Michael Peacock

Consultant CTO

I'm an experienced consultant CTO and technical lead. I work with businesses to provide high-level technical strategy, and to help build products and development teams.

Maybe your business needs some help architecting for the cloud; guidance building their products the right way; some technical leadership for your development team; or board level support as a non-executive director – I can help.

From a hands-on perspective, I focus on building complex backend systems and APIs; this could be internal tools, a full software-as-a-service business, or web services for your mobile applications to communicate with.

My office is based in the Gateshead International Business Centre, a 10 minute walk from Newcastle city centre, in the North East of England, though I work with clients in any location.

I love working with business to help solve their technical challenges. I also specialise in working with companies without any existing in-house technical expertise to build their products, build their technical teams and manage the development process.

A Consultant CTO for your business

If you are just starting out on your software journey, already have a product built, have an established team, or are looking to build an in-house or outsourced team, you probably need a CTO. Working in a consultancy capacity, I can serve as your CTO, bringing expertise, leadership and guidance to your technology team.

Freelance Developer

As well as being a consultant CTO, I am also an experienced lead software engineer. Primarily working with PHP and the Laravel framework, I can help to build, support and maintain solutions to your business challenges.

Technical consultant and strategist

Perhaps you don't need someone to serve as your CTO, and you don't need any hands-on support, but instead need some technical consultancy. I can check you are on the right path, serve as a fresh pair of eyes, or help with project management needs.

Cloud architecture

As an AWS certified Cloud Practitioner, I can help with your cloud architecture. Is your software built to scale? Does your development team know where to start when it comes to 'cloud' services such as Amazon Web Services? I can help architect your cloud infrastructure, and ensure your software is built for cloud services.

Skills & technologies I work with

PHP Laravel MySQL Puppet Vagrant Development team leadership
Testing: PHPUnit, DBUnit, Behat Continuous Integration / Jenkins Message Queues Supervisord
Amazon Web Services Front end development LAMP / LEMP Ubuntu server administration SCRUM / Agile Development

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