Hello, ciao, 你好, and γεια! We’re the Trussle Product Development Team. We make stuff for Trussle, the home of home ownership.
Senior Product Engineer; Life Coach; Chief Oat Milk Officer (COMO)
Ever since Jonny remembers there was one all consuming passion, one drive that surpassed all others, a light would never burn out in his life. He would work tirelessly towards this, neglecting friends, missing important family moments, even risking his own physical and mental well being, just to get a bit closer to his dream. Unfortunately it became apparent that being a time-travelling cowboy that solves crimes was not going to be possible, so he settled into software development.
Jonny loves making things with others, particularly the people who are using the things he makes. He’s worked in software since 2013, when he realised that by doing so he could render a significant amount of his day-to-day work obsolete. He’s been attempting to make his job obsolete ever since. He loves TypeScript (especially the functional bits), and well-structured data.
Jonny has been known to dabble in music.
QA Lead; Director of Photography; Barback; Keeper of Jenkins; Hoarder of Job Titles
Dan’s first insight into the limitations of software came as a teen, when he accidentally broke Windows 95 removing files to make space for games.
It took him a while to realise that people would actually pay him to break their software, so he spent many years working within the hospitality industry. He finally found his true calling and decided to go to university to study Computer Science. Since graduating he has combined his love of breaking things with his love of software (or as it’s known in the biz, Quality Assurance).
When he’s not complaining about low code coverage or inverted test triangles you might find Dan riding one of his bikes, watching the cricket or praising 80s cinema.
Senior Product Engineer; Director of Sarcasm
Chiara loves reading, cooking, running and other activities that don’t include human interaction - like programming.
Coming from the warm Italian coast, you’ll hear her complaining about the cold whenever the temperature drops below 25ºC.
You’ll hear her preaching about the importance of processes, consistency and good software design.
She loves talking about herself in the third person.
Engineering Lead; Head of Biscuit Procurement and Quality Leftovers
A long time ago Jamie started his career as a QA engineer for a mobile phone company, testing their network software stack out in the field; this mostly involved driving around the M25 in the back of a van with a lot of phones and laptops. These were the days when you could drive on the M25 during the day without getting stuck in traffic. Great times.
He went on to develop websites at a time when developing for Internet Explorer 5 on a Mac was a thing. Bad times.
Jamie once worked in a Tesco petrol station, where bad people used to drive off without paying for fuel.
He is passionate about all aspects of front-end development, particularly ensuring accessibility and performance is part of our daily engineering processes.
When Jamie isn’t in meetings he likes to go mountain biking whilst exploring various places in the world. He doesn’t like spending a lot of time doing DIY and decorating his house.
Vik Bhatti 👾
Head of Infrastructure; Chief Automation Officer 🤖; Certified Cloud Fairy™ 🌩
Vik has been ‘doing DevOps’ since before it was cool and got a fancy industry buzzword. He has over 10 years of experience working in backend software and infrastructure engineering within high profile startups.
He has spent most of his career working in tech. From ecommerce to social networks, the beauty industry to hedge funds and finance, Vik has always been focused on relentlessly automating all the things. He has helped engineering teams of all sizes build highly scalable and resilient infrastructure, without compromising on developer productivity. He has spoken at several conferences and meetups about the weird and wonderful things he’s worked on.
He is also an avid self-experimenter and has spent a lot of his personal time over the years testing different workouts, diets, supplements and torturing himself with ice baths, all in the name of
Most of Vik’s spare time is usually taken up by his wife, daughter and DIY. He likes movies 🎞, podcasts 🎧, fine scotch whisky 🥃 (without the extra ‘e’) and good coffee ☕️. In what remains of his free time he pursues his own startup side projects, and wishing he had time to play video games.
Beau Allison 👾
Beau hails from the land downunder 🇦🇺. Having grown up by the beachside he made the journey to the UK under two years ago to explore Europe.
A fan of functional programming, minimalism, and jumpers.
Product Engineer; VP of chocolate
Having studied Physics at university, Dillan quickly transitioned into software development and hasn’t looked back since. In another life he worked in energy comparison helping people to save, and now uses those same skills in the world of mortgages.
