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I like an interesting challenge.

Contracts

I like an interesting challenge.

  • Modern Front End Developer

    Inspired by the next generation.

    I am experienced in building event driven OOP Javascript applications in Backbone, Express & Node using automation via yeoman & grunt utilising linters, code sniffers, BDD (cucumber, mocha) and TDD (phpunit, qunit). I also have over 10 years commercial PHP experience.

  • Contract Ready

    UK, Spain & Gibraltar.

    I am able to relocate to any city in these countries with a preference for Mediterranean Spain. I am constantly improving my Spanish having recently returned from 3 months of full time study in Valencia.

  • Unix / OSX

    Windows Belong In Houses.

    I like to get things done.. Done once, done well and done properly. For me, that means working in a Unix environment with quality tools, automation, unit tests, CI integration and automated builds. I am totally comfortable on the command line.

I am a contractor and do not consider permanent positions.

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Recent Contracts

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Recent Contracts

BBC Travel

Senior Web Developer, Cardiff, UK.

A complete rewrite of the BBC Travel product. A fully responsive, accessible, Backbone, PHP Zend application.

Key Technologies and Responsibilities
  • Backend: PHP Zend Framework, Curl
  • Frontend: OO event-driven Javascript, AJAX, JSON, HTML5,Underscore.js, Backbone.js, Require.js
  • Pixel perfect responsive design
  • Acting as Scrum Master / Kanban
  • Preparing scenario's for tickets and Cucumber tests
  • Peer reviews with other developers
  • Working with manual tester
  • Pair programming
  • Grunt for automation
  • CSS: Less
  • TDD: PHPUnit
  • BDD: Cucumber, Mocha
  • Accessibility: WAI, Aria
  • Feature switched
  • Centos sandboxes in OSX
  • Git & Svn

Oracle RightNow

PHP Application Engineer, Reading, UK.

Develop and manage applications and projects

Key Technologies and Responsibilities
  • Deliver new BT Business customer help site
  • Train & manage a team of Indian developers
  • Create and configure new RightNow products
  • Investigate software opportunities during merger
  • Daily scrum
  • PHP 5.2, OOP
  • Pair programming
  • Pixel perfect CSS 2
  • Peer reviews with other developers
  • Multilingual localisation
  • Working with manual test team
  • Git & Svn
  • Maintain websites for William Hill, nPower, UPC Cablecom & EDF Energy.
I am currently at DVSA working on www.gov.uk/government/organisations/driver-and-vehicle-standards-agency
I am a sociable person and always get on well with colleagues.

Location

Relocate to the UK or Spain.

Location

Relocate to the UK or Spain.

Location, Location, Location.

I am able to relocate to anywhere in the UK or Spain. I am fascinated by the Spanish language and culture and have been studying Spanish for 3 years now. I recently walked a part of the Camino de Santiago before living & studying in Valencia for 3 months. In 2012 I undertook a 3500 mile, solo road trip around Spain in a self converted motor home.

Location is key. I want to live and work in an interesting, bustling, friendly city.

Contact

I am currently in contract at DVSA, UK.

Contact

I am currently in contract at DVSA, UK.

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