Thomas Clayson London, UK

Senior Technical Analyst, Powa Technologies

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(Mobile) Point of Sale

I have over 1.9 years experience building and selling mobile point of sale solutions with Powa Technologies.

Powa employed me as they were starting to build the mPowa mPOS solution and I was lucky enough to be part of the original team of software engineers creating the product.

During my employment I have overseen acquirer integrations and certification, EMV compliance and card scheme accreditation. I was also given the role of Product Owner for our clients' bespoke products.

In late 2013 I was offered the position of Senior Technical Analyst within the newly founded pre-sales department at Powa Technologies. Here I have been working on integrations to ISO8583 based acquiring host systems, accompanying the sales team on client meetings and providing support and guidance to all areas of the business in a technical capacity.

Software Development

For as long as I can remember I have been programming. I started off with basic HTML and Javascript, and taught myself PHP and MySQL. During my school years I took occasional work as a freelance developer advertising my services through my personal website.

In 2010 I landed my first job as a PHP/MySQL web developer. I very quickly took on the mobile development work coming in, and I created 2 celebrity apps for Phil Vickery and Olly Smith.

My career in programming progressed to a pharmaceutical agency where I became the Technical Lead and worked on multiple projects including websites, databases, Windows C# applications and iOS/Android applications - and then to London to a (then) small startup called Powa Technologies where I started as an iOS developer in 2012 on the flagship product mPowa a mobile, chip and pin, EMV point of sale platform.

Payments Skills

9/10

(m)POS

8/10

Chip and PIN

6/10

ISO8583

8/10

EMV

6/10

Card Schemes

7/10

Transaction Processing

Technical Skills

9/10

PHP & MySql

9.5/10

iOS / iPhone

6/10

Android

8/10

HTML5 & CSS3

8/10

jQuery

6/10

Agile Methodologies

Work Experience

Powa Technologies

Senior Technical Analyst Current
I am an expert in all aspects of mobile payments and mobile point of sale. I have excellent technical skills and couple that with fantastic customer facing skills and experience. In my role I am responsible for translating customer requirements into a Statement of Requirements and eventually into Statement of Works signed off by customer and internal functions. I also act as Lead Technical Analyst on complex projects involving multi domain components.

I am responsible for ensuring that the sales function is appropriately supported, building strong internal relationships between the teams.

Lastly I also take part in resource planning and future direction, together with Global Head of Pre-Sales.


Powa Technologies

Client Product Owner 4 Months
Working with our clients, NTT Data, First National Bank and Portugal Telecom, to deliver and implement our platform and impart technical knowledge and management throughout the process.

Interfacing with the pre-sales and commercial teams to provide technical support and knowledge transfer.


Powa Technologies

Client Technical Lead & iOS Software Engineer 11 Months
Period: October 2012 - Present

Pharma Mix Limited

Technical Lead & Software Engineer 1 Year 9 Months
Wide range of development and technical projects including legacy software support, mobile app development, windows application development, website/web app development all within the pharmaceutical/medical industry. My role also included responsibility for managing the technical team and project management for client projects.
Company: Pharma Mix
Period: February 2011 - October 2012

MSInternet

Mobile & Web Developer 8 Months
My role included developing and successfully submitting iPhone applications to the app store, liaising and negotiating directly with clients, ensuring all interactions were executed to the highest quality and standards. I also did web design and development using in house CMS, PHP and MySQL. I have successfully submitted 3 iPhone applications during my time at MS Internet and worked on others as well as working on various web projects.
Company: MSInternet
Period: July 2010 - February 2011

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