I am an experienced team leader with a diverse range of technical ability, and experience for hand-on approaches as well as management from requirement gathering to deployment. I consider myself well organised, and result oriented with a drive to implement standards/procedures/processes that improve cohesion within teams.
I commit to high quality launches of projects/services, whilst maintaining a strong motivational role within teams to maximise the productivity achieved. Outside of work I enjoy a number of hobbies and interests like swimming, cycling, snooker, photography, and golf.
The Computer Science BSc degree will equip me with transferable technical, analytical and
professional skills backed by a broad awareness of current technology trends.
Through my studies I gained the expertise necessary to analyse problems and program appropriate computer-based solutions.
The Alacrity Foundation provided me with an intensive training course with mentors and partners to prepare me for entrepreneurship in the technology sector. During the programme I developed product management, commercialisation and entrepreneurial skills, and in addition to this applied learning. I was mentored by experts and senior executives in a variety of fields, such as Terry Matthews, Simon Gibson, and David Stevens (COO Admiral Insurance).
Interacting with customers/partners from an array of backgrounds became second nature, regardless of status (COO of Venda, CTO of Benbria, Head of Development in Equifax & Fujitsu, Head of People Insights in Sky). Partner relationships were initiated, agreed, and maintained within the UK and US on reseller and ISV based contracts, respectively. These agreements are still active and flourishing throughout different teams within Alacrity.
Testing software (CodeCeption, Selenium, PHPUnit), aligned with TDD were utilised along with version control (SVN & GIT) to aid in management/tracking of implemented code. Teamwork was vital in Alacrity, therefore Scrum and other agile methodologies were utilised throughout my time here.
At Ulitix we provided self-service predictive analytics to reduce organisational workload and, in turn increase productivity. This was achieved by our product DataSeer. A cloud-based solution that takes an upload of data, cleans, and organises that data which produces a risk indication, depending on the scenario that is to be investigated.
In adjunct analytics markets Ulitix attempted to disrupt the traditional employee engagement market by offering and supporting a product called Teamphoria (Teamphoria.com) developed by Sparc, the fastest growing software company in America.
RMP Enterprise creates opportunities for organisations and institutions to engage, inform and interact with young people looking to take the first steps in their career. This is facilitated via a number of informative websites that have been created by the Development team at RMP. The flagship site is RateMyPlacement, which is used by over 400k members and works with RMP Connect, which is used for data capture and target marketing. Other sites include RateMyApprenticeship, NSE Challenge, and On Campus Promotions.
At RMP I am responsible for development on all the sites above. This includes working on the backend code as well as the deployment, server-side management, and API integrations. Development is carried out using an Agile mentality.
The latest technologies are used throughout all projects undertaken, such as Zapier, VueJs, and Capistrano for deployments.
As a team of six (en counting) we are responsible for all things technical. This encompasses all of our websites as well as internal products used by Sales, Product, and Marketing teams.
Working on multiple in-house web projects to help automate and aid company processes across all departments. The main project being Sniffr Media (Laravel, and Vue), a licensing platform tool for viral videos, which contains a plethora of features.
Another platform is the Insights (Laravel) tool that is used to scrape data from all social platforms to enable better visualisation of viral post performances. Functionality includes sentiment analysis, graphing tools, and API integration with Facebook, and Instagram.
Further projects include a CMS platform for social influencers that is used in-house to manage, and search influence's best suited for a campaign.
Extensive knowledge gathering of all technical aspects of the company solution that was in place when first joining. Vast amount of time spent on providing fixes for on-going issues across the system, and solution building to improve upon legacy code bases, whilst spending time documenting, and getting a lay of the land of all technical aspects.
Recruitment drives within the development team to increase the development team size to 6. Supporting new starters with onboarding processes, and outlining clear technical goal/requirements expected from them. Continuously adapting the processes within the team and growing from a loose Kanban approach to a more formalised agile process (scrum).
Providing daily knowledge, experience, and innovative approaches to support/develop the development strategies, continually reflecting/improving processes carried out by the team. Providing leadership, and some mentorship to the existing team, and new arrivals. Daily reviews of the efficiency, and productivity of the development team ensuring the best solutions at the time are adequate, and fulfil the requirements of the business.
Providing comprehensive solution-orientated support to all members of the team (development, marketing, sales, customer success). Decision making on all strategies across the board that affect technical development of the solutions within the company.
Responsible for the implementation of company security compliance (SOC2) for auditing readiness. Monitoring, and assisting with any fixes to existing vulnerabilities within the solutions. Preparing adoption of new procedures across the company to facilitate better internal practices.
Assistance within various sectors of the business to provide any useful input including marketing, and customer success.