Stephen Traynor

Stephen Traynor

Managing Consultant

 

  • > Cloud platform engineering
  • > Solution architecture
  • > DevOps development
  • > Cyber Security
  • > Network engineering
  • > Technical project management

Background

I joined DMW in early 2019 as a Cloud Solution Architect. I help our clients manage their move to the cloud or improve existing platforms.

I am also the internal IT Platform Engineering Lead at DMW. I oversee all our cloud platforms across AWS, Azure, and GCP, and lead the development of common architectural patterns and the standards across them.

Before joining DMW, I worked at Accenture where I delivered and led multiple cloud and infrastructure-based projects, primarily in financial services. Prior to working at Accenture, I worked in IT Sales in Sydney Australia.

I have a Master’s in Computer Science from University College London and a Bachelor's in Physics and Nanotechnology from the University of Leeds.

Skillset

My broad experience across platform engineering, management consultancy, and IT sales give me a unique blend of technical and interpersonal skills.

I pride myself on my ability to identify and solve complex IT problems and articulate our solution to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.

I enjoy getting hands-on with new technologies, keeping my skills relevant, and continuously optimising my approach to building solutions.

Career Highlights

One of my personal career highlights was in a DevOps role supporting the build of a standalone digital retail bank from scratch. The ambitious project set out to improve the financial position of millions of people in the UK that have minimal or no savings. The tight deadline and scale of the project meant I had to get up-to-speed on multiple tools including Splunk, Vault, Kubernetes, Prometheus, Grafana, Jenkins, and CloudFomation, and even learn a new programming language - GoLang.

I am particularly proud of designing and implementing multiple server-less functions using GoLang, improving observability and security at a very low cost. This provided the bank with the insight to detect potential compromises and keep customers’ money safe.

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