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Jonathan Zuvic

Technical delivery lead

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London, United Kingdom

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Jonathan Zuvic's Work Experience

Hearst Magazines UK

Technical delivery lead

September 2015 to Present

London, United Kingdom


Delivery Lead

November 2014 to May 2015

London, United Kingdom


Senior Software Developer

November 2014 to November 2014

London, United Kingdom

Jonathan Zuvic's Education

London South Bank University

Bachelor of Science (BSc) Bsc(hons) Psychology 67 / 2.1

2008 to 2011


Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management (ITIL V3) Pass

2011 to 2011

APM group

Certificate Prince 2 Pass

About Jonathan Zuvic's Current Company

Hearst Magazines UK

(CONTRACT) Responsible for delivering a greenfield ASDA project: Project planning, risks and issues management, requirements gathering, team management: Development and QA, Dev and DevOps functions: system design and architecture. UX/Design processes management ensuring behaviours and user experiences were refined and applied. • Led project planning and resource management while I recruited a team of contract developers...

About Jonathan Zuvic

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I successfully and strategically plan, architect, manage, deploy and support cutting edge platforms and services. I have full Project cycle experience - from Requirements Specification to Delivery, including System Selection, Development and Implementation. I have experience in product design, map and analysis. I have a solid full-stack open source development background and systems administration of scalable cloud architectures. I thrive on creating simple solutions to complex problems. I am passionate about technology quality, craft and process while being mindful of business strategy and profitability.Technical delivery lead @ (CONTRACT) Responsible for delivering a greenfield ASDA project: Project planning, risks and issues management, requirements gathering, team management: Development and QA, Dev and DevOps functions: system design and architecture. UX/Design processes management ensuring behaviours and user experiences were refined and applied. • Led project planning and resource management while I recruited a team of contract developers and QAs. Promptly organised a team of contractors around development, testing and continuous integration best practises. Coordinated design, editorial and development output throughout the project delivery. Project was completed 1 weeks ahead of schedule with phase 2 integrations achieved at phase 1 reducing another 2 weeks worth of work. • Led the requirements gathering, compilation of product backlog and acceptance criteria, writing functional (JIRA) and non-functional requirement. From September 2015 to Present (3 months) London, United KingdomDelivery Lead @ (CONTRACT) Accountable for the technical delivery (Dev and DevOps) of multiple myBBC next-generation products. Managed scope and architecture of technically complex products. Responsible for an agile team of developers and QAs across multiple products. • Led product development road map, assed risk and impact of integration with other products; products were resilient to API changes on third party dependencies and communication of our API changes were effectively managed to our consumers. • Led development and testing best practices within the team; implemented a new testing process that reduced amount of bugs by 50% and significantly decreased amount of time testing by adding cucumber and JasmineJS. Improved the continuous integration best practices and stage environments integration. Enhanced knowledge sharing through documentation (confluence). • Managed the performance and security testing of various products leasing with external specialised teams; some of our products performed 300% better than expected (API calls & user views) and we did not have any reported security problems. • Drove the sprint planning validating and defining User Stories, ticket prioritisation and the product backlog (JIRA); Written a number of functional and non-functional requirements and developed new business features to support SDLC. From November 2014 to May 2015 (7 months) London, United KingdomSenior Software Developer @ (CONTRACT) Assisting at the end of a project for a Tier 1 global investment bank. Ensuring security was inline with best practice. From November 2014 to November 2014 (1 month) London, United KingdomTechnical Lead @ (CONTRACT) Responsible for delivering multiple web projects (BT, Costa, Honda) at high quality, on time and budget through efficient resources management and process improvement. Gathered and written requirements, estimated built costs and time. • Designed and maintained Karmarama’s technical processes i.e. quality assurance and support; introduced new processes that cut bugs by 30% on current active projects and increased team velocity; Introduction of better pair matching for code reviews and TDD introduction. • Managed the day-to-day technical operations as a scrum master/development manager; analysed and resolved blockers, assessed risks, reported operational issues and ensured problems were followed through to resolution. • Managed and maintained Product and Sprint Backlog. Assessed acceptance criteria, with UX/UI/Dev teams to agree on the behaviours and choice of technology used for product development, and with QA team to verify test cases and coordinate testing. Communication with third-party library suppliers for technical support and feature enhancement. • Introduced confluence as a knowledge-sharing platform to ensure project knowledge stayed within the business at the time of departmental merge and key-stakeholder leaving the company. From August 2014 to September 2014 (2 months) London, United