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Paul Dwight { Web Developer }

ABOUT ME

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

I am 36, been married for 15 years (my wife works as a geography teacher) and have 2 young children. Joshua is 8 years and Abigail is 5 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 14 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

  • PHP5/7
  • MySQL
  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • Symfony2/3
  • 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
  • Sketch
  • Attention to detail
  • User Experience
  • LAMP
  • Apache / Nginx
  • Payment Integrations (SagePay, Paypal, WorldPay etc)
  • SSL
  • Rackspace Cloud
  • Amazon Web Services

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

General Information

36

AGE

Loughborough, Leicestershire

LOCATION

7 ‐ Sunny day

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.

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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