I'm friendly, honest and reliable. I'm able to work with others and respond creatively to problems. I pick up and understand new ideas quickly and am able to put them in to practise immediately. I have a keen interest in all aspects of software development. I've worked in a team of up to 15 people and down to a team of one.
I came onboard at BugHerd just before a fast expansion of the company. I worked as part of a team developing a variety of new versions of the product built on React with a Ruby On Rails backend.
As one of only 2 Ruby developer on the team I was the person most responsible for development of the Ruby backend. I was also heavily involved in the React/Backbone frontends and various solutions to the data layer issues that came up in an early large React application.
This role involved the development of a CMS for the editing, processing and deployment of content for dynamic touchscreen displays in public spaces. It involved Ruby on Rails, and a lot of UI work in Backbone and React.
The role involved working in a small team developing and maintaining multiple ecommerce sites based on Magento(PHP) for a number of fashion brands.
The role involved working in a small team writing new features and tracking down bugs in backend php code for a high traffic auction website. Code was written in php on a custom in-house web framework, running on Linux instances on Amazon EC2. I was involved in creating features for helpdesk staff to better manage the user base, tracking down bugs as reports came in, and modifications to the auction process.
I worked with senior staff to administrate a network of Windows XP client PCs and Redhat(CentOS) Linux servers. Including web server and email servers running out of a cupboard. I migrated web and email hosting to an external hosting provider.
In my lesuire time I enjoy cycling, brunch, walking, gardening, rocket league, and discussions about urban planning.