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Craig Hunter


Engineering Leadership at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Greater Boston Area

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Craig Hunter's Work Experience

Findlay Publications


June 1997 to November 1998

3s Electronic Publishing


September 1995 to June 1997

Assureweb Ltd

Senior Developer

November 2002 to March 2004

Craig Hunter's Education

Cardiff University / Prifysgol Caerdydd

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

1992 to 1995

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Developer @ Findlay Publications From June 1997 to November 1998 (1 year 6 months) Developer @ 3s Electronic Publishing From September 1995 to June 1997 (1 year 10 months) Senior Developer @ Assureweb Ltd From November 2002 to March 2004 (1 year 5 months) Consultant @ Arlington From November 1998 to June 2000 (1 year 8 months) Founder @ Idoru Privately held software consultancy company. From November 1998 to April 2010 (11 years 6 months) United KingdomConsultant @ Assureweb Ltd Responsible for the design and implementation of Assureweb's New Business online service using Visual Studio 2005. Technical lead for a team of 7. From April 2006 to October 2006 (7 months) Senior Director Of Engineering @ Akamai Technologies As leader of Akamai's Developer Productivity team, I am responsible for the day to day experience of Akamai's engineering community, a population of over 3000 technical staff. During my tenure I have revitalized Akamai’s Developer systems. Highlights include : • Influenced Executive leadership across Akamai to invest in a multi-year program to improve our developers day to day experience. Savings demonstrated at $5M/Year.• Created flexible architectures, based on containers and globally distributed infrastructure,• Migrated from a physical on prem single site (Quincy, WA) lab infrastructure to a cloud based solution, saving hosting & maintenance costs from 100+ servers.• Reduced unplanned outages from twelve a year to zero.• Reduced build times from hours to minutes for 95% of components.• Defined best practices, standard policies and procedures.• Established Governance bodies to represent the needs across the business.• Scaled Akamai’s Atlassian infrastructure from a single VM, to a world class suite of tools to handle internal use of 160M hits/month.• Promoted direct reports multiple occasions.• Grew team from 14 to 63 talented individuals across 3 centers of excellence.This is a complex and exciting role, which relies heavily on building trust based relationships and working horizontally across Akamai to balance and trade off differing organizations backlogs and priorities. I am accountable for Akamai's Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), including SourceCode Management Systems, Technical Collaboration Systems, and centralized Build and Testing infrastructure. I am a regular presenter to Akamai's senior executives.Technology stack most recently includes - Java, Python, Docker/Containers, SAAS, IAAS, PAAS, Jenkins, SDLC, Perforce, Artifactory, Blackduck, Kubernetes, AWS service concepts & the Atlassian suite of products. From June 2015 to December 2019 (4 years 7 months) Cambridge, MaHead of Services Engineering @ Microsoft Overall responsibility for the Microsoft Mobile AppStore which served 6 Billion global downloads/Yr from 80M monthly consumers and the Microsoft Mobile Commerce platform which supported 160+ operator connections and credit card connections in 200+ markets. • Defined and implemented the technical strategy for transitioning the Microsoft mobile AppStore to Microsoft partners. • Led a team of 100 engineers, product & program managers, testers and vendors • Set goals and held team accountable for the execution of the strategy• Distributed application updates to over one billion in-field consumers.• Transition completed 9 months ahead of schedule.Budgetary authority over multiple vendor accounts totalling $12M/Yr.Day to day management of the Java based AppStore and Commerce services.Introduced realtime DevOps monitoring and graphing solutions using Docker, Elasticsearch and LogStash Forwarder components. Visualisation performed using Graphite.Prototyped potential Windows 10 purchase experiences using Java 8 services and Two-Factor authentication. From July 2014 to May 2015 (11 months) Burlington, MAHead of Services Applications (formally Nokia) @ Microsoft Responsible for building and maintaining a highly skilled team of 50 engineers, product owners and vendors to manage the entire lifecycle of products from design and development to testing and deployment of services to support the discovery and engagement with apps across Nokia devices.On time and on budget delivery of multiple mobile applications across a broad range of devices and ecosystems.Achievements• Migration of a consumer based Discovery app to a Social experience including Facebook & Twitter integrations.