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Mark Sailes

Leeds, UK · (+44) 7763633581 · mark @ sailes.co.uk

Technical team lead and people manager with a strong interest in agile delivery.

Experience

Solutions Architect

Amazon Web Services

August 2018 - Present

Lead Software Engineer

Sky Betting & Gaming

At SB&G I came to build a new cross-functional squad with the aim to develop our own in-house in-play football trading capabilities. This capability was something which SB&G had previous relied upon 3rd parties for and was a risk to the business. Over a number of iterations we created a highly flexible, highly available application built using AWS serverless services, Lambda, SQS, SNS, Api Gateway, DynamoDB to name a few.

During this time I was a technical team leader for the squad and a line manager to the members of squad with the greatest development focus.

March 2016 - August 2018

Head of Software Delivery

CACI - ASG (formerly Rockshore Ltd)

December 2014 - March 2016

Skills

Programming Languages & Tools
Workflow
  • Customer obsessed
  • Deliver early and often
  • Automate everything
  • Test everything

Interests

Apart from being a web developer, I enjoy most of my time being outdoors. In the winter, I am an avid skiier and novice ice climber. During the warmer months here in Colorado, I enjoy mountain biking, free climbing, and kayaking.

When forced indoors, I follow a number of sci-fi and fantasy genre movies and television shows, I am an aspiring chef, and I spend a large amount of my free time exploring the latest technolgy advancements in the front-end web development world.

How this site works

  • I commit code to Git
  • GitHub triggers a build in Travis CI
  • Travis CI using my encrypted IAM user secrets pushes the website to S3
  • CloudFront using Certificate Manager provides my visitors with HTTPS