Daniel Vella

Hello and welcome!

I create websites.

Not shit websites.

Good websites.

An all round web enthusiast with 8 years of experience; always looking to work on exciting projects with exciting clients. Sees technology as a way of facilitating and improving communication, understanding that people come before technology.

Experience
2017 - now
Mando
Technical Consultant

2016 - 2017
Precedent Communications
Tech Lead

In addition to scoping and designing technical solutions for our clients’ projects, I'm currently managing the UK-based development team. This includes overseeing all work delivered, implementing best-practice approaches to development, and making sure standards are met.

2015 - 2016
VML London
Senior Sitecore Developer

Development and implementation of Kerry.com on Sitecore 8.1 including third party tools such as Lionsbridge Translation Services and Salesforce.

2013-2015
Reading Room
Technical Developer

Development and support on website using Sitecore 6.5-7.5 and Umbraco including use of third party APIs such as Google Maps, Twitter and Facebook, including the build of custom API layers. Recently started working on agile projects that Reading Room have won through the Crown Services.

For Taylor Wimpey, I have been working close to the Singapore office to set up a 24/7 service. This includes setting up a process to maintain the code between the project and support team while allowing new functionality and fixes to be continuously deployed.

For the past year I’ve also involved in the new business team that have led to a number of proposal submitted, pitches and winning of a number of new business – mostly related to the Crown Services proposals.

2013 - 2013
School Website
Software Developer

Development and maintenance of Fluency CMS using a mix of web forms, asp.NET and MVC. Project also includes vast usage of JQuery, MVVM and web services.

2007-2013
Ascent Software
Senior Software Specialist

Development on both web and windows applications, responsible for the delivery of specific task. This usual involves the in participation in the whole development lifecycle, from design with the Project Leader to development and implementation, testing and deployment.

I have also been part of the Swift team and together to the above duties I have had the possibility of meeting with clients during different stages of the lifecycle in addition to major deployments in Malta, Barbados, BVI, Curaçao and Jersey (Channel Islands).

Projects
British Safety Council

Using Umbraco 7 and Merchello, we managed to deliver a full e-commerce solution that pushed back all transactions to their Salesforce CRM setup.


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CFAUK

I was brought in to Precedent to start the main build for CFAUK; setting it up on Sitecore 8.1 and managing the development of the project through the build up to taking it up to Live.

Currently the solution is being reviewed to implement an e-commerce system with their CRM.


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VisitWales

Breaking their partnership with their old agency, I on-boarded VisitWales at Precedent and got them on our internal support and monthly maintenance. This also included rolling out new functionality in relation to the UEFA Champions League and rolling out multi language websites.


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Sheffield Hallam University

Currently on Sitecore 8.0, I have been managing and support Sheffield with delivering the project to go live and business as usual maintenance and rolling out of new functionality.


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OC&C Strategy

Currently on Sitecore 6.5, I have been supporting OC&C for the past year and have managed to create an upgrade plan to upgrade their Solution to 8.3. This also involved rolling out new functionality for integration with their custom CRM.


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Kerry

I was brought onto VML to lead and developer Kerry.com – with the design being done by AV Browne, I worked close to the client and design/content agency to build the website from the ground up. The implementation was done on Sitecore 8, with the help of a freelance developer, and involved the implementation of Azure Web Apps and tools such Lionsbridge translation services, SOLR search and a Salesforce Integration.


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BMI Healthcare

As one of the largest quality private health care providers in the UK, BMI required an easy to use website which quickly provides direct information to its customers.

Brought in to this project to deliver end-to-end, I was involved in this project from requirement gathering, through to development and go live. The site is being built using Sitecore 7.2 and has been implemented to fit not only the design but also the complex workflow required for the different hospitals.


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Taylor Wimpey

Built using Sitecore 6.5, I was handed the project after the first deployment and proceeded to overlook the proceeding fixes and additional functionality requested by Taylor Wimpey. This also involved the more recent re-design and set up of the 24/7 support.

Winner of Sitecore Experience Awards 2014 - Best manufacturing, automotive, and technology site


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