Full stack PHP developer based in Swindon. Strong background in OOP. Passion for developing back-end systems, with good knowledge and experience of developing front-end systems. Experience with many different back-end and front-end technologies, including Symfony2, Perch, AngularJS, and Twig.
I have been developing digital systems for over 6 years, with over 4 years of professional experience. My experience in the digital industry has allowed me to develop a strong understanding of application development and design, as well as the ability to work with many different technologies.
My professional experience has also allowed me to develop a strong ability to work well as part of a team, and as a sole developer.
I worked at White October, an award-winning digital agency based in Oxford, for over three years. Since joining in 2013, I had developed the ability to work with every web technology the digital agency employed. I worked on many projects (as a developer and a lead developer) varying in size (from small Perch sites and web-service APIs to large e-learning and e-commerce sites), all including their own set of challenges.
As a developer at White October, we would switch between technologies a lot, as we believed in using the right tool for the job. So my typical day at White October would involve working with many different technologies, such as Perch, Symfony2 and Drupal.
I joined Oxford Web voluntarily as a Junior Developer in early 2013, after finishing my 2-year course at college. I mainly worked on support requests that would vary in size (from small markup changes to new admin features). I also helped maintain their internal CMS.
As this was a voluntary position, I left Oxford Web shortly after joining, to join White October, another digital agency in Oxford.
Over the past few years, as a professional developer working at a digital agency, I have developed the ability to work with many different programming languages, frameworks and content management systems.
Although my passion lies in back-end development, for the past three years, I have been developing software for back-end and front-end systems, using many different languages, frameworks and tools. My primary programming language is PHP - I have been developing in PHP5 for over 5 years, and I'm now actively developing in PHP7.
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My career in software development began soon after finishing my 2-year extended ICT course at college. I made the decision to not enrol into higher education as I did not believe that it would be beneficial to me.
Since finishing college, I have worked as a professional software developer.