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Bruce

Managing Director

I founded ITDev in 2000 to bring a fresh, values based approach to engineering. I was heavily involved in software engineering consultancy during ITDev's early years. Nowadays, I rarely get involved at a technical level, instead spending my time working on strategic business activities and supporting the business and staff where needed. I love empowering staff to drive the company forward and seeing us build long-term relationships with clients to support their growth.

Before ITDev, I was the software manager at Rural Radio Systems Ltd. I was responsible for the development of an innovative digital wireless telephone system. The sub-systems included embedded software, firmware, network management software, automated test equipment and system test software. I also managed a team of engineers from Marconi Communications Ltd who collaborated on the project.

I graduated in Computer Science from the University of Southampton in 1991. I am a Chartered Engineer, a Chartered IT Professional and a member of the British Computer Society (BCS).

When I am not working, I love nothing more than being outside with my young family. Living in the New Forest, I can often be found exploring the forest and its wildlife, on foot or by mountain bike.

Bruce M
BSc - Computer Science, University of Southampton - CEng MBCS CITP

Andy

Engineering Director

I am ITDev’s Engineering Director and have held this role for more than ten years.

I am passionate about maintaining a great company culture at ITDev and ensuring that the engineering team have all of the support they need to deliver outstanding results. I also enjoy building long term customer relationships and helping to deliver ground-breaking products. Having helped ITDev's clients to develop the first commercial implementations of several evolving standards, I have experience of delivering award winning products in the face of changing requirements.

Prior to joining ITDev, I held roles at Philips Semiconductors and Semtech, where I gained experience in digital and mixed signal design, as well as software development and project management.

I grew up in Bournemouth and now live in Winchester with my wife and two children. Much of my time, outside of work, is currently spent managing the design and build of our new house, which we hope to move into next year.

Andy C
MEng - Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London - CEng FCMI MIET ACGI

Jon

Business Development Manager

I am responsible for ITDev’s business development. As a member of the management team I help to define company strategy, looking for new opportunities for growth. I enjoy working with people and can often be found networking at events or the company coffee machine.

I started my career as a Digital Design Engineer with Plessey Radar, on the Isle of Wight, before moving in to the semiconductor industry with GEC Plessey Semiconductors. Returning to Hampshire, I joined Philips Semiconductors where I spent 13 years in various roles, ultimately being responsible for verification and system level design developments.

I moved in to business development when I joined the NMI, the UK’s electronics trade association. I spent 3 years widening their scope of appeal by establishing the System & Software networks, including the successful FPGA network.

I enjoy adopting new technology with a keen eye on where it will allow me to spend more time with my family. In my spare time I enjoy the Hampshire countryside, mountain biking in the New Forest or taking family walks along the varied coastline.

Jon O
BEng - Electronics, University of Warwick - MIET

Steve

Principal Consultant - Head of Software Engineering

I began my career at ITDev as a graduate software engineer in 2007. My early roles at ITDev allowed me to gain valuable software experience on a variety of client-led projects, in a range of domains, with a large focus on the video broadcast market. More recently, I have managed some of the larger video projects at ITDev, building up an extensive knowledge of broadcast technologies and I now also manage the Software Engineering department.

I am currently striving to become a chartered engineer with the IET, with the full support of the company.

When I'm not enjoying my work in the friendly atmosphere at ITDev, I spend my time mountain biking and getting my hands dirty trying to keep my classic Mini running.

Steve D
BSc - Computer Science, University of Southampton - MIET

Matt

Principal Consultant - Head of Electronics Engineering

Having worked at ITDev since 2007, I manage the electronics engineering department. My projects range from IP through FPGA to PCB design, including embedded software development, with particular emphasis on FPGAs in the video broadcast domain.

I enjoy the freedom of flexible working hours and the friendly and collaborative work atmosphere within ITDev.

In addition to consuming copious mugs of tea, I am equally partial to Indian takeaways. I am a Subaru enthusiast and enjoy tinkering with my Impreza at home.

