About Us

Building Connections With Smart Technology

Janus is a leading software consultancy specialising in technology integration with particular focus on the IoT/Smart Home and Smart Building industries.’

A trusted software development partner for many well-known global brands, Janus have particular expertise in integration of smart devices for residential and commercial solutions, encompassing IoT devices and services. Experts in iOS / Android App creation, embedded system software, web development and device drivers.

Janus Office - Sawston

Meet The Team

Our team of software developers, project managers and account managers know just what it takes to deliver on time, on-budget everytime. Here’s a short intro to our key players.

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Richard Caton

Richard graduated from Queens’ College, Cambridge with a 1st class degree in Engineering. He then gained a Masters in silicon chip design before joining Sagentia, a leading Cambridge consultancy, which pioneered video on demand. This led to a spin-out company, Imerge, set up to bring hard-disk media players to the consumer. After serving a Technical Director for 5 years he then left to set up Janus.

Matthew Faupel - Janus Technology Ltd
Matthew Faupel

Matthew graduated from Queens’ College, Cambridge with a degree in Economics and Computer Science. He went on to work for a variety of companies, including Nokia and Citrix, gaining experience in software development and project management, with a particular emphasis on distributed computing and multi-platform software. He became an independent consultant in 2000 and then, after several years of close collaboration with Richard, joined him to set up Janus.

Charlie Mertz - Janus Technology Ltd
Charlie Mertz

The commercial one in the business, Charlie heads up our sales & marketing efforts worldwide. A sound engineer by trade, Charlie has experience within Publishing, IT, TV, and smart home product manufacturing. A closet chef most evenings, Charlie is determined to finish his career on the west coast of the USA running a successful Schnitzel food truck franchise.

Greg Schofield - Janus Technology Ltd
Greg

Greg focuses on driver development for Control4 and Elan control systems. He has a masters degree in Mathematics from the University of Bath, and was previously a software engineer at IPL. Outside of work Greg enjoys going to the gym, yoga, has a black belt in karate, and likes beating his colleagues in the office fantasy football.

James Stamp - Janus Technology Ltd
James Stamp

James has worked at Janus Technology since the very beginning, when the company was based in a small room in Fulbourn (Cambridge). James mostly creates integration drivers for Smart Home control systems. In his spare time James enjoys DIY and restoring motorbikes with the help of his young son.

Dave Wright - Janus Technology Ltd
Dave Wright

Dave has been programming since he was 5 years old, back in the days when a BBC Model B and 32K of RAM was top of the range. Since then he has become proficient in a number of programming languages including Java, C# and C++. He also works part time as an A-level Computer Science teacher at a prestigious sixth form college in the centre of Cambridge. In his spare time he looks after his two children and occasionally gets to indulge in some eSports.

Daniel Gant - Janus Technology Ltd
Dan Gant

After working as a Senior test Engineer and Technical Author for hard disk audio pioneers Imerge, Dan spent several years in custom installation before joining the team. He oversees support and test activities, as well managing projects and supporting clients post-release. A part-timer at Janus, you will also find him indulging his passion for bikes as part-owner of a busy Cambridge city centre cycle shop. In his spare(!?) time, he indulges his two young children and hits bits of his house with a hammer, in the name of renovation.

Jon Keatley - Janus Technology Ltd
Jon Keatley

Jon has been a professional programmer for over a decade developing solutions in a multitude of languages and environments. Jon is an advocate of agile Software Development and Test Driven Development. In his spare time Jon likes to broaden his knowledge by working on a broad range of projects with hi-tec subject matter such as artificial intelligence and behavioural models. He is also an avid dog walker.

Andy Bartelsmeier - Janus Technology Ltd
Andy Bartelsmeier

After completing a degree in Audio & Music Technology, Andy began working in the AV industry as a software developer. This led on to more than 8 years of invaluable experience within the commercial, residential and super yacht sectors. Passionate about testing and continuous integration, Andy loves to extol the ‘connecting technology’ values of Janus. Whenever free, Andy enjoys spending time with his family; preferably in the sea or up a mountain.

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Adam McNicol

Adam taught Computer Science in schools for 10 years before becoming a developer. He would call himself a Pythonista and is also passionate about iOS development. He experience of working with URC, Control 4 and RTi control systems. Outside of work Adam likes to play board games and watch football.

Zoe Beaumont - Janus Technology Ltd
Zoe Beaumont

Zoe joined Janus Technology in 2013 and has been working in test and quality assurance for the past sixteen years. Her main role is to support the development team in the testing and validation of the products that are being delivered. When she’s not in the office she is a busy mum of two small children.

Katie Reid - Janus Technology Ltd
Katie Reid

Katie graduated from Anglia Ruskin university with a degree in Criminology. She is currently studying for her masters degree in the same field whilst working as a part time office manager at Janus. Katie hopes in the future to study for a PhD in the field of criminology and go on to save the world from all types of crime. Outside of work and university Katie likes to spend time with her sons, travel, go to the gym and binge on crime documentaries.