Summary

I am an experienced web developer and Agile ScrumMaster that is highly motivated and always looking to achieve perfection and innovation in every project I undertake. I have a large range of technical skills that allow me to be highly adaptable to many different team structures and environments. I am always looking to meet new people, face new challenges, and learn new skills to perfect my craft.

Experience

Mapletec / Aex Web Services April 2013 - presentMarket Harborough
Chief Bearded Officer (CBO)

Currently working on a wide range of projects throughout the UK including:

  • Custom projects developed in Laravel
  • Bespoke front-end sites developed in Angular JS
  • Hybrid mobile apps developed in Cordova / Ionic 2
  • Online training and examination systems fully accredited with UK examination bodies.
  • Online magazine systems having worked with well known nationwide UK magazine franchises.
  • SEO and social networking consultations
  • Cloud Hosting, Linux server administration and more...
raterAgent December 2014 - December 2016Huntingdon
CTO

Responsible for the technical infrastructure of the company. This includes everything from the front end of the website, deployable widgets and tools to the unique custom review algorithm.

The original prototype was developed in December 2014 and went on to generate £160k in crowdfunding.

Holmes Media Ltd September 2015 - September 2016Market Harborough
Senior Software Developer

Part of a great team at Holmes Media on a part time basis where I am involved in many aspects of the development cycle.

I am also involved with lending my experience in Agile project management and team structure.

Fine & Country (GPEA) 2010 - April 2015London / Kettering
Agile ScrumMaster
  • Responsible for the lifecycle and delivery of all Agile development team's projects and deadlines.
  • Responsible for project briefing and requirement capturing alongside Product Owners.
  • Responsible for maintaining the discipline of the Agile process throughout the business.
  • Responsible for architecture of Continuous Integration and automated testing procedures
  • Responsible for structuring and maintaining the discipline of Test Driven Development and Source Control strategies of the development team.
  • Responsible for coaching, training and supporting 7 developers.
Lead Web Developer
  • Architect of Laravel infrastructure to power multi-platform websites and services.
  • Architect of Laravel responsive template website builder.
  • Architect of Joomla multi-site framework supporting over 800 international websites.
  • Developer of real-time property feed architecture supporting over 3000 estate agents.
  • Developer of bespoke websites from client briefs.
  • Developer of 'Online Videoette Creator' and social media applications.
  • Responsible for clients SEO and social media strategies.
  • Linux server administrator.

*GPEA (Fine & Country, The Guild of Professional Estate Agents, Property Logic)

Education

San Diego State University 2008 - 2009California, USA
  • Courses studied; Computer Security, Operating Systems, Algorithms, Software Internationalisation, Networks, Help Systems, Computer Vision.
  • Research Project in Artificial Intelligence.
De Montfort University 2003 - 2007Leicester, UK
First Classification BSc Degree in Computing with Honours
  • Courses studied; Java, C, C++, PHP/MySQL/SOAP/AJAX, XML, OO Design, Database Design, AI, Games Programming, CAN Networks, Data Mining.
  • Major Project in Collaborative Filtering using PHP.
British School in the Netherlands 1993 - 2001Voorschoten, NL
  • 9 GCSEs including Mathematics, English, Science (Double), Design & Technology and Art.

Please ask for additional education background if needed.

Achievements

  • Developed Rater Agent on a 16 day deadline which went on to generate £140k in overfunding on crowdcube. 2015
  • Project manager and architect of system wide rebuilding and restructuring of products into a central marketing hub at Property Logic. 2014
  • Project manager of the successful Fine & Country international online restructure of over 300 offices. 2014
  • Developed online examination system fully verified and accredited with OFQUAL. 2013
  • Asked to present latest IT services to over 600 customers at Fine & Country international conferences 2011, 2012
  • Asked to present quarterly SEO & IT seminars in Park Lane head office for GPEA. 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Bloomberg - Highly Commended Real Estate Agency Website for Fine & Country (www.fineandcountry.co.uk and m.fineandcountry.co.uk) 2011, 2012
  • Developed market leading Facebook app for Fine & Country. 2010
  • Developed unique online video creation system that sold over 1500 property videos in its first year for GPEA. 2010
  • Obtained First Classification degree in Computing with honours. 2007

Recent Work

Triptide
triptide.london

Developed in Laravel and Angular, Triptide aims at bringing a whole new take on planning your next trip to London!

Rater Agent
www.rateragent.co.uk

Responsible for the build and delivery of an estate agent review start up website to an ambitious deadline that spanned 16 days. Work on this project involved a bespoke responsive website design built on Laravel which included, most notably, complete user and branch dashboard functionality, back end review algorithms, PayPal integration, SEO strategy implemetation, and a custom blog and community forum.

In April the project was then successfully overfunded to £140k on Crowdcube, 2 weeks short of its deadline.

Property Logic - Responsive website creator

Architect and project manager behind Property Logic's responsive website creator. This unique system allows estate agents to build their own website themselves from their Members Hub utilising many custom created modules tailored to the estate agent industry. The project was built on a combination of Laravel systems to produce the website CMS and page builder, the bootstrap responsive website and an API to house all the property related services.

Much work was put into the infrastructure of how these systems worked with each other focusing on balance, dependency, deployment, scope and caching strategies.

Fine & Country
www.fineandcountry.com

Responsible for the project management and delivery of the new Fine & Country international website. Work involved co-ordinating the 7 developers involved on the project and implementing the responsive and highly interactive design. Technologies used on the project ranged from Bootstrap with custom Joomla components to power the front end of the website, a Laravel API custom built to power the back end integration of the properties, implementing and restructuring the websites SEO strategy and a unique source control strategy to deal with the on-going development of the project.

Skills

Technical Skills

  • PHP (MVC & Object Oriented development), MySQL
  • HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Javascript, XML, JSON, SOAP, REST, AJAX
  • Frameworks & Architecture (Laravel / Symfony 2 / Zend)
  • Mobile platform development (Cordova, Ionic)
  • CMS development (Joomla Modules & Components, WordPress Themes and Plugins, Magento).
  • Continuous Integration / Test Driven Development (PHPUnit, Jenkins CI, Selenium)
  • Facebook application development
  • Social plugin development (Facebook API, Twitter API, Google API, Vimeo API)
  • Payment plugin integration (Stripe, PayPal, WorldPay, SagePay)

Additional Skills

  • Agile Methodologies (Scrum)
  • Responsive Design
  • User Interface Design, Accessibility and Usability
  • Version Control (Git)
  • Caching Strategies
  • Database design & optimisation (Navicat)
  • Linux Administration (Apache, Nginx, Rsync, Vim, Node.js)
  • SEO (Split testing, goal generation, keyword analysis)
  • Graphics (Photoshop, Fireworks)

About Me

In my spare time you will find me:

Chasing our border collie, Henry, around the local Market Harborough fields in a feeble attempt to tire him, watching or playing nearly any sport, or at home playing one of my dozens of guitars I have collected over the years.

Or just thinking about Space...

Additional Information

Emergency First Aid Certified (UK - 2014)

Full clean UK drivers license.

Full clean US drivers license.

References

References available by request.

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