About Roger

Who Am I?

My name is Roger Lipscombe. I live in West London.

I currently work at Happening (the technology powering Superbet), as a Senior Software Engineer.

Prior to that, I was tech lead of the “Microvisor Cloud” development team – part of the IoT business unit – at Twilio. I was at Twilio for a little over two years, from when they acquired Electric Imp. I started at Electric Imp about 10 years ago.

Before joining Electric Imp, I was a Software Architect at Trayport, in London. I was at Trayport for a little over 3 years, from April 2010 until August 2013. Before that, I was at 1E for just over 5 years. If you want to go back further, check out my LinkedIn profile.

I went to the University of Warwick, between 1994 and 1997, where I received a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science.

Professional Summary

Almost 30 years’ commercial development experience.

Several senior developer roles, including development lead and most recently technical software architect. I’ve spent some time as an Engineering Manager.

Experienced with Agile processes, including XP and Scrum.

I’ve been using Erlang and Elixir for the last 10 years, successfully building and operating Electric Imp’s cloud components at scale, and with excellent reliability. At the moment, I’m applying those same skills at Superbet.

I’m also an experienced Windows developer, with C++ and the Win32 API, and with C# and the .NET framework. I also have a lot of experience with SQL Server.

I’m good at acquiring new skills extremely quickly, and I like keeping my skills up to date. I tend to investigate a new technology by working on small projects in my spare time.

But I’m not just a coder. I’m good at general trouble-shooting. For example: I can drive a network packet sniffer, and I understand a bunch of different network protocols.

I’m good at communicating what I’ve learnt to other team members, through demonstrations, presentations, mentoring and just being around to answer questions and help out. I’m also willing to help out other teams as needed. I participate in code reviews. I’m often part of the recruitment process.

I’m also willing to step up and take various other roles as needed. For example, I’ve spent time as scrum master, and have worked with product management to define and scope releases, and face-to-face with customers to capture requirements, and to perform hand-over training.




I try to go at least once a year; I’ve been to both Europe and North America. I’m on a K2 Nemesis, riding regular.

I’m lousy at jumps and once had to have staples put in a head wound. I now wear a helmet.

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