John Player BSc
Professional Portfolio | www.john-player.com
I am an open-minded, calm and approachable agile business analyst with a wealth of professional experience. I have previously held design and development roles from entry level through to lead positions and have proven experience managing teams and working across business functions. I have good interpersonal skills and carry myself in a professional manner, able to communicate with a business or organization at all levels and not afraid to speak out, be heard and share my thoughts and ideas.
I have an honors degree in Computer Science, and recently transitioned from a career in development into a business analyst role as I aim to shift my career trajectory into a product focused role. I am a certified scrum master and have a good understanding of agile processes and the product development lifecycle. I am familiar with agile planning tools including JIRA, Target Process and Trello.
The Money & Pensions Service – Business Analyst & QA (Dual Role)
Working with product managers and stakeholders to fully understand product requirements and translating those requirements into sensible and workable tasks for development. Refining and managing backlogs of several workstreams (mainly continuous improvement and support and maintenance) and larger projects to aid prioritisation and delivery of products and features.
The Money Advice Service – Frontend Lead
Responsible for the technical delivery of products and services, managing a team of developers in the development and maintenance of responsive and accessible tools. Working alongside product managers and other technical leads to find the best development approach.
The Money Advice Service– Frontend Developer
Focusing on creating clean and accessible tools to help people manage their money and increase financial capability across the UK. An on-going cycle of continuous improvement in an agile environment strives for constant improvements to the website, its tools and service to the public.
NOW Travel Insurance–UX/UI Designer & Frontend Developer
InsureandGo – Lead UX/UI, Print Designer & Frontend Developer
Working directly for the UK development manager, the role was to manage and perform a wide range of user design, digital design and development related tasks, including front end development, large format print design and white-labelling of partner websites.
The Trainline – Technical Designer
Plan and create trainline booking systems and producing prototypes and wireframes for several of the UK’s biggest train service providers including Virgin Trains, C2C, First Great Western and National Express. This progressed to producing the HTML and CSS, graphics for each brand.
moveme.com– Senior UX/UI, Graphic Designer, Frontend developer
Blueprinting and constructing design and layout elements of the site, working within with the development team in an agile environment to ensure both design and function requirements were met. In this role I mentored 2 junior designers, working with them to solve complex compatibility and other design/front-end issues and aiding their education and development.
Monster – Product Specialist
Drafting and developing new products and features for the UK and Ireland Monster websites.
|09/2001 to 06/2004||Essex University||2:2||BSc (With Honors) Computer Science|
|09/1999 to 06/2001||South East Essex College||Pass with Merit||GNVQ Advanced IT|
|09/1998 to 06/1999||South East Essex College||Pass with Merit||GNVQ Intermediate Business|
|09/1993 to 06/1998||The Thorpe Bay School||8 GCSE’s||–|
- Cross Browser Compatability / Testing
- Business Analysis
- Agile / Scrum
- AutoDesk Maya Modeling and Animation
- Adobe PhotoShop / Illustrator
- Selenium (IDE & Python)
- Product Management