Simon Jones

software engineering leader | technology writer | developer

Now

Director & Head of Engineering
Mortgages & Lending
@ Barclays

Previously

Director of Software Engineering
@ American Express

Other things I've done

Freelance Technology Writer
@ Web Designer & Net Magazines

BSc. Mathematics with Computer Science
@ University of Sussex

MSc. Human-Centred Computer Systems
@ University of Sussex

Project Management Professional (PMP)
@ Project Management Institute

Technology I work with

I lead teams. Node.js, React, Redux, Java, Akka, Spring, Solr, C#, COBOL, Docker, Apigee, Mulesoft, Solace, Kafka, Oracle DB, SQL Server, Couchbase, MongoDB, Grafana, Splunk

I code. JavaScript, Angular, React, Vue, Java, Haskell

I write about front-end frameworks, web components, Polymer, web APIs, GraphQL, much more...

When I'm not working

Climbing. Both indoor and outdoor. Sadly there isn't much financial services work in la forêt de Fontainebleau.

Racquet sports. Mostly badminton. I've been known to attempt tennis, but spend the majority of the time picking up the ball.

Cooking. And also implicitly, eating. I experiment with food from all parts of the world, and while no Sanjeev Kapoor, I can still throw together a decent curry.