I was fortunate enough to join as their first developer during the start-up phase, giving me the opportunity to work on several Greenfield projects without many of the constraints found in larger organisations.
I also played a significant role in the creation of their latest offering, Likely Loans. The initial development only took 66 days, but we didn't cut
too many corners to produce a system that is both resilient and scalable.
My varied skillset allowed me to work across the full stack, including ASP.NET MVC websites, message-orientated middleware using NServiceBus and RabbitMQ, and MongoDB/SQL Server databases.
Microlise create SaaS transport solutions to improve efficiency and reduce costs.
CONJECT offer a range cloud services to the construction industry allowing their clients to organise and monitor the progress of large scale projects.
I was responsible for creating and maintaining some flagship modules in the new version of their financial web application using ASP.NET MVC and jQuery, allowing me to specialise in front-end development and create a suite of jQuery widgets.
I also produced screen designs from formal specifications, making sure each one is consistent and complied with accessibility guidelines, whilst ensuring my middle-tier and SQL skills are up-to-date by developing certain modules end-to-end.
CONJECT adopted the Scrum methodology, so I worked closely with other developers, testers, and product owners.
Esendex specialise in business communication services such as text and voice messaging.
I lead the development of their latest online customer portal, using ASP.NET MVC and jQuery, in conjunction with an external designer.
This was my first exposure to agile development, with regular planning sessions, and TDD.
I studied Software Engineering at one of the UK’s best universities for computing, and graduated with a 2:1.