Philip Bennett, Leadership Developer in Berlin, Germany
Philip Bennett

Leadership Developer in Berlin, Germany

Member since September 13, 2017
Phil is an experienced web developer with 17 years of experience in PHP and WordPress. Focusing on high-quality hyper-performance deliveries, Phil is a pragmatic technologist who chooses the right technology and applies it effectively to deliver projects on time and on budget. Phil has a balanced full-stack knowledge and is currently delivering WordPress based site for large multinational companies.
Philip is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

Berlin, Germany

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

VSCode, IntelliJ IDEA/PhpStorm/WebStorm, LAMP

The most amazing...

...project turnaround I've ever managed was a full fashion event website from concept to launch in less than two weeks.

Employment

  • Technical Lead

    2016 - PRESENT
    Bleech GmbH
    • Led teams building WordPress sites for large enterprise companies, including Mercedes Benz, Zalando, and Smart.
    • Developed advanced web components using modern JavaScript methods.
    • Created WordPress APIs extending the core WordPress JSON-API.
    • Built a set of reusable website components in standardized styles to allow for reuse and hyper-performant delivery.
    • Managed DevOps on the project, deployment, server setup, and infrastructure planning.
    Technologies: WordPress, PHP, JavaScript (ES6+), Stylus, CSS, Flynt
  • Web Team Lead

    2013 - 2016
    Carswell Gould
    • Led a successful web team delivering medium to large Drupal projects for enterprise and government clients.
    • Developed bespoke Drupal integrations into legacy and bespoke APIs/systems.
    • Managed Agile delivery projects, setting up and planning sprints.
    • Managed the sales process for £100,000+ projects, pitching and winning the work.
    • Managed and maintained support contracts and SLAs with clients.
    • Built WordPress campaign sites.
    Technologies: Drupal, PHP, Laravel, PyroCMS
  • Owner/Director

    2012 - 2015
    HolgaRama
    • Managed, built, and ran a successful eCommerce business selling photography equipment.
    • Managed performance of digital marketing campaigns.
    • Managed the server, system, operations, and infrastructure.
    • Sourced, purchased, and imported products for sale.
    • Set up advanced billing APIs.
    Technologies: Magneto, PHP, CSS, Swipe, PayPal API, Banking APIs
  • Freelance PHP Web Developer

    2008 - 2013
    Bennett Enable
    • Worked with billing APIs setting up complex billing systems.
    • Built custom web applications using PHP MVC frameworks, focusing on building MVC for startup tech companies.
    • Supported numerous marketing agencies with client WordPress builds including full builds as well as maintenance and support for the current build.
    • Built and managed Magneto web stores.
    • Developed a WordPress plugin for an event management system.
    Technologies: PHP, Symfony, Yii, Magento, WordPress
  • Information Artchitect

    2004 - 2008
    BT (British Telecom)
    • Designed data warehouse projects for large call volume database.
    • Trained and built neural networks to find unusual data patterns for reasons of national security.
    • Managed and controlled schema documents and change requests for large and complex databases.
    Technologies: Oracle, SQL, MS SQL, Erwin
  • Freelance Web Developer/Designer

    2000 - 2004
    Philip Bennett
    • Built websites for SMEs and local businesses.
    • Built advertising tracking systems using Perl/CGI.
    • Designed a website for small businesses.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, PHP, B2/Cafelog, PHPNuke

Experience

  • Gutenplatz (Development)
    https://gutenplatz.com

    A WordPress component marketplace that allows the user to buy and sell WordPress Editor block components.

  • Neonwood/Tannhaus Apartments (Development)
    https://neonwood.com/

    Cresco Capital wanted two sites for their branded apartment buildings. One, Tannhaus, focused on professionals. The second, Neonwood, was aimed at students. The two sites have similar structures, so components were restyled and reused to reduce the overall cost.

    Platform: WordPress
    Technologies: Salesforce Forms, Benchmark Email, Flynt

  • Mercedes Benz Parts Wholesale (Development)
    https://www.partswholesale.mercedes-benz.com/de/

    A WordPress multilingual/multisite built for Mercedes, currently live in four countries, (France, Sweden, Italy, Russia) and launching in four more in 2018.

  • Holzmarktplatz (Development)
    https://www.holz-kauf.de/

    An advanced marketplace web application built pushing the limits of WordPress functionality to provide an MVP for an eBay-like platform for standing wood sales.

  • Elliotts (Development)
    https://elliotts.uk/

    A Drupal website built for the largest independent builders merchantin the UK.

  • Tektura Wall Coverings (Development)
    http://www.tektura.com/

    A custom Symfony eCommerce website includes complicated billing integrations and custom built cart and checkout process.

  • Software is Easy, People are Hard (Development)
    https://www.softwareiseasypeoplearehard.com

    A personal technical leadership blog.

Skills

  • Languages

    CSS, HTML5, CSS3, PHP, JavaScript, ECMAScript (ES6), CoffeeScript
  • Frameworks

    Ionic 3, Ionic, Bootstrap 4, Bootstrap 3, ZURB Foundation, PhoneGap, Symfony, Laravel, Angular, Laravel Spark, PHPUnit
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, WordPress REST API
  • Tools

    Composer, Gulp.js, Behat, NPM, Webpack, Grunt.js
  • Paradigms

    Agile Software Development, Agile, Component-based Development, Test-driven Development (TDD), Responsive Layout
  • Platforms

    WordPress, Drupal, Magento
  • Industry Expertise

    Project Management
  • Other

    WordPress Plugins, Leadership, WordPress Themes, Web Components, Sales
  • Storage

    PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, AWS RDS, AWS S3

Education

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Business Information Technology
    1999 - 2004
    University of Wales - Swansea

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