I am a backend web developer with a passion for effective and efficient code and an interest in server administration.
Senior Web Developer | September 2011 - Now
I am currently working at Cyber-Duck Ltd, developing large commercial applications in object oriented PHP frameworks like Laravel and Silverstripe. I am also working with new technologies like Node.js and MongoDB. I manage and deploy scalable solutions in the Rackspace cloud and on AWS and am responsible for server administration and network infrastructure.
Service Delivery Engineer | Aug 2009 - Sep 2010
My main role in this position was user support and network administration. This gave me a wealth of experience in the Active Directory system and administration of Windows Domains and Exchange servers. I was quickly delegated many more responsibilities including the upkeep of multiple Windows 2003 servers and managing the backup systems. I also developed an intimate understanding of a commercial Windows environment including remote VPN access, DHCP, DNS and the management of live production servers. I was also responsible for maintaining the infrastructure of the building including UPS systems and the LAN network. I also provided front line support to user’s on-site and remote support to regional users in countries across Europe. I encountered many different challenges and this really expanded my skill base. This responsibility made me confident in expressing myself in the workplace and really developed my problem solving skills.
Software Developer | Jul 2008 - Sep 2008
PHP Developer | Jan 2004 - Sep 2011
This is a small company I started with some friends to provide web design services and hosting. We attracted a small amount of business through online associates or word of mouth. I learned extensively from this and it really developed my PHP skills. This is where I first developed an understanding of the power of frameworks and dealing with and managing clients.
- sendsh.it - A small experiment in client side file encyption and the MEAN stack
- drumfirednb.com - A DnB news site made in Laravel 5 with a Wordpress back end
- Laravel Paymill - Laravel wrapper for the Paymill API