Curriculum Vitae

Alex James Thomas

al@ajthomas.co.uk
07983 418117
56 Sissons Terrace, Leeds, LS10 4LH

PERSONAL STATEMENT

I am an experienced IT Graduate with eight years website and application development experience. I have specialist development skills with CSS, JQuery and Django. I have a keen eye for detail, paying close attention to quality throughout the application lifecycle. I am self motivate individual who can work alone, under no supervision but who also thrives when working as part of a team.

CAREER ACHIEVEMENTS

Built prototype and won a bid to develop new NHS organisations intranet using Plone 4 and diazo. (10/12)

Project managed and developed an internal vacancy application using Django. Application is used company wide and continues to receive great feedback. (10/11)

Migrated a number of major government websites to a new version of Plone (CMS). The new release required a number of server and software changes. (02.11)

Project managed an accessibility and usability audit on a major government website, which included implementing the outcomes. (05.08)

Re-skinned major government website, which received very positive comments from users and colleagues. (07.07)

Developed a company intranet, which included; annual leave tracker, annual leave request form, sickness form and birthday announcement (01.05)

Developed an electronic notice board, which included such information as; any visitors on site, travel news, weather, users could also post moderated messages. (02.03)

KEY COURSES / CONFERENCES ATTENDED

  • ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management (06/12)
  • HTML5 and CSS3 (12/11)
  • Advanced Photoshop CS5 (02.11)
  • Mobile usability (09.10)
  • Accessibility and Usability within the public sector (07.10)
  • Advance CSS with Eric Meyer (03.10)
  • Django programming (12.09)
  • Plone conference (10.09)
  • Microsoft Sharepoint Developer (06.09)
  • Unix / Linux Server Admin (07.08)
  • Advanced Javascript (04.08)
  • Python programming (09.07)
  • CSS / Advanced CSS (04.06)

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Senior Website Developer

NHS Connecting for Health | Leeds | 04.08 > PRESENT

Examples:

Role Outline:

Server Administration, offer guidance to the web developer, project management, sole responsibility for theming and skinning, specification writing, requirements gathering, programming including; python, django, CSS, jquery, accessibility and usability expert, advanced analytics.

Website Developer

NHS Connecting for Health | Leeds | 10.05 > 04.08

Examples:

Role Outline:

Content Management System training, content updates, advise users on best practice, basic server tasks, minor template changes, statistical analysis, survey development.

IT Technician / Software Developer

Loan Assured Financial Services Ltd. | Sheffield |08.04 > 10.05

Role Outline:

IT support, intranet development, switch board script development, server admin, training.

Technical Support Analyst / PHP Developer

Thames Water PLC. | Reading |08.02 > 08.03

Role Outline:

IT Support, Network Support, PHP development, training, producing graphics and logos

KEY SKILLS

  • XHTML
  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • CSS3
  • JavaScript (jQuery)
  • Django
  • MySQL
  • Python
  • PHP
  • LAMP
  • Photoshop
  • Dreamweaver
  • Sharepoint
  • Plone
  • WordPress
  • Agile Development (SCRUM)

EDUCATION

BA (Hons) Business Network Engineering (2:1)

Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield

A-Levels – Business Studies, Computer Science

Dereham Sixth Form College, East Dereham

10 GCSE’S including Maths (C), English (C)

Northgate Hige School, East Dereham

PERSONAL INTERESTS

  • Football (playing & watching)
  • Golf
  • Films
  • Gaming
  • Socialising
  • Stackoverflow contributor

REFERENCES

References are available on request.