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Mike Hughes

Web Developer

Ten years of experience in web development, systems administration and networking. A proven ability to meet tight deadlines under self-motivation, and to the highest standards. Systems integration, CMS Websites, E-Commerce, Statistical software, ERM Solutions, Data migration, Accounting systems, Linux administration, E-Mail marketing.

Skills Summary      

Highly motivated with a proven record of self-motivation and a „can do‟ attitude. Excellent writing and communication skills. Ten years of experience in web development, utilising many technologies, with PHP, MySQL and Linux being the preferred choice. Experience of varying levels of development from small, local businesses to large international organisations. Linux systems administration; a huge range of situations from installation and maintenance of web facing servers, clustering, down to security auditing and maintenance. Proficient with networking, hardware setup and maintenance in varying levels, including in a datacentre environment.

Core Competencies    

PHP Development Object orientated practices Database design and interaction CMS Systems (including own-written)

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HTML/CSS to W3C standards Systems administration E-Commerce Search Engine Optimisation

Professional Experience Energy House Digital – www.energyhousedigital.com Senior Developer   

May 2009 - Present

Managed all development work for a Central London Web Design Agency. Provided input on project specifications based on client needs, timescales, start to finish development, testing and documentation on all projects. Developed own powerful, but lightweight and fast CMS system, that would see all further sites developed with it. It simplifies and automates many aspects of developing a new site without adding the complication of developing for a large, often bloated open source CMS. Maintained web server, and further developed a backup and disaster recovery system with another server. Specified, installed, setup and maintained additional servers for use as web, mail and DNS servers as well as a subversion solution that integrated with other servers for development, testing, staging and deployment.


A1 Specialists – www.a1specialists.co.uk Door Systems Engineer 

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Jan 2006 – May 2009

Specification, installation, repair and maintenance electronic entry systems with the use of Intercom Systems (Including telephone line integration), keypad entry, proximity access, biometric readers and induction loops. Specification, installation, repair and maintenance of mechanical and electronic roller shutters, garage doors, gates both residential and commercial. Maintenance and repair of loading bay lift systems. Customer facing for all of the above and sales.

Self employed Web Development and Systems administration freelancer.    

Until Jan 2006

Development for a wide range of clients, including full ISP/hosting management software solutions, statistical software, content managed websites and E-Commerce. Specification and implementation of hardware and software for the purposes of game hosting. Systems administration and security implementations of publically accessible “shell accounts” Linux and BSD servers. Specification and implementation of ISP networks and hardware at a datacentre level.

Education 2000 2003

Medina High School Isle of Wight College – BTEC National Diploma IT Practitioner.

Personal Information A genuine interest in a wide area of IT, including software development, internet technologies, networking and hardware. I take great pride in delivering great products, and find genuine satisfaction from completing my work to exceptionally high standards. Beyond work life, I enjoy my free time with my Fiancée and young Daughter, working on personal development projects including the web facing results management system for a local autotesting club I belong to, as well as Cycling and the Cinema.

Contact Details Address:

12 Bourn Close, Binstead, Isle of Wight. PO33 3TW.

E-Mail: Telephone:

me@mike-hughes.net 07411838699 / 01983 611065

References are available on request.


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