Hi, my name is Sam

I am a Principal Magento Engineer

Platform Engineering / DevOps / SRE / Security / Performance

Working from the United Kingdom timezone. Currently between both Portsmouth, Hampshire and Cardiff, South Wales.

With close to 10 years professional experience working across primarily Magento 1 and Magento 2 projects. With some Laravel, Shopify and React projects sprinkled in.

Key Projects

  • Designed and implemented Zero Downtime Deployments (ZDD) for Magento 2 to replace the existing process (SSH and Git pull on production servers)
  • Improved release consistency, quality and velocity with CI/CD pipelines with Quality Gates (APM, Web Vitals, Security, Reviews etc)
  • Empheral (Feature) hosts & Local development environments implemented with Warden.dev (a Docker compose abstraction)
  • Centralized backup solution featuring cold store distribution, lifecycle management, alerting and UAC.
  • CLI tooling to allow for local and QA environments to regularly sync with recent anonymised production artifacts (and raw based on UAC).
  • Development and implementation of a robust Cypress automated testing suite tailed to individual stores and feature sets.


Outside of the mundane software world, I have a 1 year old Belgian Malinois called Scout. Who is currently in the process of tackling a Mantrailing certification, ahead of being a quality Search and Rescue pair.