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Axiolgik appoints new head of engineering

David Sugden, Head Of Engineering, Axiologik

Axiologik is bolstering its technical team with the appointment of David Sugden as head of engineering.

Sugden brings a wealth of experience and expertise in software development, architecture, and end-to-end delivery. He began his career in a junior developer role at AXA after graduating from university, and subsequently joined Equifax in the late 1990s, where his passion for technology and interest in other areas started to flourish.

In his 26-year tenure at Equifax, Sugden made significant strides, moving from developer roles on mainframe applications to exploring various positions, including senior developer and architecture roles across the company.

Over the course of his carrer, Sugden’s proficiency has expanded to encompass project management, development, testing, customer support, and overall service delivery, and he has led engineering initiatives across the UK team, promoting best practices in a guild format and building ancillary systems to define and uphold excellence.

Moving into the production space, Sugden established the Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) function at Equifax’s UK branch, crafting and nurturing the department from the ground up. Before departing, he also embraced a global role and led internal developer tooling efforts from the company’s Atlanta office.

In his new role at Axiologik, Sugden will be collaborating with practice leads and other heads of departments to define the scope and direction of the engineering space. Whilehis team launches with one member, Sugden hinmself, he is eager to expand and build a team that aligns with Axiologik’s future objectives.

The new engineering chief said: “My interest in enhancing development experience and productivity seamlessly aligns with Axiologik’s mission. The firm focuses on delivering effective and efficient solutions to businesses, ensuring they can roll out new features swiftly while maintaining cost-effectiveness. This area is currently a hot topic in the tech industry and I hope my expertise will be a valuable asset in achieving Axiologik’s goals.”

Ben Davison, Axiologik’s director, concluded: “We welcome David to our team and look forward to the positive impact he will make in driving the engineering practice forward. We are excited about the innovative ideas and valuable insights that David will bring to the table, solidifying Axiologik’s position as a leading force in the digital delivery realm.”

Customers of Leeds-based Axiologik’s digital delivery services include NHS Digital and the Home Office.

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