As Starling’s Director of Technology, Steve is responsible for the delivery of the company’s software across the board, from mobile and servers to the database and platform, alongside the core infrastructure that supports it all.
He plays an integral part in the entire technology stack, both managing and developing from the ground level up. He seized the opportunity to join Starling early on in 2015, because he’d found himself frustrated with the slow-moving processes and planning of the big established banks; he believed that they weren’t making use of the possibilities of technology and was excited by the idea of a building an entirely modern bank from a blank slate.
If he wasn’t working at Starling, he’d probably still be coding - but ideally on a boat sailing around the Med.
Talks I've Given
How Starling Bank Built a Fully Functional Bank in a Year
Featuring Steve Newson
At SEAM #17, Steve Newson will be explaining how Starling Bank built a fully functional bank in a year and continues to deliver banking functionality at a rapid pace. He will talk about the technical architecture and infrastructure behind Starling and explain how it allows them to move fast while...banking devops architecture