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Objective

I'm a web developer with 6 years solid experience in PHP and MySQL. I'm looking to join an innovative team where I can use and enhance my skills, learning on the job and experiencing a stimulating workplace. I have solid experience in creating bespoke websites for various clients as well as maintaining and enhancing in-house platforms. I also have proven client-facing experience, liaising directly with clients during development and for support. I learn quickly and have a strong programming background with PHP, Java, ASP and Delphi. I am also keen to learn .NET and have done some self study of C#.

Work History

Oct 2007Aug 2009

Web Developer

Tpoll Market Intelligence
  • Develop and maintain in-house PHP 5/MySQL questionnaire building system.
  • Provide support and documentation for in-house system.
  • Provide tech support for colleagues.
Jul 2006Jul 2007

PHP Web Developer

Carrentals.co.uk
  • Developed, maintained and modified PHP based car rental sites.

  • Using XML APIs to access car rental information and make bookings with suppliers.

  • MySQL database management including creating, modifying and using tables.

  • Search Engine Optimisation to aid organic search listings

  • Utilised traffic analytics to enhance sites for user demographic. Tested enhancements using A/B split testing.

Feb 2006Apr 2006

JSP Web Developer

Now Wash Your Hands
  • Worked on Betfair Sports / My Betfair Web 2.0 project – User sports portal

  • Developed custom Infoglue CMS modules in JSP to add functionality to portal

  • Developed custom JSP and Velocity Template pages

  • MSSQL database management

  • Impressed by my work, the company asked me back to do some HTML / Javascript work on MTV EMA Live site.

Feb 2006Feb 2006

Web Tester / Data Entry

IT World Consultants
  • Carry out system tests on government websites across a number of services.

  • Test and document results (in Excel) based on test plans covering completeness, clicks to service, navigation time and subjective analysis of ease of use.

Sep 2005Feb 2006

Travelled in Europe
Dec 2003Sep 2005

Lead Web Developer / Programmer

Force 8 Photo Digital
  • After finishing university, company asked me to be full time permanent employee

  • Manage office network – Windows XP and Mac OSX

  • Provide support to colleagues and clients – Windows XP and Mac OSX

  • Assist in procurement of software and hardware

  • Create dynamic, database driven applications using PHP and MySQL as well as static HTML/CSS pages.

  • Design and implement web application test plans.

  • Graphic design and image retouching using Photoshop and Illustrator and Flash/Actionscript design.

Mar 2003Dec 2003

Software Project Team Member / Lead Tester (Student)

University of Queensland
  • Create database driven application with Visual Basic 6 and Oracle 9i

  • Create web-based reports with ASP.

  • Design and write test plans across application.

  • Implement and document black-box tests as per test plans.

  • Use project management techniques such as Gantt charts and project plans.

Mar 2002Dec 2003

Web Designer / Programmer

Force 8 Photo Digital
  • Create HTML pages

  • Create dynamic, database driven applications using PHP and MySQL

  • Create dynamic, database driven applications using ASP and Access

  • Scan photos/slides

  • Graphic design and image retouching

Education

Mar 2001Dec 2003

Bachelor of Information Technology

  • Grade Point Average of 5.7 (out of 7)

Feb 1999Nov 2000

Certificate II in Arts (Interactive Multimedia)

QANTM
  • Completed certificate as part of a school based traineeship covering graphic design, audio editing, 3d design and video editing.