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.
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
Acquia Certified Developer - 2014
Technical Reviewer - Mastering Laravel - Packt Pub
University of Manchester
BSc. Physics With Technological Physics
Headlands School and Community Science College Bridlington
Maths, Physics, Music Technology
11 GCSEs A-B Grade Including: Maths, English and Business Studies
- 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