About Me

I’m a technology enthusiast with a passion for front end design & development.

Along with my extensive knowledge of technology, I also enjoy graphics design & photography. I am proficient in NodeJS and front end frameworks such as React & Svelte, aswell as back end such as Hapi & Express and relational & non-relational databases.

Education & Achievements

HDip Computer Science at Waterford Institute of Technology

2021 – 2023

This course is heavily focused on website development, and so far I have learned the use of Java, Javascript, NodeJS, Express & HTML/CSS. I expect to graduate this course with a First Class Honours degree.

BSc Network Management at Athlone Institute of Technology

2014 – 2017

This course was a heavily Cisco based networks course, with a sprinkling on Windows Server administration, python scripting & Linux. I graduated with a Merit Grade 2.

✓ Redesigned the front end of the Tutors software, an open source software developed and used by WIT to deliver 160+ online courses.
✓ Finalist of the GradIreland National Student Challenge 2017.
✓ Became an Adobe Certified Associate in Photoshop CC 2015.
✓ Got ITIL® v3 Foundations certified to prove my knowledge in IT Service Delivery.

Work Experience

Associate Software Engineer at Charles River Labs

I have accepted an offer to work with Charles River Labs as an Associate Software Engineer. This role will be starting in July 2022.

July '22 - Now

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Front End Developer at WIT & Red Hat

Front end web developer, working with WIT and Red Hat on the open source Tutors application built with NodeJS, Svelte, TypeScript, Tailwind.

Implemented a new design system across the stack & provided ongoing updates to enhance the learner, educated & developer experience.

Taken part in weekly calls with the team to provide weekly updates and plan future work.

June '21 - Now

IT Support Officer at Glanbia Cheese EU

Overseen and implemented IT systems during the green field build and commissioning phase across distributed MDF & IDF locations using the latest hardware and software technologies, namely Windows Server 2016 running on VMWare ESX hosts, Cisco networks, Windows workstations & iOS phones.

Provided on-site IT technical & L3 user support as the business has grown.

Upgraded existing MySQL & PHP database front ends and migrated them for use within the new company & support them for changes on an ongoing basis.

Other aspects of the role include supporting of Operations Technology & automation networks, carrying out IT infrastructure maintenance, creation of all internal IT documentation, implementation of an asset management system & providing training to staff in the use of the internal systems.

Nov '19 - July '22

Junior IT Administrator at RPS Group

I provided first & second line support to 2 offices of circa 150 users in a heavily CAD focused environment. I also taken part in the Windows 10 rollout project – upgrading recently purchased hardware and purchasing and setting up new hardware. I liaised with hardware vendors in order to spec machines fit for purpose in a heavily CAD based environment.

I also provided Windows Server, Active Directory, Windows Update, Hardware, Office 365, Sophos, Autodesk, Adobe & Bespoke software support, along with periodic archiving & restoration to/from LTO tapes.

Dec '17 - Nov '19

References

I was immediately impressed with the technical skills (Jordan) exhibited from day one… It’s not just Jordan’s technical expertise that impresses me… He is a pleasure to work with because of his positive attitude and ability to bring different ideas and solutions to the business.

Conor Carville

IT Project Manager, Allen & Overy

(Jordan) always answers any request with a can-do attitude and delivers against extremely tight deadlines, and normally at very anti-social times due to my work load. He has travelled to the UK to work on a project for me and my business partners, and we are all impressed with his willingness and ability to deliver.

Darren New

Managing Director, DNEL Events & Logistics Ltd

Jordan proved to be reliable, capable, punctual and … was always eager to help the team. He sought to introduce efficiencies into our procedures and learn new skills.

Dermot Hooban

IT Manager Ireland, RPS Group