After over twelve years I am leaving IBM.
At the beginning of May I will be starting a new job at the Financial Times, working on the ft.com team as a Senior Developer. I’ll be working in London at the FT offices at Southwark Bridge, and Lana and I are moving from Ireland back to the UK. We are looking to base ourselves in St. Albans so I’ll be joining the commuter rat race on a daily basis.
After 8 1/2 years in Hursley (covered here) and nearly four years in Dublin working on Lotus Connections, leaving has not been a decision I’ve taken lightly. That being said, it is time for a new challenge and to experience a different environment. I’m incredibly excited by the new opportunity and also the team I’ll be working with on software engineering projects to help drive forward the already successful digital delivery of such an iconic news organization. I’m also looking forward to the opportunity to further expand my experience of agile development, something that the ft.com team practice heavily, and to get the opportunity to use and assess technologies which for various reasons would not be options in the type of products I’ve worked on in IBM.
I’ve worked with a huge number of fantastic people in my time in IBM and many that I consider not just as colleagues but as good friends. It would be great to keep in touch via LinkedIn and/or Twitter.