Jamie Penney

Jamie Penney - The Jack Of All Trades

Jamie is the founder of Ion Technologies. After many years working in Auckland and Wellington for large software companies such as Xero, Spotlight and Raygun, Jamie returned to his hometown of Kerikeri in 2017 determined to create a better work life balance so that he could spend more time with his wife and two sons.

An experienced Senior Software Developer, Front-end Engineer and Team Leader, Jamie uses his many skills to assess client’s needs, evaluate possible solutions, and to help them implement the plan.

This often means identifying existing off-the-shelf programs and customising them to provide cost-effective solutions that fulfil any specific needs. For larger companies, with more complex requirements, it can include designing programmes from scratch or writing software that enables various programmes to ‘speak’ to each other to minimise double handling and manual data entry.

A great communicator, with a real ability to translate complicated technical information into plain English, Jamie is the person who will help scope out your project.

Outside of work, Jamie enjoys rock climbing, playing board games with the family and fiddling around with home automation.

Jamie maintains a presence on the Unicorn Factory.


Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Software Engineering from the University of Auckland

Programming Languages

  • C++
  • C#
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • Python
  • Ruby


  • Amazon Web Services
  • Dotnet Framework and Dotnet Core
  • ElasticSearch
  • Flask
  • Hugo
  • MySQL
  • NHibernate
  • NodeJS
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • PostgreSQL
  • Redis
  • ReactJS
  • Redux
  • SQLAlchemy