Hire me: I'm currently looking for short- or medium-term contract work in London or remote — if you're interested, please get in touch at russ@garrett.co.uk.

I'm a generalist software engineer with a focus on systems architecture and operations. I've built and maintained infrastructure for the likes of Last.fm, Smarkets, and IRCCloud. I've also consulted for the UK Government Digital Service and Genomics England, among others.

I specialise in:

  • Designing software, system, and network architectures.
  • Building scalable and highly available databases with PostgreSQL and Cassandra.
  • Improving development and deployment systems to deliver high-quality software fast.
  • Building and improving monitoring systems to detect problems early.
  • Building geographic information and mapping systems with PostGIS and other open-source tooling.

For more information, take a look at my LinkedIn profile.