Tom Jennings


Scaleup Software Engineering Manager

Since 2022

Successfully led two high-performing teams, overseeing 12 engineers and achieving engineering goals to deliver exceptional results within the Candidate Experience division.

Leveraged my expertise in LLMs to introduce generative AI to the engineering vector, providing coaching and mentoring to engineers on both technical and non-functional aspects.

Orchestrated a highly successful generative AI hackathon that fostered innovation and collaboration among over 80 participating engineers.

Managed the development of "Convert," a widely adopted forms product with over 500k monthly active users.

Oversaw the end-to-end launch of "Candidate Portals" as a customer-facing solution, from ideation to successful customer implementation.

Implemented cutting-edge AI technology across multiple teams, driving efficiency and optimization throughout the company.

Startup CTO

Since 2017

Delivered consistent tech-driven revenue growth, whilst also cutting content production costs by vertically integrating our whole content production process.

Onshored development team, moved from large outsourced team to lean in-house team

Formed in-house Data Science/AI team, which has had impact on production cost-base and content lead times.

Negotiated deals with content data suppliers, ensuring redundancy but also delivering more, better data at a lower price point.

Grown and nurtured talent in-house. Ensured very low staff turnover in a competitive marketplace.

Transitioned legacy infrastructure to modern cloud-native architecture.



Software Engineering Manager

Jun 2022 – Present

Led two high-performing teams, managing 12 engineers, focused on delivering exceptional results in the Candidate Experience division.

Introduced generative AI, coached engineers technically and non-technically. Spearheaded a generative AI hackathon, encouraging innovation among 80+ engineers.

Implemented AI technology, enhancing efficiency and optimization across teams.

Curation Corporation

Chief Technology Officer

2017 – Present

Managed all aspects of product development and delivery. Initiated and executed on major client-facing and internal initiatives. Reported to CEO & COO. Defined and met KPIs. Managed and grew teams, both in number and ability.

Engineering Lead


Ran offshore team development team of 8 engineers, delivered in-house CMS and email publication system. Worked with clients on delivery and customisation of end product.

Product Owner


Developed "Curation Dashboard", a client-facing realtime news management system.


London School of Economics

2009 – 2012 | BSc. Economic Anthropology

The Judd School

2001 – 2008 | 4 A's at A level


Candidate Portal

Since 2022

Oversaw the end-to-end launch of "Candidate Portals" as a customer-facing solution, from ideation to successful customer implementation. This product enhanced the recruitment process by offering a streamlined, user-friendly platform for both candidates and recruiters.

  • React
  • Node.js
  • Elasticsearch


Since 2022

Managed the development of "Convert," a widely adopted forms product with over 500k monthly active users. This product significantly improved data collection and interaction with potential candidates.

  • React
  • Kubernetes
  • Postgres

Curation Feeds

since 2020

Developed an end-to-end content curation platform, ingesting, encriching and processing over 3 million items/day. Internal users can write arbitrary queries and train an "active learning" AI to suggest relevant content.

  • GraphQL
  • Node.js
  • Kubernetes
  • RabbitMQ

Curation Portal

Since 2018

Initiated and executed on client-facing news and insight portal. Worked directly with clients and stakeholders to define scope. Chose technology stack which enabled rapid development, scalability and deployment and DX.

  • GraphQL
  • Node.js
  • Kubernetes
  • RabbitMQ

Abstractive AI summarisation

Since 2019

Developed auto-summarisation API sold to FAANGS and other industry-leading tech companies. Led the release of open-source and commercial dataset.

  • Python
  • Transformer-based NLP
  • Fast AI

Curation API

Since 2019

Spearheaded development of client-facing REST API and documnetation which has been a major revenue driver.

  • Node.js
  • REST
  • Message queueing



  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • ELK stack
  • Gitlab CI/CD
  • Prometheus


  • PostgreSQL
  • ElasticSearch
  • Node
  • Redis


  • AWS
  • Terraform


  • Python
  • Elixir
  • Rust
  • GraphQL
  • Systems Administration
  • Systems Architecture
  • IT management
  • Agile methodology