My Name Is Nick Bennett

A Professional Web Developer Scrum master Team lead

About Me

I am a software engineer contractor with over 10 years experience in the finance sector. As a keen advocate of the Agile manifesto, I habitually use test driven development and adhere to the SOLID principles.

I have worked on a broad range of projects using a large variety of technologies. I specialise in working with 3rd party data providers to allow clients to view or interact with their data in a secure manner. I have experience leading small teams and have acted as scrum master on several projects.

My Skills

LAMP stack development

90%

MEAN stack development

70%

TDD development

75%

Agile methodologies

90%

Responsive web development

65%

Command line tools

80%

Scrum master

85%

Team lead

70%

Why Me?

I am a very conscientious developer and am always looking out for my clients best interests. Unlike some contractors, I will stay until the job is done and will not be looking out for the next better paid job. My experience means I'm comfortable leading teams and can communicate well with other business units. Also, as a scrum master I am comfortable running sprint planning, daily stand up and retrospective meetings.

My Vision

There seems to be a lot of traction around JavaScript being used as both server and client side languages. This combined with a sever-less architecture I believe will become the norm. SAAS using micro-services will also become the standardised approach.

In terms of the finance sector, the walls seem to be coming down for the large financial institutions. The open bank project and launch of other on-line only banks means the consumers will benefit. I fear a large security breach could shake consumer confidence and potentially prevent some of these innovations.

My Service

Please review the services that could help you

Integration

Implement best practice integration from any 3rd party service.

Automation

Build and running of custom Cron jobs to perform regular tasks.

Client side

Implement client side consumers of internal/external APIs

Delivery

Manage projects in an agile manner. Delivering business value at the end of every sprint

My Portfolio

Please see below some featured projects I've worked on.

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Work & Education

Below is a brief view of work and education. For more details please review my CV.

Nov

2017

ITIL Foundation qualification

Completed the 3 day ITIL Foundation course and passed the final exam.

Jun

2016

Started contracting at AJ Bell

Joined to implement several complex projects. These included client on-boarding, GDPR implementation, appropriateness questionnaire and machine learning API

Apr

2014

Joined Interactive Investor

Acted as scrum master for the beta ground up re-write project. Developed the trading modal and client on-boarding for the beta project. Helped deliver white label trading platforms.

Jun

2013

Trained in Agile project management

Qualified from the course that covered Agile principles and Scrum.

Jun

2010

IAQ qualification gained

Completed all 3 exams required to gain the qualification.

Oct

2008

Joined Raymond James Investment Services

Trained and acted as scrum master on the payroll project. Developed main Portal for client holding access. Implemented CLI scripts for imports and automation of releases.

Apr

2006

Joined Digital Look

Developed sections on the main Digital Look site including the personal finance section and i-look.

Jul

2004

Joined Nomad

Helped deliver a multitude of digital solutions for local businesses.

Aug

2001

Media Technology Degree

Gained a 2-1 BSc degree from De Montfort university

Jun

1998

A-levels gained

3 A levels in Maths and Science

Jun

1996

GCSEs gained

10 including maths, English and Science

Clients Testimonials

Latest Blog

Here are my latest blog posts. An eclectic mix of viewpoints on a broad range of topics. The full listing of blog posts can be found here.

I'm Ready for your next project

I am ready to share in your vision. Whether it's leading a team, getting my hands dirty in the code or both. I am available to help. Please use the contact form to get in touch.

Contact Me

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My Location

Southend Essex

Ideal contract Location

City of London

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