JonMifsud
Web Developer & Consultant

Resume

passion

As a creative web developer with a good technical background, I love to tackle interesting problems and come up with innovative solutions. My knowledge in various areas along with an ability to learn quickly benefits both myself and teammates; thus thriving in collaboative environments. I like to be on-top of the latest trends and my love for creating eye catching websites with unique experiences is second to none.

Skills
Expert Intermediate Novice
Back-End Development
Java SQL PHP Symphony-CMS Git
Front-End Development
Javascript / jQuery XSLT HTML CSS
Strengths
Documentation Website Conceptualization Structure Visualization
Design
Photoshop Typography InDesign
Other Languages
C# | Ruby on Rails
Experience
RTFX Ltd - Web Developer
April 2011 - To Date

Working as part of a team responsible of the main corporate website http://www.rtfx.com; providing innovative designs and solutions to further grow the website and its reputation. I had been initially tasked to tackle a page-speed problem, where load times where exceeding ten seconds due to external API calls, with some optimizations this was brought down to around half a second.

Since then I have been put in charge of a team of 3 developers, guiding them on a technical perspective, tasked with managing the website builds and creating and optimizing a workflow. The work done spans along multiple websites, from Forex learning websites, dealing with private sensitive client information using in-house API’s for client account management and a re-haul of our main Forex analysis website.

University of Malta - Assistant Researcher / Web Developer
May 2012 - April 2013

Providing web-development and research skills for an implementation of a private social network for a university project. Research includes data-mining user profiles to extract their knowledge and skills, then use these skills to match users between each other and suggest people who are likely to induce innovation and increase added value on the project.

Web development skills were required to then translate data obtained from an API into a social network, as well as providing a view for the data-mining exercise carried out so each user can enjoy the benefits of our matching-system.

Projects
Website Development & Design - Malta Attraction Map
March 2013

Assigned the task to conceptualize and implement a website which allowed users to interact with a map, yet find all the possible information on all the places available. Built the system using Symphony CMS with multilingual support, so it could be easily extended. In addition to work on the front-end side to provide a seam-less experience to the end user.

Extension Development - We The Collective
April 2012

A Symphony Extension to plug in an external API provided by HireDesk which contained job listings - which had to be imported on a nightly basis and displayed on the website from a local cache. The extension also included data-sources to allow for the display of this data using various parameters.

Website Development & Design - Eduline Malta
June 2011

A fresh website for Eduline Malta, enabling the company to provide a better on-line portal for its clients better displaying its services. A complete website redesign and CMS were required in the process, giving an end-result which was to client's satisfaction and most importantly gave the client control over the website's content.

Website Development & Design - Kurt Calleja
May 2011

Creating a web-portal for a local upcoming celebrity is never an easy task; with limited resources I had to design a website that promotes his professional and artistic image; whilst also providing as a portal for fans to interact. This has thus requested a tight interaction with social media where every photo and video has a Facebook Comment box so that any comments will automatically promote the singer on Facebook itself.

Website Development & Design - PR
February 2011

Responsible for the branding process and website building; as well as the undertaking of a SEO campaign to ensure that the press release distribution service has good opportunities in appearing in search for releated terms. SEO optimization was mainly done using on-page strategies whilst quality articles and press releases would have guaranteed plenty of incoming backlinks links. The website was built upon Symphony-CMS with additional custom extensions and custom built template.

Website Development & Re-branding - Balust Sound & Light
January 2010

Responsible of a re-branding process in addition to creating a web presence for the company. SEO was also done to help improve ranking on specific key terms. A CMS system was also designed to allow non-technical people to update the website if necessary; including a system to upload photos into the gallery.

Open Source
Datasource: Select Box Field - Symphony-CMS
June 2012

A Symphony Extension, to allow developers to link particular data-sources to specific entries in the back-end. This way when you add entry to a page the additional data-source is automatically attached to the page.

WP-feedTicker - WordPress
September 2011

A WordPress plugin - extending wp-webticker to work with RSS feeds. Easily embed your own news ticker into your blog showing the latest items from any feed on the internet.

WP-webTicker - WordPress
June 2011

A WordPress plugin - implementing the jQuery webTicker using shortcode. Easily embed your own ticker into your blog showing the latest post from a particular category.

jQuery WebTicker - jQuery
May 2011

A jQuery plugin to provide a website ticker effect - to create a seamless scrolling list of items

Education
M.Sc. IT in Intelligent Computer Systems
In progress, University of Malta
B.Sc. ICT(hons) in Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence with Crativity, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Class of 2010, University of Malta