Professional Profile

  • Now living in Paris, Thomas is a developer with an exposure to a variety of different technologies and platforms based on theoretical/practical experience within education and digital media industry. Thomas obtained a first class honours degree reading IT Systems for Business and then partook in a Masters degree focusing on web application development. Thomas worked at multiple smaller agencies whilst at university before joining a financial organisation based in Harrogate as a web developer. Thomas now works in Paris as a Ruby on Rails developer.

Technical Skills (My Main Technologies)

  • Web Server Extensive skillset Apache, IIS, Nginx
  • Software Development Moderate skillset Web & Experience in Native Applications
  • Programming Moderate skillset HTML 4/5, CSS 2/3, jQuery, Ruby, PHP
  • Frameworks Extensive experience Ruby on Rails, jQuery
  • Open Source Tailoring Extensive experience CMS Systems, E-Commerce
  • Operating Systems Moderate experience OSx, Windows, Linux (Ubuntu, CentOS)
  • Image Manipulation Moderate skillset Adobe Photoshop

Work Experience

  • Feb 2013 - Present

    Systems Developer (Based in Paris)

    Docxa


    Docxa focuses on delivering innovative software solutions to large enterprises. Thomas's role involves:

    • JavaScript development using Ember JS / jQuery and EXT-JS
    • Introducing new technologies and strengthening internal best practices
    • Assisting french colleagues with english language related tasks and queries
  • Oct 2011 - Jan 2013

    Web Developer

    Engage Mutual Assurance


    Engage Mutual Assurance is a mutual financial based organisation in Harrogate, England, offering a wide variety of savings products and health cash plans. Thomas's role involved: -

    • Developing and maintaining secure online application forms written in .NET
    • Developing modules for an industry standard Content Management System (CMS)
    • Conducting website changes to maintain effective media channel distributions and communicatons
  • Mar 2011 - Sept 2011

    Studio Developer

    NTI Studio


    The Northern Technology Institute (NTI) Leeds provides specialist training for digital professionals. NTI Leeds is part of Leeds Metropolitan University. Thomas's role involved: -

    • Partaking in cross mobile application development
    • Developing web application in Ruby on Rails 3
    • Involvement in project burn downs using the agile project management methodology
  • June 2010 -Jan 2011

    Junior Web Developer

    Kariba


    Kariba is a well established Media Agency based in Harrogate offering web solutions. Thomas's role involved: -

    • Developing websites adhering to script coding practices
    • Researching up to date technologies to implement in future projects
    • Helping to manage the internal file sharing network
  • July 2005 - July 2009

    Systems Support

    Bettys & Taylors of Harrogate


    Bettys & Taylors of Harrogate is a traditional family business based in the heart of North Yorkshire offering it's world famous tea rooms and providing Taylor's tea and coffee produce to a wide variety of businesses. Thomas's role involved: -

    • Assisting employees with their technical queries
    • Upgrading existing and installing new workstations
    • Manage company backups and help maintain a wide range of servers

Education

  • 2007 - 2011

    Leeds Metropolitan University


    For my undergraduate degree I read IT Systems for Business obtaining a first class honours degree and then partook in a masters degree studying Web Application Development. I learnt a comprehensive amount of theoretical knowledge around the chosen computing topics, however attempted to maintain a job in industry throughout the courses.

  • 2008 - 2010

    Leeds City College


    Alongside my undergraduate degree I partook in four networking modules for the Cisco Certified Network Associate Course. I took this course to complement and complete my interest in computer networking.

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