James Reed


James is a Lead Engineer helping our clients deliver value to their customers, leading technical teams and mentoring his colleagues.


1Album on Spotify

2Trips to New Zealand

About James

James specialises in Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery. He has more conversations about branching strategies than he would like.

James Joined DevOpsGroup in October 2014 as an Automation Engineer helping clients deliver their software effectively. He’s migrated clients into the cloud and consulted on more effective ways to deliver software, both technically and ways of working.

James has over 20 years of experience working for some of the UK’s largest financial services companies, including retail banking and fund management. He’s worked in software development as a Senior Software Engineer, providing technical leadership to software delivery teams.

For the last 10 years, James has been on a journey into DevOps principles and practices working with Development, Operations, Environment Management and Release Management teams to help them optimise and automate their processes.

James is passionate about helping his fellow engineers have fulfilling and rewarding jobs.

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What is your favourite food?

Roast Dinner

What is your favourite TV show?

Babylon 5

What is the one quote you live by?

“Evil begins when you begin to treat people as things” - Terry Pratchet

What is your favourite holiday destination?

New Zealand

Read James' favourite blogs

Boosting employee morale with tech

Our CEO James Smith talks to Katherine Lofthouse at Business Cloud about revolutionising employee happiness while they revolutionise tech.

What Problem is Digital Transformation Trying to Solve?

Digital Transformation refers to the evolution of an organisation’s processes and models as it utilises the latest digital technologies and innovations

DevOps Enterprise Summit: Creating a healthy environment for change

Organisational change demands resilience, grit and tenacity. These characteristics thrive best in a healthy, supportive work environment.