Experience

Profile
• Successfully planned, executed, monitored, controlled and delivered Software Solutions
• Consistently managed technical teams, mentored and trained software developers.
• Proven track record in engaging with stakeholders to provide solutions, products and services.
• Always making a positive contribution to work with customers.
• Fully capable of addressing technical issues at all levels and supporting business strategies.

Strengths
• Management and Leadership
• Initiating, Evaluating, Planning and Executing Project Changes and Project Delivery
• Assessing and Improving Business Workflow
• Strong Stakeholder Management and Communication
• Logical and Precise
• Detailed and Analytical
• Proactive and Competitive
• Adaptable and Demonstrative
• Excellent written and verbal communication
• Mentoring and Training teams and individuals
• Consistent high quality output, regardless of project, time and other pressures

Skills and Experience
• Project Management
• Customer focused and goal orientated
• Agile (Scrum, XP) and Waterfall Software Development methodologies and practices
• Full Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) experience
• Full Stack Developer with PHP Web Application Design and Development background
• Strong application User Interface (UI) design and User Experience (UX) development
• Database Design and Development using MySQL, Oracle and SQL Server
• CRM and Enterprise application development experience using SAP

Primary Technical Skills and Experience
• PHP v3/v4/v5, Apache v1.3/v2.0/v2.2 including bespoke MVC Frameworks.
• WordPress, CodeIgniter.
• Semantic XHTML/HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX, JQuery, DHTML, XML, DTD.
• VB6 / ASP / IIS
• WAP/WML.
• MySQL, SQL, PL/SQL.
• Level 1, 2 & 3 W3C accessibility compliant, DDA compliant and SEO compliant.
• Cross browser development experience (Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Netscape, IE) for Windows and Mac.
• SEO, Web Marketing.
• Mac OS X, Windows 2k/XP/Win7, Unix, Linux, FreeBSD

Secondary Technical Experience and Knowledge
• Java/J2SE/J2EE, JSP.
• ASP.NET and VB.NET.
• DHTML, AJAX.
• XSL, XSLT.
• XUL.
• Macromedia Flash and Actionscript.

Applications
• SVN / Tortoise client. CVS. Visual Source Safe.
• Macromedia Dreamweaver, Flash and Fireworks. Adobe Web Suite CS3.
• Adobe Photoshop.
• Firefox, Opera, Netscape, IE and Safari web browsers.
• Apache, IIS and Jakarta Tomcat web servers
• Netbeans, Borland JBuilder, Forte, Zend.
• phpMyAdmin, TOAD.
• Microsoft Visual Studio and .NET
• WordPress
• CubeCart
• Kayako Support Suite
• Kerio Mail
• XMLSpy.
• OpenOffice / OpenOfficePortable
• Google Analytics, Google Webmaster Tools, Bobby Watchfire webXACT, WDG, WAI, W3C & Jigsaw validator.
• Rackspace

Experience

Mar 2015 – to date Project Manager – Jaguar Land Rover
• Managed the collaboration of Technical Specialists, Lead Engineers and Senior Product Managers to maintain information transparency and achieve group buy-in for the Design, Development and Delivery of features onto Vehicle Programmes.
• Conforming to standards and governances (where required), prepared Customer Requirements, Feature Statements of Intent, Engineering Requirements and Use Cases.
• Organised and Chaired engineering meetings to communicate and negotiate with and influencing of teams to agree product deliverables.

Oct 2014 – Feb 2015 Technical Consultant – Sutton & Co Solicitors
• Managing all web projects and working in an agile development environment.
• Establishing the required services to enable the software development team to design and develop solutions to make efficient use of client data and a library of legal information so the business can provide the required support and services to their clients.
• Improved client information accessibility through the development of several key solutions.
• LAMP development environment.

