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Career Aims

Multimedia and Digital Systems graduate with good academic record and strong interpersonal skills gained through working with a wide range of clients in different industries, seeking to develop with the latest technologies to produce high quality web applications.

Skills

Development

  • PHP, MySQL, Drupal, Doctrine
  • Linux/Apache
  • REST, SOAP
  • APC, Memcached
  • XHTML, XML, XSLT
  • CSS
  • Behat, PHPUnit
  • JavaScript - jQuery, AJAX, JSON
  • SVN, Git, Mercurial
  • Aptana/Eclipse, Dreamweaver
  • Basecamp, GitHub, FogBugz
  • Agile software development: BDD, Kanban, Scrum
  • Fireworks, Photoshop
  • Other: MS Office, ASP/VB, MSSQL, Flash (AS2), Adobe Premiere, 3D Studio Max

Organisation - Effective time management to prioritise tasks on projects 

Communication - Worked effectively as part of a team on a range of projects at Ricoh and Ten Alps. Good interpersonal skills were required when talking to clients both over the phone and face-to-face. 

Leadership - Trained and guided new developers on bespoke CMS and framework

Experience

Dennis Publishing : February 2012 - Present

Main development roles

  • Drupal 7 module development
  • Migrations from legacy systems
  • PHP web development
  • Integration with APIs

Projects
autoexpress.co.uk, mensfitness.co.uk, carbuyer.co.uk, denofgeek.com, pcpro.co.uk, expertreviews.co.uk

Ten Alps : June 2007 – February 2012  (4 years 8 months)

Main development roles

  • Developing bespoke web applications / content management systems
  • Creating lightweight MVC frameworks that use Doctrine - page, module, query and result levels of caching
  • Writing PHP classes core to in-house web applications
  • Converting wire frames and designs to HTML/CSS templates
  • JavaScript (JQuery/JSON/AJAX)
  • Database Design
  • Integration with APIs and SOAP web services

Projects
rwd.co.uk, pascoeinternational.com, ifwecanyoucan.tv, tenalps.com, newton.tv

Other roles
Integration with CRM systems / APIs, Website design, Query/Database optimisation, Installing/configuring video players (Flow Player), Administration tasks (data imports/exports/migrations), Flash banners

Ricoh UK : October 2005 – May 2007  (1 year 8 months)

Main development roles (Lotus Notes / Domino Designer)
Building and managing Domino databases / work-flow applications

  • Intranet
  • Who’s Who database (Flash/XML)
  • Document libraries
  • Holiday booking system

Education and Qualifications

2007

IBM Certified Application Developer
Lotus Notes and Domino 7

2002 – 2005

University of Sussex
2.1, BSc, Multimedia & Digital Systems
This is a computer science degree with some aspects of both engineering and design. The course covers web design, Java programming, digital image capture, video production, sound manipulation, 3D animation/virtual environments and the basics of digital electronics.

2000-2002

Hillsyde Sixth-Form (A-Levels)
Media Studies, Business Studies, Information and Communication Technology, General Studies

1995-2000

Forest Hill School (GCSE)
Graphic Products, Double Science, Mathematics, Information Technology, Religious Education, Statistics, Art and Design, French, English Language, English Literature

Interests

  • Mountain biking and running
  • Playing golf
  • Enjoy a wide range of music, live performances and Festivals
  • Skiing
  • Social events