David Scott

CAKEPHP WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPER

Personal Statement

A creative, self-motivated and professionally driven CakePHP web developer, experienced in delivering software projects rapidly and to a high standard. Looking for an opportunity to join a similarly professional team, wherein sharing our experience we further develop each others knowledge and skills, grow together to meet the needs of the business and participate in innovative and exciting projects.

Skill Set

WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

HTML5 HTML4 (email templates)
CSS CSS3 Sass
Javascript jQuery Ajax Gulp
PHP5 OOP DRY PEAR
MVC CakePHP 2.x + 3.x
eCommerce CMS
Aptana Studio 3 Gimp
Version Control Git GitHub
Xampp Mamp Virtual Machines

DATABASES

Data Analysis / Modelling SQL DB Administration
MySQL MariaDB phpMyAdmin
MongoDB MongoLab
Microsoft SQL Server
XML JSON RSS Markdown YAML

RESPONSIVE WEB DESIGN

Semantic UI 2.1.x Mobile First

APIs

Google Analytics Google Maps
Facebook Twitter YouTube
Stripe eWAY PayPal
Mandrill Dropbox

SERVER ADMINISTRATION

Apache LAMP .htaccess
cPanel WHM
XOS Term PuTTY

DOMAIN NAME MANAGEMENT

Domain Name Management
Krystal Domains EuroDNS

AFFILIATES

Affiliate Management HasOffers
Affiliate Marketing

SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMISATION

Keyword Research
On-page Optimisation
Link Building
Sitemaps

WEB APPLICATIONS

Mandrill MailChimp
Trello
Dropbox [Business] Google Drive
HasOffers
Wistia

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Mac OS X Windows Linux

Legend: Experienced  Hold my own  Familiar

Employment History

IT Manager / Senior CakePHP Developer

Source BioScience plc - Melrose, Scottish Borders, UK

December 2015 - March 2016

An international supplier of Laboratory Services and DNA ancestry and trait testing providing six tests, three ancestry – Fatherline, Motherline and All My Ancestry – and three trait – Baldness, Blue Eyes and Red-head.

Responsibilities:

Continued maintenance of company websites.
Assisting in the migration of our websites and business data to CMS application favoured by Source BioScience.
Providing continued IT support to customers, staff and partners.
Management of web hosting and SSL certificates.
Affiliate management.
UK and international domain name management.

Key Achievements:

Migration and handover of websites and business data to Source BioScience.

Freelance CakePHP Developer

Progredi e-Business - Darnick, Melrose, Scottish Borders, UK

November 2003 - Present

Resonsibilities:

Lead/prospect discovery and sales.
Project management: Information gathering/project definition; website planning, graphic design, development and delivery, promotion (search engine marketing), and ongoing support and maintenance.
Managing communication with client, and graphic designer (where applicable).
Database design and administration.

Key Achievements:

Built first CakePHP powered affiliate website utilising CakePHP 1.x in 2007.

IT Manager / Senior CakePHP Developer

The Moffat Partnership Ltd - Melrose, Scottish Borders, UK

May 2014 - December 2015

A DNA ancestry and trait testing company providing six tests, three ancestry – Fatherline, Motherline and All My Ancestry – and three traits – Baldness, Blue Eyes and Red-head.

Responsibilities:

Management of IT requirements of the office.
Providing maintenance and testing of company websites and implementing new features / solutions.
Providing IT support to customers, staff and partners.
Management of web hosting and SSL certificates.
Affiliate management.
UK and international domain name management.

Key Achievements:

Made IT Manager after two year with the company and managed IT Department single-handed.
Migration of websites from managed hosting to Krystal premium self-managed hosting, saving the company £4,500+ / year.
Rebuilding of online admin area for e-commerce, and processing and publishing of DNA test results.
Re-organisation of online applications / software used by staff, saving the company £540+ / year.
Redesigned / made mobile-friendly all websites using Semantic UI framework.
Began migrating websites to CakePHP 3.x.

Interactive Developer

The Moffat Partnership Ltd - Melrose, Scottish Borders, UK

May 2012 - April 2014

A DNA ancestry and trait testing company providing five tests, three ancestry – Fatherline, Motherline and All My Ancestry – and two trait – Baldness, Blue Eyes and Red-head.

Responsibilities:

Providing maintenance and testing of company websites and implementing new features / solutions.
Providing IT support to customers, staff and partners.
Management of SSL certificates.
Affiliate management.

Key Achievements:

Integration of eWAY payment processing, to replace PayPal which was unpopular with our customers.
Implementation of redesign of existing websites and creation of two additional cloned websites.
Conversion of basic PHP websites to CakePHP 2.x. This involved the handling of individual website themes and dependencies to speed up development and deployment times.
Integration of a MongoDB solution. Initially we chose management via MongoLab, however due to poor data transfer times we opted for an in house solution. Both solutions required custom coded API and DataSources.
Improvement of ecommerce solution and integration of Stripe payment processing for GBP / EUR payments, to reduce card processing costs and fund release times.

SALES ASSISTANT

Lothian, Borders & Angus Co-operative Society Ltd - Innerleithen, Scottish Borders, UK

2004 – 2005

US SCHOLASTIC ASSESSMENT TEST (SAT) INSTRUCTOR

Dartmouth Consulting Group - San Salvador, El Salvador

2001 - 2003

COMMUNITY HEALTH PROJECT LEADER

Médicos del Mundo - San Salvador, El Salvador

2001

STAFF NURSE (D GRADE)

British Nursing Agency - Edinburgh, UK

2000 – 2001

COMMUNITY HEALTH CO-ORDINATOR

Comunidades Unidas de Usulután (COMUS) - Usulután, El Salvador

1999 - 2000

STAFF NURSE (D GRADE)

North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Trust - Hartlepool, County Durham, UK

1997 - 1998

SYSTEMS ANALYST / PROGRAMMER

Ferranti Defence Systems Ltd - Edinburgh, UK

1988 - 1990

Education

Berwickshire High School - Duns, Scottish Borders

1978 – 1984

Ordinary Grades
Subject Grade
English C
Geography B
Arithmetic A
Mathematics A
German C
Chemistry A
Physics B
Higher Grades
Subject Grade
Geography C
Mathematics A
Accounting C
Chemistry C
Physics B

Received prize for academic achievement (1984).

Academic Qualifications

Institution Course Year Outcome
Napier University
Edinburgh
BSc Computing and Data Processing 1984 – 1988 Pass with Commendation
Napier University
Edinburgh
Diploma of Higher Education in Paediatric Nursing 1994 – 1997 Pass
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Liverpool
Certificate in Tropical Community Medicine and Health (CTCM+H) 1999 Pass (90%) with Distinction + The David Haddock Prize

Interests

Enjoy reading / studying, listening to a wide variety of music, cycling, hillwalking, birdwatching, travelling abroad (especially in Latin America) and spending quality time with my family in the great outdoors.

References

I am happy to supply these on request.

Contact Details

David Scott

6 Galloway Court
Darnick
Melrose
Scottish Borders
TD6 9BF

T: 01896 820299
M: 07928527032
E: info@progredi.co.uk
S: dscottprogredi

If wishing to contact directly (i.e. Tel/Mob/Skype), usually available from 6pm onwards.