I develop
things to

  • Design

  • Scale

  • Work

Who is this guy?

Hi, I'm Glyn, a technical, yet straightforward Python freelancer. I'm based in Manchester but often work remotely. I have over 15 years experience in both the public and the private sector. I consider myself lucky; I get to spend almost every day doing what I love, delivering great software, for fantastic companies!

I have a strong background in cloud-based solutions, API development, distributed computing, and prototyping utilising Python and the Django Framework. Currently, I'm freelancing with a computer vision and machine learning company and a Manchester based tech’ company, in partnership with Greater Manchester Police and the Home Office. Some of my completed work includes clients, Samsung, HTC, SimplyBiz, NHS and Argos.

What I do well

Building to Scale

I've built hundreds of applications, some that support millions of users in use today. If you have an application that needs to support an ever growing user base, get in touch!

Development

Back-end development using Python and the Django Framework, although I have also worked extensively in JAVA, .NET, C and ColdFusion for many years.

Database

I'm no stranger digging in deep with SQL/TSQL. I have optimised databases and code to store and query huge datasets.

DevOps

Expert DevOps skills scaling to millions of users with Docker on AWS, RackSpace and Google Cloud.

Dawson

Above - My handsome boy Dawson

Software Developer, Nerd and Hard Working Problem Solver.

I know it can be hard to find the right people when starting a project or business. I'm also picky about who I work with but have a penchant for good ideas that solve real world problems. If you are a developer/founder with an interesting startup opportunity and looking for a good technical perspective, get in touch! I'm open to working with people who are passionate about their ideas.

View Work

"A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything."
An African proverb

95

Back-end
Python (3.4/2.7), JAVA, RESTful APIs

80

Frontend
HTML5, CSS, Sass, AngularJS, JQuery

90

Database
PostgreSQL, MySQL, MS SQL, MongoDB

90

DevOps
Docker, Nginx, Gunicorn, WSGI, Apache, IIS, Redis

Testimonials

Working with Glyn has been fantastic. His has a deep understanding of Amazon Web Services and real-world experience of deploying large, high volume applications across their infrastructure. Glyn is a very experienced Python, Django and Angular.js developer and picks up new skills very quickly. Glyn is also very good at managing client expectations, and a great communicator with his co-developers and I would happily recommend him for future work. - Howie Weiner - Senior Web Developer at BBC


Glyn is one of a kind, he is completely in a league of his own when it comes to turning complex technology and transforming ideas into ultra simple UX's for our clients customers. Outstanding developer. - Stephen Conway - Director MGM Mobile


Glyn is one of the few internet experts that can speak in English. Highly knowledgeable, experianced and articulate. Explain to Glyn what it is you think you want to achive and Glyn will take you back to basics and help you understand what you actually want to achieve, how to achive it and how to keep it achieved. A pleasure to work with. - Shaun Longstaff - Planner Western Power Distribution


Some of my work

HTC Specialist

HTC Specialist
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www.htcspecialist.com

Lead developer tasked with architecting and then implementing a RESTful API for Staff incentive offers (HTC Specialist App).

  • Python 2.7.x Django Framework 1.6+
  • jQuery/Javascript and HTML5
  • Tastypie - API
  • Apache Server/mod_wsgi
  • Amazon AWS
  • RabbitMQ
  • Celery
>NHS Primary Care Trust

NHS Primary Care Trust

Argos

Argos Survey

www.argos.co.uk

HTC Specialist

R U Different
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www.rudifferent.co.uk

I originally designed and developed the first iteration of an award winning Survey Engine ‘How well do you know your mates’. Today this survey engine has evolved into a nationwide survey and report system helping LAs (local authorities) and supporting intervention campaigns in Schools in the UK.

R U Different was built to scale, using a number of EC2 machines based on demand. Today, R U Different has collected over 4 million responses and gives real time reports to local authorities.

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LiveWire SMS
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www.livewiresms.com

Working for Gencia Media as the lead developer I helped develop LiveWire SMS in under just a few months.

Capable of supporting millions of messages per hour LiveWire was built using Django 1.6. It used Celery for asynchronous SMS queuing and uploading of contacts to a RDS database. Hosted and supported using AWS (Amazon Web Services) LiveWire SMS scaled based on user demand.

  • Python 2.7 Django Framework 1.6+
  • AngularJS/Javascript and HTML5
  • Tastypie - API
  • Celery
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SimplyBiz
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www.simplybiz.co.uk

Lead developer and architect for Gencia Media on a 6 month project to redevelop a 10 year old legacy system used by thousands of their members. A huge task that involved over 25+ sites, and integrated platforms. Today I don’t have much involvement with the system, however the decisions I made to use MURA CMS has allowed them to keep the competitive edge and ease of development for many years to come.


  • Adobe ColdFusion 9+
  • MURA CMS
  • Windows Server IIS7
  • AngularJS/jQuery/Javascript and HTML
  • MS SQL Server

Get in touch Hire Me

I'm available for hire

FOUNDERS: I know it can be hard to find the right people when starting a project or business. I'm also picky about who I work with but have a penchant for good ideas that solve real world problems. If you are a developer/founder with an interesting startup opportunity and looking for a good technical perspective, get in touch! I'm open to working with people who are passionate about their ideas.

My current availability is limited due to new contractual commitments.

Glyn Jackson
Manchester, UK
07446164630

...sometimes

Note to RECRUITERS: It is very RARE I work with recruiters. However, if the project is interesting then please email me. NO PERMANENT ROLES PLEASE! My current availability is limited due to contractual commitments. I am open to some limited freelance/contractual roles. I am fully insured and work remotely. Onsite work only within the North West.