I'm Owen Rees-Hayward

Software Developer | Software Architect | Big Data Engineer | Experimentalist

Husband and father, coffee addict.

Hello, My Name is Owen.

I design and build great software and systems, and help drive forward the processes, practices and teams that are used in their creation. I'm currently based in Bristol, UK.

I'm an extremely versatile software engineer/architect with broad experience from building small greenfield projects right through to defining Enterprise Architecture. I have a proven track record of timely technology adoption and am an outstanding analytical thinker and decision maker.

I'm up-to-date with the leading NoSQL and Big Data technologies, including Hadoop and Spark.

Sometimes I like to experiment with startups and career changes.

Contact Details

  • Owen Rees-Hayward
  • owen@agilesoft.co.uk

My Strengths

Yeah, I'm definitely good for something!

99%
Analysis
95%
Design & Architecture
95%
Technical Leadership
80%
Communication
40%
Early Starts

My Resume

Full info available on demand/LinkedIn.

Recent Roles

2015 - Now

Technical Advisor/Thought Leader - UK Government

More info coming soon, dependent on NDAs, etc.

2014

Freelance 3D and Motion Graphics Artist - O4D

3D career change experiment. You can read about my journey here o4d.co.uk/blog.

2013

Solutions Architect & Fixer - Friends Life UK

Had outstanding success stabilising one of the main customer facing platforms which had been experiencing significant issues.

2013

Startup Founder - datamooch.com

My second foray into the world of lean startups: created a realtime survey and data science web platform using Meteor.

Ultimately it was an unsuccessful minimum viable product, but it was another great learning experience.

2013

Solutions Architect - UK Government

Responsible for aligning all technical decisions of the business unit with business goals, and liaising with relevant parties.

Additional responsibilities included:

  • Support of a cross-organisation prototyping exercise to evaluate a new web application architecture.
  • Called in to provide an objective technical review of a large multi-million pound project.

2011 - 2013

Prototype Developer & Application Architect - UK Government

Initially lead on two-man team developing a highly successful GWT-based prototype web application, including complex back-end services.

Subsequently, acted as Technical Lead and Application Architect as the project went into full production ramping up to a ~ 20 person team. The project was very high profile and an outstanding success.

Additionally, also acted as UX liaison with an external Creative Design team.

Certifications

2015

Spark Certified Developer

O’Reilly Media, Developer Certification for Apache Spark

2013

MongoDB for DBAs

MongoDB, License M102

Contact Me

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Hello

Owen Rees-Hayward

hello@agilesoft.co.uk