A multi-award winning online furniture retailer launched in March 2010, backed by a group of investors including Brent Hoberman of Founders Forum and Marc Simoncini of Jaina Capital.
Andy is responsible for all strategic decision making regarding technology within Made.com, including technical team structure and recruiting, site technology selection, office technology and setup across multiple regions and selection of key development and support partners.
The website itself is built using the Magento framework for PHP (built on Zend Framework), interoperating with a Python-based ERP (OpenERP, heavily customised) for stock, dispatch, order and supply chain management.
Andy is an executive-level technical manager, with a hands-on development and testing background. He’s built and managed several successful agile teams of PHP, Python, Java and .Net developers and testers, including internationally distributed teams. He acts as a mentor and troubleshooter to junior and senior team members alike, and leads the technical architecture and design, as well as user experience and optimisation for search engines.Read More