Curriculum vitae

About Me

Senior PHP Developer in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

I have experience working on large projects for demanding clients to tight deadlines while maintaining a strong focus on the technical integrity of my work both individually and as part of larger teams. My main focus has been on Magento development for B2C and retail websites.

  • Magento ecommerce
  • PHP Web Applications
  • LAMP Server Managment
  • WordPress development
  • Version Control (Git)
  • Third party API integrations

I have been involved with bespoke integrations between custom in-house fulfilment and stock management systems as well as general ecommerce website development. I have previously worked on bespoke web applications for clients such as Bank of Ireland designing, extending, maintaining and supporting a new online account application system.

Clients I have worked with include Bank of Ireland, Calor Gas, Lunn’s the Jewellers, Donaghy Bros., Douglas & Grahame/Remus Uomo, Gordons Chemist, amongst others.

Employment & Education

The Web Bureau, Belfast
Senior PHP and Magento Developer (2015)

While at The Web Bureau my work has involved Magento ecommerce development including third party integrations with a variety of stock and order management systems for large and small retailers in Northern Ireland.
The Tomorrow Lab, Belfast
PHP Developer (2014 – 2015)

While at The Tomorrow Lab I was involved in ongoing support and development for extensive WordPress and Magento-based clients as well as working on new projects.
Simply Zesty, Belfast
PHP Developer (2013 – 2014)

At Simply Zesty I have work on bespoke PHP development for clients such as Bank of Ireland extending, maintaining and supporting a new online account application system. Recent ecommerce work includes the new Calor Gas shop built on the Magento platform.
JSR Technology, Coleraine
Web Developer/eCommerce Developer (2009 – 2013)

Web Development focusing on WordPress and Magento design and development. At JSR Technology I worked more directly with clients throughout the project including first contact, sales, development, training, handover and support.
University of Ulster at Coleraine
2008 – 2009

BSc (Hons) Computing with Geography
Grade: 2:1 including Diploma in Industrial Studies
Slemish College, Ballymena
Web Developer (2007 – 2008)

Placement Year working as web developer in an integrated college in Ballymena. Responsibilities included maintaining the school website, assisting with ICT classes, school photography, building learning resources and deployment of a school-wide Moodle eLearning system. I was shortlisted for Ulster University’s Innovation in Industrial Placement Award.
University of Ulster at Coleraine
2005 – 2007
First and second years
Causeway Institute, Coleraine
BTEC National Diploma in Information Technology
Triple-grade Distinction, Distinction, Merit.
Garvagh High School
Eight A-C Grades at GCSE-level including English, Mathematics and Science