Alex Collins
Technical Leadership and Architecture
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Technical Leadership

Established management and communication skills from ten years of experience successfully leading technical teams developing enterprise Java applications in delivering project on time and on budget.

Technical Architecture

A track record of excellent design and architectural experience delivering low latency, high volume, high-availability online transaction processing systems and trading systems for the largest clients in the UK IT sector.

About

A driven, dedicated, hands-on team leader, technical leader and architect.

Languages and Frameworks

Java (JEE, JAX, JPA, Spring Boot, Hibernate, JDBC, JNI, JUnit, TestNG, JMeter, Gatling), Groovy/Grails, TCL/TK, Ruby, TCP/IP, HTTP, XML, JSON, REST, SOAP, HTML5, JavaScript/jQuery, CSS3

Databases

DB2, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Informix, Oracle, MongoDB, Hazelcast

Containers and Operating Systems

Kubernetes, Docker, UNIX, Linux (RHEL, Cent-OS, Ubuntu), OS-X, Windows Server

Application Servers

Tomcat, JBoss, Jetty

Tools

Maven, Ant, Hudson, Jenkins, CruiseControl, Git, SVN, CVS, Puppet, Vagrant, JIRA, Trac, RT, Bugzilla, Drupal, WordPress

Process

Agile (Scrum/Kanban), TDD, BDD, UML


I've lived in London since 2002.

Docker

Docker and Kubernetes Training

With experience of building and deploying applications on Docker to production systems, I'm pleased to be able to offer tailored hands-on training in both Docker and Kubernetes, covering everything from an introduction to Docker, to building and deploying enterprise level containerised micro-service architecture.

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Selenium WebDriver In Practice

I am the co-author of Selenium WebDriver in Practice, a hands-on guide to dozens of specific techniques you can use to get the most of WebDriver in your test automation development. Following a cookbook-style Problem/Solution/Discussion format, this practical handbook gives you instantly-useful solutions for important areas like interacting with and testing web applications and using the WebDriver APIs.

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