Meet Owen, our Technical Lead for Mobile Development

Meet Owen, the Technical Lead for our Greenlight Supplier Approval product. He is responsible for the adoption of mobile technologies and the enhancement of Muddy Boots Software’s existing mobile solutions. More specifically, his role involves the management of the technical aspects of mobile development and delivery to ensure that our knowledge and experience is up-to-date and spread across the development teams.

Before coming to Muddy Boots, Owen was working as an infrastructure and software developer for a bespoke software company who provided solutions to pension providers and the oil and gas industry. 

In 2013, Owen joined Muddy Boots Software as a Software Developer on our Greenlight Assessments product. His role mainly consisted of looking for new and innovative ways of maintaining and enhancing the existing solution for our customers. He then progressed up to the Technical Lead focusing on creating a single-instance service that provides supply chain management capabilities to organisations across the supply chain. 

With this being an active and expanding product, today Owen has moved into mobile solutions, allowing Muddy Boots Software to increase its offering across iOS, Android and Windows platforms so that we are able to utilise the capabilities mobile technology provides our customers.

We sat down with Owen to find out a bit more about him and what he enjoys about working for Muddy Boots:

What three words would you use to best describe your role

"Varied, interesting & creative."

What would you say most motivates you to do what you do? 

"I’d say mobile development because, due to the variety of platforms and built-in devices that are available as well as the worldwide adoption of smartphones, this gives huge potential for creating unique and useful products."

What do you find most enjoyable about your job?

"Researching and adopting new technologies. By being up-to-date with the latest technology, this allows us to choose the right technology to best deal with a problem. Another aspect which I find enjoyable is seeing projects develop from the concept, all the way through to successful delivery through to the end user."

What inspired you to apply for a job at Muddy Boots Software?

"There were a few reason for wanting to work at Muddy Boots Software. One of these being the reputation they have as a local employer in Herefordshire. Also, the business offers a varied suite of software services, which I knew would give me room for working across multiple teams and deliver projects to a vast variety of end users." 

If you could give any advice to new employees, what would it be?

"My advice for new entrants would be don’t be afraid to share new ideas and challenge approaches."

And finally, if you could be any animal in the world, what would you be and why?

"I’d be a platypus. They look like they’re having a good time."

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