Simplestream, leaders in live and on-demand OTT services, today announced three new appointments to its Delivery Team. These are important roles within the company, giving a solid foundation to grow our business.

(L to R) Liana Man has recently joined as Lead QA. Her role involves the design and implementation of testing strategies, including automated and manual testing and defining quality standards for all Simplestream projects. In addition, Liana will refine processes for test cycle phases that support a continuous deployment system.  With roots in software and web development/design, Liana comes to us from the TV App Agency, where she was responsible for cross-platform OTT apps, mobile and web services testing, submissions to app stores, creation and certification packages, documentations and test cases as well as managing and mentoring a team of six.

Adam Fulat joins as Delivery Manager. He will be responsible for implementing Agile development processes and DevOps to ensure that Simplestream development is effective and efficient, and will mentor the teams on the process on an on-going basis. The role also includes enhancing the Service Desk operations and supporting its use by the Client Services team.

Adam brings with him over 8 years’ experience managing web and digital projects, from bespoke applications, rolling out customised CMS platforms, and overseeing the development of a new SaaS platform. In addition, Adam is highly experienced in building out technology teams combining internal and external resources both on- and off-shore. Having come from a development background, Adam recognises the challenges for the teams involved, as well as the business as a whlole, and will work on bridging the two to deliver the necessary results.

Michele Giardi taking on the new role of Software Solution Architect. He will lead the backend development for all applications, defining standards and implementing best practice. He will help to improve the current platform, further strengthening resilience and security. Prior to joining Simplestream, Michele spent 10 years at TalkTalk. As Lead Architect, he was a key part of the Online team – developing and designing an entirely new structure, giving the ability to support multiple frontends for different devices, via one API.