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

I'm currently Head of Hosting & Digital Operations 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
  • Managing a £multi-million budget, ~80 people, and ~30 contracts
  • 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:

Purpose Thing
Cloud infrastructure Providers:
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Microsoft Azure
Configuration-as-code:
  • Infrastructure: Terraform, CloudFormation
  • Machine configuration: Ansible, Packer
Backend development Node, Python, Ruby, Rails, PHP, Laravel, Lumen, Go
Frontend development Vanilla HTML, CSS, JavaScript and flavours:
  • HTML: Nunjucks, Pug, Moustache, Handlebars
  • CSS: Sass, SCSS, LESS, Tailwind
  • JavaScript: Angular, React, Alpine
General scripting Node, JavaScript, sh and zsh, Go
CI/CD pipelines GitHub Actions, Circle, Jenkins, GoCD
Issue tracking Jira, GitHub Projects
Version control Git (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

Head of Hosting & Digital Operations at Ministry of Justice

Mar 2021 – present

I currently work 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

Organisation Dates
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government Mar 2019 – Aug 2020
UK Parliament Oct 2016 – Mar 2019
GOLIN Dec 2014 – Oct 2016
Hickup Mar 2014 – Sep 2014
Mindwork Labs Dec 2012 – Jul 2013
Premier Content Links Nov 2012 – Dec 2012

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