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, Laravel 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.
- Initially brought in for a six week contract I was tasked with creating the backend for a e-commerce healthcare website. After completing that I moved on to lead the development on numerous websites utilising various toolsets such as Drupal, Wordpress, Laravel, NodeJS and even .NET (Sitefinity). In addition to development I also set up their linux infrastructure and implemented version control and continuous integration using both Jenkins and later Bitbucket pipelines.
- Originally starting as a short term contractor I was taken on a permanent basis. I created and led the Drupal team at TalkTalk Technology, creating high traffic solutions to be used both in house and externally. In this role I hired and trained staff, implemented process and liased across the large business to create cost-effective and viable business application solutions using open source technologies.
- In this position as Director I work on many small projects for SMEs, people in the media and politics. I was responsible for managing a varied client portfolio, all Drupal development and maintenance of servers.
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 Drupal Developer 2014
- Mastering Laravel. Packt Pub 2014. Technical Reviewer
- Physics with Technological Physics
Headlands School and Community Science College
- A Levels: Physics, Maths, Music Technology
- GCSES: 11 A-B Grade including Maths, Science and English
Experience with Puppet, Jenkins and Bitbucket Pipelines
Highly skilled with the linux commandline (Bash and ZSH)
Advanced user of GIT
Comfortable with AWS and related cloud based technologies including Microsoft Azure
Some knowledge of IIS and Microsoft Windows Server
Experience with Gulp, Grunt and Webpack