Full Stack Web Developer
I am a senior developer with 15+ years' commercial experience. I started out as a web designer before moving into full stack web application development.
I've worked in Agile teams and on waterfall projects; in start-ups to medium sized businesses, as a developer through to technical lead.
Innately curious and a life long learner, I enjoy acquiring new skills to deliver great software solutions. I like to stay current by listening to podcasts, reading online tutorials or taking MOOC courses (e.g. Cousera, udemy or Plural Sight).
I've 10+ years experience of back-end development using various RDBMS, utilising SOLID design principles and employing automated testing.
I've built multiple distributed systems using Rabbit MQ to provide co-ordination, decoupling and horizontal scalability. I've experience with queues, topics & exchanges and know how to tune for throughput or resiliency.
In previous roles I championed migrating to AWS. I'm familiar with AWS and Azure. Much of my current work is focussed on front-end and electron development.
I have 10+ years Linux experience. I'm proficient on the command line (bash / zsh) with Debian based distributions as well as Cent OS. I have experience installing & configuring popular web servers and databases or where needed compiling from source.
I've used git since 2009; SVN before then. I have experience with CI and git hooks for fast feedback & SonarQube for static analysis. I've used JIRA & Confluence to track progress, document system designs and features.
My experience and education.
I built a variety of prototypes and production systems. I was lead developer on multiple projects, with responsibility for overall system design and implementation. I won the Eckoh employee award in December 2015.
I was a member of the UK development team (6 developers) responsible for building the companies music and video products. I received an 'All Star Performer' award in 2010.
I used Delphi and Java during my course, I specialised in software engineering during my final year.
I taught myself Visual Basic, Delphi and HTML while at school.