Appointments: Scott Logic ups its game with three new developers on team

Marzio Suparina, Stuart Roebuck and Oliver Kenyon have joined Scott Logic
Marzio Suparina, Stuart Roebuck and Oliver Kenyon have joined Scott Logic
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Bespoke software development consultancy Scott Logic has appointed three new developers to its growing workforce.

Marzio Suparina, Stuart Roebuck and Oliver Kenyon have joined the firm, which specialises in solutions for the financial sector, as a senior developer, technical architect and lead developer respectively. They will be based in Edinburgh. Marzio, a JavaScript specialist originally from Italy, gave up a career in the theatre, during which he worked as a stage management and lighting designer, to become a software engineer four years ago. He said: “I got my engineering degree in France 10 years ago and moved to Scotland for a new experience, and so far I’ve found Scott Logic to be a very well-oiled machine, which I enjoy, so I’m quite excited.” 
Stuart comes from Edinburgh and brings over 35 years’ industry experience working in biotech, finance and the UK health sector, including particular skills in Scala, open source and functional big data processing. He said: “Scott Logic values its staff as much as it values its customers – I’m sure that’s why it does such impressive work.” Oliver, who has nine years’ commercial experience after getting a computer science degree at the University of York in 2005, wants to apply his experience in test-driven, object-oriented development in PHP and Java to life at his new employer. He said the company was “known in the industry for working on some cutting edge stuff, and that’s why I wanted to come on board. I am looking forward to getting stuck into some client projects.”

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