Jul09 – to Jul14 Technical Consultant. Alstom Grid.
Contract
• Project Management. SCRUM Development. Client Liaison and Feedback. UAT Testing.
• Managing all web development projects, goals and deliverables.
• Submitted several papers regarding intranet improvements, database design, source code repository and current application framework.
• Improved User Interface in order to provide greater usability with AJAX/JQuery/JavaScript.
• Bug fixes and analysing existing applications with approved recommendations for improvements for speed and code efficiency.
• Assessing intranet applications are secure and meet strict semantic coding.
• Structure and layout improvement of Intranet homepage to deliver news and information with a better look and feel.
• Designed and Developed:
i. Departmental Member Role consolidated several pieces of scattered information and allowed the development of a centralised product that allowed the management of one source of data required by several Intranet applications.
ii. Role Based Access Control for Intranet Users and Application Users to provide more granular access control.
iii. Forecasting application to allow the business to report on specific costs and timescales over selected periods for a given reporting month.
iv. Integrated CMS product to allow the business to manage departmental news and information.
v. Improved Intranet security introducing SSL and better managed login and account processes.
vi. Project Team application to allow the Project Managers and their team to manage all sub-station engineers, project milestones and costs.
vii. A bespoke Change Management and Risk Management application.
viii. A Knowledge Base product to encourage engineers to capture information and suggestions for Best Practice, Innovation, Safety and Quality Control.
ix. Chatterbox (Twitter feed) to allow engineers and managers to communicate information more quickly and directly.
x. Poll to encourage the business to get more involved with using the Intranet as their central data centre and providing a social aspect to the Intranet.
x. Document Submission System to allow project administrators to track the necessary documents required for all projects
x. Purchase Requisition that integrates with SAP to update Purchase Orders
x. Phase Approval managing the documentation and information required pre sub-station project development
x. Phase Brief managing the cost and risk of sub-station projects
x. Swap Shop (eBay) allows the re-distribution of resources from a completed project to a new project to reduce waste
Technologies PHP5, MySQL5, Apache, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, XML, AJAX.

May09 – July11 Technical Consultant. Diabetes Charity, Derby.
Contract
• Design and develop a new web site for the charity, ensuring Level2 or Level3 W3C Conformity, DDA and SEO compliance.
• Providing technical expertise for all IT business requirements.
• Assessing web site meets strict SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) criteria and continued development of online presence.
• Design and Develop brand, logo and other print and online media
• Providing continued Google Analytics consultancy.
Technologies PHP5, MySQL5, Apache, ASP, SQL Server, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, YUI, XUL, XML, XPath, AJAX, OpenOffice / OpenOfficePortable BASIC. Dreamweaver MX.

Aug08 – May09 Technical Manager. Design One Creatives Agency.
Contract
• Project Management. SCRUM Development. Client Liaison. UAT Testing.
• Managing web development team and team performance.
• Managing all web development projects, goals and deliverables.
• Business and opportunity development.
• Directing the business to deliver broader range of software products and web services.
• Providing technical support and advice regarding web development standards and procedures.
• Advising on IT Infrastructure and Technical Support procedures.
• Budget and Target responsibilities for the Web Development Team.
Technologies PHP5, MySQL5, Apache, ASP, SQL Server, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, YUI, XUL, XML, XPath, AJAX, OpenOffice / OpenOfficePortable BASIC. Dreamweaver MX.

Mar08 – Jul08 Technical Consultant. Mills & Reeve Law firm (Times Top 100)
Contract
• Bug fixing, modifying and developing GP application.
• Amendments to corporate web site, providing technical expertise, improving design and functionality. Advising client on W3C, WAI and DDA compliance.
• Amendments to Marketing Application.
• Amendments to HR Application
• Bug fix and amendments to Bug Tracker application.
• Amending, bug fixing and implementing required features to current Trademarks application.
• Documenting all work on internal wiki.
Technologies PHP5, MySQL5, Apache, ASP, SQL Server, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, YUI, XUL, Python, XML, XPath, AJAX, OpenOffice / OpenOfficePortable BASIC. Dreamweaver MX.

Jan08 – Feb08 Technical Consultant. Wolseley Plumbing and Heating supplier. (FTSE 50)
Contract
• Project Management. SCRUM Development. Client Liaison. UAT Testing
• Migrating new intranet application, bug fixing and functional amendments.
• Amendments to Marketing Application.
• Bug fix and amendments to Work Log application.
• Overseeing current projects, providing technical expertise, improving design and functionality.
• Assessing code meets strict W3C criteria.
• Liaising between internal divisions and web development team.
• Documenting all development projects and creating appropriate documents and manuals where required.
Technologies PHP5, MySQL5, Apache, Qcodo, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML, AJAX. Dreamweaver MX.

Nov07 – Mar08 Technical Consultant. Optimum Recruitment Agency.
Contract
• Project Management. SCRUM Development. Client Liaison. UAT Testing
• Design and develop a new web site for Optimum Recruitment, ensuring Level2 or Level3 W3C Conformity, DDA and SEO compliance.
• Providing technical expertise for all IT business requirements.
• Assessing web site meets strict SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) criteria and continued development of online presence.
• Providing Google Analytics consultancy.
Technologies PHP5, MySQL5, Apache, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, YUI, XML, AJAX. Dreamweaver MX.

