$this->Profile

Senior developer & Linux server admin based in Derby, UK. I specialise in the development of dynamic websites & apps for mobile devices. I'm fluent in a number of programming / markup languages & frameworks. I learn quickly & I'm always keen to learn new skills & master the right tool for the job. I enjoy problem solving & thrive under pressure.

I have excellent communication skills on both a technical level & I'm also able to explain in a less technical manner where required, both verbal & written. I'm highly motivated & willing to take the initiative when working both individually & as part of a team.

$this->Skills

  • 3+ years agency experience in a range of programming languages & data formats including (X)HTML(5), CSS(3), PHP, MySQL, Javascript, RegEx, XML & JSON.
  • Advanced knowledge of popular JS & CSS frameworks including HTML5 Boiler Plate, Twitter Bootstrap, jQuery, jQuery UI, jQuery Mobile & PhoneGap.
  • Common API's including Twitter, Facebook & Google.
  • 6+ years experience with LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL & PHP) stack administration & server management.
  • Using Ubuntu as a desktop environment daily for 6+ years & various Linux distros for servers, including Ubuntu, Fedora, Red Hat & CentOS.
  • Popular hosting & domain providers, including Amazon, Rackspace, Linode, 1&1, UKFast, GoDaddy & Fasthosts.
  • Version control systems including SVN & Git.

$this->Recent_Experience

  • For Skills Limited

    Senior Developer
    Apr 2013 - Present

    My primary job role is to maintain the web-based softwares (SkillsBuilder, SkillsTrack & SkillsPortfolio). Also maintaining the offline version of our software written in VB.NET.
    Secondary roles include maintaining our hosting infrastructure (Windows Servers & RedHat Servers), building internal tools (including PiStats, svnDeploy & dataLiberator).

  • Charles Pugh Glass Ltd

    Business Systems Developer & Linux Server Administrator
    Apr 2012 - Finishing Apr 2013

    Day to day tasks included bug fixing & adding new functionality to the business system being built & used across all branches on the National Windscreens group. The system is an all-in-one system & is used for all aspects of company management from a CRM, to stock control, to invoicing, to call centre job management & everything between.
    Built a phone system UI & phone directory to work with the new VOIP phone system, being installed across all branches of the company.
    Also responsible for the cloud server management of our 20 servers using Amazon services.

  • Eazytiger Ltd

    (Web|Mobile) Developer & Linux Server Administrator
    Sept 2009 - Apr 2012

    Worked on a vast range of projects whilst at Eazytiger, including e-commerce websites, job boards, event booking systems & mobile apps. Learning the project management skills necessary to take an idea from a dream in someones head, all the way through to a fully functioning, revenue generating product. Working with a large number of technologies & also learning new technologies. Primarily doing back-end development using PHP & MySQL, however when required, was comfortable adapting to a more front-end development role utilising HTML, CSS & Javascript (including jQuery).
    The role also required me to handle administration of our Linux servers (web, mail & dns).
    Also led the planning & implementation of a new hosting infrastructure for over 200 clients websites.

  • Freelance

    (Web|Mobile) Developer & Linux Server Administrator
    Feb 2012 - Present

    Worked on various projects, including a number of e-commerce websites, and a social network for targeted at sports enthusiasts. Re-factoring existing websites & writing from scratch. Modernising functionality, and collaborating with other freelancers.

$this->Portfolio

  • Gladiator Sports / Freelance

    Example of:
    • Social Network
    • PHP
    • MySQL
    • HTML5
    • CSS3
    • Javascript
    Website
  • Grapevine City / Eazytiger

    Example of:
    • Mobile App
    • Phonegap
    • PHP
    • MySQL
    • HTML5
    • CSS3
    • Javascript
    Website App Store Android Market
  • Systems Accountants / Eazytiger

    Example of:
    • Job Board
    • Broadbean Integration
    • PHP
    • MySQL
    • XHTML
    • CSS
    • Javascript
    Website
  • QRBoards / Eazytiger

    Example of:
    • Ecommerce
    • Mobile Web
    • QR Codes
    • PHP
    • MySQL
    • HTML5
    • CSS
    • Javascript
    Website
  • Canoe The Wye / Eazytiger

    Example of:
    • Booking System
    • CMS
    • PHP
    • MySQL
    • XHTML
    • CSS
    • Javascript
    Website
  • The Epicentre / Eazytiger

    Example of:
    • Ecommerce
    • CMS
    • EPOS Integration
    • PHP
    • MySQL
    • XHTML
    • CSS
    • Javascript
    Website
  • OSPay / Eazytiger

    Example of:
    • Ecommerce
    • CMS
    • Auction
    • Chat / Webcam Messaging
    • PHP
    • MySQL
    • XHTML
    • CSS
    • Javascript
    Website

$this->Qualifications

  • John Taylor High School 1996 - 2002

    Educated to GCSE level.

$this->Personal_Interests

  • Road Trips

    I like going on long road trips whenever I can.
    The longest road trip so far was over the 2012 Christmas holidays. It was approximately 2500 miles, visiting France, Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, Belguim & ending in London on New Years eve for the fireworks & celebrations.

  • Mechanics

    I love working on cars whenever I get the chance. Modifying my cars & fixing them when I have to.

  • Motorsport

    I enjoy both participating & watching all motorsport. From professional disciplines like F1 & Touring Cars, to amateur forms like Karting & Stock cars.