Jayd Lawrence

Senior Software Engineer

Contact Details


Profile

I am a Software Engineer and avid Maker living and working in Preston.
I have experience working with several different technologies.
I am passionate about programming, about learning new techniques and using them to overcome new challenges.
Most of my programming skills have come from self-directed learning, having taken it upon myself to study the relevant documentation and apply this knowledge to achieve necessary project goals.
I am fervent in the pursuit of the best way to do things and in leading my fellow developers towards that goal.


Skills


Work Experience

March 2017 – Present - Careicon

Senior Software Developer

  • Frontend ReactJs development
  • PHP/Symfony application development
  • Operations tasks including Vagrant configuration/administration using Ansible
  • Javascript, ReactJs, PHP, Symfony, MySQL, Redis

September 2015 – March 2017 - Planixs

Software Developer

  • Frontend ExtJS development
  • Python Flask middleware API development
  • Java Queuereader development
  • Backend LogicBlox LogiQL database and logic
  • Agile methodology
  • Operations tasks including AWS AMI and Vagrant configuration/administration
  • Performance Testing / Benchmarking
  • Bamboo cloud, server and agent configuration and administration
  • Continuous automated testing setup
  • NodeJs MochaJs test champion
  • ExtJS, Python, Flask, LogiQL, Java, Bash

November 2013 – August 2015 - Cybertill

PHP Developer

  • Developing and maintain a large core PHP Symfony application
  • Agile-style methodology
  • Working with Business Analysts to produce specifications for new features
  • Researching and Development for embedded solutions
  • Embedded biometric identification/login solution
  • Integration with 3rd party hardware
  • Leadership roles including managing the migration from SVN to Git
  • PHP, Symfony, Propel, MySQL, C#, C++

June 2013 – November 2013 - Invisible-Systems

Application Developer

  • Research and development
  • Bash scripting to manage and transcode MJPEG streams from IP Cameras for use as a DVR/NVR
  • Backend database, web and front end development.
  • PHP, MSSQL, Bash

December 2011 – June 2013 - MVF Global

Backend Web Application Developer

  • Application Development
  • Project Lead a new finance and billing system in Codeigniter
  • 3rd party API integration
  • Create Django-Tastypie rest interface for a company’s core databases
  • Django & MongoDB RESTful application to overcome 500 daily API requests limit of Xero.com
  • PHP, Codeigniter, MySQL, Django, MongoDB

September 2010 – November 2011 - ClearFormat

Junior Development Programmer

  • Learning new programming languages and using them to add functionality to existing systems.
  • Creating a JavaScript graphing library from scratch
  • Stand alone sign-up and account management web application built using Django
  • Python, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP

Hobbies / Interests

Maker

Herpetoculturist

Church Planter

Keen follower of science and technology

  • Technologies of interest

    • Electric Vehicles
    • Space Programme
    • Aquaponics
    • Internet of Things
    • Multirotors (drones)
    • Nanotechnology
    • Online Security
  • Programming topics I want to learn more about and work with

    • Machine Learning
    • Native Android Development
    • NodeJs Development
    • ReactJs
    • Functional Programming
    • Go
    • Hack / HHVM
    • Docker
    • Chef / Puppet / Ansible