Hi, I’m Martin – a highly competent PHP developer with over 12 years of agency experience and 17 years of skills and knowledge to back me up!
Over the years I have utilised many content management systems, from popular open source packages such as Concrete5, Drupal & Joomla, bespoke hand built systems and premium system such as Expression Engine & Shopify, On top of this i have also dabbled with open source PHP frameworks such as Zend, Codeigniter and Laravel.
The last 6 year have been dedicated to living and breathing the ever popular and extensible WordPress CMS.
SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE
- Plugin Development
- Theme Development
- REST API
- Larval Valet
2021 – Present
SOZO DESIGN: LEAD TECHNICAL DEVELOPER
2020 – 2021
JOURNEY HOSPITALITY: SENIOR WEB DEVELOPER
Working closely within a team of developers, creative & digital marketing teams on a variety of projects. Day to day duties include Working on new site features, refactoring legacy code to modern standards, optimising sites performance, performing daily code reviews, provide mentoring to junior developers & documenting codebase for collaborative working
2017 – 2020
WEAREBEARD: LEAD WEB DEVELOPER
I joined WEAREBEARD shortly after moving to Worcester in 2016 as their senior developer. I overhauled their development procedures and introduced a standard of working. Taking lead on all development projects in house developing large and small scale websites for their clients. Over the last 12 months I moved into a lead position to mentor junior developers.
2010 – 2017
INDEPENDENT / FREELANCE WORDPRESS DEVELOPER
Since 2010 I have been pushing myself to constantly learn new skills and technologies to help better my offerings and a php / WordPress developer. Over these years I have taken online courses, attended talks, seminars and code-camps with a dedication to this passion.
2013 – 2016
CACTUS CREATIVE: SENIOR WEB DEVELOPER
I joined CACTUS to work with some of Cumbrias leading creative designers. As their senior developer I introduced a standard of best practice for the business’ development procedures. As part of the role I was integral to:
- Building websites using PHP-based frameworks & CMS
- Planning and conducting cross-browser usability testing against W3C
- Testing and validating work produced
- Developing database driven websites & systems including eCommerce
- Back-end development and maintenance using PHP and MySQL
- Developing compatible User Interface functionality
- Working with a multi-disciplinary team to convert business needs into technical specifications.
METROPLAN: WEB DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Responsible for liaising with directors in regards to best practices on company web presence. Tasked with managing online exposure and all aspects of web development & maintenance for the company website, server and future web development projects.
2009 – 2013
PIRANHA: WEB DEVELOPER
Working with designers, account managers and SEO specialists to develop the functional elements of websites and web-based applications. Also responsible for liaising with clients and ensuring that all work carried out complies with web standards and guidelines.