Jeremy Ford

Cloud Solution Architect

Jeremy has over 16 years’ experience in software engineering. He specialises in Java and Web technologies and has extensive experience across all phases of the SDLC. Jeremy has led the successful delivery of multiple solutions for our clients utilising agile principles and processes. Jeremy is known for his exceptional technical knowledge, as well as his outstanding ability to apply this to achieve optimal solutions for clients; he is a certified AWS solutions architect and is highly experienced utilising the diverse AWS ecosystem. Jeremy is also a member of Intelligent Pathways’ internal consulting group, which identifies and recommends suitable technologies, coding practices and standards across the company.

Why do you like working for IP?

I like working at IP for the same reasons that led me to join IP in the first place: I get to work with a lot of talented software engineers, architects, and consultants solving problems for a wide variety of Clients in an ever changing technical landscape.  I have the privilege of helping Clients meet their objectives and encouraging them to adopt ways of working and solving problems to achieve their key results.

Most interesting project?

The Career Transition (Job Accelerator) program with Hudson.  I was involved from initial discussions with the product owner where we started with just the business problems to solve. I designed the architecture (100% AWS serverless) and worked closely with the product owners and offshore development team to get them from the first prototype through to production release and rollout to their clients.  The application is still evolving and the foundations I set for this project are now being adopted through other projects within Hudson.

Way of working/quote?

Two core ways of working:

  • Design first. Design your API contract before you start building it. Plan out your infrastructure before you start deploying it. Too many times I see ‘Fire. Ready. Aim.’ It rarely achieves the desired objectives.
  • Everything as code. Developers are used to coding applications, now everything is code: Infrastructure as code, pipelines as code, security as code.