Richard Merchant

Richard Merchant

Web Developer

Name:Richard Merchant
Date of birth:December 1, 1980
Place: London, E13
An enthusiastic and focused Web Developer, who enjoys playing an active part of a successful and productive team, Richard is flexible in his approach to new ideas and concepts and can develop innovative and creative solutions to problems. As someone that takes an active reasonability in their own personal development, Richard is continually evaluation and updating his skills so that he can stay at the forefront of web development. He is a creative thinker and problem solver with a proven track record in creating innovative solution to challenging web and software problems. Right now Richard looking for a position in a forward thinking company where he can work with cutting-edge technologies on a variety of high-profile projects


2011 - present


Web Developer

Responsible for working on a range of projects, developing new websites as well as maintaining existing websites with well structured, efficient code.

Main duties

  • Specify and develop new projects and new components
  • Maintain, support and enhanced existing projects
  • Mentor and guide junior members of the development team
  • Creating website technical specifications
  • Supporting other members on web development issues
  • Configuring production and staging environments
  • Social media API integration

2009 - 2011

Ten Alps

Web Developer

Contributing to a successful web development team, taking key responsibilities in the design and development process to ensure projects are delivered on time and to the client’s specifications. Actively seeking input from mentors and supervisors, listening to and accepting input from team members has enabled me to advance my web development skills in a short period of time.​

Main duties

  • Knowledge of PHP, XHTML, CSS, XML and JavaScript/jQuery
  • Creating W3C compliant markup
  • Writing up technical manuals and user instructions
  • Creating banners, buttons for in-house websites
  • Managing online video encoding
2008 - 2009


Client Services Co-ordinator

​Contributing to the successful delivery of client campaigns. by working closely with colleagues to ensure all deadlines are met. Being involved in the early stages of the campaign specification and advising clients on how best to achieve their objectives when using Proximity Marketing.

Main duties

  • Creating and debugging XML scripts
  • Compiling complex SQL queries
  • Producing content to client specifications
  • Producing usage reports for clients
  • Providing training to clients and promotional staff before and during campaigns
  • Providing onsite support to ensure campaigns run smoothly
  • Assessing and testing mobile phone capabilities
  • Testing firmware and software updates for release


1999 - 2000

Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication

Art and Design Foundation degree

Experiencing the full range of digital media and design activities to help assess my strengths and confirm my aspirations for your next step into higher education.

1997 - 1999

Leyton Sixth Form College

Art & Design GNVQ (Adv)

​This is a two-year course that prepares you for higher education in Art and Design or employment in a related industry. A BTEC Extended Diploma course can be combined with an AS/A2 level. It is equivalent to three A levels.

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