CV

Joshua E. Coventry
Scrum Master / Agile Delivery Specialist / Project Manager
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SKILLS
Software Development Management / Agile / PRINCE2 / Scrum Master / Project Delivery / Team Leadership

CERTIFICATIONS
2017 Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Licence No. 606890

CURRENT POSITION
2015 – Present Web Studio Manager – Software Delivery, Airship
Leading development team at an award winning Customer Relationship Management (CRM) agency; clients include Revolution Bars, Walkabout, Cote Restaurants, Prezzo.

PREVIOUS POSITIONS
2013 – 2015 Web Developer, Airship (www.airship.co.uk)
2012 Web Developer, Twentysix Digital Leeds (www.twentysixdigital.com)
2012 Web Developer, Scratchmedia Ltd (Contractor)
2008 – 2013 Web Designer (Contractor)
2006 – 2010 Software Consultant, Fastforward Software

RECENT PROJECTS

Please visit the Projects page for information regarding projects I’ve delivered.

EXPERIENCE
2015 – Present Web Studio Manager (Web, Software, Digital Project Delivery), Airship

Supervised Scrum teams focusing simultaneously on numerous large software releases on Web platforms for leading hospitality clients. Advocated scrum framework and Agile vision within the agency, introducing best practices for development and driving continuous delivery. Implemented a business change process to improve profitability and efficiency.

  • Leader of Agile cross functional development team, working closely with other teams.
  • Scrum Master & Project Manager for 17 products. Met quality, schedule & cost goals.
  • Introduced tools and processes to successfully use Agile software development practices with a combination onshore/offshore team; advocate of scrum framework and Agile vision within organisation.
  • Collaborated with members of the Platform, Business and CRM Teams to develop and maintain Product Backlogs.
  • Gathering requirements, writing user stories, and architecting technical solutions.
  • Writing technical/functional specifications, populating backlogs, developing roadmaps
  • Implementing Lean/XP/Kanban principles to improve team performance.
  • Facilitating scrum meetings (daily stand-ups, sprint planning, retrospectives).
  • Coaching Product Owners and development team in Scrum values and practices.
  • Responsible for platform delivery and uptime, ongoing Bug/Defect resolution.
  • Instigated and promoted strict guidelines of QA practices and regression testing.
  • Awareness of development best practices and how they should be implemented.
  • Managed customer support team and ongoing maintenance of legacy systems.
  • Responsible for client billing, recruiting developers, signing off project quotations.
  • Experience of LAMP development environment with knowledge of HTML5/CSS3/jQuery/JavaScript/PHP/TDD/BDD/Unit testing/JSON/XML/REST/SOAP/Angular/AWS/ElasticSearch/NodeJS/SVN/Git

2013 – 2015 Web Developer, Airship

  • Developed several CRM systems, web applications for a Feedback/Loyalty platform, and more than 40 websites for leading hospitality groups.
  • Designed Gift Card platform, now a leading platform for the sector.
  • Developed an internal project management system, now used by over 25 staff.
  • Technologies included HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, JavaScript, SASS, LESS, Gulp, Grunt, OOCSS, OOJS, PHP, LAMP, Laravel, CodeIgniter, Smarty.
  • Experience with Git, SVN, Jira, Confluence, Trello, SOAP/RESTful APIs.

2012 Web Developer, Twentysix Digital Leeds

  • Experience at a leading digital marketing agency
  • Redeveloped the Twentysix website using Umbraco, HTML5, CSS3, Photoshop

2012 Web Developer, Scratchmedia (Contractor)

I created several client websites and maintained a number of WordPress based websites.

  • Front End Development of WordPress sites
  • Technologies included HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, JavaScript, SASS, LESS
  • Experience using Git version control software
  • Managed web projects using Zoho CRM

2008 – 2013 Web Designer (Contractor)

  • Web App Development and Design (HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, JavaScript, SASS, LESS, Gulp, Grunt, OOCSS, OOJS, PHP, LAMP, Laravel, CodeIgniter, Smarty)

2006 – 2010 Software Consultant, Fastforward Software

  • Leading an international software development team
  • Driving delivery of Mac software using Agile principles

EDUCATION
2008 — 2011 BA (Hons) in Business Management and Information Management; 2:1 Class. The University of Sheffield.