Alan Smith

Harry Spink

Web Developer

Personal Profile

I am a highly motivated web developer, who specialises in Laravel and Mobile apps, with a good attention to detail. I am dedicated and ambitious and discipline myself to deliver high quality work to my employer. I am an excellent team player who works closely with other colleagues and I have the ability to lead both small and large teams. I am an excellent problem solver who works well under pressure.

Current

Freelance Laravel / PHP Developer

Current

I currently work with multiple companies to produce technical websites and mobile application, to their unique specifications. I am well organised and the work I deliver is high quality and produced within set timescales.

Please see employment history below to view more details

Freelance Work

www.postmood.com

2016 - Present

I am the lead developer on the Facebook sentiment analysis tool.

www.cartrust.co.uk

Car Trust was developed using Laravel on the latest version of PHP. We also implemented Algolia for the car lookup. I was responsible for configuring their load balanced hosting environment on AWS.

www.juniorpremierleague.com

I developed and maintain the Junior Premier League Marketing website and league management software for a middle agency. The website was built with Laravel.

A Manual of Acupuncture iOS & Android

2013 - Present

Developing and maintaining their Android and iOS application. This is now available for download from the Apple App Store.

A Manual of Acupuncture Web

I developed an online educational tool for The Journal of Chinese Medicine incorporating the entire text of the ‘Manual of Acupuncture’ by Peter Deadman. View online.

Personal Projects

Hosted Name

www.hosted.name

Free Managed DNS provider. Backed by high powered, auto-scaling, geographically diverse cloud based DNS servers. We offer continuous speed no matter what - at its absolute best!

Star Agent

www.staragent.live

A free service to automatically import your starling bank payments (inbound & outbound) into your Free Agent account in real time.

Employment History

Dev Ops Engineer

2012 - Present

Designing, implementing and managing large infrastructures for a range of clients based on AWS, Digital Ocean and co-located or leased hardware.

Freelance PHP & JavaScript Developer

2012 - Present

As a freelance developer I have mainly developed PHP Micro services to help clients streamline their large infrastructure.

See work experience above..

Freelance Mobile Developer

2014 - Present

I have been helping small to medium sized companies create a mobile experience using Titanium and Phone Gap. There have been over 450,000 downloads of the apps I have created.


Senior / Lead developer at Ember Interactive

August 2011 - August 2012

In this role I lead a team of website developers to create technically accurate Drupal websites and HTML based mobile apps. In this role I ensured that the work produced was of high quality and ensured that work was organised and delegated between the team members to ensure the projects were completed within set timescales.

Senior developer at Commcam

December 2010 - August 2011

I created websites for auto part distributors that integrated their already functioning system, K8.After developing this website, I undertook a maintenance role and managed their server infrastructure and VPN. I ensured that all problems with their system were solved in a timely manner to ensure that the company was able to offer a fully functioning service to their customers.

Drupal developer at Sift Groups

2010 - 2010

In this role I built websites using Drupal 5,6 and 7. I specialised in developing and integrating with third party applications and payment gateways.

Developer at Commcam

2009 - 2010

I created websites for distributors that used their current in-house framework, K8. I ensured that these were completed to the company specifications and to ensure the highest quality. I also completed these projects in the required timescales.

Web developer at Bray Leino

2008 - 2009

I created dynamic websites utilising my skills in ASP, .NET, HTML, CSS, JavaScript. The role comprised of mainly project work for large corporations. I had to ensure that I managed my time to get the work completed to the required timescale.

Historical activites

October 2004 - December 2006

I was active in many online communities creating open source modules in PHP for use in different software applications that are used by thousands of companies.

Key Skills

  • Laravel
  • Ionic Mobile
  • JavaScript
  • CodeIgniter
  • Angular
  • API & Integrations
  • WordPress
  • Phonegap
  • DevOps (Linux)

Education

Somerset College of Arts and Technology

BTEC National Diploma IT General (2006 - 2008)

Between 2006 and 2008 I studied "Technology" at Somerset college. The course focused on development of software and hardware.