Freelance Developer

Glyn Jackson !


Award-winning software developer, problem solver and a self-confessed nerd with over 20 years’ commercial experience in both the Public and the Private sector.

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My Services

What I do well!

I develop software and API solutions for some of the largest Fintechs in the UK. I specialise in start-ups and fast prototyping utilising AWS Amazon Web Services within the Financial Sector and other markets. I excel at bringing ideas to life, and when you hire me, I'll do the same for you!

Open Banking

Open Banking Technical Implementation, Open Finance Financial-grade API (FAPI)


Python, Django Framework, Golang, Node.js, Machine Learning, RESTful APIs, OAuth 2.0, and OpenID

API Architect

AWS Architecture, API Development, Distributed Computing, API standards, API Security.

Amazon Web Services

Docker, EC2, RDS, Lambda, API Gateway, SNS, CloudFront, S3, Route53, DynamoDB, IAM, VPC, AWS IoT and Microservices.

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Who is this guy?

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 Open Banking, 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!

In a previous role, I was Conformance Product Lead for the Competition and Markets Authority UK's Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE). I'm an API Technical Architect working with Account Servicing Payment Service Provider (ASPSP), Fintechs Third Party Providers (TPPs) , Goverment and I've previously been the technical lead on large digital projects for Greater Manchester Police (GMP), Samsung UK, SimplyBiz, HTC and the NHS.

I have known and worked with Glyn for over 3 years through out my entire time at Open Banking and beyond. His role and profile has grown through his own time at Open Banking from an Implementation Consultant and then later a Product Owner delivering the conformance tools for ASPSPs security and functional OB standards required for CMA Order and PSD2 regulatory sign-off and operational acceptance. He later expanded his role profile to the API Architect at OB helping define the technical API standard working with industry stakeholder.

My experiences working with Glyn has always been excellent in particular when translating a lot of heavy technical information and challenges in achieving the OB standards and regulation. He has helped me guide many technical and non-technical senior stakeholders and participants through their design build and implementation journeys and is quite an Open Banking authority both in the UK and globally.


Masud Hussain

Open Banking Consultant Open Banking is the Implementation Entity (OBIE)

I had the pleasure of working with Glyn during my time at Open Banking. Glyn and his team worked in the detailed technical team whilst I looked after the support team. We had cause to require detailed support from Glyn on multiple occasions.

On every occasion, Glyn not only solved the problem but did so with good grace and humour. Nothing was ever too much trouble for Glyn and he was always willing to go that extra mile to help out and always with a smile on his face. I wholeheartedly recommend Glyn and look forward to the time in the future when I can have the pleasure of working with him again.


Simon Waller

Head of Testing Open Banking is the Implementation Entity (OBIE)

Glyn was a contractor who worked with my business when we were a startup and throughout our massive growth phase. The very fact that we outgrew Glyn is a testament to how incredibly valuable he was.

His technical knowledge and abilities both at a deep level within his core technology areas but also his high-level architectural view were truly transformative. Coupled with the fact that Glyn is one of the nicest, most down-to-earth and enjoyable people you could ever ask to work with means I fully recommend him.

The worst I can say is he managed to resist my charms to come and work with me full-time ;-)


David Levine

Founder/ex CEO @digitalbridgehq Enterpreneur in Residence Enterprise City Accelerator

I have worked with Glyn for over a year whilst he worked as the Product Owner here at Open Banking on the Reference Applications and Certifications. Glyn worked as both the Product Owner as well as the Technical Delivery Lead. He has proved to be highly capable both from a business perspective in working across Open Banking and with the large Banks and also the FinTechs but also extremely technically competent in managing a team of technical developers.

I cannot recommend Glyn highly enough - a highly capable team player and expert Product Owner and Technical Lead.


Steve Murphy

Delivery Manager Open Banking is the Implementation Entity (OBIE)

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 Gencia Media Ltd and Winner, Digital Entrepreneur Awards UK

Developer Experience

Projects & Clients

Over the years I've been lucky enough to work with some amazing clients including...

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  • Open Banking
  • Fintechs
  • Other
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Open Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE)

Conformance Tools

Shortbite DigitalBridge

Augmented Reality
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AperiData Credit

Interim CTO Risk Software
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Open Banking Delivery

Open Bank Tech Consultant
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AWS Software Architect
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Ozone API

API Architect

Hire A Hard Working
Problem Solver.

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

My current availability is limited due to new contractual commitments. I am open to some limited freelance/contractual roles. Please message me over at LinkedIn

Fully Insured

Remote Work or Limited On-site

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