I develop
things to

  • Design

  • Scale

  • Work

  • Inspire

Who is this guy?

Self-confessed nerd and problem solver, Glyn is an award-winning freelance software developer with over 15 years commercial experience in both the Public and the Private sector.

My name is Glyn Jackson. I'm a professional full-stack engineer based in the North West, Cheshire and Manchester, UK. I develop web applications and have a strong background in cloud-based solutions, API development, distributed computing, and prototyping utilising Python and the Django Framework. I excel at helping clients bring their ideas to life, and when you hire me, I'll do the same for you!

Currently, I'm freelancing with a computer vision company and a Manchester based tech’ company, in partnership with Greater Manchester Police and the Home Office. Some of my completed work includes clients, Samsung, HTC, SimplyBiz, NHS and Argos.

CTZN Project

CTZN Mobile
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CTZN lead engineer, Funded by the Home Office and Manchester Police, CTZN aims to engage with young people aged 13 to 18 creating a sustainable, two-way communication channel and offering a safe social network that connects young people with opportunities that can make a real difference to their communities; rewarding and recognising their positive contributions.

  • Python 3.5
  • jQuery/Javascript and HTML5
  • C/C++
  • Amazon AWS
  • RabbitMQ
  • Celery
  • Redis
HTC Specialist

HTC Specialist
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Lead developer tasked with architecting and then implementing a RESTful API for Staff incentive offers (HTC Specialist App).

  • Python 2.7.x Django Framework 1.6+
  • jQuery/Javascript and HTML5
  • Tastypie - API
  • Apache Server/mod_wsgi
  • Amazon AWS
  • RabbitMQ
  • Celery
>NHS Primary Care Trust

NHS Primary Care Trust


Argos Survey


HTC Specialist

R U Different
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I originally designed and developed the first iteration of an award winning Survey Engine ‘How well do you know your mates’. Today this survey engine has evolved into a nationwide survey and report system helping LAs (local authorities) and supporting intervention campaigns in Schools in the UK.

R U Different was built to scale, using a number of EC2 machines based on demand. Today, R U Different has collected over 4 million responses and gives real time reports to local authorities.

SimplyBiz Logo

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Lead developer and architect for Gencia Media on a 6 month project to redevelop a 10 year old legacy system used by thousands of their members. A huge task that involved over 25+ sites, and integrated platforms. Today I don’t have much involvement with the system, however the decisions I made to use MURA CMS has allowed them to keep the competitive edge and ease of development for many years to come.

  • Adobe ColdFusion 9+
  • Windows Server IIS7
  • AngularJS/jQuery/Javascript and HTML
  • MS SQL Server

Working with Glyn has been fantastic. He has a deep understanding of Amazon Web Services and real-world experience of deploying large, high volume applications across their infrastructure. Glyn is a very experienced Python, Django and Angular.js developer and picks up new skills very quickly. Glyn is also very good at managing client expectations, and a great communicator with his co-developers and I would happily recommend him for future work. - Howie Weiner - Senior Web Developer at BBC

Glyn is one of a kind, he is completely in a league of his own when it comes to turning complex technology and transforming ideas into ultra simple UX's for our clients customers. Outstanding developer. - Stephen Conway - Director MGM Mobile


Above - My handsome boy Dawson

Software Developer, Nerd and Hard Working Problem Solver.

If you are a founder with an attractive startup opportunity and looking for a good technical perspective, get in touch! I'm open to working with people who are passionate about their ideas.

I know it can be hard to find the right people when starting a business. I'm also picky about who I work with but have a penchant for good ideas that solve real world problems.

Set against a background of uncertainties around funding and availability of resources I’m very proud of the technical team who have risen to the challenge and been recognised by this award. In particular Glyn Jackson, the technical lead on the project who has worked relentlessly, sometimes around the clock, to make this happen. I’m so pleased that his hard work and dedication and that of the rest of the team has been rewarded. We still have a long way to go and it’s recognition like this that inspires us to keep moving forward, toward realisation of our ultimate vision. - Tony Braide - Managing Director of Gencia Media Ltd and Winner, Digital Entrepreneur Awards UK

What I do well


Git, GitHub, BitBucket, Docker Hub, pip, Agile (Scrum, Kanban), JIRA, Linux Unix, OSX, CI, Jenkins and Test Driven Development.


Python 3.4+/2.7+, Django Framework, Flask, Celery, C, JAVA, Shell, Perl, HTML5, CSS, Sass, Angular, JQuery, Node.js, Machine Learning, and Microservice Development.


PostgreSQL, Redis, memcached, MySQL, SQL Server, MongoDB, CouchDB, RDS, Oracle, and SQLite.


Docker, Amazon Web Services (AWS), RackSpace, Nginx, Gunicorn, WSGI, Apache, IIS Celery and RabbitMQ.

Glyn is one of the few internet experts that can speak in English. Highly knowledgeable, experianced and articulate. Explain to Glyn what it is you think you want to achive and Glyn will take you back to basics and help you understand what you actually want to achieve, how to achive it and how to keep it achieved. A pleasure to work with. - Shaun Longstaff - Planner Western Power Distribution

Get in touch Hire Me

I'm available for hire

My current availability is limited due to new contractual commitments. I am open to some limited freelance/contractual roles. I am fully insured and work remotely. Onsite work only within the North West.


RECRUITERS: Sorry, I just don't work with recruiters, don't bother contacting me.