- Over 10 years experience of full lifecycle Java enterprise applications development.
- Specialist in end-to-end development of REST services and browser based business systems.
- Focus on producing robust, scalable applications, working on own initiative or as part of a team.
- Use of new technologies to create interactive and visually engaging internet applications.
- Java 1.4 - 1.7
- JPA, Hibernate, JDBC, SQL
- JEE, J2EE, Servlets, Taglibs
- Spring, Struts, JSP, JSTL
- Android Applications
- Swing, Applets
Internet and XML Technologies
- HTML, CSS, Accessibility standards
- XML, XSLT, XML Schema (XSD)
- REST, SOAP, WSDL, SOA
- Social Media APIs
Build Systems, Testing and Source Control
- JUnit, Maven, Ant, JMeter, Mocks, Selenium
- Git, CVS, SVN
- Mantis, Bugzilla, HP QC, Jenkins, Bamboo
Servers, Databases & Content Management
- Tomcat, Jetty, JBoss
- Apache, IIS
- MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle
- Scrum, Agile, TDD, Kanban
- Continuous integration, rapid deployment
- Use cases, functional specifications
- Technical documentation
- OS X
May 2012 – Present: Nokia Music (Contract)
My work for Nokia primarily involves building and extending services in the Nokia Music REST API platform, and integrating these services with each other. In addition I have worked on performance, reliability, maintenance and monitoring improvements for some of the existing services.
Java, Spring, Hibernate, Jetty, JBoss, REST, MySQL, HTML, AngularJS, Eclipse, Git
Aug 2008 - May 2012: Deutsche Telekom UK ltd on behalf of Make Positive (Contract)
As a member of the Enabling Technologies team I have worked on a variety of projects, mostly in connection with Web'n'Walk, a set of services available on T-Mobile phones designed to bring personalised content from news sites and social networks to customer's home pages and idle screens. My achievements include:
Web application used to manage a device and browser attributes database used to
control rendering of websites across a wide range of mobile devices. Features
easy inline editing similar to a Google Docs spreadsheet.
Web based financial application for rating, settlement and reporting of content
sales including music, videos, and mobile apps. Includes multi-threaded background
processes for fast and efficient processing, a UI for entry of rules and configuration,
and generation of Excel and CSV reports.
APIs, business logic, distribution management and database access layer of a multi-threaded
distributed application that sends notifications of new content to idle screen
widgets. Designed for minimum memory and CPU usage under high load, with automated failover.
Java, JDBC, Spring, Jersey, REST, JGroups, Maven, JUnit, JMeter
Web application for external developers to submit widgets for review, including
implementation of and integration with internal widget repository REST API.
Java implementation of OAuth specification, designed to be dropped into any
application with minimal Spring configuration and provide authenticated
communication between back end components.
Java, Spring, OAuth, Jersey, JUnit
Implementation of a generic framework for highly configurable RSS feed and search
widgets, allowing new widgets to be created by content managers without development
Java, J2EE, JDBC, Spring, JUnit, JMeter
Ongoing development process improvements including Oracle to MySQL migration,
Maven dependency management, and addition of regression testing to integration
Java, J2EE, JDBC, Spring, Oracle, MySQL, JUnit, CVS
- Web application used to manage a device and browser attributes database used to control rendering of websites across a wide range of mobile devices. Features easy inline editing similar to a Google Docs spreadsheet.
Jan 2008 - Jun 2008: T-Systems ltd (Contract)
The Systems Integration department of T-Systems provides bespoke software solutions for a variety of large corporate and public sector clients. My work involved development of bespoke intranet solutions based on the Day Communiqué CMS for DaimlerChrysler and Volkswagen UK.
Oct 2005 - Jan 2008: Software Engineer, Centennial Software ltd
Centennial develops IT asset management and endpoint security solutions. I have worked on the full lifecycle of two new Java boxed products, including planning, documentation, code development, unit testing, build processes and installation. The core of each product is a J2EE web application using the Struts MVC framework, which is deployed by InstallShield with a self-contained JRE and Tomcat. My achievements include:
Full lifecycle of a new budget software audit product. As lead developer, I produced documentation
and specifications, managed the development team, and built the J2EE web application component.
Planning, use cases, schema design, core business logic and user interface development for a new
software licence management product. I also implemented a flexible modular build and unit testing
system using Ant, JUnit and batch scripts, and managed development of the installer.
Development of a Swing application used to change various settings within a product installation,
including Tomcat ports, database connections, logging levels and internet proxy settings.
Java, Swing, CVS
Database access layer testing framework. Allows a temporary database and connection pool to be
established then dropped when each test is complete, so each test starts from a known state.
Java, JUnit, JDBC, SQL Server
Detailed use case documentation and user interface redesign for the web reporting tool of Centennial's
flagship asset management product, focusing on ease of use and standards compliance.
Use cases, XHTML, CSS, Accessibility standards
Configuration of the Linux servers hosting Centennial's online software catalogue, and development of
tools for importing and maintaining the data.
Java, JDBC, SQL, MySQL, Tomcat, Apache, Linux, CVS
- Full lifecycle of a new budget software audit product. As lead developer, I produced documentation and specifications, managed the development team, and built the J2EE web application component.
Jun 2001 - Sep 2005: Web Developer, GCap Media plc Future Technologies team
The Future Technologies team develops in-house business systems for GCap Media's DAB Digital Radio stations, and 32 local stations. I played an active role in the planning, design, development, deployment and support of many projects, large and small. My achievements include:
Web application front-end for an in-house CMS powering 32 websites. Provides a simple interface for
creating multi-platform content, creating links between articles, and associating images, audio and
video. Includes an applet that allows images to be cropped, rotated and resized without software,
and an AJAX drag and drop screen for adding content to websites.
Planning, schema design, database access layer, event processing logic and administration web
application for a multi-threaded Java console application that aggregates schedules and playout system
events for all stations in a central database.
Database access layer, business logic and user interface development for an online music download
service. XSLT is used to allow re-branding for third-party customers. Winner of the 2004 ntl
Commercial Radio Technical Innovation Award.
Java, J2EE, JDBC, SQL, JSP, XML, XSLT, XHTML, CSS, Tomcat, VSS
Schema design, database access layer, message processing and online user interface for GCap's SMS system,
supporting keyword responses, music requests, marketing and premium rate SMS. Winner of the 2003 ntl
Commercial Radio Technical Innovation Award.
ASP, SQL, SQL Server, HTML, CSS, IIS, VSS
- Web application front-end for an in-house CMS powering 32 websites. Provides a simple interface for creating multi-platform content, creating links between articles, and associating images, audio and video. Includes an applet that allows images to be cropped, rotated and resized without software, and an AJAX drag and drop screen for adding content to websites.
Sunrise and sunset calculator based on Google Maps and using AJAX to easily calculate sunrise and sunset times for any location.
An Android app that calculates a range of astronomical information including sunrise and sunset times, useful for photography and outdoor activities. Android’s most popular sun calculator with over 350,000 downloads.
Read Write Phonics
An Android app that teaches pre-school children the basics of reading, writing and phonics.
1998 - 2001: BSc (Hons) 2:1 Biochemistry, University of BristolUnits including Physics, Chemistry, Immunology, Pathology and Genetics.
1996 - 1998: A Levels, Broadoak Sixth Form Centre, Weston-super-MareMathematics (A), Further Mathematics (A), Chemistry (A), English Language (B)