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About me

👋 Hello! I’m Jake Mulley. I’m a hands-on technical leader, software engineer, and technical architect, all rolled into one.

I have 11 years experience working within the public and private sectors, as well as with agencies, startups and charities.

I’m currently a Principal Technical Architect at the UK government’s Ministry of Justice.

Day to day, I regularly work on:

  • Modernising legacy products, services, and infrastructure
  • Defining and building technical architecture, specialising in serverless
  • Building accessible services with progressive enhancement
  • Designing data-driven and domain-driven services
  • Collaborating across stakeholders to get buy-in and define technical strategies

To do this, I tend to utilise whatever is best for the job at hand, though I often use:

PurposeThing
Cloud infrastructureProviders:
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Microsoft Azure
Configuration-as-code:
  • Infrastructure: Terraform, CloudFormation
  • Machine configuration: Ansible, Packer
Backend developmentNode, Python, Ruby, Rails, PHP, Laravel, Lumen, Go
Frontend developmentVanilla HTML, CSS, JavaScript and flavours:
  • HTML: Nunjucks, Pug, Moustache, Handlebars
  • CSS: Sass, SCSS, LESS, Tailwind
  • JavaScript: Angular, React, Alpine
General scriptingNode, JavaScript, sh and zsh, Go
CI/CD pipelinesGitHub Actions, Circle, Jenkins, GoCD
Issue trackingJira, GitHub Projects
Version controlGit (inc. GitHub, GitLab, BitBucket)

Some of my work is open source on GitHub. You can also find me on Twitter, LinkedIn, or you can email me.


Work experience

Principal Technical Architect at Ministry of Justice

Oct 2023 – present

I’m currently a Principal Technical Architect within the Platforms and Architecture team, focussing on cloud hosting, DevOps & platform engineering.

Lead Technical Architect at Ministry of Justice

Apr 2022 – Oct 2023

I was Lead Technical Architect within the Platforms and Architecture team.

Head of Hosting & Digital Operations at Ministry of Justice

Mar 2021 – Apr 2022

I worked within the Platforms and Architecture team, leading five teams to transform how the Ministry of Justice hosts services, with a clear drive towards public cloud.

The teams I lead are:

Technical Architect at Ministry of Justice

Aug 2020 – Mar 2021

Prior to becoming Head of Hosting & Digital Operations, I was Technical Architect for the Modernisation Platform.

The Modernisation Platform vision is:

a single platform which allows the Ministry of Justice to modernise services, and run them in a unified, scalable way

I led a multi-disciplinary team and built a platform that:

  • automated environment provisioning
  • automated security baselines within AWS
  • enforced CI/CD for infrastructure configuration and deployment
  • started to automate networking configuration to centralise networking management for legacy services

I also started to centralise and maintain best practises within the Ministry of Justice’s AWS estate, including introducing:

  • AWS SSO for authentication into AWS accounts
  • centralised security services and monitoring
  • and more

Earlier in my career

OrganisationDates
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local GovernmentMar 2019 – Aug 2020
UK ParliamentOct 2016 – Mar 2019
GOLINDec 2014 – Oct 2016
HickupMar 2014 – Sep 2014
Mindwork LabsDec 2012 – Jul 2013
Premier Content LinksNov 2012 – Dec 2012

Want to know more?

Send me an email and ask for my CV. If you’ve a role in mind, please include salary details.