Experienced in the whole system lifecycle; requirement analysis, specification, development, testing, user and server support, and maintenance.
Advanced Object Oriented (OO) PHP development, including the use of a variety of MVC frameworks.
Hybrid Mobile App Development (PhoneGap/Cordova).
CSS development, including Sass (SCSS) 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.
May 2017 – td
Utilita, Chandler’s Ford
Senior PHP Developer
Jun 2015 – May 2017
Profound, Winchester then Basingstoke
Full-stack developer. AngularJS & SCSS for PhoneGap/Cordova hybrid mobile app development. Custom PHP development. WordPress builds & maintenance, including plugin creation, selection & configuration. Colleague training and support.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
Feb 2001 – Apr 2001
École de Neige, Tremblant, QC, Canada
Teaching and guiding students aged 6 and upwards.
Sep 2000 – Dec 2000
Aon UK, Henley-on-Thames
Oversaw progress of motor-accident repairs. Also created spreadsheets to continually monitor repairers’ efficiency.
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 technologies, Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, 17(2), 2008. doi: 10.1007/s10458-008-9052-y
More information at http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jez_Mckean
Part time web design and development at jazzle.co.uk 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.
- Web and related tech.
- Sports: Running (5/10k), Snowboarding and Swimming.
- Radio Control, particularly non-fixed-wing aircraft including self-built quadcopters (aka drones).