Kevin is the Platform Architect for the SOA platform within JBoss, a division of Red Hat. After graduating from Newcastle University Kevin worked as a kernel programmer with Integrated Micro Products, developing fault tolerant network drivers. IMP were later acquired by Sun Microsystems where he was to discover Java. He has over fifteen years experience of Java, predominately Enterprise technologies, which he has used to develop software for technical, financial and local government clients. Before joining JBoss he was a Senior Engineer with Arjuna Technologies, working on the transaction products.