Outside of work Dillan tries to be active, going rock climbing and recently completing Couch to 5K. He also enjoys reading 📚 and good food 🥘, and hopes for Arsenal to win the Premier League once again.
Engineering Lead; Chief Coffee Consumer
As a lover of rules, algorithms and technicalities, Computer Science was a natural vocation for Yannis. After a string of software development roles, he ventured into the world of Digital Transformation and Consulting. He soon realised that he missed building real stuff for real people and joined Trussle. He’s passionate about the Agile principles, automation, testing and low-stress production deployments.
Outside work Yannis spends lots of time with his wife and young daughter. Apart from that he is a serial hobbyist, dabbling in a few things for a while before moving on to something else; this results in seldom-used kit for bygone hobbies exponentially cluttering the loft. Hobbies at the time of writing include amateur dramatics, choir singing, re-acquaintance with guitar-playing, football, board games and chess.
Senior Product Engineer; World’s Best Dad
Bikash has been writing code since a long time ago; After writing a supermarket billing system in
C back in 2000 - he quickly started to look at other higher level languages - and since then has written softwares in
Outside work - he loves gardening and DIY. Other than that he likes to spend a lot of time with his daughter and wife. He’s also an amazing cook. So expect good food when he’s in the kitchen.
Data Analyst; Chief Sourdough Baker
Ina’s a self taught data analyst. Her approach to data analysis mixes quantitative and qualitative methods to discover uncommon insights that inform sound business decisions.
To wind down, she’ll bake sourdough bagels, ciabatta, pizza and other experimental loaves. Her latest retirement business idea: data bread 🤔.
Product Manager; Deputy Head of Biscuit Procurement
Michael grew up in bowling alleys, that’s where he learnt life’s tough lessons (you’ve seen Kingpin right?). As he grew up though he realised that life as a pro bowler was out of reach so he turned his hand naturally to management consultancy (what else?). A few jobs later he found himself in the wonderful world of product management where he has remained ever since, working mainly across fintech and retail.
Outside of work, Michael’s two sons keep him busy and when he’s not with them he can often be found cheering on Spurs at White Hart Lane
Product Engineer; Head Of Conspiracies; CTO (Chief Tobacco Officer)
John loves reading, music, micro services and all fur based animals.
Product Engineer; Director of Board Games
Kostiantyn has been in love with software since high school, when he was coding small games in QuickBASIC. In 2008 he applied his passion to earn money, using
C for embedded and
C++ to create software for military navigation systems. In recent years switched to
TypeScript. He’s a big fan of strict types, tests, DRY and KISS.
Outside of work Kostiantyn likes to play complex board games and take long-distance walks.
Senior Data Analyst; Part-time Powerlifter and hands-on ML practitioner
Asif fell into data analysis and machine learning when presented with interesting challenges such as predicting at-risk patient groups or whether a drug in testing offered any benefits to patients. He’s since shifted his energies into solving challenges in the fintech and lending space.
In his spare time, Asif enjoys powerlifting, investing in shares and following the Chelsea.
IT Support Engineer; Security Commando; Ticket Samurai
Marlon likes to read, his favourite food is pizza and he’s an avid fan of the south Californian Desert Rock scene hence the hair… he is also an ambitious high achieving individual.
Before moving to London, he lived on a tiny island in the middle of nowhere, there he worked odd jobs which included activities such as vee-jaying for Peggy Gou and serving drinks to John Butler.
Since relocating, he has focused on his studies and previously to joining Trussle he worked as a private coding tutor whose clients at one time included the children of former Kasabian guitarist Jay Mehler!
Product Engineer; Mechanical Keyboard Guru; Chief Synthpop Officer
Back in the 90s, the internet was like the wild west. A network of scrappily built websites. A time when building fansites on Geocities was common, ridden with “under construction” gifs and pageview counters. Lewis cut his teeth on mastering the mysterious beige boxes in his primary school’s IT room. Falling deeply in love with the idea of building the web at a young age. Making something out of nothing. If you can dream it, you can make it a reality.
