About me

As an experienced Web Developer, I have the technical skills and abilities to help your company achieve its targets. Colleagues and customers will be impressed with excellent communication and project managements skills to form effective relationships and ensure the successful maintenance, development and delivery of technological solutions. I work with both front and back end technologies, with a slight preference for front end. Either way, I'm happy to get my hands dirty, whatever the technological scenario.

Contact Details

Mark Mackay
+44 (0) 7807 525359
markadammackay@gmail.com

Personal Interests

  • Organising events for local social groups - bike rides, walks, meals out etc.
  • Playing the guitar/singing and attending mindfulness meditation sessions for relaxation.
  • Regularly attending a local public speaking group to develop both my presentation and leadership skills.

Curriculum Vitae

Work

Lending Software Solutions Ltd

Senior .NET Developer May 2015 - Present

A company predominantly involved in providing web based software solutions to the online lending industry. Working as a senior member of the implementations team to deliver complete lending platform solutions as well as greenfield projects to a range of clients.

Key Achievements
  • Worked as a senior member within the implementations team to successfully deliver an online lending solution within the specified timescales to one of the largest property management, development, regeneration and leisure companies in the UK.
  • Helped to successfully deliver a number of RFC’s for our LAPS lending software platform in a timely manner to a range of different clients both in the UK and Australia.
  • Worked alongside key senior developers within the company to help deliver a powerful rules based decision engine platform to a range of companies in the lending industry. The software is continuing to gain traction with scope to branch out to other industries.

Quindell

Software Developer Team Lead December 2011 - May 2015

A market leading global provider of Professional Services and Digital Solutions. Position focused on the area of Telematics usage to create behavior based insurance options for both consumer and fleet based transport. Lead a team, as well as worked with others to produce both back and front end solutions for the Telematics industry both within the UK and abroad.

Key Achievements
  • Produced both back and front end telematics solutions for management demonstrations to clients.
  • Provided a variety of technical solutions to management, using the most suitable technologies based on both technical and cost based factors.
  • Performed significant load testing to demonstrate a range of scenarios, providing management with the relevant information needed for deciding on the most suitable solution.
  • Worked with colleagues abroad on multiple occasions, involving extensive travel to ensure the successful deployment of a project in North America.

LearnED Ltd

Software Developer March 2011 - December 2011

A company which primarily provided vocational based training through the use of qualified teachers and online software solutions. With the company owner having a background in the insurance industry, it was decided that a pilot project would be developed for the up and coming Telematics industry.

Key Achievements
  • Worked with a team of developers to deliver a back end telematics pilot solution within an agreed timespan. Client has since expanded their customer base to North America.

Sparsholt College

Data Analyst November 2007 - March 2011

Agricultural college offering a range of land based courses to learners primarily based in the South of England. Ensured data consistency through working collaboratively with a wide variety of colleagues and using technical skills to produce online reporting solutions.

Key Achievements
  • Implemented online email workflow system to replace old paper based process of student programme withdrawals/transfers, as well as kept an online audit trail for staff to be able to easily monitor/access.
  • Automated monthly data reports for the Senior Management Team to enable them to easily observe monthly changes, particularly financial and student numbers.
  • Provided group training on funding rules to ensure higher accuracy with data inputting, simplifying terms to facilitate understanding.
  • Created online reports to monitor data errors and inconsistencies to improve data checking efficiency within own department.
  • Ensured data consistency through the implementation of daily automated database processes to override shortcomings of existing software.
  • Saved time for both end users and developers by implementing automatic software updated functionality within client applications.

TGSL

Software Developer March 2003 - December 2003

Provider of insurance software for brokers, underwriting agencies and insurers. Produced data transformation solution for insurance policy data as well as worked closely with testing team on bug resolution.

CEH

Software Developer November 2000 - November 2001

Research centre in terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems and their interaction with the atmosphere. Placement opportunity as part of honours degree involved collating weather data and producing an online interface to provide simple CRUD operations along with report generation.

Education

University of the West of England

1998 - 2002

BSc (Hons) Software Engineering 2:1

Southampton University

2005 - 2007

FdSc Health and Social Care Pass

Peter Symonds College, Winchester

1995 - 1997

GNVQ Advanced IT Merit

Skills

  • Developing good working relationships with colleagues through working collaboratively on investigating staff requirements, providing ideas and delivering/improving new and old systems.
  • Ability to multitask five days a week, meeting the needs of multiple departments as well as address changing priorities and demands from Management.
  • Worked in a highly flexible rapid prototyping environment requiring the efficient utilisation of existing skills, as well as picking up new ones when producing working examples for client presentations.
  • Currently working in an environment where projects are successfully delivered through the adoption of the Agile methodology, involving bi-weekly sprint plans and daily standups.
  • ASP.NET MVC
  • C#
  • Javascript/Jquery
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • REST/WEBAPI
  • SQL/NOSQL
  • TFS/GIT/SUBVERSION
  • CMS - UMBRACO
  • JIRA/VS TEAM SERV./PIVOTAL
  • UNIT/INTEGRATION TESTING
  • BROWSERSTACK/SELENIUM
  • BOOTSTRAP

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