Matt Dixon

Professional PHP Web Developer

Summary

I am an enthusiastic, dynamic and well-motivated individual with good communication, interpersonal, organisational and management skills. Very hard working, determined to exceed expectations and provide work to a thoroughly high standard.
I have professional experience in creating complex data-driven applications using the latest techniques appropriate.

You’ll find I am friendly, reliable, helpful to others, and work very well both independently and in a team.

Testimonials

Posted by Iain Stansfield (Project Manager), LoveMyCloud.com

Written testimonial:
Matt has an unreal ability to understand our project briefs even though they are written from a non-technical perspective. We trust his advice and he has often added functionality we would never have thought of. I can't recommend him enough.

Portfolio

GOGODIGITAL Limited

www.gogodigital.co.uk

Managing Director @GoGoDigital Limited 2009 - present I incorporated GoGoDigital in February 2009 to retail new and refurbished consumer electronics throughout the UK and Europe. All development work has been undertaken solely by myself. The website is built using Magento (www.gogodigital.co.uk) and a number of custom extensions have been developed, including: Trustpilot Extension - this extension parses the Trustpilot.co.uk review website xml feed directly into Magento’s own caching mechanism and then displays the data as crawlable content on the Magento frontend. This was developed primarily to alleviate reliance on external javascript calls. Best Offer Extension - this extension allows customers to make an offer on products. Admin can then either accept or counter offer. Prices for the particular customer only, reflect the best offer status.

skills used: Management, Html, PHP, Project Management, MySql, jQuery, Advertising, SEO, OO, Technical writing

SHILLING Limited

www.shilling.co.uk

Head of Digital (2013 - present) Managing and supporting the exciting development and growth of our digital service offering, through marketing, client delivery, digital development and team management. Responsible for: analysing their industry and identifying innovation opportunities for product development, developing market awareness, attending prospective client meetings, delivering presentations, providing strategic and tactical consultancy to support wider communication objectives, delivering client and server-side programming, coaching and mentoring of team members, budgeting and estimating and recruitment. Alongside strategic and managerial tasks, my key role was to consultant, plan and develop complex PHP applications. Working with FTSE 100 companies, I managed a team to produce online tax calculators, compliant benefits websites and advanced data driven client portals. Notable development work undertaken by myself included: working with an actuarial firm to develop accredited online tax calculators, creating classes to interact with custom secure web services for pensions membership management, including consultation and configuring of dedicated servers and VPN endpoints, working with a graphics designer to create a UX friendly bonus sacrifice tool with strict transaction validation.

skills used: MySql, AJAX, Apache, Consultancy, Html, UNIX, Testing

Work Flexibility

Location flexibility

Within Portsmouth.
Within Hampshire.
Within United Kingdom.
Would temporarily relocate.
Would permanently relocate.
Can telecommute.

Length of contract

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