TOM

TOMTONG

Web Developer
Project Lead
Dog Lover
Enjoyer of Tea

ABOUT ME

Effectively combining excellent precision and great organisational skills with a personal drive to achieve outstanding results, I deliver high quality projects on time and to specification whilst offering an accurate and superb level of communication and attention to detail.

I have an outgoing, assertive and confident approach that creates trust, respect and commitment between myself and members of my team.

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CAREER HISTORY

Tech Lead - The Hut Group

September 2015 to present

My role and responsibilities at The Hut Group revolve around researching new technologies, mentoring and guiding my team of developers and designers, and making informed decisions on technology choices and project direction.

Project Lead - Ebury

September 2014 - September 2015

Ebury is one of the top 50 FinTech companies to work for in London. My responsibilities included building and maintaining the company’s marketing site as well as managing code releases, content changes and coordinating development operations. My first task after starting my employment with Ebury was to develop the company multi­-lingual marketing site from the ground up. Working closely with the marketing team, as well as architecting and overseeing the development of a code and content deployment platform, I successfully launched the project under budget and on time. Technologies used include AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Jenkins, Ansible Tower, WordPress Multisite, New Relic and GIT. This project is continual, adding new languages, improvements and fresh content on a frequent basis so continuous integration and automated testing is a daily process.

Web Developer - Kaplan International

May 2012 - September 2014

My employment at Kaplan started as a contractor role, commuting from Macclesfield to London 3 days a week. I was originally contracted for 3 months to rebuild their corporate site, but after finishing the project on time I accepted a job offer and became a permanent employee. My responsibilities included developing WordPress themes, WordPress plugins, building pixel perfect HTML and CSS, and organising code deployments and project specifications. I worked in a heavy scrum environment, working within a team focused on continuous integration and Agile methodology. Legacy browser support (IE6 upwards) and multi­-lingual support were a major part of the development process, as a large percentage of Kaplan’s language course clients reside in the Asia Pacific and Middle Eastern regions of the world.

Web Director - ADOmedia Ltd

September 2006 - March 2012

One of the founders of a successful creative design and web development company based in Macclesfield, Cheshire. I managed the Web and technical department of the organisation. As Web Director, 50% owner of the company and founding member of the board, my role was both business orientated and technical. My duties involved building web sites from the ground up as well as liaising with the client at project conception, right through to completion, launch, and then after sales support. I sourced and researched new technologies, managed our team of staff and frequently met with new clients to develop our business connections.


SOFTWARE SKILLS

CSS3
85%
jQuery
80%
PHP
90%
Wordpress
100%
GIT
75%
AWS
60%
OS X
100%
Adobe Fireworks
100%

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

Scrum / Agile / Kanban
100%
UX
90%
PROJECT MANAGMENT
90%

EDUCATION

Macclesfield C.F.E.

Advanced GNVQ Art & Design

King's School Macclesfield

9 GCSEs including Maths, English and Sciences


OTHER SKILLS

Tea Making
100%
Skiing
70%
XBOX
40%
Movie critisism
100%
DIY
10%

CONTACT

Drop me a line and let's have a proper brew.