Architect and Technical Lead
- Information Services
Dave Sugden's Overview
- Junior Developer at AXA Equity & Law
- University of Leeds
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Dave Sugden's Summary
UK & Ireland-based Technical Architect behind the design and delivery of several market leading UK Financial and Insurance Services tools, with approaching 10 years of technical leadership experience leading teams around the globe.
A growing portfolio of community websites and a continued interest in web development, social media and search engine marketing.
Specialties: Architecture, Technical Leadership, System Design, Software Development, IBM Mainframe, Web Development
Dave Sugden's Experience
Technical Lead and Architect
Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; EFX; Financial Services industry
August 1997 – Present (15 years 10 months) Bradford, United Kingdom and Wexford, Ireland
Architect behind the design and delivery of several market leading UK Financial and Insurance Services tools, with approaching 10 years of experience leading development teams and 15+ years in a software development environment.
I have 5+ years of experience working with outsource partners and have led virtual teams around the globe (India and Costa Rica) following agile and traditional project methodologies.
Since 2005 I have been designated the titles of Senior Software Engineer, Technical Lead, Technical Architect, Systems Architect, Application Architect, and Enterprise Architect.
Between 1999 and 2005 I held the roles of Senior Analyst and Senior Developer, and prior to 1999 I was a Junior Developer.
Sole Proprietorship; 1-10 employees; Music industry
January 1999 – Present (14 years 5 months) Leeds, United Kingdom
Over 14 years as owner, editor, writer and sole web developer for the Leeds Music Scene website, a not-for-profit site created and run entirely in my spare time.
The entire site design and coding, including a fully integrated content management system, database and close integration with social sites such as Twitter and Facebook, was written from the bottom-up by myself.
Leeds Music Scene is just one of half a dozen websites in my portfolio.
Dave Sugden's Languages
English(Native or bilingual proficiency)
German(Limited working proficiency)
Dave Sugden's Honors and Awards
Equifax Chairmen's Circle of Excellence - Individual WinnerEquifax
- November 2009
Equifax Customer RecognitionEquifax
- June 2012
Following a Business Information Services project for a global banking group.
"Through a drawn out and often challenging bespoke implementation for [banking group], Dave was a key member of the project team proving himself reliable whilst always maintaining a high degree of professionalism. However, when [banking group] encountered system issues of their own on the night of implementation Dave's contribution truly went above and beyond the call of duty. Working under stressful conditions, in a fix-on-fail situation, Dave worked with [banking group], whilst also marshalling and coordinating Equifax resource, almost without a break through a seventy two hour period. Dave's focus, tremendous flexibility and willingness to put the client first enabled [banking group] to resolve issues to a more than satisfactory outcome. Feedback from [banking group] since has specifically praised Dave on his tremendous 'can do' attitude. An excellent outcome for Equifax with this important strategic customer."
Equifax Chairmen's Circle of Excellence - Team NominationEquifax
- February 2012
Nomination from the UK Build Manager for a Insurance project I led as the Lead Architect:
"The collaborative efforts of some of the UK's outstanding technology expertise needs to be rewarded at the highest level.
The team operated with laser focus, long hours and challenging timelines in optimizing costs, and not failing the customer, while being able to design and deliver truly innovative solutions to a problem which seemed initially intractable.
This genuine commitment to Equifax's central values of Customer Focus, Innovation and Efficiency are to be commended."
Dave Sugden's Certifications
- December 2007
TOGAF Certified Enterprise Architect
- October 2007
MongoDB for Java Developers (M101J)
- April 2013
Dave Sugden's Skills & Expertise
Dave Sugden's Education
University of Leeds
BSc, Information Systems
1993 – 1996
Dave Sugden's Additional Information
Music, Soccer, Technology
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