Jason Summers

Jason is an experienced full stack software developer leveraging both Microsoft and Open Source technology in agile environments who is looking for his next DevOps role after spending some time developing strong management and communications skills as a Senior Data Analyst.


DevOps Experience

IT Solution Manager / Project Manager

UK Government
  • Responsible for the successful delivery of a portfolio of IT Software and Comms projects
  • Delivered 5 projects within Time, Cost and Quality parameters
  • Full requirements decomposition for a never-before-used technology and follow on robust market analysis of available solutions yielded a solution which exceeded the customers requirements
March 2012 - May 2015

Senior Software Developer

UK Government
  • Responsible for the overall management of the codebase for a suite of bespoke applications across the whole DevOps lifecycle
  • Successfully delivered major upgrades to several applications through agile methodologies and robust management of the backlog within the team
  • Implemented major usability improvements through AJAX based UX across the portfolio
  • Led a small team of developers and helpdesk staff
  • Successfully implemented robust source code control by upgrading AllChange software to the SourceGear suite of applications
October 2010 - February 2012

Software Developer

UK Government
  • Responsible for the design, development, implementation and configuration of several database driven web applications with 20,000+ users on a Microsoft Stack using IIS 5.1 and 6.0
  • Delivered a bespoke, business-critical application within a month of joining the team
  • Single-handedly converted a procedural ASP3.0/VBScript codebase to Object Orientated ASP.NET C# 3.5 using Test-Driven Development
  • Developed an XML-based database sync using T-SQL on a MSSQL Server 2005 platform
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with Change Control through version control
January 2008 - October 2010

Non-Commercial DevOps Experience

  • Developed numerous websites and web applications using ASP.Net / SQL Server and PHP / MySQL with a bias towards Bootstrap and jQuery for UX for the last 15 years
  • Extensive server management experience particularly Ubuntu but also Windows Server including Active Directory Deployments
  • Maintained various Virtualised environments and labs using Hyper-V, VMWare ESX and KVM for over 10 years
  • Use of Git and svn (including various GUIs) over the last 10 years, including running his own GitLab server
  • Familiar with Continuous Integration services such as Jenkins
  • Significant experience throughout his career of hand-coding VBScript macros for MS Excel, achieving Godlike status and often referred to as the king of spreadsheets
January 2004 - present

Other Career History

Senior Data Analyst

UK Government
  • Responsible for assisting Project Managers by analysing a variety of performance data to cast a broad and comprehensive picture of project heath and making recommendations for actions to improve overall performance
  • Most recently led a small team of Analysts on a >£1bn capital procurement, using statistical modelling to predict the likelihood of achieving key milestones and meeting the project budget
  • Developed numerous automated charts and graphs, primarily in Microsoft Excel using VBScript, to aid the presentation of complex detailed information to managers
June 2015 - present

Supply Chain Manager

UK Government
  • Responsible for the timely supply of equipment to customers
  • Used historical trend analysis and future equipment installation assumptions to predict consumption for future years on a ‘Just in Time’ delivery approach saving costs on over procurement and storage and ensuring that customers needs were met
December 2004 - December 2007

Skills

Programming Languages & Tools
  • C# (including Entity Framework)
  • ASP.NET & ASP.NET MVC
  • SQL Server 2000/2005/2008 (including T-SQL)
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • HTML/CSS/JavaScript (inc. Bootstrap/jQuery)
  • Linux Scripting
  • VBScript / ASP 3.0
  • Python (quickly developing)
  • Microsoft Visual Studio (plus resharper plugin)
  • MSSQL Studio
  • GitHub / GitLab and Jenkins
  • Laravel
  • CodeIgniter
  • Tower / Fork (Git Client)
  • Microsoft Team Server / Sourcegear Fortress
  • nUnit, PHPUnit & CodeCeption
  • Vagrant, Docker & VMWare ESX
Workflow
  • Object Orientated Design
  • Test-Driven-Development
  • Cross Functional Teams
  • Agile Development & Scrum

Interests

Apart from being a web developer, I enjoy keeping active through playing badminton, cycling and in the winter, I am an avid skier. I also shortly hope to obtain my Motorcycle License.

When forced indoors, I follow a number of sci-fi and crime-drame genre movies and television shows and I spend a large amount of my free time exploring the latest technology advancements in the software development world.


Awards & Certifications

  • July 17 - Commendation for developing a milestone tracking tool in Excel
  • March 2016 - Association of Project Managment Practitioner Qualification
  • December 15 - Commendation for delivering a high profile piece of data analysis
  • February 2015 - Commendation for delivering a critical project on time and to cost
  • December 2013 - Commendation for delivering a project early
  • February 2010 - Commendation for developing a business critical application early