James Shorten

Software Developer and Scrum Master


Languages and Libraries Technologies and Tools Other
C# Git Certified Scrum Master
C/C++ Azure Strong Communication Skills Windows


I am a Dublin based Software Engineer and Scrum Master with experience building systems that operate a very large scale while providing fine grained information to users. Additionally, I have experience driving Agile processes in a team and together with other teams in the wider organisation.

I am passionate about building strong teams and building great software together.


January 2017 to Present - Veritas Technologies LLC Dublin, Ireland - Software Engineer: EV.Cloud

I delivered reports and notifications to ensure that customers will not be surprised by any changes in their usage.

I assisted in moving the largest SAS email archiving service from an on premiss data center to Azure. Once the transition was complete I assisted in reducing the costs of running the service by more than 60%.

I worked on the integration of an internal classification engine into EV.Cloud this allows the customer to search their archived content by what type of data they have and gain insight into where they might have issues with regulatory compliance.

I also acted as the team’s scrum master and helped to drive a more agile process and inter-team communication

January 2016 to January 2017 - Veritas Technologies LLC Reading, UK - Software Engineer: EV

As part of the EV team I developed features that ensured that customers data could be sent to different types of storage depending on the content of that data. This allowed customers to more easily comply with regulation and data retention requirements.

Additionally I stepped in as the Scrum Master for my team ensuring that our agile process continued and improved over time.

January 2014 to December 2016 - Insignia Medical Systems, Basingstoke, UK - Software Engineer

I worked on a new update system to ensure that PACS workstations across many hospitals in the UK would always have the latest viewer software in timely manner without causing any disruption of clinical activity.

I integrated the companies PACS Viewer with their administration webpages so that radiological studies could be loaded in the desktop based viewer efficiently from the admin pages.

Education and Certifications

BENG - Computer Engineering - University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa - 2013

I completed my BENG in Computer Engineering at the End of 2013. I won the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers Final Year Project Competition as well as the University of Pretoria’s Department of Electrical Electronic and Computer Engineering’s Project Competition for my Final Year Project.

Certified Scrum Master - Scrum Alliance - 2018

Personal Details

  • Nationality: Irish and South African
  • Languages: English (Fluent), Afrikaans (Conversational)

Find me at:

James Shorten @jamesshorten