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Meet The A Team

 

Every member of the AVAMAE team not only possesses the right experience and technical expertise needed to do the job, they have the right personality, too. We’re a tight-knit team. We work hard. We play hard. We get along famously. Some of us have unusual hobbies and eclectic tastes in music. We’re all from different backgrounds, too. We love this diversity and it shines through in the work we do.

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    Adam
    Software engineer
    Professionally
    When we first interviewed Adam, we just knew the chemistry was right between us. Which is uncanny considering he has a Masters in Chemistry from the University of Oxford and a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry. Anyway, at AVAMAE, Adam is an absolute master in multiple languages and building
     
    Personally
    Once Adam clocks off from AVAMAE, he’ll often slip his trainers on and pound the pavement. He loves his music too, but he’s usually listening on his headphones whilst running or focusing on a software challenge – so we can only speculate what he’s listening to. Finally, he’s a dab hand at cracking fiendishly cryptic crosswords, too.
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    Alex
    Software engineer
    Professionally
    Say hi to Alex. After gaining a Masters in Mathematical Finance and a BSc in Physics at the University of Birmingham, then spending time in asset management and as an analyst, Alex joined us. He’s big into web development problem solving. He loves the balance between having the freedom to come up with new ideas and learning from old ideas.
     
    Personally
    Alex is an interesting one. When he’s not allowing his brain to cool down with a book after a busy day at work, he’ll be out with friends. He’s well into home brewing and is actually in the process of building his own apple press. We’re looking forward to sampling the results. Alex has a diverse taste in music and is a regular gig and festival-goer.
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    Andy
    Software engineer
    Professionally
    Andy joined AVAMAE in 2016 after a spell in Dundee as a software consultant. Dundee University was where he gained a PhD and BSc in Mathematics. As a C# engineer, Andy works on backend code and databases. He loves a blank slate and AVAMAE gives him the freedom to decide how best to tackle a challenge and which technologies to use.
     
    Personally
    Outside of AVAMAE, Andy’s first love is making sweet music. He’s got all the skills to be a one-man band as he plays the guitar, piano and sometimes sings. He’s not big into sport but has been coaxed, on occasion, into playing 5-a-side footie and badminton. Oh, and Andy is big into eccentric rocker Frank Zappa.
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    Arturas
    Software engineer
    Professionally
    Arturas is one of our crack team of software engineers dedicated to creating simple solutions to complex challenges. He designs and develops computer software and loves getting his teeth into interesting projects. Arturas has worked for companies in Lithuania, loves London and working with AVAMAE experts, growing and learning from them.
     
    Personally
    Away from AVAMAE, Arturas likes to get away from it all. He’s well into travelling and is always looking for exciting destinations and interesting new things to see and do. Arturas doesn’t do sports, in fact, he doesn’t like sports at all. Instead, he indulges in in his big love for classical music. His favourite instrument is the violin, in case you were wondering.
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    Ben
    Software engineer
    Professionally
    Ben is a very talented Software Engineer with a BA in Philosophy. His background is Maths and Science tutoring which explains why he relishes writing code, breaking it then making it indestructible. Ben can sniff out problem code like a bloodhound and sees projects out right to the end. His love of philosophy fits with our philosophy of simplifying complicated things.
     
    Personally
    Outside work, Ben has his finger in all sorts of pies. For one, he’s an adventurer at heart and can often be found shinning up rock faces in the Lake District. DJ Ben also loves spinning old disco tracks on his wheels of steel. He’s a Simpsons fanatic (Series 1–9 only) and came second in a Simpsons Quiz – his quiz sheet framed and in pride of place on his wall at home.
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    Daniel
    Software engineer
    Professionally
    Daniel has a history of software engineering and also a BA in History from the University of Bristol. He thrives on working with smart people, solving problems with beautifully simple solutions. He also has an insatiable appetite for learning about new technology. Daniel’s previous role involved working with hedge funds and major institutional investors.
     
    Personally
    With a degree in History that focused on modern Europe, Daniel still can’t devour enough books about the subject. He speaks Spanish, badly by his own admission, but is practicing hard. Daniel is also a relatively avid runner, for fun and to keep in shape. He also has keen eye for photography and is too modest about his talent. He’s no random snapper
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    Farouk
    Software engineer
    Professionally
    Farouk is a great guy and an even better Front End Dev. He has a 1st Class Honours Degree in Physics from Queen Mary University London and has experience in working for a FinTech firm providing financial markets trading software. We love his infectious passion for solving tricky problems and his appetite for new tech.
     