Moving to London as a teenager and getting involved with scrappy startups, Lewis found his passion in design and front-end engineering eventually moving on to found a company and then another! This company raised $250,000 and took part in the TechStars startup accelerator program helping a network of 700 writers get their quality journalism in front of 4 million people every month. After leaving the company he founded, he went back to the thing he loves most, building out fantastic user experiences and helping designers and engineers get along.
Parallel to work, Lewis finds the time to write music and tour around the UK with his new wave/hypnagogic-pop band The New Aesthetic. For the last couple of years, Lewis has also developed a deep passion for mechanical keyboards. These keyboards come in all shapes and sizes and each one is a bespoke creation that can take hours, or even days to put together. His drink of choice is Espresso, and he’ll happily talk about the world of coffee and hospitality for hours. If you ever need advice on anything around music production, keyboard or coffee then Lewis is definitely a great person to get recommendations from!
Product Analyst; Noodle Aficionado
Cherie grew up near the equator and was sorely disappointed when, moving to the UK, that life was not all about country walks and Barbour jackets. Nevertheless, now armed with a law degree which she’ll probably never use, she works on product-y stuff and learning SQL and Python.
Cherie is a fan of hojicha lattes, karaoke (specifically coin noraebangs). She spends her weekends learning Korean and buying too many stickers.
Software Engineer, VP of Cheap Laughs
Sam’s parents met in the theatre. His father would build sets and run lighting / sound and his mother would act in plays. He has, therefore, inherited both an incredible capacity for technical pedantry, and a Beyoncé-esque level of creative preciousness.
Initially a literature student, Sam worked many jobs, notably in Human Rights law in New Orleans, and as a tutor in Dubai, before discovering programming. After a short bootcamp in Barcelona, he dove into the sexy world of software engineering and hasn’t looked back since.
Product Engineer, Youtuber, Avid Instagrammer, Golfer, etc…
Sohil loves to build products that make people happy, whether it be a CSS change or an intricate feature, as long as the end-user enjoys the result of the output he’s happy!
Outside of Work, Sohil is a Beach Volleyball Referee, Cricketer, Golfer, Youtuber, Instagrammer and much much more!
Even with all of these out of work commitments, he’ll always be happy to grab a coffee/beer and have a chat!
Product Engineer; Chef de Cuisine
Elfi started to learn English when she was 6. She thought language was her thing and that’s why she chose German Literature at the university and became friends with Goethe and Schiller.
Outside work, Elfi loves to investigate new spices and invent fusion recipes like Thai green curry risotto, spicy Sichuan style burger, pesto roasted tofu.
When it’s sunny outside, she likes to take a walk in one of the parks in London and imagine that she’s the owner of one of the dogs in the park.
Senior Product Engineer
10+ years in the “coding game” and still hasn’t quite figured it all out… lover of problem solving, reader of psychology books… probably an “over thinker” - definitely an “over talker”. Loves a whiteboard & an analogy.
Has managed to keep another human alive for 16+ years. Probably his greatest achievement to date.
Dog owner (although, questioning who is really in charge daily) & occasional music maker.
Loving computers since he was a kid, going into Software Engineering was a natural next step for Sergio. He’s been tinkering with everything he was able to get his hands on since he started working about 4 years ago, but his true passion is frontend development.
As a self-proclaimed lazy person, he will often go out of his way and do something to avoid work for himself in the future (which makes sense as long as you don’t think about it too much).
When he’s not coding he’s either playing video games, optimizing his habits or trying to find more interesting hobbies.
Product Engineer; Jaffa Cake connoisseur
Working for a few years now, Julian finds its joy at work delivering great easy to use features and working and helping his team mates (and asking for help!).
A quick snack will always bring a smile to his face.
Outside of work he likes the usual hobbies. He’s a Real Madrid fan (he’s originally from Spain!), does yoga sometimes and likes to go for walks in parks.
Currently trying to keep a cactus alive. Will he succeed?
Because a real unicorn would be too much responsibility
Pusheenicorn is beautiful, mysterious, magical, sensitive and fierce, according to a recent report. Hailing from China and made almost entirely of polyester, Pusheenicorn is our Chief Support Officer, pairing with our emergency support dude to make sure we get back up to speed when things go wrong.
If you’d like to come and join us, head over to our jobs page!