About Me

Alex Collins is a driven, dedicated, hands-on team leader, technical leader and architect. He has 12 years of experience delivering low latency, high volume, high-availability online transaction processing systems and trading systems, for the largest clients in the UK IT sector. He has strong management and communication skills developed from his years of team leadership, and a track record of excellent design and architectural skills.

Languages and Frameworks: Java (JEE, JPA, Spring, Hibernate, JDBC, JNI, JUnit, TestNG, JMeter), Groovy/Grails, TCL/TK, Ruby, TCP/IP, HTTP, XML, JSON, REST, SOAP, HTML5, JavaScript/jQuery, CSS3

Databases: DB2, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Informix, Oracle, MongoDB, Hazelcast

Operating Systems: UNIX, Linux (RHEL, Cent-OS, Ubuntu), OS-X, Windows Server

Application Servers: Tomcat, JBoss, Jetty, ColdFusion

Tools: Maven, Ant, Hudson, Jenkins, CruiseControl, Git, SVN, CVS, Puppet, Vagrant, Docker, JIRA, Trac, RT, Bugzilla, Drupal, WordPress

Process: Agile (Scrum/Kanban), TDD, BDD, UML


I've lived in London since 2002.