Curriculum Vitae

Senior Web Designer/Developer

I am an experienced UX developer / front-end / web developer with 20+ years experience in the industry. I have worked on everything from interactive micro-sites to large corporate web builds for clients like eNCA, FNB, Standard Bank, D Beers, Zorgvliet Group, ArcelorMittal, SAP, Olivetti, Homemark, etc. and am fluent in all the major development technology like XHTML, HTML4/5, CSS and Javascript, PHP, WordPress amongst others. both native code and using libraries such as jQuery and others where appropriate (Specialising in development for browsers, tablets and mobiles, employing  media Queries and responsive website development).

I’m looking for permanent placement or contract placement in Gauteng area, other areas will be considered dependent on a relocation package/offer.

Kindly contact me at kotwebck@gmail.com or on my Cell 060 403 0342.

Personal Information
Summary of experience
Senior Frontend Developer @ eNCA
August 2013 to current
Senior Frontend Developer building and maintaining the eNCA websites, using PHP Laravel 4 and SASS. (technology: PHP, Laravel 4, HTML, Javacript, JQuery, Media Queries, Drupal, WordPress)
Consultant/Head of development @ webTorch (Pty) Ltd
March 2015 to April 2017
Web development using WordPress CMS to develop and implement e-commerce and basic catalog websites for client in various industries.
UX / Frontend Developer @ FNB South Africa
June 2012 to August 2013
Build an award winning, revolutionary responsive online banking website that will work on all browsers, tablets and mobile interfaces. (technology: HTML, Javacript, JQuery, Media Queries, JSP, JSTL)
Small Business Website Development / Consultant @ Freelance
April 2011 to May 2012
Developing, consulting and assisting various small companies with websites and internet solutions. (Html, Javascript, JQuery, ASP, ASP.net, C#)
Development Manager / Senior Developer @ MV Communications (Zorgvliet Group)
October 2007 to March 2011
Managing a team of four developers and one IT specialist in the web design and development division of MV Communications, a marketing and communications company. (HTML, Javascript, ASP, PHP)
Web Developer (front end/backend, design & illustration) @ Vaal University of Technology / Flavious Mareka Collage
October 2006 to September 2007
Designed and developed websites for numerous clients. Contract work for the Vaal University of Technology and Flavious Mareka Collage. Layouts, web designs, marketing material and illustrations. (HTML, Javascript, ASP, PHP)
Information Technology Director Development (Planning and Business strategy) @ CVShelf (BDTC recruitment)
November 2005 to September 2006
Start-up recruitment-hub company, doing the planning, financial forecasts, business plans and development planning and strategy. Including business and technical design and project planning/management. (HTML, Javascript, ASP, PHP)
Web Developer / Consultant (front end/backend) @ Gauteng Enterprise Propeller (GEP)
November 2004 to October 2005
Consulting/contracting work in the e-commerce and internet area. Website design and development of numerous start off companies/clients (HTML, Javascript, ASP, PHP)
Consultant / Management Trainer @ De Beers
April 2003 to September 2004
I was fulfilling the position as Development Manager while training one of the team members into the Development Manager position. I had to design a development process/life-cycle that would ensure rapid and accurate development by the team (this was adopted and customized across all the IT departments at De Beers). (HTML, Javascript, ASP)
Web Developer / Consultant at ArcelorMittal @ AST Vaal Triangle
June 2001 to December 2002
E-Business environment for IFSP (Iscor Flat Steel Products) to improve the IFSP e-procurement solution. This included the hardware, software and the migration of all to the existing Internet, Intranet and E-Business applications. I was responsible for the specifications, quotes, planning and design of the project. (HTML, Javascript, ASP)
Development / Production Manager @ eCompany Interactive Solutions\Mondo Interactive
November 1999 to April 2001
Responsible for all technical aspects of e-commerce development projects. Define customer solutions in terms of the tiers and components of an e-commerce topology. Key client issues, identify and implement solutions. Defining infrastructure, design and implementation in a true web-based, business-to-business and business-to-consumer environment. (HTML, Javascript, ASP, VB, C++)
Webmaster / Web developer / Internet Consultant @ SAP
September 1996 to October 1999
Responsible for the complete design and maintenance of the official SAP Southern Africa and Africa web sites, this includes the planning of content and design of new product areas on this site. (HTML, Javascript, SAP Bapi / Basis)
Systems / Software Engineer @ Olivetti
October 1992 to August 1996
Multimedia software design and development, Software design/development project, a multimedia kiosk/ATM system for financial institutions (Standard Bank, Nedcor). (VB, C++)
Design and illustration @ Freelance
July 1992 to September 1992
Freelance design and illustration for various companies including a billboard for A.E.C.I London (agricultural chemicals), this was a temporary arrangement while being unemployed due to retrenchment.
Senior Designer and Artist (DTP) @ Direct Marketing Concepts
February 1989 to June 1992
Design of all direct mail campaigns, packages, newsletters, brochures, letterheads, presentations and design and typesetting for most of these projects.
Project Control/Management @ AA Life Assurance Association
February 1988 to January 1989
Direct Mail Campaigns, planning of the projects, to typesetting and proofing, printing through to final package and mail room.
Education
Human Computer Interface Design
2000 @ JHA – Jacques Hugo Associates
Software Ergonomics, usability research, theories and methodologies and user-centered design processes
SAPNet, CIP/InfoDB Course
1997 @ SAP AG, Waldorf, Germany
SAP R/3 Intranet/Extranet Solution
SAP90 – ITS Course
1997 @ SAP Southern Africa
SAP R/3 Internet Transaction Server
C++ and Software Design
1992 to 1993 @ Olivetti Africa
C++ Development Course, Software Design Methodology Course
National Diploma Graphic Design
1985 -1987 @ Vaal Triangle Technicon
Object Drawing, Life Drawing, Form and Colour Study, Graphic Interpretation, History of Art, Lettering, Perceptual Study, Space and Volume Study, Theory of Reproduction Processes, Techniques (Graphic Art), Graphic Design (Major), History of Graphic Design.
1983 to 1984 @ Military Service
Matric (Standard 10/Grade 12)
1982 @ AfrikaansHigh School Sasolburg
English, Afrikaans, Physical Science, Biology, Art, Accountancy
Download my complete Curriculum Vitae here: Chris Kotze Curriculum Vitae

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