CV

Profile

I am an experienced Acquia certified developer with over 10 years experience in PHP and Drupal. I have an eclectic range of skills but currently my main focus is on PHP and Drupal. I currently am quite involved in DevOPs. I am a great team player but I also possess the ability to work well independently. I have been interested in IT and programming since childhood and it is something that I am truly passionate about. Linux and OS X are my primary operating systems of choice.

Recent Experience

eMedFusion/Ashfield Web Developer and DevOps - Contractor November 2013 -

At eMedFusion I was brought in to aid with the development of a responsive/adaptive Drupal based website.

In addition to this project I have helped maintain and further develop 5 wordpress sites, a custom PHP based game and an additional Drupal based site.

I also created and maintain eMedFusions LAMP environments, utilising Jenkins and Puppet for continuous integration for all LAMP/Static based projects. This involved using Docker on multiple cloud infrastructures.

 

TalkTalk Lead Drupal Developer 2012 - 2014

To begin with at TalkTalk I worked as a contractor, brought in to help a project that was falling behind. After my short term contract ended I was offered a full time position to take on the role of lead developer.

During my time at TalkTalk I managed various staff including other Drupal developers, designers and application developers.

I gained extensive experience in:

  • Team Leadership and staff management
  • Working in a corporate environment and dealing with corporate processes
  • Engaging with third party companies on a project
  • Implementing continuous integration and establishing processes for version control
  • Advanced Module Development
  • Configuring LAMP development environments

 

Drutek Web Development Contractor 2012 -

In this position I was working on many small projects for SMEs, people in the media and politics. I was responsible for:

  • Managing a client portfolio
  • Drupal Development
  • Managing outsourced developers
  • Configuring and maintaining LAMP stack
  • Web Design

 

CoyleDesign Director 2010 - 2012

Straight after leaving university and in the height of the global financial crisis I set up CoyleDesign. Starting with a small client base initially it soon grew into a thriving company that was providing services to celebrities and people in politics.

As managing director I was responsible completely for the welfare and success of the business. In addition to doing the initial development work I was also tasked with marketing and promotion for the business to ensure that it was profitable

Professional Qualifications

Acquia

Acquia Certified Developer - 2014

Publications

Technical Reviewer - Mastering Laravel - Packt Pub

Education

University of Manchester

BSc. Physics With Technological Physics

Headlands School and Community Science College Bridlington

A Levels

Maths, Physics, Music Technology

AS Levels

Business Studies

 

GCSEs A-B:

11 GCSEs A-B Grade Including: Maths, English and Business Studies

Additional Skills

  • Highly skilled in HTML, CSS and Javascript/JQuery
  • Very Familiar with Jenkins and Puppet
  • Comfortable with creating and managing vagrant boxes for both Windows and Linux
  • Experience with managing Docker on Azure, AWS and Docker Cloud.
  • Proficient in HTML5 and CSS3 and learning as these standards are developed
  • Skilled in PHP, MySQL and BASH scripting
  • Experience in Symfony2 and Laravel 5 PHP frameworks
  • In depth knowledge of Linux. (Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora and CentOS distributions)
  • Very familiar with Mac OS X and Windows(Server 2012, 2008, and consumer releases)
  • Comfortable with managing Apache and Nginx
  • Some knowledge with managing IIS
  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Familiar with Adobe InDesign, Edge and Muse. Some experience with setting up Appcelerator
  • Some experience with managing Varnish and Apache Solr.
  • Advanced user of GIT.
  • Experience with Meteor and AngularJS
  • Experience with Bower, Grunt and Yeoman