    Personally
    Farouk loves a good book, tinkling the ivories of a piano and also some heavy philosophy. He’s an adventurer at heart, has scaled Mount Snowdon and posed heroically at the summit. He’s also unscrambled a Rubik’s Cube in under 30 seconds – when his twiddling powers were at their height, he could crack it in just 20 seconds.
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    Iain
    Software engineer
    Professionally
    Before joining AVAMAE, Iain was a bus driver in Alperton, northwest London. That figures as the way he drives the development of even the most challenging of projects is impressive. He has a BSc in Mathematics plus an MSc in Computer Studies and he gets really excited about finding new and better ways to do things.
     
    Personally
    Iain loves the fact that the people he works with so are friendly, highly knowledgeable and motivated. When he can tear himself away from them, Iain likes nothing better than grabbing a carton of popcorn and watching the latest film at the cinema. He’s a bit of a sport Billy, too, as he enjoys playing football and goes skiing whenever he can.
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    Jonathan
    UI/UX Designer
    Professionally
    Jonathan is something of an enigma. He’s a man of few words, which explains why he’s so good at user interface and experience design. When he does speak, everyone listens. He loves AVAMAE’s freedom of proposition. Before freelancing in Melbourne, he studied in France and has a BA in Activity and Communication Technology from the Universite Paris.
     
    Personally
    When Jonathan’s not getting stuck into complex problems and delivering ridiculously simple and elegant solutions, he’s probably cutting through the water in his Speedos or running like the wind. His big passion is travelling and has more than likely been there and done it. He loves his music too and is rather partial to a little grindcore.
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    Joshana
    Project manager
    Professionally
    We all rely on Joshana to keep us on course to deliver projects and get things done. Don’t mess with Joshana, especially if she hasn’t had her coffee. What she likes best about being at AVAMAE is that we’re always looking to improve. Joshana has a Ph. D in Management Science and Engineering, a Masters (Distinction) in Information Systems Management and has worked at Infosys, Ceridian and Proximity BBDO.
     
    Personally
    Joshana is from Mauritius and can take extreme temperatures up to 35 degrees C. Maybe that’s why she likes baking and cooling in the heat of the kitchen. Best of all, she likes playing with her little one. Talking of which, Joshana bizarrely is into remixing nursery rhymes. In fact, she has created a hip hop version of ‘Wheels On The Bus’. Total banger.
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    Josh
    Senior software engineer
    Professionally
    Josh’s catchphrase is “bring it on!” He’s always up for a fresh or obscure challenge. He’s a knowledge sponge and has a Masters in Physics from the University of Oxford. If there’s a choice between two tasks – he’ll take the one with learning. He loves the in it together attitude, casual atmosphere and focused culture at AVAMAE.
     
    Personally
    Josh is a busy guy outside AVAMAE. He loves fantasy and sci-fi and has even dabbled in writing for the genre. He plays board games and runs roleplaying games with friends. Josh plays the sax and clarinet, too. He travels, explores and conquers mountains. The Olympics excites and then he chills to ambient music, film or video game soundtracks.
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    Larina
    Senior software engineer
    Professionally
    Larina is one of our most experienced software engineers and has a MSc in IT and a BSc in Computer Science. Innovation inspires her and she is big into collaboration, working with and learning from different people and ways of working. Larina is a strong creative thinker and she also loves how her code and AVAMAE software is helping people.
     
    Personally
    Larina is from Goa, India, and has been bitten by the travel bug. She loves discovering exciting new parts of the world. Bollywood is also high up on her list of likes, with the music and films being close to her heart. It’s not all Bollywood, mind, as she also likes house and lounge music. Larina is a big football and tennis fan, too.
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    Linsey
    Business analyst
    Professionally
    Linsey was previously a Business Manager at King’s College, London where she also gained a BA in English Literature and Language. She loves imagining how something is going to look when it’s just an idea, speccing it out and then seeing the final product launch. AVAMAE gives Linsey autonomy, flexibility, the chance to work on really interesting projects and make real changes to processes and efficiency.
     
