Curriculum Vitae

Paul is a highly proficient website and application developer with over 16 years experience building large and small scale systems. He specializes in PHP development with (X)HTML, CSS and JavaScript, supported by SQL (typically MySQL & MSSQL) databases, and using modern design paradigms such as MVC, REST and AJAX.

Experience/Skills

  • Highly proficient in web development using PHP 5.x
  • Scored in the top 10% (4.42 out of 5) of a BrainBench.com PHP 5 skills test
  • Strong understanding of Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) and methodologies
  • Adept in the use of (X)HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Thurough understanding of SQL, including MySQL and MSSQL database servers
  • Experience of various PHP frameworks (Zend, Symphony, CakePHP, etc.)
  • Excellent understanding of AJAX & JavaScript frameworks such as jQuery
  • Develops websites to meet web standards and accessibility guidelines
  • Experienced in modern design paradigms such as MVC & REST architectures
  • Thorough understanding of web server environments & administration of Apache and IIS
  • Skilled in creating high-performance websites & web development frameworks
  • Full understanding of the software development lifecycle
  • Excellent general IT skills and knowledge of programming, systems & protocols
  • PHP
  • ASP.NET
  • C#
  • (X)HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • AJAX
  • jQuery
  • XML & XSL
  • Python
  • Visual Basic
  • Java & J2EE
  • .NET Framework
  • Subversion
  • Apache
  • Linux
  • IIS
  • MySQL
  • MSSQL (+TSQL)
  • Oracle 8i (+PL/SQL)
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows 95, 2K & XP
  • Windows Server

Employment History

  • PJB Labs / SkinnyRobot

  • Owner & Web Developer/Designer
  • 2004 - Present
  • PHP, MySQL, (X)HTML & CSS
  • ASP.NET, C#, IIS & MSSQL Server
  • JavaScript, AJAX & jQuery
  • MVC & REST architectures

Designed and built web sites and applications for startups, small businesses and individuals. Managed full project lifecycles from the initial specification through design, implementation and ongoing support.

  • International Tennis Federation

  • Web Developer: DavisCup.com, FedCup.com
  • 2002 - 2003 (12 months)
  • ASP, (X)HTML, CSS & JavaScript
  • IIS & MSSQL Server

Designed and constructed an ultra-high performance framework in classic ASP for tennis tournament websites. The system included a custom CMS, modularized multi-site design, extensible article management with workflow and automatic relationship discovery, and integration with legacy data systems.

  • Nickleodeon UK

  • Web Developer: Nick.co.uk, NickJr.co.uk
  • 2001 (4 months)
  • ASP, IIS & MSSQL Server
  • Java, J2EE & XML
  • (X)HTML, CSS & JavaScript
  • MVC architecture

Initially developed a custom forum application in classic ASP for an existing website. Later designed and built a website framework in Java (& J2EE) with XML data storage and CMS for launch of a new website.

  • Financial Services Authority

  • Web Developer: Intranet Systems
  • 2000 - 2001 (9 months)
  • Java, J2EE & XML
  • (X)HTML, CSS & JavaScript
  • Oracle 8i & MS SQL Server
  • MVC & AJAX architectures

Developed an electronic forms application for human resources. The system provided secure, dynamic, role-based forms with customizable workflow, complex data validation rules and extensive legacy system integration. Also managed large-scale User Acceptance Testing programme throughout the project lifecycle.

  • Nettec plc.

  • Web Developer & Development Support
  • 1999 - 2000 (9 months)
  • ASP, HTML, CSS & JavaScript
  • IIS & MS SQL Server
  • Java, J2EE & XML
  • Coldfusion & Allaire Spectra

Initially developed recruitment websites and performed a full rewrite of their in-house recruitment application: JobMagnet. Later on built the UK's first Allaire Spectra powered site for a large UK client. Also performed research into Coldfusion clustering and provided developer support within the IS department.

  • Eli Lilly & Company

  • Web Developer & Development Support
  • 1999 (4 months)
  • ASP, HTML, CSS & JavaScript
  • IIS & MS SQL Server
  • Coldfusion & Perl

Supported developers across Europe, the Middle East & Africa building Internet and Intranet applications, and defining corporate standards for development systems. Also responsible for the day-to-day operations and maintenance of Netscape Web and Application Server environments.

  • British Broadcasting Corporation

  • Consultant & Desktop/Server Developer
  • 1998 - 1999 (10 months)
  • ASP, HTML, CSS & JavaScript
  • IIS & MS SQL Server
  • Visual Basic & C++
  • KiXtart

Initially rolled out a custom Internet Explorer build to multiple sites across the organisation. Collaborated in the design and development of Intranet systems and advised on Internet development techniques. Later joined the desktop and server development team writing KiXtart scripts for software rollout, utility applications and Y2K remediation tests.

  • 2GL Computer Services Group

  • Web Developer
  • 1997 - 1998 (9 months)
  • ASP, HTML, CSS & JavaScript
  • IIS & MS SQL Server

Completed various projects including:

Microsoft in Healthcare - an Intranet concept for hospitals based on IE 4 and IIS 4 beta technologies and designed to show off their capabilities. Demonstrated at Microsoft headquarters to NHS IT Directors.

The NAAFI - proof-of-concept website and Intranet designed to modernise operations and provide an online presence.

  • Various

  • Consultant & Developer
  • Pre 1997
  • ASP, HTML, CSS & JavaScript
  • IIS & MS SQL Server
  • Visual Basic

Undertook a number of projects for local organisations prior to becoming a freelancer. Types of work included: a membership system for a yacht club, a sales and inventory system for a computer store and a complete process management solution for an accountancy firm.

References

References available upon request. Please email pjburgess@gmail.com.