Verified Expert in Engineering
Software Engineer and Developer
Simon is a software engineer and technical architect with over 20 years of commercial experience working with an enviable list of companies, from Electronic Arts and Sony PlayStation to BBC, Cable, and Wireless. A champion of behavior-driven and test-driven software development processes in an Agile environment, he has led teams and overseen various projects throughout his career. Simon can manage multiple clients as he is adaptable and can quickly fit into a company workflow.
Azure, .NET, Umbraco, PHP, Databases, Sass, TypeScript, Linux
The most amazing...
...project I've led was a quiz engine API at a large national broadcaster that was used by millions of kids.
Full-stack Engineer | Director | Freelance
- Worked with an array of clients in different working environments and using various technology stacks.
- Collaborated with clients across many different time zones, ranging from eight to 13 hours.
- Oversaw the development of a large online presence for a bank in the Caribbean.
Senior Interactive Developer
- Led the development for an impressive client list on work that's seen around the world.
- Collaborated with the user experience, creative, and strategic teams, blending specialist skill sets to ensure the best ideas emerge and the most elegant use of current technology is applied.
- Oversaw the creation of many large corporate websites, from the user experience (UX) stage to development.
- Designed and oversaw technical projects for CBBC, CBeebies, and CBeebies Grownups on BBC.
- Acted as a technical lead on a pan-BBC game API that enabled BBC games to implement high score tables, achievements, cloud storage, multi-player, and social features into their games.
- Collaborated with other departments to create scalable solutions that integrated seamlessly onto the platform and worked with editorial colleagues to deliver their online content to millions of kids every week.
Senior Web Developer
- Worked as a senior developer on projects for many clients, including GHD, Electronic Arts, Redrow, Co-operative Group Limited, Cussons, Brother, and Breville among many others.
- Collaborated with the creative and strategic teams, blending specialist skill sets to ensure the best ideas emerge and the most elegant use of current technology is applied.
- Oversaw many projects simultaneously and had to manage expectations for many clients at the same time.
Website for a National Bank
Management and Creation of a Portfolio of Sites for a Large Corporate Organization
Mobile App for a Real Estate Agency
Tech Lead for a Gaming APIhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc
API for a Quiz Enginehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
.NET, Spring, .NET Core, Laravel, ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET, Zend Framework, Symfony, Tailwind CSS, Angular, CakePHP
REST APIs, Facebook Ads API, WooCommerce API, API Development, jQuery, Node.js, UI Pattern Library, React
Git, Cron, GitHub, Slack, Varnish, ActiveMQ, Jenkins, Flash, Cucumber
Agile, Test-driven Development (TDD), Object-oriented Programming (OOP), DevOps, Back-end Architecture, REST, Microservices, Azure DevOps
Azure, Umbraco, Linux, WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, cPanel, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Twilio, Kubernetes, Docker, iOS, Android
MySQL, Azure Cosmos DB, MariaDB, JSON, Company Databases, Databases, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL Server, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Azure Active Directory, Redis
APIs, Software Development, Full-stack, Back-end, Data Structures, Content Management Systems (CMS), Architecture, Web Development, Software Architecture, Leadership, Software Design, Symphony, Advisory, CTO, Technical Leadership, Cloud, Scalable Architecture, Server Migration, Legacy Code, API Documentation, Single Sign-on (SSO), OAuth, API Integration, CSV, eCommerce, Web Technologies, Front-end, API Connectors, Amazon RDS, Cloudflare, VoIP, HubSpot, Web Security, .NET 6, .NET MAUI, Large-scale Projects, Ruby Gems
Bachelor's Degree in Software Engineering
Liverpool John Moores University - Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
Microsoft Azure Developer Associate