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Andrew Smith

Adaptable and intelligent business professional


I lived in Dunedin, where I gained my university qualifications, and volunteered with several local organisations, as well as enjoying the sports and recreation the province provided, until the age of 25.
My next move was to Bradford in the UK where for 7 years I progressed my career in office administration, transformation, and finally, software development.
Throughout this period I also did freelance work as a web developer, which upon return to New Zealand I have continued, working on medium to large web applications, using a diverse set of web technologies.
I consider my strengths to be my can do attitude, flexibility and ability to think and learn fast. I enjoy working in a team, and helping others. I'm also a polite and happy soul when dealing with customers, and enjoy providing them with the best solution. I'm not afraid to work hard and excel in difficult situations.

Work experience

Mar 2009Present


Leeds City Council
Freelance, Self employed, smizmo, Web development/design. Using php, mysql, postgres, and other web technologies to deliver standards complient web pages and web applications. Using jquery, dojo, and other javascript libraries. Working with Zend framework, and bespoke mvc platforms.
May 2011May 2015

Senior Web Developer

Leeds City Council
Senior Web Developer,, PHP based web development including silverstripe, wordpress, joomla, drupal, magento, database administration and set up and maintenance of linux based systems. Achievements
Jan 2010May 2011

Web Developer

Leeds City Council
Web Developer,, Web developer using php, magento, mysql and front end technologies.
Mar 2007Dec 2009


Leeds City Council
Developer, Civica, Leeds, UK Developing pensions administration software, used by many of the uk's largest pension schemes. Testing, and supporting the product, implementation of pensions calculations as per client's specifications. Integration of the software with third part software.
Oct 2005Feb 2007


Leeds City Council
Change Officer(communications lead), Bradford MDC, Bradford, uk Responsible for communications on a council transformation programme. Leading and co-ordinating a team of up to 15, from a public/private sector partnership. Communicating to key stake holders/councillors. Generating, editing and distributing communications through printed, electronic and presentation mediums.
Feb 2003Feb 2004

Personnel Officer

Leeds City Council
Personnel Officer, Leeds, UK Implementation of SAP HR and Payroll systems, Administration of over 6000 employees in an HR capacity. Adhoc reporting and standard regulartory reports. Recruitment Special Projects officer, West Yorkshire Pension Fund, Bradford, uk



B.Com (Finc)

Otago University

Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and Diploma for Graduate with chemistry.


A Bursary

John McGlahen College

A Bursary in Physics, Chemistry, English, Biology and Calculus



Network, microsoft products and general computer trouble shooting.


Creating and delivering communications and media.


Administration of electronic data including financial and personal details.


Using and learning O-O programming languages and technologies. Including php, html, javascript, css, and database technologies


Member of Mensa (uk)
Keen skier
Futsal / indoor football, both playing and administering.
Inline skating