Professional Summary

A highly experienced, resourceful and experienced web developer. I have over 10 years' experience of web technologies in the professional sector working with a variety of web languages and industries. A good self-motivator, I am able to adapt and overcome technical challenges with elegant and appropriate solutions. I am keen to find a challenging position within an ambitious company where I will be able to continue increasing my web development skills.


Employment History

WeddingVenues.com February 2016 – Current

Full stack web developer working with a standard LAMP installation. I am responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the website and connections to various external services and APIs. I also maintain our online payment system integration with PayPal, Stripe and GoCardless.

LincWeb Design Ltd May 2010 – February 2016

Upon graduation from University, I started my own web development company. The company provided web design and development services for businesses across the UK. As the sole account manager for the company, it was my responsibility to manage projects and ensure that the team met its deadlines and client commitments.

Google UK July 2010 – June 2012

After receiving my BSc Degree in Internet Computing, I started working part-time for Google, based in their London offices. As part of my work here I was responsible for maintaining various front-end aspects of several projects.

Castus Design Limited May 2009 – December 2009

Castus Design is a web development company based in Sheffield, but the company was based in Lincoln during my employment. I was responsible for writing web applications and extensions for the Joomla CMS, including extending the popular e-learning plugin Moodle.

Boston Seeds January 2008 – May 2009

I worked for this local business managing its e-commerce websites. As part of my role with Boston Seeds, I maintained three of its online business entities, including the company's main point of sale. I also carried out graphic design work, which included branding and catalogue design working with Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

Education

University of Lincoln September 2007 – July 2010

Graduated in September 2010 with a BSc (Hons) degree in Internet Computing.

Boston Grammar School Sixth Form September 2005 – July 2007

Achieved 3 × A Levels in the following subjects: English, History & ICT.
Achieved 4 × AS Levels in the following languages: English, German, History & ICT.

Boston Grammar School September 2000 – July 2005

Achieved 10 × GCSEs as follows: English Language, English Literature, French, German, ICT, Mathematics, History, Biology, Chemistry & Physics.

Interests & Hobbies

I like to keep busy and active in my spare time, and have a wide variety of hobbies and interests that keep me occupied:

  • I am very active on the programming Q&A website StackOverflow. In my spare time, I help other programmers by answering their questions on the site. I have a reputation of over 40,000, and have answered over 1,300 questions.
  • I am an avid motorcycle rider and when not enjoying long rides around the Lincolnshire Wolds and beyond, I am spending time restoring my 1944 Harley-Davidson.
  • Researching the US Army during World War 2 and writing books on the subject. To date, I have written and published three books and have collaborated on several others.

References

Multiple references are available upon request.