Greetings, I am Marcus Povey, a seasoned senior full-stack software engineer based in Europe. I have served a diverse clientele, including software houses, financial and governmental institutions, news agencies, and companies of various sizes.
Throughout my career, I have been instrumental in the development of several mission-critical software systems, including life-saving medical software, secure messaging platforms, high-performance video platforms, and Open Source projects that are widely used globally.
In my current role, I lead a talented team of software engineers in developing cutting-edge scientific software across Europe, primarily in the field of structural biology. I work closely with some of the world’s most renowned scientific institutions to deliver innovative solutions that facilitate scientific research. I have also been actively involved in several EU Open Data Access projects aimed at improving the accessibility and reuse of scientific data, including contributing to the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. My expertise has been recognized in the industry, and I have been a speaker at numerous scientific conferences, influencing EU data sharing policy.
Additionally, I have served as the technical lead for the Elgg project, a widely adopted Open Source social networking platform used by universities, governments, and companies worldwide to streamline internal and external communication. I am also a contributor to the development of the Known platform, a modern social publishing solution incorporating Indieweb technologies.
In my personal life, I am an avid traveler and enjoy a nomadic lifestyle that allows me to explore new destinations for both work and leisure. I am always eager to experience different cultures and live in new environments.
I also collect hobbies like precious shinies.
Currently, I am pursuing a diverse range of interests, including martial arts (such as Judo, Krav Maga, Capoeira, and Jujitsu), rock music, powerlifting, archery, blacksmithing, climbing, motorcycle riding, and light aircraft piloting.