Robert Leverington

Overview

Experience

Ruprette Ltd. New York, NY

Freelance Consultant & DeveloperApril 2016 – Present

Provide freelance consultancy and development, building applications and infrastructure using Amazon Web Services.

Highlights
EmailOctopus
  • Architected and built a system to distribute multiple concurrent batches of emails to be sent across a set of worker instances.
    Symfony/PHP, SES, SQS, AutoScaling, ELB, Redis, Supervisord, Amazon Linux
  • Designed and developed a scalable event capture system using serverless architecture for hundreds of events per second.
    DynamoDB, AWS Lambda, Python, API Gateway, Kinesis Streams, SNS
  • Consulted on the implementation of AWS and meeting best practice, including CloudFormation templates, IAM policies and VPC.
    CloudFormation, IAM, EC2, RDS, VPC
Reason Digital
  • Led development of the AWS Lambda component of a telephone call workflow management system for a large charity.
    AWS Lambda, API Gateway, Node.js, RDS, MySQL, REST
  • Provided the foundations of an AWS environment that meets best practice from a security and infrastructure as code perspective.
    CloudFormation, IAM, VPC
Royal Opera House
  • Implemented a website and application deployment process using AWS CodeDeploy and Bamboo for continuous integration.
    AWS CodeDeploy, Atlassian Bamboo
  • Provided ongoing platform maintenance, including migrating a live Elasticsearch cluster to AWS Elasticsearch Service.
    Elasticsearch, AWS Elasticsearch Service, CloudFormation
Ticket Tailor
  • Architected and carried out a migration of a live ticketing platform from Rackspace to Amazon Web Services.
    CloudFormation, EC2, AutoScaling, ELB, RDS, VPC, Gearman

Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom

Lead Digital Developer November 2013 – July 2016

Digital Developer November 2012 – November 2013

Led a team of five developers at the Royal Opera House, a leading performing arts organisation in central London. We built and maintained a scalable website and other digital services for the organisation, in collaboration with our technology partner in Seattle.

Highlights

StrategyEye Charing Cross, London, United Kingdom

PHP Developer September 2011 – November 2012

Part of a team of five developers at a small software house developing a business intelligence and content marketing SaaS platform.

Highlights

WikiFocus Limited Bedfordshire, United Kingdom

Freelance Developer November 2008 – September 2011

Worked for several companies as a part-time freelance developer, primarily focused on building MediaWiki extensions and consulting on wiki implementations.

Highlights

Newsroot
  • Developed a news website using MediaWiki and WordPress, creating several extensions and plugins and a custom theme.
Direction Group
  • Customised the MediaWiki interface and implemented new features through developing MediaWiki extensions.
Energy House Digital
  • Worked as part of a team developing a custom web application for an insurance company, using PHP and MySQL.
Wikiation
  • Developed MediaWiki extensions for a wiki hosting platform, and configured a localisation platform.
Stichting Open Progress
  • Worked on a grant-based project to create test cases for MediaWiki extensions using a custom test appliance and Selenium.

Core Skills

Languages, Frameworks and Protocols
PHP (Symfony, Doctrine, PHPUnit), SQL, JavaScript, Node.js, Python, HTML, CSS, HTTP, SMTP, REST, DNS
Services
Amazon Web Services (API Gateway, Auto Scaling, CloudFormation, CloudWatch, Code Deploy, DynamoDB, EC2, ELB, IAM, Kinesis Streams, Lambda, RDS, Route 53, SES, SNS, SQS, VPC), Fastly
Software
Ansible, Apache2, Atlassian Bamboo, Elasticsearch, Linux (Amazon Linux, Debian, Ubuntu), Logstash, MySQL, Nginx, Redis, SSH, Supervisor, Tessitura, Varnish