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Kinsella Lloyd

Lloyd Kinsella

Web & Software Development Consultant

Name:Lloyd Kinsella
Date of birth:25th Dec 1982
Address:Brighton, United Kingdom
Email:[email protected]
I am a senior developer with many years experience in creating business class solutions. My main focus is developing rich and scalable internet applications and web services using cutting edge technologies that give companies that competitive advantage.

When developing I use agile methodologies and adhere to SOLID design principles and use Test Driven Development and Continuous Integration where applicable.

I have been programming since I was 11 and love learning and trying new technologies and I'm never afraid to jump in and give things a go.

Employment

Apr 2012 - Apr 2014

Study Group

Senior Developer

Design, development and maintenance of at least 100+ websites across several company brands.


Most implemented within the Sitecore CMS and written in a mixture of technologies such as C#, ASP.NET, Bootstrap, jQuery, KnockoutJS and Underscore.


Also moving existing sites and designing new websites following Responsive design principles.


Some of the websites:
Study Group – http://www.studygroup.com/
Bellerbys College – http://www.bellerbys.com/
Study Group Fairs – http://www.studygroupfairs.com/
Study in the UK – http://isc.studygroup.com/study-in-the-uk/
University of Lincoln Distance Learning – http://dlsg.lincoln.ac.uk/


  • Developed centralised error logging and system performance monitor using C#, ASP.NET, Logstash, RabbitMQ and ElasticSearch so that we can see in real time the status of our web servers and any issues that arise.

  • Developed a RESTful web service in C#, ASP.NET and NancyFx to integrate with MaxMind GeoIP services to provide geolocation information to any company system that requires it.

  • Developed a RESTful web service in C# and ASP.NET that allows our iOS e-brochure application to integrate with our internal information systems to retrieve study centre and course information.

  • Developed a custom analytics reporting user interface in C#, ASP.NET and ExtJS that integrates with SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) to display custom analytics information to company stakeholders.

  • Developed an ASP.NET MVC based file upload portal for our prospective students so that when applying they can send us supporting documentation such as school results, identification papers etc. This tightly integrated with SalesForce and worked by attaching files directly to lead/contact objects within that platform using their SOAP web services.

  • Continued support and development of our contact and enquiry forms. Ported them from Eloqua to a custom KnockoutJS based system that integrated directly with SalesForce and created leads and opportunities as needed.

  • Helped develop an ASP.NET MVC based RESTful API to provide course entry and progression requirements to some 20+ websites.

  • Created an ASP.NET MVC based information retrieval system building off the previously mentioned course entry and progressions API to allow our admissions centre personnel to view details for all courses offered when dealing with student enquiries. Personnel could apply many filters and be provided with an up to date picture of module result requirements, English proficiency level requirements and so on.

  • Implementation and maintenance of Google Analytics across company websites.

  • Setup and maintenance of MediaWiki within the development team to act as a central repository of knowledge to our systems and processes. Previously no such system existed an information was sparse and held by individuals which was usually lost or forgotten if they left the company.

  • Developed Windows services and tools that perform various background processes within the company, often involving integration with SalesForce.
2011 - Apr 2012

DC Storm

Platform API Developer & Senior UI Developer
  • Assist and direct other developers in the continuing development and maintenance of the web user interfaces to the company platform.

  • Designed, developed and deployed REST based web services that provide an API to the company platform using C# and ASP.NET and MVC.
2009 - 2011

DC Storm

UI Developer
  • Continued redesign and deployment of web based user interface elements.

  • Optimized and improved content delivery for web based user interface elements improving efficiency and scalability.

  • Implementation of technology and services such as Couchbase caching servers and MongoDB.
2008 - 2009

DC Storm

Developer

Redesigned and deployed complete new web user interface for company platform implemented in ASP.NET and using ExtJS to provide a rich user experience.

2007 - 2008

DC Storm

Junior Developer

Extend and develop existing web based user interfaces for company platform using HTML/CSS/JavaScript and ASP.NET.

2006 - 2007

Odisse Technologies

Software Engineer
  • Designed and developed compression extensions for existing SOAP based web services in C# using the BZip compression algorithm. Originally for the billing reconciliation platform but later used on other .NET based web services.

  • Redeveloped billing reconciliation platform user interface improving it and bringing it more into line with standard Windows User Interface Guidelines.

  • Redeveloped billing reconciliation platform login and session management systems based in
    ASP.NET.

  • Assisted in the development of custom scripting and component delivery systems for billing reconciliation platform in C#.

  • Development and maintenance of Oracle PL/SQL stored procedures, tables and views for a variety of products.

  • Designed and developed software to retrieve CDR files from VOIP servers and deliver them to billing processing servers.

  • Designed and developed a web based newsletter distribution and tracking system using PHP and MySQL.
2003 - 2004

University of Brighton

Halls of Residence Web Service Support

Provided support to students within the university halls of residence who required internet access. Self-motivation, planning and good communication skills were integral to arrange appointments, visit residents and also provide a level of technical support.

2003

Capricorn Software

Support & Software Engineer

Assisted with installation and maintenance of hardware and software components for the company clients.

 

Later moved on to developing a small range of utility tools to use internally by the company which included backup and database filing.

 

Technology predominantly revolved around Borland Delphi and Paradox.

Workshell

Director, IT Consultant

Workshell has been the umbrella for a variety of projects since I founded it in 1994. As well as personal projects Workshell also covers my web and software consultancy business where I provide my services and expertise on a contractual basis.

Education

2011

University of Brighton

BSc (Hons) Computing

Final year project involved a hardware and software component which determines geographic location by using WiFi access points within the local vicinity.

 

The hardware component records WiFi access points within range and the current GPS coordinates and uploads them to a database.

 

The software component takes the WiFi access points within the local vicinity and compares them against those in the database. If there is a match the relative GPS coordinates can be worked out through use of trilateration computations.

2002

Blackpool & The Fylde College

CompTIA+ Certification, ECDL, City & Guilds in C++, Java, Visual BASIC and Web Design.

1999 - 2001

Blackpool Sixth Form College

4 A-Levels including Business Studies, Computing and Economics.

1994 - 1999

Warbreck High School

8 GCSE’s including English, Maths and Science.

.NET Regex Designer

.NET Regex Designer

Applications
.NET Regex Designer

.NET Regex Designer

Applications
Storm Reporting Platform

Storm Reporting Platform

Web Applications
Storm Reporting Platform

Storm Reporting Platform

Web Applications
Storm Reporting Platform

Storm Reporting Platform

Web Applications
Storm Reporting Platform

Storm Reporting Platform

Web Applications
Server Status Monitor

Server Status Monitor

Web Applications
Realtime Visitor Information

Realtime Visitor Information

Web Applications
Log Viewer

Log Viewer

Web Applications
Progression Routes

Progression Routes

Web Applications
.NET Regex Designer

.NET Regex Designer

Web
Study in the UK

Study in the UK

Web
University of Lincoln WBDL

University of Lincoln WBDL

Web
Study Group Fairs

Study Group Fairs

Web
Bellerbys College

Bellerbys College

Web
Study Group

Study Group

Web
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