KingdomTechnical Team Lead @ Most senior IT person within the company. Responsible for working with the client and internal stake holder to validate programs of work. Scoped technical and non-technical requirements. Leading technical & QA teams. Planed project phases and detailed estimates against technical projects. Managing multiple projects at a given time, project ranged from campaign to e-commerce sites. • Successfully built a new technical team and integrated technical offering into the business. The challenges this integration posed ranged from developing new creative and business processes, through education within the business. • Introduced new processes into the business; BaseCamp, Agile, JIRA and GIT; Educated of the staff around this new tools and process which resulted in better product quality and reduced amount of effort. • Scheduled deliverables and milestones into low/high level project plans, defined Product Backlog and Acceptance Criteria, development estimates, test and deployment plans. Removed blockers and assessed project risks. Managed the full delivery of various IT projects. Working closely with clients, management heads, creative and social teams, and the MD in order to deliver the products. • Team Lead, Technical architecture, analysis and development, leading in-house developers, facilitated technical solutions among developers, managed project documentation, release management, client enterprise program and provisioning portal. Responsible for branching and merging code in GIT. From September 2013 to July 2014 (11 months) London, United KingdomSoftware Engineer @ Working as a developer for Accenture's clients From March 2013 to September 2013 (7 months) Web developer @ While at Discovery Channel I worked in the only team responsible for designing and delivering all back-end solutions for all 65 Discovery Network sites. A selected team of 7 people. My team was the centralised point of reference for all high-end enquiries. The overall team was over 50 developers with other specialisations. • We created the new Discovery Network platform that is used by 65 sites in multiple languages. • We worked using AGILE with a 3 weeks sprint. • As part of my role I mentored juniors team member and my team was the centralised point of reference for all high-end enquiries. • Some of the technologies used were: WordPress, OO PHP5, MySQL, jQuery, AJAX, Semantic HTML5 & CSS3, Responsive Web Design. • Working on high traffic sites such like animalplanet.*,,, and more. • APIs: Facebook, Google, Twitter, Video streaming APIs From March 2013 to September 2013 (7 months) London, United KingdomPHP Web developer @ All around Developer for digital communications projects. Projects range from internal comms systems and intranets, MOBILE, IPAD & DESKTOP communications tools/websites and public-facing corporate websites. • • Building E-commerce sites and standard sites. • Leasing with clients in order to produce, maintain and sign off products. • Developing Responsive Websites (MOBILE and DESKTOP) • Front-end: Responsive Web Design, Bootstrap, JQuery, JavaScript, Knockout JS, HTML5 & CSS3. • Back-end: OO PHP 5, MySQL, Frameworks (CodeIgniter & Lavarel), RESTful. • Extended Database integration, design and optimisation. • CMS management and development: Modx, WordPress, Joomla, Sharepoint & Drupal. • Testing websites & web applications. Ensuring functionality and quality always match highest standards. • APIs: Facebook, Google, Twitter, WordPay, PayPal From September 2012 to April 2013 (8 months) London, United KingdomApplication Support Analyst Trainee @ • Competency and extensive hands on projects in SQL & PL/SQL, Unix OS, Unix Scripting, Excel VBA, ITIL v3, UML, HTML, CSS, XML and Java • SQL - Created and link tables (foreign keys and primary keys), used correlated sub queries, database structuring, developed scripts that store and retrieve data, scripted PL/SQL triggers and error handling, created reports. • Knowledge of testing, Agile methodology and IT life cycle best practices. From August 2011 to February 2012 (7 months) London, United KingdomPHP developer @ • Worked on projects including front-end & back-end website development on HTML & CSS, PHP and MySQL. • Analysed, reviewed and modified web systems by maintaining, documenting, testing, development. • Took ownership and provided expertise to the business in the products I developed • Frontend & Backend development • Zend Framework - MVC based frameworks. • JQuery or other JavaScript libraries From January 2006 to February 2008 (2 years 2 months) Application Support Analyst (part-time, internship) @ • Setup of PCs and notebooks, configuration and windows image deployment. • Creation, modification and access to groups and folders in the server. Active Directory use. • Incident management through the use of BMC Remedy IT Service Management Suite. From January 2005 to December 2005 (1 year) Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bsc(hons) Psychology, 67 / 2.1 @ London South Bank University From 2008 to 2011 Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management (ITIL V3), Pass @ ISEB From 2011 to 2011 Certificate, Prince 2, Pass @ APM groupCertificate, Investment Operations Certificate (IOC) – Introduction to Securities and Investment, Pass @ Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments From 2011 to 2011 Diploma, Executive & Corporate coaching @ The Coaching Academy From 2011 to 2011 Diploma, Life Coach @ The Coaching Academy From 2010 to 2011 Diploma, Advance Coaching Diploma @ The Coaching Academy From 2010 to 2011 Jonathan Zuvic is skilled in: IT Project & Program Management, Project Planning, Agile Methodologies, jQuery, PHP, JavaScript, MySQL, HTML 5, UML, MongoDB, Objective-C, Strategy, Certified Scrum Master CSM, Business Transformation, Unix Shell Scripting

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