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Leon Stafford
Canada,
2:29 PM
  • Hourly rate$25 / hr
  • Total earned$14,000
  • Experience7+ years

Staff writer and Behavior Driven Development

I am an experienced staff writer and have a solid experience in Behavior Driven Development. During my working years I have attended editorial meetings and pitched story ideas, wrote, researched and transformed articles for a print and online version of the newspaper. I have gathered multimedia components such as photos and videos and conducted interviews for each story. Uploaded articles, videos and photos to the website. I have managed social media accounts to engage and grow our readership, performed copy editing and write-ups before publication implemented strategies to optimize our blog experience. The services that I was delivering included making drafted summaries and edited reviews of newly published books for marketing on the company's website, creating full spread advertorials, distributing marketing materials to third- party organizations and critics. I have researched topics covered in new books to ensure marketing content was illustrative and concise. Performed consumer research to expand marketing potential. I was responsible for developing and assigning ideas for news coverage, feature articles, and investigative pieces. Have worked with staff writers one-on-one to clarify stories. Let me also mention that I have collaborated with editors to formulate relevant and interesting stories and themes for writers, often resulting in large increase in site traffic, facilitated improvements to site metrics by providing quality content on a consistent basis. Generate discussions that contribute to public understanding of important issues by engaging readers. I have a solid experience in BDD. I was responsible for having exposed the development team to the Agile practices, contributed greatly to increases in code quality and productivity through my leadership and guidance in areas such as Test/Behavior Driven Development, Refactoring, Pair Programming and Agile Estimation and Planning. I have introduced the use of automated testing tools such as Cucumber to reveal and document, as well as drive development of, behavior in a large legacy code base mostly Java and Perl. During my experience I have participated in decision-making areas beyond programming such as product development, hiring, position creation. I have developed web applications that drastically improved the efficiency of existing processes while maintaining Sarbanes-Oxley compliance in a billing and collections environment. Identified and removed weaknesses and inefficiencies through analysis of existing processes, updated and upgraded existing Microsoft Access applications and ported/replace them with web-based solutions when appropriate. My services included developing and deploying SQL Server Integration Services and Distributed Transaction Services Packages, establishing and executing test procedures, analyzing test results, logged defects, recommending process improvements. During my working years I have coordinated testing environments, plans, and schedules with Project Managers, Business Analysts, Developers, DBAs, SysAdmins, and Test Lab Engineers. Acted as interim supervisor, monitored and coached on the technical quality of calls, provided ongoing training to technical support staff as new procedures and technologies emerged. I have critical thinking, organizing and planning to meet deadlines. I want to build professional and qualitative long-term relationships with the clients. I am open to your proposals. Would be happy to work with You!

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Reviews

Making Wordpress Website Mobile Friendly
September 13, 2018-September 25, 2018

VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

60 Hours$25.00 / hr
SSL Mixed HTTPS/HTTP Content Warning Resolution
September 28, 2018-October 17, 2018

Leon did an excellent and efficient job resolving HTTPS/HTTP conflicts on my website. He began work immediately and completed well within the expected deadline. I would definitely work with him again!

85 Hours$25.00 / hr
fix mobile version of contact form and make messages entered send to email address
October 26, 2018-November 8, 2018

Great working with him! got the job done quick and perfectly

70 Hours$24.00 / hr
Website development and Stripe integration
November 17, 2018-December 6, 2018

Leon provided prompt and quality service. I will definitely consider him for future projects. Thank you Leon!

95 Hours$25.00 / hr
Codeigniter PHP developer needed to update our HTML
December 15, 2018-December 26, 2018

It was good working with Leon. He was very punctual and knew what he was doing and communicated well. I definitely would work with him on other jobs.

55 Hours$24.00 / hr
Laravel & JS Developer Needed URGENT
January 5, 2019-January 26, 2019

He was intuitive with the request, considered everything to ensure the quality of his work was high. Excellent developer, will for sure hire again!

110 Hours$25.00 / hr
IOS app for social network
February 2, 2019-February 21, 2019

Incredibly fast turn around and Leon was able to start on my project immediately. Everything was completed exactly the way I asked and communication was great with him throughout the project.

90 Hours$25.00 / hr

Skills

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • Ajax
  • Bootstrap
  • ANGULAR 4
  • Node js
  • Wordpress
  • Laravel

Education

Master's degree, Computer science

University of Regina - First Nations University of Canada