Martin Fairfax


Experienced web/mobile developer and project manager using all current and emerging technologies. In-house and freelance development for successful start-up companies and established businesses. Excel at telecommuting, team and project managing.


  • 10+ years of IT experience in Software and Web application development 
  • Expert in web development including PHP, Javascript, CSS, HTML 
  • Solid experience with scripting and UNIX/Linux OS 
  • Experienced in web based startup environments 
  • Experienced in developing Content Management Systems
  • Experienced in frameworks such as CakePHP and Zend Framework 
  • Certified Zend Engineer 
  • Hands on experience in analyzing, designing, developing, testing, and implementing software applications 
  • Strong SQL writing skills and database design experience 
  • Experienced in implementing complex applications based on Client-Server architecture. 
  • Strong knowledge of Data Modeling, ETL and Business Analysis 
  • Built and configured technologies based on requirements provided by business partners while following the best practices 
  • Expert at promoting user adoption by preparing training documentation and conducting training sessions for business users 
  • Excellent analytical, time management, and problem solving skills 
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills 
  • Dedicated team player 

Software / Frameworks

Programming: PHP, AJAX, Javascript, HTML, CSS, XML, Alternative PHP Cache (APC), Memcache, Object Oriented Programming (OOP), Model View Controller (MVC), Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Shell Scripting, Objective C, JAVA, JSP, REST, Google Maps, FBML, FQL, FBJS, Facebook, supervisor, gearman

Frameworks: CakePHP, Zend Framework, YUI, Prototype JS, jQuery, Mootools, Titanium, Facebook, Google Maps

Environments: LAMP, Linux, UNIX, Apache, Lighttpd, Nginx, Mac OSX, iOS, Android

Web Design: Web 2.0, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, GIMP

Software: Eclipse, PDT, Aptana Studio, Zend Studio, SVN, CVS, vi, Bugzilla, Mantis, MS Office, XCode



LAMP / Systems Admin

Experienced linux systems administrator with emphasis on Apache, Lighttpd, Nginx web servers and MySQL databases. Command line scripting (bash, csh, sh) and usage of tools like gearman and supervisor.

iOS / Objective C

  iPhone/iPad web apps, framework based apps (such as PhoneGap) and native apps.

Android / JAVA

Android web apps, framework based apps (such as PhoneGap) and native apps.


Experienced database developer using MyISAM, InnoDB, User Defined Functions (UDF), and plugins such as Sphinx search.


Active use of CSS2 (cross browser). Working knowledge of CSS3.


Daily use of HTML 4. Getting feet wet in HTML 5. Ample experience in cross browser coding (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, etc).

Javascript / AJAX

All kinds of Web 2.0 implementations. Active use of jQuery, Prototype JS, Facebook JS API, Google Map JS API, etc. 


Zend certified engineer.  Experienced PHP OOP programmer. Actively using existing and up-and-coming frameworks (CakePHP, Zend Framework, Prototype JS, jQuery etc).

Work History

Work History
Oct 2005 - Present

Senior Web/Mobile Developer

Fairfax Consultancy Ltd

Development of various internet sites using XHTML, HTML , DHTML, CSS, AJAX, JavaScript, PHP and SQL (MySQL).

Development of mobile solutions (WAP2, iOS, Android), often in combination with or part of desktop based sites.

Social networking solutions and integration (Facebook, Google services, Yahoo services).

Extensive use of CakePHP, Zend Framework, Object Oriented Programming, MVC coding.

Mar 1998 - Aug 2005

Web Developer



Sep 1993 - Feb 1998

Masters of Science

Delft University of Technology


Sep 2005 - Present

Zend Certified Engineer

Zend PHP Technologies