BEN KENNY, Front End Web Developer.
I am a Front End Web Developer with a BSc in Information Systems with Multimedia from the University of Central England. I have over 10 years of development experience, with a mix of permanent roles and contract work.
Easy to work with, laid back and can get along with anyone, hardworking, motivated and capable of working alone (projects such as a team workflow system at npower) or as part of a wider team (worked on numerous projects with BA’s, PM’s, DOT NETTER's and Designers across npower and HomeServe such as new responsive homepages).
BSc Information systems with Multimedia.
Birmingham City University.
2004 - 2007.
Front end web developer, HomeServe PLC.
London. 05/2016 - 12/2017
Worked on a number of different territories as a member of the Global Digital and Technology team, responsibilities ranged from Front End Web Development (using Handlebars.JS and SASS, JS) to identifying new components to be built in Sitecore CMS, management of own workload using Jira and creating documentation for other developers in Confluence.
Front end web developer, HomeServe.
Walsall. 05/2014 - 05/2016
Designed and built a number of responsive applications whilst at Homeserve, Make a claim online, a new intranet as well as a new homepage for the customer facing website. All fully responsive and mobile first. I also created a style guide for the website going forward which can be used by other developers or external agencies. The team worked as Agile in two week iterations.
Senior front end web developer, Npower.
Solihull. 06/2011 - 04/2014
Recoded most of the npower.com website, built templates not only for developer use but also for business owners to contribute content. Created microsites, worked on responsive templates, mobile only layouts, implemented a knowledge base system which was then also used for live chat functionality across npower.com.
I was also solely responsible for the setting up of the Operations workflow system for any business as usual requests, this was done through an existing tool called RightNow. Required the development of workspaces, workflows, admin and end user accounts, custom rules, custom email, custom look and feel. It was very well received by the senior management team and is now being used by multiple teams across the Digital department.
Other responsibilities as Senior were to report on KPI data and other useful team information as well as distribute work throughout the team, both to Front End Developer and Back End Developers (All done using the workflow system i created).
Front end web developer, npower.
Worcester. 10/2007 - 06/2011
Worked on hundreds of landing pages for various campaigns, also worked on major projects including refreshes of the npower.com website.
Responsive, Agile environment, SASS, HTML5, Sitecore CMS integration, Gulp
Jira, Confluence, Handlebars.JS, HTML5, SASS, Sitecore CMS integration, Gulp
Responsive, Agile environment, LESS, HTML5
Mobile responsive, Agile environment, LESS, HTML5
NHS Birth registration application
Mobile responsive, Bootstrap
Data visualisation, responsive
Rebuilds of npower.com
HTML, CSS, Jquery
Football, golf, gym, cycling, cinema, DIY, photography, travel and attempting to learn French, i’ve also become obsessed with reading a lot of books lately.
I also maintain my own personal website showcasing my work and occasionally writing the odd development based blog post which you can find here http://www.ehhwhat.co.uk.