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Rik Brown | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: May 26, 2014

Rik Brown

Software Development Engineer/System Admin
   United Kingdom
  |   London, London
  |  9:58 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $88

Software Development Engineer with experience in both large companies like Amazon and within running my own freelance business.

Strongly experienced in both software development and Linux system administration. At Amazon I've been intimately involved in launching the Kindle Fire HD in Europe, integrated with LOVEFiLM, as well as our website redesign and instant HD streaming. Not only have I developed the software and platforms for these projects, I've coordinated between our teams in London and Seattle, and continued to manage the team...

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Jan 4, 2012|System Administration|$50|Completed
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5.0
Jul 9, 2011|User Experience Design|$360|Completed
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5.0
Jun 5, 2011|Web Programming|$600|Completed
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4.8
Jan 17, 2010|Web Programming|$719|Completed
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Portfolio

I led the development in a small team of Heart Internet's VPS product. I was...
http://www.heartinternet.co.uk/vps/
I led the development in a small team of Heart Internet's VPS product. I was...
http://www.heartinternet.co.uk/vps/
I led the development in a small team of Heart Internet's VPS product. I was...
http://www.heartinternet.co.uk/vps/
A Perl-based web application/CMS system, allowing users to be targetted with...
Developed a web application to allow searching the Royal Mail postcode database (PAF...
The PAF lookup tool combines the postcode database with other information - seen here...
A client required their existing mailing list system to be able to parse their invoices...
Home page of a site developed for a client providing elevated photography in the UK....

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Perl
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jQuery
Linux System Administration
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CSS
Mac OSX Administration
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Service Description

I'm from the United Kingdom, and I'm not part of a firm.
I am available for both small tasks that you need sorting quickly and larger projects.

In terms of smaller tasks, I'm open to really anything you could expect a software developer/system administrator would be. This includes configuring your server, developing tools for web scraping, redesigning (and modifying/debranding) WordPress/Joomla/Kayako/PrestaShop themes, fixing/installing/adapting existing scripts and so on. I've ample experience in this, having worked freelance for several years and also in various full-time roles, such as both a sysadmin and developer at a major UK web hosting company.

I was instrumental in Amazon's launch of Kindle Fire HD in Europe - integrating LOVEFiLM into the full experience. I coordinated between Seattle and London teams as well as developed on our platform team. I went on to lead our team developing platform improvements for future device launches. Previously I also led development for a major UK web host (part of the HostEurope group)'s virtual private servers (VPS) system (both a jQuery-based front-end UI and Perl-based back-end to provision and manage servers). This product massively exceeded sales estimations and has since been chosen to use as the back-end for another company in the group's VPS product.

I have also created a Perl-based CMS tool for managing and assesing healthcare workers, a Linux-based recovery tool for dedicated servers in a web hosting network, a...

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Employment

Sencra Ltd
Director
2011 - Present
A startup aimed at providing friendly, efficient and skilled IT work to clients in the UK and across the world. Created with a friend to develop our business experience.
Heart Internet Ltd.
System Administrator
2008 - Present
Primarily Perl (with Javascript/HTML) software development for customer-facing and internal administrative web pages and application with a personal focus on improving and modernising code using...
SomerMedia Ltd
Freelance System Administrator/Developer
2010 - 2011
Freelance work under contract for a London-based advertising/SEO agency.

Education

University of Nottingham
BSc (Hons) First Class, Computer Science
2006 - 2010

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Perl
Linux
Dancer
Java
SOA
tech lead
sysadmin
developer
web application
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