Photo showing me and a puppy

Hi! I'm Jonathan Sharpe. I'm a professional software engineer and an amateur guitarist and photographer. If you'd like to get in touch, you can email me here.

That's me to the right but, sadly, that isn't my puppy; it belongs to the Tromsø Villmarkssenter.

What do you do?

I'm a Staff Software Engineer and Engineering Manager for Pivotal Labs, usually based in London, UK. Pivotal aims to transform how the world builds software, bringing agile development techniques to start-ups and established companies.

In general, that means that I spend most of my time working with our clients' engineering teams, helping them to adopt Extreme Programming practices like test-driven development, continuous delivery and pair programming. I also work closely with the product and design parts of our small, balanced teams, helping to keep the focus on delivering value to the end users of the products we are developing.

I'm also a volunteer mentor for Code Your Future, a coding school for refugees and disadvantaged people.

Where are you?

I'm based at Pivotal's London offices in the Bower building by Old Street roundabout.