Chris Poulter

Chris Poulter
Web Developer

I am a web developer based in London. I have over 15 years of experience developing commercial web based applications and services using various technologies.

Summary


Over the course of the past 15 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, SQL Server, HTML, JavaScript, AngularJS 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 using the Scrum framework. This includes test driven development, code reviews and continuous deployment.

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

.NET
Expert, 10+ years

SQL Server
Expert, 10+ years

AngularJS
Advanced, 3 years

Other Skills

C# Web API Entity Framework NHibernate SQL Server Redis Azure HTML JavaScript TypeScript CSS Sass Bootstrap Gulp Git DevOps TFS TeamCity RoundhousE MSpec 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.

  • Developed for and maintained the company's enterprise architecture platform. Technologies used include .NET Web API, SQL Server, AngularJS and TypeScript.
  • Green field project making use of a service based architecture and a single page web application.
  • Created various product integrations for services such as SharePoint, Azure AD and Office 365.
  • Responsible for all aspects of DevOps. This included implementing a release management pipeline using TFS and hosting on the Azure platform.
  • Implemented unit testing using MSTest and Moq.
  • Implemented acceptance testing using Coded UI Tests.
  • Team of 6 developers that employed an agile approach using the Scrum framework. This included code reviews and continuous deployment.

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 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 using the Scrum framework. This included test driven development, pair programming and continuous deployment.

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, .NET Web Forms and SQL Server.
  • Involved in the complete redesign of the platform from the ground up to make use of newer technologies. This included a service based architecture 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 using the Scrum framework. This included code reviews and continuous deployment.

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, 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 applications and internal admin tools using .NET Web Forms 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 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 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