Agile Project Management Practitioner
Fluent in Agile Project Management using the DSDM Atern methodology. I am also very capable with Kanban Boards and general Scrum principles. Especially good at leading agile teams of developers and interacting with stakeholders to get prioritised requirements and a deliverable subset.
Building Responsive UI with Bootstrap
Demonstrates my committment to continous professional development and determination to keep up with changing trends and methods.
Microsoft Virtual Academy
Introduction to ASP.NET MVC
As a self-taught programmer it is important to me to consolidate and formalise my understanding as much as possible to ensure that I have understood the topic accurately and in enough depth.
Microsoft Virtual Academy
Senior Software Developer
Made a big splash with an entirely new UI and UX approach for all applications. My presentation of it all went down very well, showing that I don't just do code - I can present it, explain it and sell it too.
Fixed-term contract to rebuild a Classic ASP-based system into ASP.NET MVC, WebAPI and AngularJS
Sep 2014 - Dec 2014
Responsible for the day-to-day running of a line of business acquired by the company earlier. The clients were broad and ranged from farmers to financial services with tens of thousands and customers and millions of pounds of transactions going through the systems. My role was to provide feature development and change management for the existing systems and negotiate a migration path. Some leadership required in this role as I worked with an Graduate Developer.
IRESS (formerly Avelo Trigold)
Nov 2013 - Sep 2014
Development Team Leader
When I started here I was just one, but I left in place a capable development team able to deliver a range of products and provide support to the growth of the business. My focus was on developing back-end systems to support sales and customer services staff in the day-to-day operations and to provide reporting to management and partners.
Jan 2013 - Nov 2013
Assigned to a project that had stalled prior to my arrival. The project was to deliver an intranet that had both a SharePoint and a WordPress backend system. I successfully managed to integrate the two and roll out the first release within the term of my contract. At the same time I also delivered a handful of WordPress-powered marketing sites.
July 2012 - Dec 2012
Skills Funding Agency (formerly The Learning & Skills Council)
Nov 2008 - July 2012
Contract Web Designer
Part of the Web Team who offered marketing-oriented apps and support for events, such as the International Motor Show where we developed cool things like a giant iPod and walk-up self-service kiosks.
Peugeot Motor Company
Feb 2008 - Nov 2008
Part of the core management team at what we called Britain's first internet-based TV station. My role was to run the technological aspects of the operation, including video streaming technology, the website and relationships with syndication partners like YouTube.
18 Doughty Street WC1N
Sep 2006 - Feb 2008
Responsible for a team of secretaries and administrators along with overall responsibility for operational systems.
Coventry Primary Care Trust NHS
2003 - 2005
I have been a technology geek since the days of the Commodore64, but I had to start somewhere and Coventry was a tough place to grow up. So I started out by working as a temp for various companies. Some were technological and some were less so. My breakthrough came when I was assigned as an administrative assistant inside the National Health Service where I soon showed off my skills by producing Access databases and advanced Excel systems using VBA. I was invited to interview for a permanent post and eventually climbed to the top of the Administrative structure, all before the age of 21.
1999 - 2003