James Darbyshire

About me...

Enterprise Technology Architect
Cloud Evangelist & Software Engineer
AWS Certified Solutions Architect
Certified Scrum Master (Scrum Alliance)
Volunteer Fire-Fighter (RAFT).
Australian Yorkshireman!

Expertise in scoping, planning, developing and delivering enterprise-grade and specialist cloud-based web applications on the AWS platform.

Superior knowledge of .Net applications development, including Native, Hybrid and Web-base mobile (Android and iOS) applications architecture.

Proven experience as an excellent communicator, team leader, influencer and mentor.

Volunteer fire-fighter (Officer) with the NSW Rural Fire Service. Remote Area and Rapid Aerial Response Team firefighter.

THE THINKING

I am currently employed as a 'Senior Enterprise Platforms Architect / Engineer' with an enterprise organisation in the CBD of Sydney, where I am responsible for planning and implementing enterprise architecture to ensure low latency, high availability, resilient, modern and reliable systems for international trading platforms.

I am a certified scrum master I have also been responsible for a re-alignment of development practices at many organisations, bringing in agile methodologies (Scrum) and a number of Development Processes such as git(hub) and CI.

Prior to my current position I was the ‘Senior Cloud Enterprise Applications Architect’ at a NSW Emergency Services Agency (Government), charged with redesigning and re-architecting the agency's core incident management systems, and leading the agency into the cloud.

In my personal life I enjoy going to the gym and I volunteer with a Rural Fire Brigade in Sydney's urban-bushland interface, where I hold a position as an Officer of the brigade. I am also a member of the NSW RFS Remote Area Firefighting team, qualified in helicopter insertion and remote area specialist operations.

I enjoy a challenge. I enjoy Open Source. I believe there is a better way. I strongly believe Open Source holds the key to the future sustainability of the IT world. Check out my Github account for more information on what I'm into.

THE SKILLS

Enterprise Web Application Architecture (including API design)
90% Complete
AWS, Azure, Cloud architecture
90% Complete
C# & .Net (including mono)
90% Complete
ASP.Net vNext, MVC and Web API 2
80% Complete
HTML5 + CSS3 + JS
80% Complete
AngularJS & SPA
60% Complete
Xamarin & cross platform native app dev
70% Complete
Business Analysis and Scoping
90% Complete
Communication, Mentoring, Influencing & Leadership
90% Complete
Scrum (implementing and practicing)
70% Complete