Matt L
MEng - Electronics and Communications Engineering, University of Bristol - MIET

Ross

Principal Consultant - Head of Quality Management

I joined ITDev in the summer of 2013 and I am one of the ITDev principal consultants. I spend a large amount of my time working on client projects using my knowledge and experience of C/C++ in embedded systems. Other technical areas that I work in include scripting and the occasional involvement with VHDL for FPGAs.

One of my keen interests is in the field of modelling using the Unified Modelling Language (UML), which has proven to bring structure and organisation to large scale projects that I have worked on. I used UML extensively during my time working for Philips as part of developing an optical storage data path and at Garmin helping develop the GPSMAP® 8000 glass helm chart plotter.

During my career, I have led and managed several teams. At Garmin, I led a team of 5 software engineers developing a new sonar user experience implementation; at Philips, I led a small team whose responsibility was to produce a slim DVD writer drive; and at NXP, where I was a team leader and principal software engineer responsible for developing and maintaining the final production testing stages for a range of digital TV and set-top box ICs.

I have additionally worked for Xyratex (now Seagate) on a production test platform for their OneStorTM product range.

I am one of ITDev's project managers, looking after various external and internal projects, one of which involves the development and maintenance of company processes and procedures including quality management. I enjoy leading teams and also value ITDev's commitment to Continual Professional Development (CPD) and support this with my coaching and mentoring roles.

There's nothing I enjoy more than spending time with my wife and four children, eating curry and playing the guitar.

Ross L
BEng - Electronic and Computing Engineering, University of Brighton - MIET

Aleks

IT Manager

As both IT Manager and part-time Software Engineer, I have a unique position that allows me to view IT services within ITDev as both a provider and consumer; this gives me the ability to understand how changes to infrastructure and operations directly affect the development process, and can drive further efficiencies within ITDev.

I really enjoy the friendly atmosphere, variety of technologies and the sheer wealth of knowledge within ITDev that everyone is happy to share.

When I’m not working, I can generally be found avoiding food containing cheese, reading science fiction novels and keeping up to date with new technologies.

Aleks V
University of Life, 19 years of IT experience.

Aysa

Senior Electronics Design Engineer

I joined ITDev in 2011 as an Electronic Design Engineer. I have developed a good knowledge of hardware and software through working on a variety of projects from small scripts to complete FPGA designs. A mixture of responsibilities, covering both development and debugging, have exposed me to different clients, presenting a wide range of issues and tasks including investigating High Level Synthesis (HLS). My experience has been primarily on Xilinx devices, utilising both ISE and Vivado.

I am additionally the Training Manager and am responsible for staff Continual Professional Development (CPD), including the company appraisal system, and the promotion and organisation of various training activities.

I enjoy the close-knit community feeling that working for a small company like ITDev brings.

I spend a large amount of my free time restoring and renovating my much-loved Edwardian home.

Aysa D
MEng - Electronic Engineering, University of Southampton - MIET

Hugh

Senior Engineer

I started working at ITDev in April 2017, working in the electronics design department. I work on IP design, FPGAs and embedded software.

I enjoy working with a team of enthusiastic and friendly, like-minded people with the opportunity to work on a range of different customer projects.

Outside of work I am a keen runner and enjoy woodworking.

Hugh J
MEng - Electronic Engineering, University of Southampton

James

Senior Software Engineer

James has been a software engineer for ITDev since late 2016 and brings with him over a decade of software development experience, mainly in embedded systems.

He enjoys the friendly, fun and collaborative work atmosphere within ITDev.

Outside of ITDev James spends his time on mini home software projects, socialising and going to salsa lessons.

James H
MEng - Computer Science, University of Warwick

Kris

Senior Software Engineer

I have been at ITDev since June 2013, and am currently a Senior Software Engineer, fluttering between various projects; primarily working on transport stream systems.

Formerly, I worked at iCubed Technologies where I developed software and algorithms for banknote detection systems, and more recently at Garmin, where I worked in the Marine Engineering department, working on several chart plotter devices, occasionally alongside ITDev's very own Ross.

I enjoy relaxing in hot countries, nibbling at chocolate and practicing kung fu and tai chi.

Kris D
BEng - Electronic Engineering, University of Durham - MIET

Paul

Senior Software Engineer

Having studied electronics, I immediately started my professional life writing software and have been doing so for over 30 years.