Apr06 – Oct07 Technical Manager. eCarers Social Care On-line.
Contract
• Project Management. SCRUM Development. Client Liaison. UAT Testing
• Design and develop new Job Boards for Social Care, Education, Commercial, Construction, Retail, Sales and IT Sectors.
• Other projects include designing and developing client websites, company intranet, vendor management web site and job board search engine.
• Liaising between clients and working with web development team to ensure client web sites meet strict development standards.
• Overseeing all projects and providing technical expertise to improve design, function and ensure Level3 W3C Conformity, DDA and SEO compliance.
• Assessing all web sites meet strict SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) criteria.
• Managing web sites using Google Analytics to track PageRank and other information for the marketing department.
• Ensuring web development team abide by companies web development procedures, standards and use appropriate technology to deliver web solutions.
• Documenting all design and development, creating appropriate documents and manuals where.
• Researching web development technologies.
• Working with and advising the Graphic Designers for functional, yet dynamic web site designs.
• Advising IT strategies with Senior Management for efficient office environment.
Technologies PHP5, MySQL5, phpMyAdmin, Apache2.2. IIS, SQL Server, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML, AJAX. Tortoise SVN. TOAD. Adobe CS3.

Nov05 – Apr06 Technical Consultant. Peoples Choice Insurance
Contract
• Project Management. SCRUM Development. Client Liaison. UAT Testing
• Oversee and fix current online insurance quote system for large corporate partnership with Legal & General Insurance Services.
• Apply any necessary amendments and changes for Legal & General, Hastings Direct and Peoples Choice Insurance Services.
• Working with current web development team to ensure Peoples Choice & Hastings Direct web sites meet Level2 W3C Conformity, DDA Specifications, as well as meeting Accessibility, Quality and Security standards set out by Hastings Direct.
• Advising and documenting the requirements for Peoples Choice web site to meet strict SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) criteria to improve its Google Rankings.
• Assisting the Credit Card division to fix errors and problems with online credit card payment system.
• Other projects include researching and investigating the use of XML to deliver quotes to aggregators, design and development of a new intranet with FAQ Search.
• Investigate the use of FAQ Search on Peoples Choice web site.
• Mentoring web development team to ensure W3C standards are applied in all future development.
• Research and investigate the use of .NET technologies with XML throughout Peoples Choice.
• Full documentation of all work carried out for Peoples Choice.
Technologies Macromedia MX 2004. XHTML/HTML, XML, JavaScript, CSS, SQLServer, ASP, VBScript, VB, ASP.NET. IIS.

Sep05 – Nov05 Senior Developer. SThree Recruitment Group, London
Contract
• Extreme Development. UAT Testing.
• Develop and fix problems with the online timesheets application.
• Update PL/SQL scripts.
• Modify and fix non compliant HTML, CSS and embedded PHP scripts.
• Update backend PHP functions.
Technologies PHP4, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, Oracle 8i, PL/SQL, IIS. Dreamweaver.

Jan04 – Aug05 Technical Consultant. Atkins Highways and Engineering. (The Times Top 10)
Contract
• Design client corporate web site to meet Level2 W3C Conformity, DDA Specifications. Liaising with staff to deliver user friendly internal IT Systems, such as Document Management and Intranet.
• Design and develop Services for the existing USAF Application. USAF is a 3-tier app Java application connecting to Oracle, used by internal staff within Highways and Transport division and external clients.
• Design and Develop Actuate reports for the Services developed for USAF. Other projects involved developing intranet services, developing PDF reports from applications on Oracle.
• Assisting development team to migrate legacy applications to VB.NET.
Technologies Macromedia MX 2004. Photoshop CS, XHTML/HTML, DHTML, XML, XSL, XSLT, DTD, JavaScript, CSS, Java, Actuate, Tortoise SVN, Netbeans 3.6/4.0, Oracle, PL/SQL, TOAD, SQL Server, PHP & Oracle. IIS

