David Inkpen

Highly technical engineering leader passionate about tackling climate change

Highly technical engineering leader with over twelve years of software engineering expertise. I specialise in empowering teams to continuously improve through hands-on coaching and the adoption of Agile methodologies. Passionate about tackling climate change, I've adapted my lifestyle and career to maximise my positive impact.

David Inkpen



  • Earthly



    Apr 2021 - Jul 2023

    Helping companies to protect and regenerate the Earth through high quality nature-based solutions

    • Instrumental in setting up company-wide tooling, processes and a collaborative culture in a remote setting
    • Owned company-wide technical strategy in harmony with product strategy
    • Reduced feature cycle-time from weeks to two days while maintaining 99.9% uptime by implementing engineering, CI/CD and architectural best practices
  • Kin + Carta

    Kin + Carta

    Lead Software Engineer

    Jul 2019 - Mar 2021

    A global consulting firm built for the 2020s, Kin + Carta exists to make the world work better.

    • Acted as technical lead and architect over multiple platforms on multiple projects, including one with over 40 engineers over four teams
    • Led design and implementation of multiple solutions from whiteboard through to production
    • Introduced a culture of testing to an entire department. Through coaching increased the test coverage on one project from 5% to over 80%

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