I’m an enthusiastic full-stack web developer, with a leaning towards the front-end, and a focus on the UX. Primarily using Vue.js/Nuxt.js, SCSS-powered styling with Laravel and other PHP frameworks.
I have 20 years experience in the whole system lifecycle; requirement analysis, specification, development, testing, user and server support, and site and system maintenance.
Interaction design. User Experience (UX) development.
Design and styling with CSS development, including Sass (SCSS) and responsive design implementation using various frameworks including Foundation and Bootstrap.
Advanced Object Oriented (OO) PHP development, including the use of a variety of MVC frameworks, including Laravel.
XML API creation and integration.
Advanced MySQL: database architecture design, performance maintenance and advanced querying.
Hybrid Mobile App Development (PhoneGap/Cordova).
git, Jira, Confluence, BitBucket, GitHub, etc.
MS Office power user.
*nix server maintenance. Bash scripting.
Some experience with ASP, C/C++/C#, Java and Python.
Utilita, Chandler’s Ford
Senior Developer: May 2017 – Jun 2018
Joint lead development of various MVC Laravel website / web-tool projects. SCSS, JS.
Lead developer of a Vue.js/Cordova hybrid app and an Alexa skill (Node.js) for customers.
Principal Developer: Jun 2018 – Present
Continued development of the hybrid app, including adding payment capabilities, getting to 275k customers and winning the Best App prize in the uSwitch Energy Awards 2020 and the 2020 Southern Tech 100 ‘Best Use of Technology’ prize from The Business Magazine.
Selection of tech stack for various projects. Mentoring/assisting team members.
Creating a Vue.js/Nuxt.js-based Progressive Web App (PWA) and its Laravel API backend to replace the traditional web ‘customer portal’ with a leading-edge version with improved performance and better UX overall.
Senior PHP Developer: Jun 2015 – May 2017
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.
Remarkable Group, Winchester
Head Web Developer: Apr 2013 – Jun 2015
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.
Powder Blue Ltd, Winchester
Senior Web Developer: Aug 2008 – Apr 2013
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.
Bitopia Ltd, St Helens
Web App Developer: Oct 2006 – Jul 2008
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.
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 as “jazzle.co.uk” from 1999 to 2018.
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
- Foundation Certificate in DevOps from DevOpsGroup (2020).
- BCS Foundation Certificate in Agile from BCS (2020).
- Professional Diploma in UX Design from UX Design Institute (2019).
- 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 participant, School Newspaper Sub-Editor, School Magazine Founder.
- of all things, not just tech!
- Future of energy
- Generation (e.g. tidal and solar)
- Residential Storage (powerwalls, microgrids)
- Internet of Things
- Electric Vehicles