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Jacob Ashdown

Technical Lead with experience architecting apps from inception to production. Full Stack Engineer since 2010 working in Typescript, PHP, Ruby, Python. Engineering Manager building road-maps, managing work-streams, mentoring, line managing and business needs. Scrum Master focusing on continuous improvement and rapid delivery. Dual UK and EU National. See my Github profile. References and more code examples available on request. Please get on touch at .

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2010 - MSc in Internet Systems and E-business - Durham University - Java, Ruby, Project management.

2009 - BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics - 2:1 - Durham University - Focus on Economics and Philosophy - in particular econometrics and philosophy of science.

Additional Qualifications

Scrum Certification - Scrum Alliance - May 2022

Online Courses in GIS and Remote Sensing - Lund University and University of Twente - 2019 - 2020

Professional Experience:

October 2016 to October 2023 - - Multiple roles - Kinshasa, Khartoum, London, Remote

March 2022 to October 2023 - Technical Lead and L1 Engineering Manager, Web Apps crew
August 2020 to February 2022 - Technical Lead, Flow Interoperability Project
March 2019 - July 2020 - Technical Lead, Core Product
March 2018 - February 2019 - Technical Lead, Custom Applications Team
October 2016 - March 2018 - Senior Full Stack Engineer, Custom Applications Team

September 2013 to October 2015 - GOV.UK - Government Digital Service - Cabinet office - Developer - London, UK

Built dashboards to show the performance of over 800 services provided by the UK central government, this involved:

I also had duties which involved technical support for the everyday operation of one of the most used websites in the UK - GOV.UK. This included in and out of hours support - monitoring errors, fixing bugs, diagnosing problems and maintaining the every day operation of the site.

August 2011 to September 2013 - Funding Circle - Developer - London, UK

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