Mar99 – Dec03 Team Leader. AAH Pharmaceuticals.
Permanent
• Project Management. SCRUM Development. Client Liaison. UAT Testing
• Managing PHP Web Application Development projects, 3-tier web app connecting to Oracle. Managing VB Development projects, 3-tier web app connecting to Oracle or SQL Server. Created Triggers, Sequences and SQL Scripts in Oracle for Web applications.
• Setup, Designed, Developed and Delivered the PHP framework for internal web services projects. Investigated necessary skills required by the team for the projects. Designed & developed all graphics.
• Assisted with the Java/JSP project, improving User Interface. 3-tier web app connecting to Oracle.
• Researching web development technologies including Java/JSP and PHP. Liaising between internal staff, external clients and development team.
• Assisted junior programmer in the development of MicroStrategy reports and designed its web interface using ASP.
• Provided weekly team and project progress reports to senior managers.
Technologies Visual Basic 5.0/6.0, Visual Source Safe, CVS, Crystal Reports, Oracle, Access, Excel, PL/SQL, SQL Server 7.0 & 2000, Apache, PHP, HTML, JavaScript, Flash, XML, CSS, Java, JSP, ASP, Photoshop, PaintShop Pro, Xara, Oracle, TOAD, InstallShield, Dreamweaver, FlashMX, JBuilder, Forte.

Feb98 – Feb99 Senior Developer. Xansa Software Consultant. (The Guardian Top 10)
Contract
• Managing BT contract to develop new applications and improve existing products for their Freephone services. Designed and developed Oracle Data Archive Utility using PL/SQL.
• Third line support of existing BT products. Training new developers to continue the existing product development. Documenting and instructing helpdesk on the priority of technical support.
• Developed the Requirements & Definitions, Design, User and Support documentation for all projects.
Technologies Visual Basic 4.0/5.0, Crystal Reports, Visual Source Safe, Reflections 6.0, Extra 4.10. Sun OS 5.6, X-Windows. Oracle, PL/SQL, SQL Server, Access, Excel, UNIX Shell Scripts, PhotoShop, Corel, Xara.

Feb97 – Feb98 Application Developer. Eye Design CAD Software Consultant, Birmingham.
Contract
• Working on various projects for most of the company’s biggest clients. Developing new applications & making enhancements to existing products. Modelling & Rendering CAD solutions for SUN Hydraulics, Hoogervons Engineering. Macro development for Wimpey Homes, Westbury Homes and McClean Homes.
• Liaising between clients and web development team.
Technologies Visual Basic 3.0/4.0/5.0, Visual Source Safe, Crystal Reports, Access, Excel, SQL, SpeediKon, Microstation, Integraph SolidEdge 3.0/3.5/4.0, Spatial Technologies 3D Blox ActiveX, Photoshop, Corel, Xara.

Jul95 – Dec96 Lead Engineer. Siemens-Nixdorf Computer Engineers, Hinckley.
Contract
• Lead Engineer managing 3 Team Leaders and their team of about 8 engineers.
• Project Management. Man Management. Quality and Performance Management.
• Allocating work schedule. Monitoring and maintaining build performance and quality.
• Providing daily team performance reports to Business Development Manager. Training new engineers.
• Commissioning personal computers, laptops and servers for the DHSS, ASDA, Boots and Alliance + Leicester
Technologies Windows Server 2003, Windows 95

Oct93 – Nov94 Programmer. ICL.
Contract • Upgraded PC PhoneBook for Windows v3.1 using Visual Basic v3.0 – 2-tier app connecting to Access.
• Upgrading and debugging a Global Search application – connecting to Oracle.
• Re-writing and developing email conversion scripts.
• Upgrading DRS6000 Server to UNIX v7.0. Validating and testing DRS6000.
Technologies Visual Basic 1.0/3.0, Crystal Reports, Oracle, Access, SQL, C.

Education
BSc (Hons) Information Technology 1995
BTEC Computer Technology 1988

Training
XCode and Swift for Apple App development Jul 2014
Introduction to .NET Oct 2003
Java Programming Advanced Aug 2001
Java Programming Intermediate Jul 2001
Oracle and PL/SQL Jun 2001
HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Web Development Jan 2000
PHP and MySQL Introduction Dec 1999
C++ Introduction Nov 1999

Interests & Hobbies
Enjoying taking my son to football training sessions and Sunday league games. I have been following Formula One, BTCC & GTCC Motor Racing since the early eighties. I get involved with karting, cycling, walking and try to keep myself fit. I attempt Photography and prefer to manage my own DIY projects around the home. Reading Science, Mechanics, Electronics and Automotive.