Work

I am currently working exclusively with Shoreditch startups.

I recommend using YunoJuno to find freelancers. It has great terms for the business (45 day terms) and the developers are paid on a weekly schedule. https://uk.yunojuno.com/p/stemount

My CV is available here.

I am a software engineer obsessed with standards, security, testing and performance. I’ve been contracted on a variety of challenging projects for UK Government, social enterprises and media companies to deliver high quality code to tight deadlines and rigorous standards.

I’ve joined, managed and coached teams of all sizes delivering complex applications. Agile Kanban is my preferred methodology for continuous delivery cycles, allowing flexibility/changes changes to tickets.

Although nowadays I recommend utilising microservices, I enjoy working as a devops engineer making use of Ansible/Terraform/Vault, Docker, AWS/Rackspace multi cloud, linux distros Debian/Ubuntu and Alpine Linux (this is great for lightweight docker images) and turnkey CI solutions like Travis and CircleCI.

Web Technologies
Proficient HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript.
API Stacks
Node.js, Java (SpringMVC), Laravel
DBMS PostgresSQL/MySQL, MongoDB
CMS 8 years experience with Drupal 6-8, Laravel / Symfony. My Drupal.org profile.
Misc. proficient with bash/python/ruby

Server Technologies
Express/Socket.io/Hapi, Tomcat, Apache/nginx + PHP-FPM, Memcache, Redis, Varnish.

Extensive AWS experience including but not limited to RDS, IAM, SQS, SNS, S3, Elastic Files, Code Pipeline, Lambda. Using Hashicorp Terraform and Vault to plan infrastructure and share secrets. (infrastructure in code!)

Testimonials

Stephen is enthusiastic, proactive and astute. He is a great asset to any team, working well with others and often providing innovative solutions to problems. I have worked with him on numerous occasions, the experience has always been enjoyable and the outcome positive.
Simon Poulston, Lead Developer

Steve is a knowledgeable developer with excellent technical skills. Steve is friendly and dedicated. Steve is a great asset for any development team.
D Kadhem, Drupal Consultant

References available on request.