ADAM CARLESS - Project History

Over the years Adam has worked on a large number of projects in various areas of the software industry. Only a few of these are included in his CV; so this page briefly describes each project Adam has worked on over the years.

The projects range from small, single developer projects to large enterprise redevelopment programmes, involving many developers and user groups. In most cases the work has included more than just raw code development, usually the work has covered the full software lifecycle, from initial project discussions, through to in-life support and occasionally even decommissioning.

BJSS Sheffield
(International software consultancy)

Adam started as a senior software engineer with BJSS in March 2020, just as the COVID-19 hit. As such he has been working remotely, using his long experience with remote working teams. It would be nice to see the office.

Most of Adam's work with BJSS is on projects for external clients and so can't be mentioned in detail. Hence these project descriptions are brief.

Aviva Digital Foundry
(Internal software for Aviva Insurance)

Adam joined Aviva's Digital Foundry in 2018, in the Integration and APIs (I&A) group, as a senior tech lead for their internationally distributed software team, helping design and build internal business services.

I&A work mainly on back-end systems and services, rather than projects and products, so this section is more "areas of experience" than "project history".

Hansard International
(international finance company)

Adam worked for Hansard as a senior software engineer for nearly ten years (2007 to 2017). This role covered all aspects of software development on various core projects and applications, used by both internal teams and client/customer groups.

Adam's projects at Hansard were mainly online applications based on Java, Spring, Hibernate and various Apache libraries, on Tomcat and Glassfish, using Oracle databases. These included:

Freelance software consultant

Adam started doing freelance work in late 2006, when he was recommended to a biotech startup company to help validate and improve their diagnosis process. Since then he has worked on various projects for small organisations.

This has included:

Energis LTD
(telecoms and hosting company)

Adam joined Energis late in 2002 as a senior developer, working in Leeds as part of the Design & Development team. In addition to his project work Adam also helped to introduce and increase knowledge of Java and Java related technologies within Energis.

Adam's work at Energis included:

Roundpeg/Roundpoint LTD
(online startup consultancy)

Adam joined Roundpeg early in 2000 as a media application developer, working in Cambridge and San Francisco. He became the UK Technical Team Leader when the UK branch began expanding and taking on larger projects.

As a result of the reduced market for custom enterprise software projects in early 2002, Adam moved into the Roundpoint arm of the company to work on integrating Roundpoint software with various content management systems to produce subscription based mobile services for PDAs, phones and other internet devices.

While working in the UK and USA, Adams project work included:

Cambridge Consultants LTD
(high-tech consultancy company)

Adam joined CCL as a Software Engineer in the Software Technology Group in October 1997, to work on various new software ideas which took advantage of current technology trends. He also worked in the Distributed Systems Group doing OO consultancy and design. Projects Adam has been involved with include:

Independent Work

In addition to his full-time work, Adam has also worked on a number of small projects and technical consulting roles for other companies and individuals, including:

Older history and academic work

last edited: May 2019