PROMOTED! Contragulations, James!

by Jonny Duke
03 May 20223 min read

There is nothing we love more, when recognising the excellence of employees, than rewarding them for all their hard work and dedication.

Today we are thrilled to announce the promotion of one of our finest, James, who has just accepted the role of Lead Developer.

Rich Atkinson, CTO and Founder: 'I've been working with James for almost a decade, and time and time again James has demonstrated total integrity in all of his words and actions. James epitomises Airteam values, he works tirelessly to represent Airteam and make sure our clients get something truly excellent. I'm really delighted to be able to recognise this in promoting James to a lead developer.'

Patrick Goffin, Director and Founder: 'James has been a stalwart of Airteam since Day 1. His continued hard-work and dedication is seen and appreciated by everyone on the team as well as our clients. He is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure our clients have fully-functional, great working software and is always on hand to impart his knowledge and support to both other team members and client team members. We're thrilled to have James as an important part of the team and it's great to be able to support him in his advancing and developing career journey.'

We sat down with James to chat about his position, what it’s like working at Airteam and also some fun facts about him.

Name: James Wyse

Position: Lead Developer

Years with Airteam: 5+ (Actually one of Airteams original crew)

1, Please tell me a bit about your role at Airteam?

I believe the new job description we came up with sums this up well:*

“As our Lead Developer you define and evolve our

development principles as a foundation to our growing

development practice. You bring a holistic view to projects,

keeping the technical objectives and principles in mind. You

are a strong communicator and can clearly articulate

technical nuances to non-technical stakeholders and

decision makers. You pave the way for constructive and

innovative conversations within our development team,

providing mentorship and direction to keep the team

pushing in the same direction, together.”

2, Originally from Edinburgh, what brought you to Australia?

I started as a backpacker exploring and working my way around New

Zealand for a year. Once my visa ended, I decided to extend my trip to

Australia and I loved the lifestyle so much here I made it my home!

3, Who is your role model in the world of tech?

I’m not sure I have any specific role models; I like to follow people who

promote inclusivity in the tech community, or people with big ideas about

where the world is going and how we can use technology to improve


4, If you could swap jobs with anyone for a day who would it be?

Any astronaut working on the International Space Station, I’d love to

spend a day there.

5, What music do you listen to when at your desk?

Usually minimal electronic, synthwave or any soft lo-fi beats - anything

too heavy / lyrical can be a bit distracting!

6, If you could have an unlimited supply of one thing, what would it be?

Time, it’s the most precious commodity there is and with unlimited time

we can achieve anything!

7, If you could give your past self advice, what would it be?

Believe in yourself. (and buy more cryptocurrency!)

8, If not a Developer what would you be?

I’d love to work with animals in any capacity that is beneficial, maybe as a

veterinarian or in conservation.

9, What do you love the most about working remotely?

It’s mostly about work-life balance. There’s no commute so that is a huge

time saver and being able to take short breaks from my desk to put some

laundry on, or run errands helps break up my day and keeps me


10, And finally what does this promotion mean for you?

It means a lot to know I’ve had a positive impact at Airteam and I’m

excited to help shape our development practice as we grow our team.

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