Ben Stephenson is a highly experienced software engineer with a diverse background in Linux, open source, functional programming, and agile methods. Graduating with a first-class honors Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Northumbria University has given Ben the foundation of knowledge and skills to develop expertise in multiple roles, from junior technical architect to director. Although he has experience in various organizations, including News UK, Bossa Studios, and Accenture, Ben's focus is on self-organized, empowered teams to generate quality software that's not only functionally perfect but can be delivered efficiently.
As a former technical lead, he is skilled at coaching and leading teams of varying sizes, bringing an experience-driven approach that has allowed him to become a key influencer in shaping agile implementation and code delivery. He's also worked on projects for Royal Pharmaceutical Society and OVO Energy, where he served as a firmware engineer, illustrating his proficiency at Scala, Coding and development.