About Rob Blake Associates

We are a boutique consultancy with over 5 years hands-on experience of developing and deploying web applications on AWS for clients of various sizes. With a combined 45 years of industry experience between the two principles, we can help you get the most of your next AWS development.

Rob Blake - Founder and principle consultant

Rob Blake

Principal consultant and founder

Rob has been working with AWS from the very first days of EC2. Since then he has developed numerous applications on top of the ever-growing AWS ecosystem.

Prior to founding RBA, Rob was co-founder of legal tech start-up The Law Wizard. Rob developed the entire Law Wizard platform on-top of AWS. The business was sold in June of 2014.

Rob also has 10 years professional experience of web application development, primarily using Java. He is a strong proponent of continuous integration and deployment with a strong Devops mindset.

Richard Blake - Principle business analyst

Richard Blake

Principal business analyst

Richard is a senior business analyst and architect with commercial experience gained in both vendor and multinational blue chip companies across the full life cycle of software development.

Richard has worked extensively in the global oil industry gaining experience in physical oil trading and logistics, manufacturing and marketing. He also has broad experience working with bespoke applications such as a government statistical warehouse and website, retail and wholesale banking, discrete manufacturing, order to cash, company ledgers and payroll.

Our Associates

RBA has a hand-picked pool of associates that help us on our projects. Our associates are people that we have worked with over the course of our careers who stood out as leaders in their area of speciality and who could be trusted to get the job done.

We are always looking to expand our network of associates in order to increase the range of services that we can offer to our clients.

Our associates work closely with clients of RBA, so it is important that they have a demonstrable history of work within their sector.

We are currently looking for associates in the following areas:

  • Javascript developers with a focus on Ember and a deep understanding of Javascript application design and deployment
  • Devops with experience of the Docker ecosystem, particularly Docker Compose, Docker Swarm and Tutum. Experience with using Docker on AWS is a strong bonus.
  • Exceptional business analysts with a strong understanding of Agile (particularly scrum).

We work with all of our associates as contractors. If you are interested in working with us, please get in touch.