Sam Langdon – CV

Solutions Architect, Manager and Project Manager

Full Career

Job Title: Cloud Solutions Architect
Company Name: Focus Group
Dates Employed: April 2023 – Present
Location: Shoreham-by-Sea

  • Advise customers on the appropriate target architecture for their workloads, data and
    applications, and migrate them from their current environment, providing consultancy to our customers in a pre and post sales capacity
  • High level design of customer specific solutions
  • Providing ongoing consultancy for customers, ensuring they are leveraging the most appropriate cloud technologies, and developing migration and adoption strategies based on best practice and customer requirements
  • Providing pre-sales support and development of proposals
  • Technical leadership across teams , including mentoring and sales enablement
  • Identify, evaluate, recommend and develop new technologies
  • Support the development of end to end services and solutions based on products within their area of specialisation and cross architecture
  • Provide product support to internal teams at Focus

Job Title: IT Architect
Company Name: Cubic Transportation Systems
Dates Employed: April 2019 – March 2023
Location: Redhill

  • Responsible for designing Cloud (primarily Azure) and On-Prem solutions, aligned with customer requirements for projects initiated by the business in coordination with other technical departments
  • Work with a wide range of engineering resources, ensuring that end-to-end infrastructure design is completed
  • Co-ordinate and develop project concepts, objectives, specifications and resource needs
  • Assist project team with requirements completion and submittal of responses to RFP’s
  • Participate in the design, development, planning, modification and improvement of software operational systems.
  • Research system designs and enhancement solutions.

Job Title: Web Architect
Company Name: Hachette UK
Dates Employed: Oct 2013 – March 2019
Location: London/Durrington

  • Provide technical guidance to publishers in relation to all corporate websites
  • Author high level functional & technical specifications
  • Recommend ongoing strategy for Group/publisher websites
  • Responsible for design of interfaces between websites, internal systems (Distribution, Bibliographic) and external systems (Secure Trading, Paypal, Campaign Monitor/Adobe CRM)
  • Involvement with data compliance & legal
  • Advise on website security – including PCI, penetration testing, DDOS mitigation, GDPR
  • Mentor Web Solutions & Support developers & advise PM’s
  • Setup of Rackspace/Wordpress development process and environment
  • Advise on domains and DNS and hold relationship with registrar
  • Maintain relationships and contracts with 3rd party development agencies
  • Responsible for improvement roadmap for corporate websites
  • Sit on Enterprise Design Architecture committee
  • Load testing & CDN caching
  • Work with various Web CMS’s, including WordPress,
    Teamsite/IDOL, Umbraco
  • Train staff on Web CMS use and SEO

Job Title: Web Manager
Company Name: Hachette UK
Dates Employed: Mar 2009 – Oct 2013
Location: London/Durrington

  • Responsible for Web Team management & hiring
  • Project Management (Prince2 Practioner)
  • Supplier management – website related contract negotiation for Group & publishers
  • Setup of standard supplier web contract
  • Stakeholder management – publishers, steering group
  • Technical Direction
  • Process – for bugtracking & changes
  • Responsible for Web department budget 
  • Setup of Hachette UK Web Framework – ran the large scale project to create new corporate websites across Hachette UK Group. Responsibilities included setup of steering group, brief to 3rd parties, pitches & vendor selection, scope, high level technical architecture (design of interfaces with internal and external systems), stakeholder management across Group

Job Titles: Senior Web Developer and Technical Team Leader
Company Name: Communique360
Dates Employed: Apr 2006 – Mar 2009
Location: London

  • As Technical Team Leader, responsible for Web Team management, hiring & work allocation
  • Lead developer for various high profile ASP.Net/C# websites including M6Toll, Steam Packet Ferries, Days Out Guide, States of Jersey Tourism
  • Worked with various CMS platforms including Microsoft CMS, Sharepoint, Umbraco and Sitecore
  • Maintained in-house email marketing platform
  • Resident export on 3rd party email marketing platforms: Campaign Monitor and Cheetahmail
  • Cross browser HTML and accessiblity
  • Load testing and performance profiling
  • Web security work, based on penetration testing
  • Authored SQL for Business Intelligence reports

Job Title: Lead Web Developer
Company Name: Cubic Interactive
Dates Employed: Jun 2003 – Apr 2006
Location: London

  • Lead developer on numerous intranets for architectural practices
  • Built Rapport3 intranet and project costing framework in Classic ASP/ASP.Net/SQL Server
  • Design and Cross-browser HTML build
  • Built interface for Active Directory using LDAP
  • Data migration using DTS/SSIS
  • Built Websites/CMS using PHP/MySQL

Job Title: Project Co-ordinator
Company Name: Monster
Dates Employed: Jan 2000 – Jun 2003
Location: London

  • Trained customers on online Monster product, including BBC, Orange, Yell 
  • Designed and built HTML for company profiles 
  • Established standard client contract 
  • Co-ordinated UK product upgrade projects, private label sites and co-branded alliances