Experience

Senior Developer

ClearLife Limited
December 2016 - Present
December 2016 - Present

Software Developer

Zengenti
December 2011 - November 2016

Main responsibilities:

  • Developing the main product, Contensis CMS, which is used in the health sector, the public sector and the commercial sector.
  • Looking after our Continuous Integration system
  • Worked with the System Infrastructure team to get CI working with their Ansible system to automate deployments
  • Transitioned Zengenti to Git, trained the Development team in Git and defining our branch methodology.
  • Work on helpdesk on a rota basis, helping clients with issues.
  • Developed bespoke solutions for clients as part of the Professional Services team.
  • Developed Web Services, Bespoke Controls and Console Applications that work on top, and interact with, existing API’s that are part of the main product Contensis.

Key Achievements:

  • Founded and led a project to make build status visible, using Hue bulbs, to help the team get a physical representation of the build status.
  • Given talks on several occasions, during User Groups and Zengenti’s Rocket Conference to clients on new upcoming features in the product, which also involved fielding questions.
  • Lead Developer on Pearson’s Think Future project, which helped to empower learners with their career choices
December 2011 - November 2016

Web Developer

VSI Thinking
June 2010 - December 2011

Main responsibilities:

  • Responsible for developing and maintaining a portfolio of high profile websites
  • Working with majority of clients, including Thomas Cook (Publishing, Neilson, Brochure Store, NoMud and their stock management system), Celtic Manor, Quanticate and an Olympic Sailing Team
  • Implementing websites into HTML/CSS and jQuery
  • Application development in VB.NET/ASP.NET and MSSQL.
  • Working with eCommerce websites
  • Working with IIS/MSSQL/Windows Server administration
  • Second line support for clients via telephone and email – major issues
  • Managing and resolving technical errors
  • Working in a high pressure environment with tight deadlines

Key achievements:

  • Development of the Quanticate Helpdesk System, including integration of a payment gateway
  • Implementation of NoMud
  • Changed functionality of Brochure Store from a single brand ownership model to multiple brand ownership, a core functionality change with minimal downtime.
  • Worked with Celtic Manor in preperation for the Ryder Cup 2010
June 2010 - December 2011

Head Engineer

Xtreme Radio / Webmaster
October 2007 - July 2010
  • Designed a new Schedule Managing system for the website, and maintained the website which resulted in us winning the Best Society Website award at the Union Society Awards.
  • Redesigned the website
  • Obtained funding for thousands of pounds of investment for the station per my specification
  • Installed and setup all new equipment
  • Wrote the first iPhone application for a Student Radio Station in the UK, gaining headline space on the Student Radio Association website, and won a Silver Student Radio Award for Best Technical Achievement.
  • Produced for Xtreme Radio, including the Student Radio Chart, a national broadcast throughout the Student Radio Association
  • Created adverts, jingles, promotions, flyers and posters for the station
  • Won two Silver Student Radio Awards for Best Technical Achievement in 2009 and 2010 and won Most Dedicated Student in 2010. The Student Radio Awards are backed by BBC Radio 1 and Global Radio, and the winners are picked from a panel of experts in the radio industry.
October 2007 - July 2010

Freelance

January 2004 - January 2005

Did various freelance PHP work for GASP Design, KicFM and Crucial Radio

January 2004 - January 2005