I joined ITDev in 2017 as a Senior Software Engineer where I have been applying my experience to the testing of broadcast technologies.

I relax by cooking, gardening and occasionally working on open source software projects.

Paul O
BSc - Electronics and Electrical Engineering, University of Surrey

Steven

Software Engineer

I have been a software engineer for ITDev since 2014, and am responsible for supporting a number of ITDev projects. I have a particular interest in open-source software, embedded systems, Linux, and all things wireless.

I am currently reading a Masters degree in Digital Systems Engineering.

Outside of ITDev I like to spend my time building IoT solutions around the house, fixing my Transit van and brewing beer.

Steven S
BEng - Electronic Engineering, Southampton Solent University - MIET

Jozef

Graduate Software Engineer

I have been working for ITDev as a graduate software engineer since 2017. Specialised in Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing, I spent a year at the University of California, which included studying Cognitive Science and Linguistics. I am currently completing my Master's degree in Artificial Intelligence whilst working full-time at ITDev.
Since my first day, I have enjoyed the creative, friendly and encouraging environment within the great team of ITDev. Apart from my work being my hobby, I am equally as passionate about languages, both programming and natural.

Jozef F
BSc - Computer Science and Engineering, Minor in Computing/AI, Autonomous University of Barcelona

Ben

Graduate Software Engineer

I started at ITDev as a graduate software engineer in the summer of 2018 after finishing university, where I studied mathematics to a masters level. This background in maths helps me view problems in a logical and methodical manner, which is especially beneficial when developing code. I implemented coding as part of my dissertation, where I was tasked with creating fractals.

The team at ITDev are incredibly friendly and supportive and I look forward to developing my skills with them on future projects. 

In my spare time I care for my two pet turtles and enjoy visiting interesting countries.

Ben T
MSc - Mathematics, University of Southampton

Tom

Graduate Engineer

I started working at ITDev in April of 2018 as a graduate engineer, working within the electronics engineering department. During my degree I studied a broad range of topics including particle physics and orbital mechanics, both areas in which I used computational physics to aid in problem solving. I particularly enjoyed developing my own simulation to model planetary orbits in binary star systems.

My graduate experience at ITDev has been very enjoyable. Working on projects alongside experienced engineers creates a fast learning environment, and the friendly and supportive team have helped me to develop my skills as an engineer.

Outside of work I enjoy getting out into nature. I enjoy long distance walking and wildcamping, and have walked almost 1000 miles of the national trail network.

Tom J
BSc - Physics, University of Southampton

Rachel

Personal Assistant

I am the company's PA. I have worked at ITDev since 2013 and enjoy the varied work, flexible hours and the relaxed working environment.

In my spare time I like to keep fit, bake bread, eat nice food and spend time with my family and friends.

Rachel M
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Latest Blog Posts

Posted 27th July 2018, By Steven S
We often work on client projects that use the Linux operating system (OS), either as a desktop operating system or on their embedded system. The core of the ...more
Balancing the benefits of contractors vs consultants
Posted 19th June 2018, By Jon O
Recently I was in discussion with a potential client about the challenges he was having with resourcing one of his projects. His automatic assumption was to ...more
Posted 30th May 2018, By Hugh J
If you’ve worked on projects where a full UVM test bench was used you’ll probably have appreciated the benefits it gives you. Unfortunately, sometimes it is ...more
Posted 22nd March 2018, By Andy C
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Latest News

Welcome meal photo
Posted 7th August 2018
As mentioned in our last news item, we have 3 summer interns working with us for 10 weeks over the summer. We combined a celebration of their joining the team ...more
Posted 13th July 2018
With our success in recruiting two graduates already this summer and the imminent arrival of 3 summer interns, we've had to make some rearrangements in the ...more
Posted 15th June 2018
Demonstrating our commitment to providing opportunities for growth and responsibility, and to meet with Health & Safety requirements, two staff have the ...more
Celebration meal photo
Posted 22nd May 2018
May has been a busy month for the ITDev team.  We welcomed our latest new recruit, Tom, who has joined us as a graduate engineer and is increasing his HDL ...more