    Personally
    Outside work, Linsey can be found on the sidelines of a football pitch cheering on her son and daughter. If she’s not supporting them, she’s supporting the environment eco-warrioring and climate striking. She’s a hardened Spurs fan and used to follow them home and away. Linsey idolizes Prince and went to 14 gigs of his 27-night run at the O2, London.
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    Oliver
    Founder
    Professionally
    Oliver gained a BSc in Physics and Computer Science from King’s College London. He founded AVAMAE back in 2011 and relishes solving problems in the simplest, most elegant way. Always up to date with the latest technologies and techniques, he gets under the skin of clients’ businesses to design better software solutions over various platforms. Oliver is always bouncing ideas off his smart and creative team.
     
    Personally
    When he gets the time, Oliver loves tackling ambitious mechanical and DIY projects at home. He’s a self-confessed tinkerer. He loves getting his hands dirty, especially in his workshop. Oliver likes thinking man’s sports and is a big F1 and snooker fan. His taste in music is diverse, but his favourite thing is whapping the volume up and annoying his kids with 80/90s rap.
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    Ruth
    Software engineer
    Professionally
    Ruth gained a First Class Honours in Media Culture and Society at the University of Birmingham. How she then went on to work at a radio station over in Seattle is anyone’s guess. Anyway, the USA is where she got a taste for creating websites. Ruth loves learning new technologies and taught herself to code. She’s fluent in Javascript (React.js/jQuery/vanilla).
     
    Personally
    When Ruth’s not keeping up with ECMAScript proposals and trying to predict JavaScript trends, she’s doing one of three things. Following her beloved Seattle Seahawks in the NFL. Hiking with her dog Casey out in the sticks. Standing in front of her giant board game collection and trying to decide between 7Wonders and Pandemic.
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    Scott
    Software engineer
    Professionally
    Scott is one of our expert team of software engineers. He began as an apprentice in Front End Web Design, qualified as a software and web developer. He excels at creating new features and solving thorny problems. What Scott likes most about working at AVAMAE is being able to help make websites and have the freedom to use all the skills in his toolbox.
     
    Personally
    When Scott’s not hanging with his friends or family, he’s more than likely to be out and about exploring some of the more interesting sights and sounds of London. He’s a massive movie buff and is also well into games whether it’s the board or computer type. When it comes to music, his passion is divided between rock and pop.
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    Sebi
    Senior software engineer
    Professionally
    Ex-IBM, Sebi has a Masters in Computer Science and is responsible for developing some of our most successful software products for our clients. She loves the freedom and trust AVAMAE gives her to complete tasks and plays a big part in advancing our technology offering. Sebi also likes our friendly, flexible, results-oriented culture and that she’s empowered to make changes that make a real difference.
     
    Personally
    Sebi is an all-round good egg. She is a volunteer for charity ‘Alpha International Ministries’ where she co-ordinates music classes for her local community and also helps to run a food bank. Sebi is first to admit that she’s not naturally gifted sports-wise but she loves to watch cricket. Musically, Sebi has a soft spot for melodies in her native language Malayalam.
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    Teresa
    Account manager
    Professionally
    Teresa really likes developing initial briefs and helping transform them into incredible pieces of software. She finds seeing our clients’ projects come to life very exciting. She loves working with a diversity of clients and working with so many different types of businesses across multiple sectors. Teresa has a degree in Law from Leeds University
     
    Personally
    Away from AVAMAE, what Teresa gets up to is a bit of a mystery... literally. She is a huge fan of immersive murder mysteries and really rates ‘A Door In A Wall’. Teresa is crafty, too. She knits, crochets, cross-stitches and is also into pixel art. Teresa has zero interest in sport but is not one to shy away from a moshpit when she gets the chance.
Enigma Quests
Buyfair
Jaguar Landrover
Argos
Vulpine
Scottish Court
Centrica
Informa plc
British Airways
Great Eastern
UCLH
Saudi Aramco
UTC Aerospace
Criteo Live
LSE Lighting
Marshall
British Gas
Reed Business Information
Strengthscope Ltd
4D Model Making Materials
Millerhare
Service Monitor
Experian
Trait Online
eGigger
King's Fund
Fan Quake
Yell
Foyles
CO-OP
Iceland
ASDA
British Safety Council
Homebase
Alliance Boots
11 Cavendish Square
Novartis
All So Pro
Pauline Books & Media
Gaimerz
Faber and Faber
Asit
Capita
Manoto 1
Phones 4U
SmoQue Grill
Think we need to talk?
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