Ikenna Okpala joined WestGrid as a Senior Developer in 2018. Ikenna is a specialist in web development with over 12+ years experience delivering projects in various sectors which include government, medical, pharmacology, retail, e-commerce and sports betting. He subscribes to agile, pair programming (where required), behaviour driven (BDD), DRY, progressive enhancement, and open source approaches to web development. Prior to joining WestGrid, Ikenna was Senior Software Engineer at Marks & Spencer (Venture labs), in the UK and now resides with his family in Atlantic Canada.
The Senior Developer is responsible for overseeing and implementing software and service development projects required both by WestGrid and Compute Canada. These projects can range in scope from working on user database features and functionality, to helping implement national Globus filesharing services.