Head of Engineering
Hi I am Eric Carter, Head of Engineering for thestartupfactory.tech.
Head of Engineering is a lofty title, in reality I like nothing more than to roll my sleeves up and get stuck in to some clean code. But being an engineer is far more than being a developer. Engineering is all about the process of how you turn ideas into reality. How you design, architect and build a product or application is only the end. First we must understand the idea and build a high performing team and processes that can get us quickly and reliably to our goal.
My first experience of software engineering was hacking Snake in QBasic. Since then I have turned hobby into career, studying Electronic Engineering followed by 10 years developing applications in telecoms, law enforcement, and maritime domains. From tiny one-man-army proof-of-concept projects to multi-year international projects delivering enterprise applications, I have seen a lot of variety but also a lot of similarity and boiler-plate code. I have become an advocate of agile and iterative development methodologies, and the thing known as “dev-ops”.
Despite it also being my day job, I take every fleeting opportunity between the DIY chores to break out the laptop and cut code in a trendy new language or framework.
Other hobbies include: snow boarding especially off-piste tree runs and powder jumps; woodwork and DIY; and flying an RC helicopter around the garden.
Wherever you are on your startup journey, get in touch and let’s unpack your thinking together and see where we can help turn your idea into a reality.