I was hired by BSkyB as the first permanent developer in my department to push my expertise on back-end and front-end to see projects through the full life cycles.

Front-end focus meant sites had to be w3c valid while maintaining a high standard of search engine optimisation and WAI accessibility. Our sites were customer facing which meant browser and operating system consistency from ie6 to the latest Chrome, Firefox and Safari browsers.

I also contributed to set-up of infrastructure across the projects from databases, server side Apache CENTOS server and PHP configuration set-up

In my last year at Sky, I excelled my role as a web developer to also start working as a Business analyst where I would meet clients to spec out tasks, wifre-frame diagrams and negotiate deadlines while at the same time hosting planning meetings with my team consisting of developers, testers and designers to gather time-lines and information/breakdown of tasks.


  • Worked as Business Analyst meeting with clients, negotiating time-lines and producing wire-frames, GANTT charts and breakdown of tasks
  • Search Engine optimisation across all customer facing sites with clear Meta keywords, html tags and google site-maps and liaising with SEO consultants
  • WAI Accessibility
  • Javascript frameworks such as Jquery, prototype, and
  • Browser compatibility width ie6/7/8/9, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari
  • Device compatibility for Iphone, Android, Mac and Windows
  • Setup and investigation into tracking tags such as Omniture, Google Analytics, Hitbox and Unica
  • Setup of advert tags
  • Contributed to over 40 projects ranging from customer facing sites such as Sky Arts, Sky Travel, Gladiators to internal tools such as project management applications, CDN error reporting etc.
  • Worked as sole developer on 19 projects include Sky News Uservideos, Sky Dating, Sky Money bloggs, Hay On Sky festival etc
  • Setup of DNS across projects
  • Setup of CDN across projects
  • Setup of SVN across projects
  • Setup of Jenkins deployment and shell scripting across projects
  • Setup of MySql databases and Apache server configuration
  • Introduced and spiked content management systems such as Expression Engine , Textpattern , ModX and Drupal
  • Introduced and spiked PHP framework: Codeigniter and worked with Symfony and Doctrine frameworks for 9 months
  • Worked in the Agile methodology:
    • PHPUnit test driven development
    • Pair Programming
    • Continuous integration
    • Xtreme programming
  • Hosting interviews, planning, stand ups, brown-bags and retro meetings
  • Investigated and brought in new projects such as Community rebuild and developers portal

Sky Portfolio

I played a large contribution to over 40 projects. 19 Sites which I worked on as a sole developers. My portfolio in my 5 years at Sky consists off:





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