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ABOUT ME

I am a highly motivated and driven individual lucky enough to be doing my hobby for a living.

I am 34, been married for 13 years (my wife works as a sixth form geography teacher and course leader in Leicester) and have 2 young children. Joshua is 7 years and Abigail is 3 years. Away from my desk you will mostly find me down at the local park.

I first got into web development in 2003 as a hobby which then very quickly become more serious and made me shift the direction my career was going in so I could continue my new found passion.

Over the last 10 years I have had the privilege of working with individuals, start-ups, charities right through to large multi-national companies. It has definitely been a learning curve and one that I am keen to continue.

I am always keen to establish new partnerships so feel free to give me a call if you are interested in working with me on a project or two.

A selection of my skills / knowledge

  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • Symfony2
  • SaSS
  • Bug Fixing
  • Organic SEO
  • Photoshop
  • Zend Framework
  • Wordpress
  • Javascript
  • Twitter Bootstrap
  • Git
  • jQuery
  • Project Management
  • JSON
  • XML
  • MVC
  • Magento
  • Google Analytics
  • AJAX
  • Problem Solving
  • APIs (Twitter, Facebook, MetOffice, Givex, Google etc)
  • Twig
  • Laravel
  • Management Information
  • Linux Server
  • Joomla
  • Attention to detail
  • User Experience
  • LAMP
  • Apache
  • Payment Integrations (SagePay, Paypal, WorldPay etc)
  • SSL
  • Rackspace Cloud
  • Amazon Web Services

I am always looking for opportunities to keep learning more...

General Information

34

AGE

Loughborough, Leicestershire

LOCATION

25 ‐ Partly cloudy

WEATHER*

Also seen at

twitter.com/pauldwight

github.com/pauldwight

uk.linkedin.com/in/pmdwight

500px.com/pauldwight

Experience

Managing Director, CWS Digital Ltd

March 2014 - Present

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CWS are a web, branding and marketing agency based in Leicestershire.

We work closely with companies helping them thrive through our creative cleverness.

Freelance Web Developer

September 2003 - March 2014

Trading as CWS Digital Ltd.

Working closely with established web agencies to provide additional expertise and developer resource for those tight project deadlines.

I have the pleasure of working closely with a number of web agencies throughout the UK.

I love to build good relationships with all the people I work with which not only helps to produce quality results but also means that I tend to work closely with a handful of agencies on a number of ongoing projects rather lots of one of projects.

Some of these projects have included:

  • Symfony / Sylius Ecommerce Sites
  • Wordpress Ecommerce sites using Woocommerce
  • Internal Web Application for LadBrokes
  • Working with Event Management (Ingresso) api's to build a event search and hotel booking application
  • Web Consultancy / Support on specific PHP frameworks
  • Development team coaching and implementing best practises into the agencies workflow
  • RightMove V3 Integrations into Wordpress & Symfony based projects
  • Point of Sale Reporting Tools
  • Analytics Tracking web application from CCTV Feeds

STUDIO-40 // Production Manager

August 2010 - September 2013

www.studio-40.com

Overall management of Studio-40's "make" team and delivery of client services.

As production manager it was my responsibility to manage the team delivering our web builds ensuring delivery of projects and service.

Daily responsibilities included:

  • Management of staff within the team
  • Oversight on 60+ active projects
  • Managing resource requirements
  • Writing technical / functional specifications
  • Leading our QA processes ensuring high quality of work
  • Project scheduling
  • Managing client expectations
  • Ensuring on-time delivery & excellence
  • Client account management
  • Development of our in-house framework and CMS

STUDIO-40 // Lead Developer

September 2011 - March 2013

www.studio-40.com

I worked as the lead back-end developer

Responsible for the delivery of our web builds I also acted as the main technical contact with our clients and sales team.

I was also responsible for our office IT throughout my time with Studio-40. This included migrating some of our internal systems to the cloud.

Below are some examples of some of the changes I implemented:

  • Use of GIT into our workflow
  • Server migrations from managed to Rackspace Cloud
  • Migration to a Voip System (including programing custom settings on a SNOM 370 handset)

STUDENTHOUSES // Lead Developer

August 2012 - July 2013

www.studenthouses.com

Lead developer for a start-up specialising in listing UK student houses in one place.

I was responsible for leading the build on the first iteration of the site. This included overseeing the development of a REST JSON-only API which allowed our mobile applications to integrate seamlessly with the data source.

The site was built on a custom PHP framework and integrated with RightMove's V3 Feed.

STUDIO-40 // PHP Developer

January 2008 - August 2011

www.studio-40.com

Providing both back-end & front-end support on new builds.

As an all round developer I was responsible for ensuring functional and browser compliance for all project work undertaken, yes we supported IE6!

During this time I also managed the migration of hosted email service (which decided not to offer anymore) to google apps across our client base.

Some things I was involved in:

  • Development of in-house framework & cms
  • Integrating third-party APIs into our framework
  • Customer Support

SERVICEMASTER Ltd // Operations Manager (Furniture Medic)

January 2007 - August 2007

www.servicemaster.co.uk

Developing a franchise network of 90+ outlets throughout the UK in order to increase sales and ensure the delivery of customer service excellence.

Responsibilities included:

  • Sales Training
  • Deliver franchisee academy training
  • Onsite technical training
  • Customer relationship management
  • Creating operational / business plans
  • Weekly / Monthly management information
  • Internal systems development & training

INTERESTS

PHOTOGRAPHY // TRAVEL // FORMULA ONE // READING // NEW TECHNOLOGIES // GADGETS // GUITAR // MUSIC // SPORTS //COFFEE // WHISKEY // PROGRAMMING // BEER

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