Chris Poulter

Chris Poulter

Web Developer

I am a web developer based in London. I have over 10 years of experience developing commercial web based applications and services using various technologies.

Summary

Over the course of the past ten years I have worked for several companies in various web developer roles. This has involved the maintenance and continued development of commercial web sites and online products. I currently work for a company called Orbus Software, a leading global provider of software solutions for Enterprise Architecture.

I have commercial experience working with technologies such as C#, .NET, MVC, Web API, WCF, MS SQL, HTML, JavaScript, AngularJs, JQuery and CSS. This has involved personally developing architecture and applications and also, in my more senior roles, guiding and assisting other developers. I currently work in a development environment that employs an agile approach including test driven development, code reviews, continuous deployment and the Scrum framework.

My aim for the future is to expand on the knowledge base I currently have and continue to be involved in the architecture and design of web based applications from the ground up.

Skills & Expertise

Top Skills

98%

.NET

Expert, 10+ years
90%

SQL Server

Expert, 10+ years
85%

Angular

Advanced, 2 years

Other Skills

C# .NET MVC Web API WCF Entity Framework NHibernate MS SQL SSIS HTML JavaScript AngularJs TypeScript JQuery CSS Sass Bootstrap IIS TFS Git SVN TeamCity MSBuild RoundhousE MSpec NUnit MSTest Selenium TDD Agile Scrum YouTrack

Experience

Orbus Software

Software Developer
2014 - Present

Orbus Software is an independent software vendor and a leading global provider of software solutions for Enterprise Architecture. Clients include Deloitte, Barclays and Cathay Pacific.

DC Thomson Family History

Web Developer
2010 - 2014

DC Thomson Family History is a world leader in online genealogy. The company own brands such as FindMyPast and Genes Reunited. These brands have over 18 million registered users and provide access to over 1.8 billion genealogy records.

  • Developed for and maintained a host of brand web sites. All of the web sites were public facing, high traffic and high volume. Technologies used include .NET MVC (C#) and SQL Server.
  • Involved in a mixture of green and brown field projects and developments.
  • Experience with multiple ORMs including Entity Framework and NHibernate.
  • Emphasis on database and code optimization and performance.
  • Implemented unit testing using MSpec and Rhino Mocks.
  • Implemented acceptance testing using Selenium.
  • Team of 5 developers that employed an agile approach including test driven development, pair programming, continuous deployment and the Scrum framework.

Projects: FindMyPast, Genes Reunited, The British Newspaper Archive

Pelagon

Senior Developer
.NET Developer
2008 - 2010

Pelagon provide a web based activity management platform for digital marketing agencies. Clients include the worldwide advertising agencies McCann and DDB.

  • Originally hired as a .NET developer, progressed to become a Senior Developer.
  • Developed for and maintained the company's activity management platform. Technologies used include .NET MVC (C#), .NET Web Forms (C#) and SQL Server.
  • Involved in the complete redesign of the platform from the ground up to make use of newer technologies and practices such as .NET MVC (C#), a service based architecture using WCF and a single page AJAX UI using JQuery.
  • Created mobile UI with responsive design for new platform. This involved researching the available mobile technologies at the time, such as the first generation of smart phones.
  • Implemented unit testing using MSTest.
  • Implemented acceptance testing using Coded UI Tests.
  • Team of 6 developers that employed an agile approach including test driven development, code reviews, continuous deployment and the Scrum framework.

Interactive Prospect Targeting

Development and Support
Team Leader
Web and Database Developer
2004 - 2007

Interactive Prospect Targeting is the UK's leading online direct marketing solutions provider. The company own brands such as MyOffers and Quiz Factor.

  • Originally hired as a summer intern, progressed to become a Web and Database Developer and then a Development and Support Team Leader.
  • Developed for and maintained a host of brand web sites. All of the web sites were public facing, high traffic and high volume. Technologies used include .NET Web Forms (C#), classic ASP and SQL Server.
  • Emphasis on database and code optimization and performance.
  • Involved in the company's migration to the .NET platform. This included the redevelopment of web applications and internal admin tools using .NET Web Forms (C#) and the adoption of new coding and automated testing standards.
  • As Development and Support Team leader I was responsible for leading a team of 5 developers. My duties included the break down and organization of development tasks for the team.

Projects: MyOffers

Reed

Junior Developer
2002 - 2003

Reed is the UK's number 1 job agency with over 3.6 million people using their services on a monthly basis.

  • Industrial work placement that formed part of my degree course.
  • Developed for and maintained the company's client timesheet management web application and internal admin tools. Technologies used include classic ASP and SQL Server.
  • Created mobile version of the client timesheet management application using .NET Web Forms (VB) and Microsoft's Mobile Internet Toolkit. This involved researching the available mobile technologies at the time, such as the emerging use of WAP as a web standard.

Education

BSc (Hons) Computer Science, 2:1

Kingston University
2000 - 2004

Contact

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