Head Solutions Architect
Rob is the Head Solutions Architect at DX Solutions. A highly experienced and successful Solution Specialist – Technical Test Manager, with a strong technologist career background in the Financial Services, IT and Telecommunications sector.
He has worked in many major organisations and on many technologies with different organisational structures.
Rob is passionate in delivering innovative IT solutions of real meaningful customer value. What he does well in classical project management terms, is act as project manager, a team leader, a design authority, a test lead, a designer or a technical business analyst, providing the specialist technical expertise in life support – driving whatever the solution requires.
Testing, design and software activities such as code reviews and technical outsource offshore team management are areas where Rob has extensive experience.
He has managed many testing projects, as Test Team Lead and Manager – planning, designing, executing, reporting and closing test cycles. As the specialist technical lead or manager, he is often in the pivotal position to define testing and manage defects, as well as mentoring and leading team members.
Rob is proven in delivering end to end testing best practice – across all cycles and a vast array of test methodologies.
A TOGAF Certified Architect (The Open Group Architecture Framework) – Foundation and Practitioner levels. Rob holds a BEng – University of Bath, Electronics and Communications; a MSc – University of Bristol, Strategic Management; and a MSc – The Open University, Computing for Commerce and Industry.
In Business Analysis, he has worked on all 6 of the BABOK phases (Business Analysis Body of Knowledge) – Planning and Monitoring; Elicitation; Requirements Management; Enterprise Analysis Requirements Analysis; Solution Assessment; and Validation.
Rob is always looking to drive and share in interesting new IT challenges delivering solutions of major value to customers and businesses. He thrives on coupling a deep technical understanding of the project with a pragmatic approach to deliver and maximise customer benefits.
He is accomplished in delivering a specialist innovative approach across technologies, tools and architecture, and working in close collaboration with the client. Rob’s passion is integrating contemporary delivery technologies, adopting agile and DevOps techniques across a wide array of tools to ensure a speedy, quality and flexible delivery pipeline.