Growing up, Jamie excelled in math and science subjects at school. At home, he enjoyed learning to program computers which quickly developed into a passionate hobby. Not realising that “he could turn this hobby into a career,” he enrolled in Accountancy at the University of Brighton. Thereafter, Jamie felt his passions aligned more with computer programming. Luckily, he was able to switch his major to Computer Science – and in return created the catalyst for his career.
Now, as Head of Engineering for Core Technologies, much of his role consists of technical leadership and managing a team of 20 engineers.
“There are many different aspects to my role, but it is part of why I enjoy it so much. Every day is different.”
As one of five General Dynamics Mission Systems 2022 Engineering Excellence Award recipients, Jamie’s commitment to presenting clever ideas was not overlooked. Awarded for program execution on the Royal Navy Wildcat project, his team swiftly tackled the development of the associated complex mission system technology.
The updated Royal Navy Wildcat is now in service and to him, “the reward is the icing on the cake!” Jamie and his team are now applying their clever thinking to the next generation of Intel processors and hardware components for high-performance operations.
From busy schedules – to managing teams – Jamie finds clarity in running: “I now run every other day, and I love it. It’s made me feel a lot better, but it’s also meditative; it has given me an outlet to manage all sorts of emotions one faces in life.”