 
 
 
 
Mar '15 – Sep '17
London, England

Senior DevOps Engineer

Williams Lea Tag UK

Responsibilities in this role included:

  • Working closely with the Development and APAC IT teams.
  • Developing and deploying OSS tools.
  • Substituting in for DevOps Director when and as needed.
  • Full end-to-end responsibility of the out of hours team and process.
  • Total ownership of all monitoring, metrics, incident reporting and KPIs within the team.
  • Taking a lead in team on best practices.
  • Participating in the global change management board.
  • Ownership of all cloud platforms within the DevOps team.
 
 
 
 
 
Oct '13 – Mar '15
London, England

DevOps Engineer

Williams Lea Tag UK

Responsibilities in this role included:

  • Automating everything from deployment to monitoring and reporting.
  • Taking ownership of configuration management platforms.
  • Collaborating with developers to bring new features and services into production.
  • Identifying and mitigating security threats to comply with a strict security compliance.
 
 
 
 
 
Jul '13 – Oct '13
London, England

Technical Support and Systems Leader

Beam.TV

Responsibilities in this role included:

  • Management and training of all support developers and systems administrators.
  • Overseeing all Beam platform support and operation functions.
  • Liaising with project teams and third parties to ensure successful project launches.
  • Being an escalation point for all on-call support developers and systems administrators.
  • Research and development into continously improving the performance of the Beam Platform.
 
 
 
 
 
Apr '12 – Jul '13
London, England

Lead Support Developer

Beam.TV

Responsibilities in this role included:

  • Ensuring best pratices are upheld and adhered to within the team
  • Leading the development of all internal tools used by other departments.
  • Acting as a 3rd line support of the Beam platform.
  • Testing and documenting application changes across the entire Beam Platform.
  • Liaising with customers, internal personnel and third parties in regards to Beam platform support issues.

Projects

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Go London User Group

Organiser of largest Golang user meetup group in the UK.

Manabukai / JLCE

Founded a Japanese learning community to help Japanese learners study more about Japan and it’s culture.

fInspect

WIP code to become the world’s first and smartest personal metadata management system.

Blog

Most recent blog posts

Just a new blog post to celebrate me refreshing my home page plus few life changes.

Profiles

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Contact

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