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WORK EXPERIENCE

The Tomorrow Lab / Pierce Communications

PHP Web Developer

July 2013 - Current

I accepted the position of PHP Web Developer in July 2013 to work with Pierce Communications and join their ever expanding team and projects.

Duties:

  • Design, code, and test technical solutions.
  • Give input in technical and functional design requirements.
  • Facilitates the designer’s creative process (sitemaps, wireframes, design concepts).
  • Help manage and troubleshoot clients’ webhosting environments.
  • Provide frontline support for client websites according to the relevant SLAs.
  • Troubleshoot identified issues and implement the required fixes.
  • Test websites for functionality and compatibility in most common web browsers.
  • Upgrade websites to newest stable builds of the relevant CMS.
  • Develop and implement best practices for ongoing client support, testing, and upgrades.
  • Work alone or as part of a team of developers.
  • Assist in enforcement of development deadlines and schedules.
  • Understand the necessity of and contributes to coding standards.
  • Develop internal and external meeting objectives and agendas.
  • Prioritize multiple tasks effectively.
  • Update the status of each client project using the company’s management information systems.
  • Develop according to the company’s processes and methodologies, including Git version control.
  • Provide regular structured feedback to enable constant improvement of product, process, and service levels.
  • Maintain best practices in communication with colleagues at all times.

Web projects include

Quantus NI Limited

Web/Software Developer

October 2012 - June 2013

I joined a new start up company as a Senior Software Developer in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Duties:

  • Lead web developer for leading entertainment and resort operator in Las Vegas, USA.
  • Leading developer and designer for openmama.org rebrand
  • A knowledge of MySQL, PHP, XHTML, CSS, Ajax, Javascript ,JQuery, CSS3.
  • Knowledge of various CMS platforms, such as Codeigniter, WordPress and Drupal.
  • Tailor and maintain CMS for each customer.
  • Work closely with JAVA and C++ developers to deliver products.
  • Build responsive websites across several platforms.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Working with directly with several clients in North America.
  • Attend overseas meetings with clients.
  • Creating technical specifications and testing plans.
  • Support users by developing documentation and assistance tools.
  • Ability to use Photoshop and cut up and make amends to design templates.

Web projects include

Blue Cube Interactive

Web Developer

December 2011 - October 2012

I work with designers, Front End and project management staff to capture requirements for the functional elements of website projects. I am responsible for all work carried out to compile with standards and guidelines.

Duties:

  • Building PHP websites using PHP based frameworks.
  • Planning and conducting cross-browser usability testing against W3C.
  • Testing and validating work produced as part of the development process.
  • Developing advanced database driven websites & systems.
  • Back end development and maintenance of websites using PHP and MySQL.
  • Developing compatible User Interface functionality using jQuery & other libraries.

Junior Developer

October 2010 - December 2011

I took on the role of Junior Developer for Blue Cube Interactive in Belfast, Northern Ireland in October 2010. The prospect for working with the Country’s best and brightest was an offer I could not refuse. My roles within the company are developing Wordpress Content Management Systems, Facebook Apps, and email campaigns using the latest internet standards.

Web projects include

Cronin Designs

Web Developer

Sept 2008 – Sept 2009

Leading Web Developer for a small, successful company in Dublin, Ireland. I Worked with clients on several large campaigns, dealing with them face-to-face on a daily basis. Worked closely with the graphic design team to ensure technical feasibility and correct design implementation.

Web projects include

www.johnburns87.com

Freelance Web Developer / Blogger

I worked on a multitude of web and corporate identity projects for a wide variety of clients, providing identity and stationary design, Web Design, HTML/CSS/PHP/jQuery/Mobile development and Wordpress intergration.

Web projects include

EDUCATION

University of Ulster, Jordanstown

BSC (Hons) Interactive Multimedia Design – 2006-2010

SKILLS

  • PHP.
  • jQuery.
  • XHTML/HTML5.
  • CSS/CSS3.
  • Mobile.
  • Model View Controller (MVC) – Codeigniter.
  • Content Manage Systems (CMS) – Wordpress/Codeigniter.
  • Adobe Creative Suite.

REFERENCES

Barry Adams – Polemic Digital barry@polemicdigital.com @badams

Anthony McNamme @a_mcnamee

Tony Cronin – Managing Director – Cronin Designs info@cronindesigns.ie @cronindesigns

“His design skills are of a very high standard and unusually his programming skills are of an even higher standard”. - Tony Cronin

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