Meet the Team

- Lindsey Gibson Head of Group IT 

"This is a very exciting time to join the Group IT team as we embark on a strategic improvement programme. This is not just an IT project - we are building and shaping the future.  With investment and support from the NCFE Executive Team, we’re expanding the internal resource capacity within the IT team, an initiative we feel is important to fully achieve our goals."

The Software Delivery team is part of Group IT at NCFE, and consists of highly skilled, highly experienced team who develop and deliver software solutions to support our qualification and awarding platform.

We’re currently expanding the team in order to re-engineer existing applications. This will be based on the latest Microsoft Azure cloud services and tools, including Service Fabric, Service Bus, Serverless Functions and will potentially be extended to work with some of the more innovative technologies such as Microsoft’s Cognitive services and the AI Platform.

There is now an opportunity to work with some talented people who are inspired by new technology with a passion for developing quality software. To support this, NCFE encourages colleagues to continually improve their skills and knowledge through internal and external training and by attending courses, events and conferences. We also pride ourselves on providing the best available tools required to develop and test excellent software, including individual MSDN ultimate licenses, use of high performance equipment and access to a wide range of online tools and resources. We also encourage people to ‘do their own thing’ by giving time to investigate technologies and tools that may be of personal interest. We also run regular sessions or ‘Veggie shows’ where members can demonstrate to the rest of the team what they have discovered or a pet project they have been working on.

Agile is at the heart of the NCFE IT development and can be summed up in one of the key agile principles that states ‘the best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams’.