yomzoo is a startup social media analysis and web development company run by Tom Crowle and Nathan Pardoe. We have a number of years experience working for marketing agencies withmore...yomzoo is a startup social media analysis and web development company run by Tom Crowle and Nathan Pardoe. We have a number of years experience working for marketing agencies with clients such as Avon, Debenhams, Kitbag, Nectar and Red Cross. Tom brings the creative spark to the business and Nathan compliments this with his programming and systems knowledge.
Area Covered: Worldwide
Company Name: yomzoo
Summary: Industry experience since 2004 for both founders.
Job Title: Software developer
Description: Developed bulk email server control software suite reducing maintenance costs and downtime. Integrated existing software solutions into new software solutions and introduced bug prioritising and tracking system. Introduced centralised source code and project backup development server with demonstration framework and procedures. Redeveloped existing virtual server solutions and reduced software licensing costs by reducing propitiatory commercial software dependencies. Selected replacement bulk email platform, managed migration and handled system integration.
Job Title: Infrastructure engineer
Description: Deployed automatic backup system with system and user data storage, automatic archiving and redeployment technology. Designed and implemented developer environment which supported external developers with shared file storage, sandbox security and real-time editing. Developed automated release system with centralised push deployment and roll-back functionality. Developed environment abstraction system to enable platforms to run on a distributed system . Developed error logging and monitoring systems. Introduced web application firewall and sanitisation. Migrated from legacy architecture to cloud based infrastructure. Responsible for infrastructure design, deployment and management of web platform with 120,000 visitors a month.
Job Title: Software developer
Description: Built up own client base with dedicated hardware management and maintenance. Designed, built and maintained software systems along the system life cycle. Recruited external development staff.
Job Title: Self employed web designer
Description: Designed a variety of HTML websites for local businesses. Retrained in SEO, HTML 5 and CSS3.
Job Title: Flash and HTML Designer
Description: Specialised in developing online page turn brochures and digital
communications to retail companies. Worked closely with the
senior flash developer in improving the brochure load times, adding new features and the designing of each brochure. Clients included Debenhams, Arsenal FC and Viking Direct.
Designed and built emails to W3C standards and strict brand guidelines.
Job Title: Flash Designer
Description: Employed to deliver flash websites and off-line media for a top design agency. Clients included, LLoyds TSB Autolease now Lex Autolease and Scania.
Job Title: Web Designer and Hosting
Company: Dead Press
Description: Setup of hosting account on dedicated server, registration of domain name and DNS configuration. Installation and configuration of WordPress platform and integration of existing site into WordPress via custom theme. Added custom pages and WordPress plugins along with bespoke code changes to enhance site functionality. Setup dedicated email hosting for client domain. Provided ongoing website support and maintenance with multiple server migrations.
Job Title: Web Designer
Company: Rossett Training
Description: Redesigned and built Rossett Trainings company website. The website comprises of 25 pages with two different designs.
Job Title: Web designer/developer
Company: Music Vee
Description: Designed and built the website for new start up company Music Vee. The client wanted just one page so the design allows for easy access to information and features a module layout.
Summary: University level education.
Degree: 1st Class Honours
Field of Study: Music Technology
University / College: Huddersfield University