Over twenty years ago, LeoTel began with a core of former STC/ICL engineers and roots in the telecommunications industry. We have been delivering innovative software solutions ever since, to a wide range of industries, from mobile handsets and wireless sensor devices, to submarine telecommunications and air traffic equipment.

Meet the Team

We are passionate technology experts and problem solvers with a diverse range of backgrounds.

Chris
Senior Software Engineer
Chris is an enthusiastic and dedicated engineer, with a strong scientific background and extensive embedded software development experience in machine and automation applications.

He is a keen independent traveller, and when closer to home spends his time walking, gardening and watching football.

Chris has a BSc in Computer Science from Anglia Polytechnic University.
Dave
Hardware Engineer
Dave is the foundation of our hardware engineering capability. He began his career as an engineering graduate in radio at the BBC, and has an extraordinary ability to design and build almost anything electronic.

After hours, he turns his enthusiasm to all things audio, in particular producing and recording live music.

Dave has a BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from UMIST.
Helen
Director; Business and Systems Manager
Helen keeps the LeoTel machine running smoothly. She manages the office, accounts, quality assurance, HR, system administration, enjoys software testing, and is the friendly face that most visitors first see when they come to LeoTel.

She is a competent swimmer, with a love of the outdoors, and has a passion for all things universe and space-related.

Helen is studying for a BSc in Physical Science with the Open University.
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James
Director; Technical Lead
James’ multi-discipline mastery and passion for all things technical shine through in every project in which LeoTel are involved. With an exceptional blend of education, 30 years’ software engineering and tremendous leadership skills, he is always keen to explore.

He likes discovering nature, feats of engineering, and tinkering with the latest in electronics.

James has a MA (Cantab) in Electrical and Information Science Tripos from the University of Cambridge. MIET
Justine
Senior Software Engineer
Justine combines technical skill with attention to detail to bring certainty and methodical discipline to all the projects she tackles. Her background is in real time systems and design, with time spent in the air traffic and automotive software domains before joining LeoTel.

In her spare time she has been studying botanical illustration and horticulture, and is enthusiastic about biodiversity.

Justine has a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science and Visual Studies from the University of Toronto. MIET
Stephen
Graduate Software Engineer
Stephen is a new and enthusiastic member of our team. With a background in automotive diagnostics, he has an interest in robotics and control and cybersecurity, and now has real world experience verifying a medical device. He has a methodical approach and pays attention to the details, and likes to read in-depth about a concept or a problem in order to really understand it.

When he isn’t studying, he enjoys racing and driving simulation games.

Stephen has a BEng (Hons) in Mechatronic and Robotic Engineering from the University of Sheffield. MIET
Stuart
Senior Software Engineer
Stu’s tenacious attitude ensures he is never beaten by a technical challenge. He has over 30 years’ engineering experience, and is the go-to person when we have a particularly difficult problem to solve.

With a passion for live music, he is also in tune with our planet, enjoys organic produce, local sourcing and supports a diverse range of environmental causes.

Stu has an HND in Measurement and Control from Hatfield Polytechnic.

Location

We are based in the heart of historic Stevenage Old Town, surrounded by the vibrancy of the High Street, with the convenience of fast national transport links, and adjacent to the nation’s first ‘New Town’.

Built as a progressive town-planning experiment during the 1940s, ‘Space Age’ Stevenage now has a long-established connection to the technology industries, with high-profile projects such as the Mars Rover, ongoing space and telecommunications satellite development, and modern science and research facilities.

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