I have been in various roles within software development for nearly 20 years, my most recent work has involved leading a team on e-commerce solutions and becoming a certified as a Bloomreach integrator, Mirakl integrator, and a Shopify App Developer. Previous to that I was the technical architect for the development and QA teams, working alongside the technical director in suggesting new solutions and improving existing solutions for a multitude of business workflows, predominantly within magazine production, that included integrations between many systems, such as digital asset management, image processing, file transfer, file approval, and web publishing to list a few.
Continued my role in overseeing long term content products.
Working across the company on scoping and pitching new business.
Intervening on projects that are at risk and troubleshooting to ensure delivery.
Training in various e-commerce platforms, such as Magento, Bloomreach, Shopify, and Marketplace platforms (Mirakl).
Overseeing the long term development of the product, making sure the needs of sales, development and support are met. Interacting with the Product Development Director, CTO, Commercial Business
Director and Lead Developer, to make sure that task requirements and timings are clear and on schedule.
Managing a complex git model across multiple locations.
Running a single team across multiple locations.
Making business requirements into specific software requirements specifications.
Research and Development
Working with the Software Architect and Product Development Director to achieve software releases on time. Day to day bugfixing and feature creation. Suggesting features to add to future releases.
Mentoring junior members of the development team.
Day to day managing of bug/feature schedules.
Working alongside QA/Test department to confirm bugs or to clarify functionality.
Systems Administration - ie setting up new members
Part of the team that built, from the ground up, a market leading online integrated flat planning tool
www.vipfour.com which integrates with many industry standard third party systems including
Webnative, Twist PDF workflow, Dialogue Proofing, this system is now relied upon by many high profile publishers across the world.
Involvement in all phases of the development life cycle, specification, development, testing and deployment.
Implementation of multiple third party systems integration.
Working within an agile development environment.
Worked on award winning automated ad-builders, off the shelf' and custom digital asset management systems.
Workflow Automation providing solutions to increase the throughput of multiple departments company wide.
Maintenance of a multitude of existing applications with little or no documentation.
Collaboration with system administrators for system optimisation.
Building an internal human resources management system.
Developing a customisable image library.
Willows - Kent
Design and build of bespoke websites
Setting advertisements varying from classified through to display
TMS - Kent
Setting advertisements varying from small semi-display to full pages
Delivering artwork to publications in format required to the deadline set.