Tim Pizey

Email: tim.pizey AT gmail.com
Web: http://tim.pizey.uk/

Professional Objective

To contribute to the success of a forward-looking high-tech organisation; advancing its goals using my software engineering, leadership and project management skills.

I aim to use quality tools and monitoring to drive down technical debt in legacy systems and remove it at source in new builds.

I am focussed on defining the best way to work with a distributed team which I have set up and mentored.

Development Manager

Team Formation, Backlog and Roadmap ownership, Remote Team Management, Individual Mentoring.

Team Lead

Standups, Solution design, Code Review.

Project Manager

General Experience: Requirements capture, Estimating, Budget running.

Consultant: Open Source Software, Agile Development, Repeatable builds, Continuous Integration, Standards compliance.

Project frameworks: Prince2 Practitioner, Jira, Scrum, Github.


Java: Servlets (expert), J2EE.

Python: Django.

Frameworks: Spring, Struts.

View tier: GWT, JSP, Velocity, Webmacro (committer), XPath, XSLT.

Web: HTML, JavaScript, CSS.

SQL: Postgresql (expert), MySQL (expert).

Persistence and ORM: Hibernate, Hyperjaxb, JAXB, XML, SGML, BerkeleyDB.

Testing: JUnit, Cucumber, PowerMock.

Configuration Management: git, Subversion, Puppet.

Continuous Integration and Build: Jenkins (contributor), Gradle, Maven (expert), Ant.

Continuous Delivery: Debian packaging, Jenkins promotions pipeline.

Systems Administration: Linux (expert), Amazon Web Services, Perl (expert), Mail - postfix, Exim, qmail, Tomcat, Jetty (expert), Heroku, Apache (expert), Puppet.

Tools: IntelliJ IDEA, Eclipse, Emacs.

Semantic Web: RDF, RDFa, Jena, NG4J (committer).

Employment History

Software Development Manager
March 2019-

26 direct reports

Blending three teams into one distributed team based in the UK and five sites in India. With a high water mark of 47% female I pursue an explicit gender equality agenda.


Senior Software Engineer
March 2016-February 2019

15 direct reports

Team Lead of a distributed team based in the UK and three sites in India.


Senior Java Developer
Elements Software
September 2015-January 2016

Team Lead of a UK and a Vietnam team. Two direct reports onshore, three in Vietnam.


Senior Development Engineer
Blinkbox Music
September 2013-May 2015

Membership of a team of engineers focussed upon code quality.


Software Developer (Grade 8.6)
Oxford University, Department of Psychiatry
January 2013-August 2013

Membership of a small agile team of software developers using the both the Python/Postgresql/Apache/Linux stack and the Java/MSSQL/Tomcat/Linux stack to develop web applications.


Senior Web Database Developer (Grade 8.5)
Oxford University, Centre for Genomics and Global Health
November 2009-December 2012

Using the MySQL/GWT/XML/Apache/Linux stack to develop web applications.


Project Officer (Grade 7)
Oxford University Computing Services
April 2009-October 2009

Development of an RDF backed location query engine delivering location based services to mobiles.


Systems Consultant
Champion Recruitment
October 2005-December 2008

Responsible for configuring and bespoke work on the Bond International Adapt system and web interface to it.


Senior Java Developer
INSL Limited
May 2005-August 2005

Lead Java developer for the Spheriq email cleansing service. As lead developer I had overall ownership of the codebase and a mentoring role to the other three members of the team.


Context Computing
January 1994-June 2004

Between my MSc and 2004 (11 years) I was a Sole Trader.


Chief Technical Officer
August 2000-

As CTO I managed a team of distance workers in addition to implementing and supervising the rollout and continued development one of the first online full text book websites.

Publishing Consultant
Thompson Tax
May 1996-February 1997

Working with Perl and SGML I wrote validation scripts for a large Tax Reference work.

Senior Technical Analyst
Catalyst Electronic Publishing
September 1994-May 1997

Recruited by the Technical Director I had responsibility for all project conversions. I also assisted in sales and defined the overall approach to most projects. The majority of projects were completed in perl.

Project Manager
Vosper Thornycroft Support Projects Division
May 1982-June 1992

In charge of a five million pound budget for programming labour and equipment. This post involved system design, hardware specification, negotiation with the lead contractor (British Aerospace, Warton), the MoD (Navy) and the end customer (Royal Saudi Arabian Navy) and its representatives (ex US Navy personnel).



Last modified April 2021.