#NewJobJune — Meet the team — David Legge

TheCodeCleaner
Jun 28 · 6 min read
Though he says it was his Dad that said it to him

Engineering FTW

I’m an Engineer. I have a different set of skills to all the Computer Science grads in the industry, and whilst occasionally this has held me back — I got refused an interview because my CV said I was working towards Chartered Engineer status, D’uh. Sadly you get people over-promoted into management that want clones of themselves.

A higher degree

As I’d done a Year In Industry (a work placement with some training) before starting my first degree, when I finished it, I knew what work was like and was quite happy to stay a student for a few more years.

My Career

I started working for a Technical Consultancy, and played most roles in a software team — Test (Manager), Business Analyst, Business-Technical-link, Data Analyst. My first career highlight role was because I was on a fantastic Can-Do attitude team. I still reference the shared values we had — No Surprises, Open and Honest.

Agile and Clean Code

I had a couple more “Permanent” roles after that. Where I grew in to taking on Design and Architecture decisions (I’ve never been crowned Architect and see it as a dysfunction anyway). I also got sent on a Certified Scrum Master course with Craig Larman, at the last moment. If nothing else this gave me an extraordinary good reading list, I’m still working through years later.

Redgate

There are and were very few places I would have gone Permanent again. The variety of projects, flexibility and ability to stay apart from politics are great when you’re a Contractor.

Top Twips

So, what are my Top Tips?

Ingeniously Simple

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@TheCodeCleaner agile consultant, committed clean coder, slayer of complexity and harbinger of tea. Remourner. Now 'part of the team' at @RedGateProdDev

Ingeniously Simple

How Redgate build ingeniously simple products, from inception to delivery.