• Implementation of a Continuous deployment model for mobile applications delivered across WindowsPhone, Android & S40 mobile ecosystems. Reduced delivery times from 3 months to 4 weeks.• Improved predictability of Roadmap and Backlog estimation processes by 50%. • Creation of an Innovation and Concepting program.• Improved API service quality by introducing continuous integration techniques utilising Jenkins and automated testing. From March 2013 to July 2014 (1 year 5 months) Burlington, MASoftware Development Manager @ Nokia Responsible for leading agile development teams within the Nokia Entertainment services organisation. Experience of software delivery leveraging Agile software development practices, specifically Kanban and Scrum. Solid line management of 20 engineers. Extensive experience of working with large diverse and geographically distributed multinational teams.• Multiple on-time deliveries, including a DayOne launch, of the Windows Phone 8 Nokia Music App. • Migrated the Service platform from .Net to Java.• Managed the migration of 9 million user accounts across 20 territories from Nokia Music 2x to Ovi Music 3.0.• Increased Nokia’s OviStore daily downloads by 30%.• Introduced CrossBrowser Automated testing to OviStore platform using Selenium From April 2010 to April 2013 (3 years 1 month) Bristol, United KingdomConsultant @ Nokia Senior resource within the SIB development team, most recently involved in a SOA redesign of the Music Store with Microsoft MVC, LINQ and restful WCF services.Responsibilities: Development of the Nokia Music Store. Desktop client viewDevelopment of the Nokia Music Store. Mobile devices viewDesign and implementation of the Nokia’s PIN promotional engine.Agile stream lead within the “Comes With Music” programme.Design and implementation of the “Comes with Music” single code base globalization platformDaily triage and strategic management of defects.Environment: Microsoft MVC, C#, ASP.Net, AJAX/JSONP, JQuery, LINQ, Spring Dependency Injection, WCF, Framework 3.5, Agile, SOA Rest Services, TDD, Subversion, DRM, mobile device development. From June 2007 to March 2010 (2 years 10 months) Consultant @ OD2 Consultant brought in to extend the customer care platform at OD2 which provides support for the media download platform.Environment: C#, Custom Controls, ASP.Net, AJAX, MVC, LINQ, WCF, Framework 3.5/3.0/2.0, SQL Server 2005, Agile, TDD, TFS, DRM, mobile device development. From March 2007 to June 2008 (1 year 4 months) Consultant @ EPSRC Consultant in the team responsible for overall techical design of the J-eS system.Environment: C#, ASP.Net, AJAX, WCF, Framework 3.5/3.0/2.0 From October 2006 to March 2007 (6 months) Consultant @ EPSRC Technical architect for the Je-S system; a .Net N Tier ASP.Net application utilising web services, windows services, form capture, workflow and backend processing.Clustered across multiple servers/environment using Windows 2003 Network Load Balancing technologies. From March 2004 to April 2006 (2 years 2 months) Assureweb Ltd @ Assureweb Ltd From November 2000 to November 2002 (2 years 1 month) Consultant @ University Of the West of England From June 2000 to October 2000 (5 months) Engineering Leadership @ Houghton Mifflin Harcourt I currently lead the Supplemental and Intervention Services Architectural group. A geo-distributed function across two international locales which is accountable for the strategic direction of HMH’s AWS K-12 EdTech solutions. Our portfolio of Spring Boot, Node.js microservices and Angular, React & Unity applications are built upon a hybrid cloud infrastructure, making heavy use of AWS EC2, RDS, Aurora, Elasticache, S3 services, and core foundational services such as Kafka, Apache Spark, Mesos, Aurora. Our monitoring platform makes extended use of a DataDog integration as the backbone of our telemetry.As we look to the future, we are building out an elastically scalable Kubernetes, (K8s) service to handle our unprecedented service load - whilst simultaneously reducing our fiscal footprint. Boston, MA

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