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, 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.

Recent Experience

  • Ashfield Healthcare

    Start Date: Nov 2013End Date: Jun 2017
    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.
  • TalkTalk

    Start Date: Sep 2012End Date: Dec 2013
    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.
  • Drutek

    Start Date: Jun 2012
    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.
  • CoyleDesign

    Start Date: Feb 2010End Date: Jun 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 Drupal Developer 2014

Publications

  • Mastering Laravel. Packt Pub 2014. Technical Reviewer

Education

  • Manchester University

    • 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

Skills

  • Familiar with most frontend javascript frameworks including AngularJS, Angular(2/4), VueJS and React

  • 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