Michal Wilkosinski

Web Developer

I’m a web developer with 10 years of professional experience. I have solid skills in both backend and frontend development and experience in all stages of website and web application development process, starting from requirements gathering, through solution planning, implementation and testing, to deployment.

My original background was back end development (PHP, Perl). In recent years, with mobile web becoming reality and growing power of JavaScript, I decided to focus on frontend development. Currently I’m exploring modern JavaScript frameworks and libraries (Backbone.js, KnockoutJS and RequireJS).

I’m motivated, self driven and creative, always pay attention to code quality, usability of the interface and visual aesthetics of the final result.

Skills

Primary Skills

HTML5, XHTML, CSS, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, WordPress, SQL, LESS, SASS

Other Skills

Responsive Web Design, Subversion, Git, Grunt, Backbone.js, KnockoutJS, RequireJS, Jasmine, TDD, AJAX, XML, CakePHP, MySQL, Perl, Apache, Nginx, Linux, Drupal, Joomla, Expression Engine, Oracle, XML, Grails, Photoshop, Illustrator

Work Samples

Experience

  • Front End Web Developer

    Tribal DDB London, UK December 2013 – Present

    Technical lead on the frontend side of large scale projects. Responsible for delivering high quality solutions to strict deadlines. Providing project managers with estimates and technical expertise Overseeing work of junior developers. Close collaboration with the UX and graphic design departments. Agile development using SCRUM methodology.

  • Front End Web Developer

    Britenet Warsaw, Poland July 2013 – October 2013

    Working as a contract developer for a Swiss health-care company Hoffmann-La Roche. Development of complex web applications for various international divisions of the company.

  • Web Developer

    Webanywhere Ltd Warsaw, Poland June 2012 – March 2013

    Development and maintenance of WordPress based websites. Programming bespoke WordPress themes and plugins. Working remotely, collaboration with other team members in Poland and in the UK.

  • Web Developer

    eGENTIC Darmstadt, Germany April 2012 – May 2012

    Development and maintenance of web applications. Programming modules and extensions to the systems used by the company and the clients. Worked in a large team of programmers and designers. Collaboration with other team members and liaising with the client regarding new functionalities and issues.

  • Web Developer / Web Designer

    Britenet UK & Poland July 2010 – April 2012

    Responsible for the entire website creation process, from concept to implementation. Project realisation using WordPress as the primary platform. Creation of commercial WordPress themes and plugins.

  • Senior Web Developer

    Columbus Travel Media Ltd Bromley, UK February 2008 – July 2010

    Development and ongoing maintenance of several large websites. Managing junior developers and coordination of freelance consultants’ work.

  • Web Developer / Perl Programmer

    Self Emplyed Consultant London, UK August 2007 – February 2008

    Development and maintenance of web portals for Nexus Business Media. Creation of data synchronisation software for Emailvision.

  • Data Consultant / Developer

    Emailvision London, UK January 2006 – July 2007

    Creation of bespoke software for automated data exchange and data processing. Managing junior Data Executives. Providing technical advice and expertise for sales and production teams. Creation of data synchronisation processes for clients (Orange, Sony Europe, Eurostar and many others).

  • Client Services Production Executive

    Emailvision London, UK July 2004 – January 2007

    Creation of email marketing campaigns, liaising with the clients and internal technical teams. Micro-site development for email marketing campaigns. Cleansing and formatting data for email campaigns.

Education

  • Master Degree in Art Pedagogy

    1995 – 2001, University of Opole, Poland
  • Higher National Diploma in Multimedia

    2003 – 2004, City and Islington College, London, UK
  • Developing Java Web Applications

    September 2005, Learning Tree, London, UK
  • DataStage Essentials for Server Edition

    April 2006, IBM, Reading, UK

Languages

  • English – fluent
  • Polish – native
  • German – intermediate

Interests

Cooking, digital photography, early music, walking.

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