Paul Croker


40 Pamir Street
Nudgee QLD, 4014


I am looking to develop my career and further my knowledge in web design and development. I am seeking a fulfilling role were my skills and experience can be extensively applied in exciting and innovative solutions.


Analyst Programmer Pty Ltd

July 2012 - Current

Responsible for giving accurate time estimates, coaching/mentoring junior team members. Development wise I worked heavily with an in house framework where I put in place Mustache templating, a highly modular form handler, auto complete and suggest systems, purpose designed callback handler for Xhr requests, among many other things.

Junior Web Developer Pty Ltd

January 2011 - July 2012

Responsible for delivery of high quality code in a timely manner. Work mostly involved bug fixes, and implementing new features.

Freelance Web Developer
Zomble (Self Employed)

August 2008 - January 2011

Roles included web design and development with xHTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, SQL, etc. Handled client feedback and project resolution.
Refer to portfolio for more details.

Technician / Sales

August 2008 - December 2008

Duties included selling, designing and building computer systems, diagnosing and repairing personal computer and server faults, remote support and customer invoicing.

Web Application Developer
Digital Acceleration

February 2008 - July 2008

Remotely developed a form generation and data collection site.

PC price comparison and build creation

October 2012 - Current

Built on Slim framework and MongoDB. Compy has a decoupled task based queue for keeping products and builds up to date. The front end is responsive, and designed to do as little as possible to serve request.

Automatic pluralisation

April 2013

A tiny library for PHP aimed at dealing with pluralising words, published on packagist, fully unit tested and built on dependency injection principles.
Real time messaging platform

June 2011 - December 2011

Co-developed a real time, highly scalable message platform, it has full localisation and rich media support, and is securely embeddable to any web property.



Experience: Advanced
8 years

HTML 4.01, 5. xHTML 1.0 Transitional & Strict, CSS 1, 2, 3.

Web Programming

Experience: Advanced
7 years

PHP 4+, 5+. (OOP, and MVC design and frameworks Slim, Symfony and Zend).

Understand priorities required in rapid development and have ability to reuse and create clean code.


Experience: Advanced
6 years

JSON, jQuery, jQuery Ui, Prototype, Dojo.

Server Deployment / Administration

Experience: Proficient
5 years

Redhat & Debian based *nix distributions

Management and deployment of server cluster processing upwards of 1800 requests/second, with minimal load.

SQL / DBS Management

Experience: Proficient
6 years


Design, safe management and optimization of high turn over, hundred+ million row MySQL databases.

Alternate Datastores

Experience: Proficient
2 years

Redis, MongoDB

Version Control

Experience: Advanced
5 years

Hg, Git and SVN.

Ability to collaborate and setup automatic version deployment.

Programming and Support Languages

Experience: Proficient
4 years

C++, Perl, XML, BASH and Batch and PASCAL

Produced bug fixes, extensions and modifications for large C++ projects. Created automated back systems and data request services in Perl.


Duel Diploma, Networking and Systems Administration

Berwick, Victoria
Feb 2008 - Deferred

Covered CCNA level networking. ICT system design and proposals. Reproduced in simulated business roles.

Certificate IV, Networking

Frankston, Victoria
Feb 2007 - Nov 2007

Covered *nix scripting and operating system administration. Hardware, system and user support. Networking.