Curriculum Vitae

Product Developer

I believe that a great product is more than just lines of code. It’s the reason why people seek us out, it’s that feeling of relief, and it’s the joy of accomplishment.

I believe the whole experience is the product.

My passion has always been creating wonderful and compelling user experiences. When I was 12, I created my first web page and I was instantly hooked. My career has been split between building both server-side and client-side applications.

Great products are built by great teams. I enjoy working with others to solve user’s problems and optimize their experience.

I have built web applications for some of New Zealand's most well known brands. I was an early developer at Vend, and a co-founder of Onceit.

I'm looking for my next challenge and I would love to work with you.

Skills

  • Node: Express, Kraken, Hapi.
  • Frontend: React, Redux, Backbone, jQuery.
  • Mobile: React Native.
  • PHP: Symfony, Laravel, Wordpress.
  • Database: MySQL, SQLite.
  • CSS: SCSS/SASS, LESS, Bootstrap, Foundation.
  • Sysadmin: Docker, Nginx, Apache, Varnish, Ubuntu/Debian Linux.
  • Build tools: Webpack, Gulp, Grunt.
  • Version control: Git, Subversion.

Experience

Senior Full-Stack Engineer, vGRID (Apr 2018 - present)

Safer cities through convergence of video sources.

Co-Founder, Pendle.io (Feb 2018 - present)

Carpooling for co-workers.

Contract Developer, Rush Digital (Dec 2017 - Apr 2018)

A specialist, cutting-edge digital engineering studio.

  • Rebuilt Z Energy's mobile applications using React Native.

Senior Developer, Weirdly (Feb 2017 - Dec 2017)

Customised recruitment software that filters your applicants. Finding people who share your company values and fit your team culture.

  • Rebuilt the existing web application to be much faster, more secure, and many times more scaleable.
  • Worked remotely, in a timezone with no overlay with the rest of the team.

Founder, Ravage (Aug 2014 - Nov 2016)

A social-media marketing tool to help musicians grow their fan base.

  • Designed and managed all aspects of the product.
  • Created a Docker-based production environment.
  • Built internal development tools to monitor and restart micro-services.

Co-Founder/Technical Partner, Onceit (Jan 2010 - Sep 2015)

An online store selling limited quantities of designer clothing at discounted prices.

  • Developed an e-commerce system to sell limited quantities of products under large demand.
  • Deployed Varnish to reduce server load and improve responsiveness.
  • Created analytics system for business data.

In 2014, I spent 7 months working full-time on Onceit. I completed a backlog of improvements and assembled a permanent development team.

  • Deployed new server infrastructure to make scaling easier.
  • Transitioned to Fastly's managed Varnish service, reducing traffic to servers by 92%.
  • Split the website into separate API and client services. This allowed the API to power native mobile apps.
  • Developed internal tools to streamline, and increase accuracy, during order fulfillment.
  • Redesigned a complex, multi-stage checkout system into an easy, single page process.
  • Hired and trained new developers.

Senior Developer, Vend (Oct 2011 - Jan 2014)

An offline-capable, browser-based point-of-sale system.

  • Was responsible for an offline-capable, single-page point of sale application.
  • Implemented a postMessage-based JS API for payment system integrations.
  • Worked with API consumers to support and improve their integrations.

Lead Developer, Pixel Fusion (May 2008 - Oct 2011)

A software development company specializing in bespoke solutions.

  • Technical lead on all projects.
  • Hired, trained, and mentored junior developers.
  • Built an in-house content management system with a rich, desktop-style, ExtJS application.
  • Created a vehicle booking management single-page application.
  • Optimized a data import tool to reduce import times by 94%.

Publications

An Introduction to Visual Web Developer, .Net Magazine, Issue 165 (Apr 2007)

An introduction to Microsoft Visual Web Developer and ASP.NET

Cord Layouts, .Net Magazine, Issue 163 (Feb 2007)

How to create accessible, content orientated, resolution dependent layouts with CSS and JavaScript. (Before support for media queries in browsers)

Education & Qualifications

The University of Auckland (2004 - 2005)

BSc Computer Science (incomplete)

Zend Certified PHP5 Engineer (2010)