garpunkal.uk

I have worked for digital agencies for 15 years and I love their fast paced, highly creative and collaborative environments. I'm very much a team player who can't get enough of those tight deadlines.

 

I love working with clients throughout the longevity of a project, from initial conversations to delivery and further. They're part of the team that ultimately delivers great creative projects to help businesses succeed. 

 

Development isn't just coding, it's about being understanding, empathetic and passionate. This always delivers the best results.

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Senior Developer

Jaywing
Newbury, Berkshire
https://jaywing.com
Mar 2019 - Current 2 months
  • C# .net MVC development.
  • Experience with Umbraco, Sitecore and Sitefinity.
  • Certified Umbraco Expert
  • Umbraco-CMS Contributor
  • Extending Umbraco by creating C# and AngularJS packages.
  • Sitecore Certified Developer.
  • Sitecore 9 experience.
  • SQL Server database administration and optimisation.
  • Continuous Integration and Deployment through Azure DevOps.
  • Git source control utilising branches / merging / pull requests. 
  • Creating NuGet packages for internal projects
  • Test Driven Development with MS Test projects and unit tests.
  • Utilising nPoco and Entity Framework ORMs.
  • Working with IdentityServer to connect WebAPI to mobile applications. 
  • Continuing the developer responsibilities from previous Jaywing roles. 

 

Contributed Projects:


Technical Manager

Jaywing
Newbury, Berkshire
https://jaywing.com
Jan 2016 - Mar 2019 3 years, 1 month
  • Technical Manager for various projects and clients.
  • Providing direction for the development team in support of business operations.
  • Staff recruitment, training and resourcing.
  • Improving processes, security and efficiency on technical projects.
  • C# MVC development utilising Umbraco and Sitefinity.
  • Certified Umbraco Expert & Umbraco-CMS Contributor
  • Extending Umbraco by creating C# and AngularJS packages.
  • SQL Server database administration and optimisation.
  • Azure hosting service management and integration:
    • Traffic Manager.
    • Azure DNS.
    • App services / App service plans.
    • SQL servers and databases.
    • Azure Content Delivery Network.
    • Blob Storage.
    • Vision API
      • AI Cognitive Services for analysing imagery.
    • Media Services
      • Encoding-on-demand and adaptive streaming.
    • Application Insights
      • Server monitoring and fault finding.
  • Continuous Integration and Deployment through Azure DevOps.
  • Git source control utilising branches / merging / pull requests. 
  • Conforming to OWASP standards.
  • Using Trello and Jira for project management. 
  • Utilising Kanban boards for managing process and progress. 

 

Projects include:

 

Umbraco Related Projects and Packages:


Senior Web Application Developer

Jaywing
Newbury, Berkshire
https://jaywing.com
Jul 2008 - Jan 2016 7 years, 6 months
  • Web development specialising in the Microsoft .net framework.
  • C# MVC and WebForms.
  • Umbraco 6 and 7 experience.
  • Sitecore 8 experience.
  • Lead developer on top brand projects with tight deadlines, which included team leadership and client liaising.
  • 3rd party integration with various API's.
  • Technical documentation and solution development.
  • Core developer of in-house content management system.
  • Pitching to potential new clients, with success.
  • w3 Gold Winner

 

Projects included:


Web Application Developer

Jaywing (Graphico)
Newbury, Berkshire
https://jaywing.com
Nov 2006 - Jul 2008 1 year, 7 months
  • Web development specialising in the Microsoft .net framework.
  • C# WebForms.
  • SQL Server & Management Studio.
  • Core developer on large FMCG websites.
  • Multilingual experience with Arabic sites, including bidirectional layouts.
  • Building websites for high profile clients, under tight deadlines alongside creative and client teams. 
  • Creating bulk email notification systems including queuing and SMTP error handling.
  • Database optimisation and architecture for high load websites.
  • Lead on development of a dynamic survey builder. 

 

Projects included:


Web Programmer

Guava
Hurst, Berkshire
Feb 2006 - Nov 2006 8 months
  • ASP VBScript OOP / ASP.net C# driven websites.
  • Utilising XML and SQL server for databases.
  • Working with bespoke CMS systems to create and maintain entire websites.
  • Following storyboards and functionality specs agreed by all parties.
  • Maintaining ASP websites, whilst developing my knowledge of the technology and C#.net.
  • Using XML and SOAP to connect to web services for online booking engines.

 

Projects included: 

  • Ramada Jarvis Hotels

Web Developer

M.A.D Productions
Colden Common, Winchester, Hants
Apr 2005 - Feb 2006 10 months
  • ASP / ASP.net driven website builds.
  • VBScript
  • SQL Enterprise Manager / MS Access.
  • Full commercial e-commerce solutions, including ordering systems and content management.
  • SEO awareness.
  • Working along side SEO team with proven practices.
  • Responsibilities for quality, security, performance and ease of use.

 

Projects included:


Webmaster

TNT Magazine
Romsey, Hants & Earls Court, London
http://www.tntmagazine.com
Mar 2004 - Apr 2005 1 year, 1 month
  • ASP (Visual Basic and JScript).
  • SQL Enterprise Manager.
  • Controlling the entire TNT Magazine website and development of ASP model.
  • Search Engine Optimisation.
  • Statistical analysis.
  • Invoicing.
  • Site monitoring.
  • Quality control.

Senior Webmaster & Deputy Team Leader

IBM UK Limited
Basingstoke, Hants
https://www.ibm.com/uk-en/
Apr 2000 - Mar 2004 3 years, 10 months
  • Prioritising workload for both team and myself and training new starters and country contacts.
  • Statistics analyst, including search optimisation and site accessibility.
  • Frequent collaboration and training with domestic and foreign contacts.
  • Development of EMEA Personal Computing websites.
  • Lead developer for rollout of ibm.com design updates.

Public Sector Sales Productivity Centre Professional

IBM UK LIMITED
Basingstoke, Hants
https://www.ibm.com/uk-en/
Jul 1999 - Apr 2000 9 months
  • Working with large tender response documents.
  • Supporting the sales team on information gathering and preparation.