Jez McKean, BSc (Hons)


An enthusiastic full-stack web developer, with a focus on web-apps and dynamic website creation – primarily using OO PHP/MySQL, HTML/CSS and jQuery/vanilla JavaScript on the LAMP stack.
Experienced in the whole system lifecycle; requirement analysis, specification, development, testing, user and server support, maintenance.

Professional Skills

Advanced Object Oriented (OO) PHP development, including the use of a variety of MVC frameworks.
HTML5 coding.
JavaScript coding including jQuery and Prototype, AJAX, JSON.
CSS development, including SASS etc and responsive design implementation using various frameworks.
XML API creation and use.
Advanced MySQL: database architecture design, maintenance and advanced querying.
Interaction design. User Experience (UX), flow-based development.
LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) coder.
SVN & Git user.
*Nix server maintenance. Bash scripting.
Some experience with ASP, C/C++/C#, Java and Python.


Senior PHP Developer
Jun 2015 – td
Profound, nr Winchester

Head Web Developer
Apr 2013 – Jun 2015
Remarkable Group, nr Winchester

Full-stack developer. Concrete5 CMS builds and theme & addon development, WordPress builds & maintenance, including plugin creation, selection & configuration. Site administration and client training. In-house CMS setup/theming/administration. Stand-alone static sites creation (primarily front-end CSS/JS builds).  Debian/Centos Server administration. Apache & PHP configuration. MySQL administration. JIRA and Confluence installation and administration. Domain name purchase and DNS administration.

Senior Web Developer
Aug 2008 – Apr 2013
Powder Blue Ltd, nr Winchester

Development of complex yet usable business systems (covering staff tasks, rotas, CRM etc) both from scratch and building on existing code. Various holiday booking (accommodation, flights, activities, equipment hire, etc) websites, many of which had 2-way interaction with third party systems. Maintenance and support for various legacy systems. Trained new staff, management of junior staff. Internal systems development. Client relations and support. Primary skills: PHP/MySQL/HTML/JS/CSS.

Web App Developer
Oct 2006 – Jul 2008
Bitopia Ltd, St Helens nr Liverpool

Lead Developer of a multitude of websites, corporate intranets and online business management systems. Before leaving I did the initial development of a web-based application for Brookes Bell Ltd using ExtJS.

Earlier Employment

Founder Director
Sep 2004 – Oct 2006
Carbon360 Ltd, Liverpool

Sole Developer of varied web applications providing market forecasting and discussion services, email/SMS carbon price-movement notifications, and the company websites including blog, wiki and a Google Maps ‘mash-up’.

Co-Lead Programmer
Aug 2004 – Sep 2004
AgentLink (via the University of Liverpool)

(using Java) working as part of a small team on a six week project commissioned by the EC continuing the development of Agent Technology by creating a model used to study the varying diffusion of technology/information through a network. This led to a separate four week project in partnership with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

Apr 2001 – Sep 2001
Hallmark Cards, Henley-on-Thames

Designing the flow and layout of card displays in shops nationwide.

Snowboard Instructor
Feb 2001 – Apr 2001
École de Neige, Tremblant, QC, Canada

Teaching and guiding students aged 6 and upwards.

Repair Controller
Sep 2000 – Dec 2000
Aon UK, Henley-on-Thames

Oversaw progress of motor-accident repairs. Also created spreadsheets to continually monitor repairers’ efficiency.

Visitor Assistant
Nov 1999 – May 2000
River & Rowing Museum, Henley-on-Thames

Including security and computer administration & training.


J. McKean, H. Shorter, M. Luck, P. McBurney and S. Willmott, Technology diffusion: analysing the diffusion of agent technologiesAutonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, 17(2), 2008. doi: 10.1007/s10458-008-9052-y
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Part time web design and development at since 1999.


University of Liverpool, 2.1 BSc (Hons) in Computer Information Systems, 2001-2004

Shiplake College, 3 A-Levels in IT, Maths and CDT, 1999-2001

St Edward’s School, Oxford, 10 GCSEs in English, English Literature, Maths, CDT, French, German, Latin, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, 1996-1999


  • Management certificates in both Kaizen and Standard Operations from Learn Direct.
  • First Aid certificate from British Red Cross (2013), Appointed Person (first aid) certificate from British Red Cross (2008), Emergency Aid in the Workplace certificate from Kays Medical.
  • Snowboard Instructor, Level 1 from CASI/ACMS.
  • School Prefect, CCF RAF Corporal, intra-county Public Speaking Competition, School Newspaper Sub-Editor, School Magazine Founder.

Selected Interests

  • Web and related tech.
  • Sports: Running (5/10k), Snowboarding and Swimming.
  • Photography.
  • Radio Control, particularly non-fixed-wing aircraft including a self-built quadcopter (aka drone).

  • Born in November 1981, I’m married and have a young daughter.
  • Last Updated: March 2015.
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