Alex Couper is a developer with 7 years professional Python experience.
Alex Couper is a certified SCRUM master.
Alex holds a BSc degree in Computer Science from The University of Manchester.
Since January 2013, Alex Couper has been teaching an Introduction to Programming course at Litla Hraun in Iceland.
Jan 2011 - Present
GlassesDirect is the world's largest online prescription eyewear store. They offer thousands of fashionable frames at affordable prices - saving their customers an average of over 60% compared with purchasing instore.
Following the aquisition of sunglasses-shop, GlassesDirect wanted to create a flexible scalable centralised system that would facilitate the fulfillment of orders arriving from multiple websites.
Alex is a lead developer in a team responsible for designing, developing and deploying the new order fulfillment system. The highly scalable architecture is made up of services communicating using RESTful APIs and asynchronous message queues
Aug 2005 - Dec 2010
QuickPOS was a UK-based startup focused on creating fast, reliable, affordable point of sale systems with an initial emphasis on the convenience store market.
In December 2010 the company closed following my decision to move on. All existing customers were transferred to Retail Data Partnership.
To design and implement a robust, feature-rich application that would be easy to learn, low cost to sell and that handles hardware failure and poor internet connectivity. The implemented architecture, which provided synchronization of distributed data across autonomous nodes, is one of my favourite features. Ask me about it!.
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