CV

Proven C# and JavaScript/TypeScript web developer with over 10 years of commercial agency experience. Sitecore and Umbraco certified with over a dozen examples of building, onboarding, or supporting production websites.

Education

Poole Grammar School  (2002-2008)

12 GCSEs - All A*-C, including A grades in Maths and English 

1 AS Level - Media Studies (B)

4 A Levels  - General Studies (A), Computing (B), Business Studies (B), Product Design - Graphics (B)

Bournemouth University (2008-2012)

BSc (Hons) Computing - 1st class

Specialised in Advanced Development, Web Development, and Software Product Design.

Employment

Student Developer (2010-2011)

Redweb

Built a variety of websites using Umbraco and Sitecore. Also built internal web applications and components. Worked for clients such as Aviagen Turkeys and Action on Hearing Loss.

Graduate Developer (2012-2013)

Redweb

Built Sitecore and Umbraco sites as well as standalone web applications. Clients included Insight Vacations.

Web Developer (2013-2016)

Redweb

Created large ecommerce integrated Sitecore projects with integration to an array of 3rd party and internal system. Worked off site in a contracting role to create an API for a client's internal system. Mentored student developers. Clients included The Royal College of Surgeons, City & Guilds, Farrow & Ball, and Action on Hearing Loss.

Mid-level Web Developer (2016-Present)

Redweb

Built, onboarded, upgraded and supported a portfolio of Sitecore sites. Mentored and line managed up to three developers. Provided training and consultancy services for clients. Clients include The RNLI, The Royal College of Surgeons, Mace Group, and Guide Dogs.

Technical Skills

C#

I've written C# code for over a decade using both .Net Framework and .Net Core. I've got experience using WebForms, MVC, Web API, SignalR and a limited amount of WPF.

JavaScript & TypeScript

I've been using JavaScript for more than 10 years with frameworks such as jQuery and AngularJS. I now prefer to use TypeScript and the modern versions of Angular. I've used Ionic to create PWAs.

HTML & CSS

I've created markup and styling ever since I started programming. I've also used Sass for both commercial and open source projects.

Content Management Systems

I've now reached my 10 year anniversary using Umbraco and Sitecore, and I'm certified in both. I've released open source packages for Umbraco, most notably xStatic.

Databases

I've been using Microsoft SQL Server for years and have recently used Azure Cosmos DB for the first time as a NoSQL alternative.

DevOps & Azure

I've been involved in creating and managing the Azure infrastructure of both small personal projects and large Sitecore Experience Platform solutions. I've used both Azure DevOps and Octopus Deploy for automated releases.

Don't just take my word for it, you can see all these skills demonstrated in my open source pieces of software.

Soft Skills

Mentoring & Line Management

I've been lucky enough to manage and mentor some talented developers over the years, helping them improve their technical and business skills.

Public Speaking

I have presented on multiple occasions to crowds of roughly 100 people and recently have remotely delivered demonstrations to crowds over video conferencing.

Written communication

I have strong written English skills, shown over the years in technical  specifications, proposals, and articles on the company blog.

My Open Source Projects

For Developers

I've created two open source offerings for Umbraco. UmbracoFolio contains all of the components I built for my website as can be used as a starterkit base build. xStatic is a static site generator for Umbraco that allows you to deploy Umbraco to Netlify for super fast and cheap hosting.

For Photographers

I've created 2 plugins (so far) for the photo editor CaptureOne. PostCapture is a WCF app that allows users to add multiple borders and watermarks. PanoCapture is a warpper around Hugin that adds panorama and image stacking functionality to CaptureOne.

For Everyone

'The Imposter' is my most complex personal project; a progressive web app (PWA) party game that uses Ionic, Angular, .Net Core, SignalR, and Cosmos DB to provide a native feeling, real time experience.

A bit about me

Born and bred in Dorset I currently live on the outskirts of Bournemouth. I'm a scratch handicap golfer and member at Dudsbury Golf Club. I like photography and photo editing and relax by walking around with a camera (or two) listening to audiobooks.

Contact me

I'm not currently in the process of looking for a job, but I do have an idea of my ideal job. I've had a prolonged period of incremental and support work and I miss creating new projects with the latest tech.

My ideal job would be 4 days a week to allow me more time to pursue my open source ideas. The role itself would focus on the C# and JS/TS implementation of new ideas. Although working from home would be the default, I would like the company to be based in and around Bournemouth.

Feel free to contact me if you have roles that fulfil this criteria, or if you feel that suitable roles may come up in the future.

Email: sammullins.co.uk@gmail.com

Twitter: _SamMullins_

LinkedIn: sam-mullins-31471425