About

Web, Mobile and Software Solutions

Joe Cullen

An enthusiastic and adaptable individual working within the computer industry, currently studying an Open University Computer Science degree, and building upon a sound knowledge of programming languages. Competent in IT systems, management and upgrades with hardware and software practical abilities.

Career

Joe Cullen lives in London, UK and is 31 years old. He has been in the IT industry since he was 18 and gained valuable experience in a host of various roles. He started as a junior web designer in 2004, and after successfully creating multiple websites decided to go self-employed for several years. During this time, he kept designing websites, learnt to program in C++ and stared to repair and build computers. He also kept and maintained an Ebay shop, selling technology and replacement electronic parts.

Joe enrolled into a part-time Computer Science degree in 2012 and studied while he worked. In 2013 Joe became a manager of a local computer repair shop in Essex, the same year he attended the Cheltenham festival as an Audio-Visual technician. In 2015 he moved to London and started working for Brunel University, initially as a technician and quickly progressing to the role of Computing Officer, leading a team of four people. In 2016 Joe started his website, blog and video tutorials.

Employment History

Date Company Position Description
2016 - Present JoeCullen.co.uk Owner Owner of the website, video tutorials, shop, blog and social media on JoeCullen.co.uk.
2015 - Present Brunel University Computing Officer Team leader in the main reception building, maintaining over 500 devices in two buildings with a team of four people. Life cycle management for PC's and roll-outs. Systems management, maintenance and improvements. SharePoint and design development. Creation of process manuals, best guidelines and practices.
2013 - 2015 Revive PC's IT Shop Manager Managing a local IT shop. Directly involved with repairs, installations, virus removal and business setups. Maintained stock levels and organised employee rotas. Web design and bespoke online software.
2013 Cheltenham Festivals Voluntary Audio-Visual Technician Supporting audio visual requirements in marquees and stage lighting in theater venues.
2006-2012 Various Self Employed Web design, hosting and maintenance. PC and laptop repairs. Self-taught C++, Java, PHP, SQL and Python. Online eBay shop.
2004-2006 Airflights Ltd. Junior Web Designer Building websites for the business, helping to maintining the main website and sister sites.

Personal Skills

  • Working accurately to a specific criteria, including the creation of a unique system for the collection of stock market data
  • Using creativity to design exclusive websites for small businesses
  • Works exceptionally well in small teams while maintaining excellent quality of work in larger environments
  • Capable of dealing with customer complaints while providing a polite and professional service
  • Continually seeking opportunities to further knowledge and understanding in regards to all computer related technology, services, systems and programming
  • Performs efficiently under significant pressure and able to keep to tight deadlines
  • Demonstrates strong initiative with the ability to manage a significant workload without supervision

Qualifications

Qualification Level Grade Achieved Location Year
Computing and IT
(Computer Science pathway)
BSc Degree Pass
(2-1 equivalent)
Open University 2013
Health and Social NVQ Level 2 Pass Nexus Support 2011
ICT AVCE Level 2 Pass SEEVIC 2004
8 GCSE's (Inc. English,
Maths and Science)
GCSE A* - B The Deanes School 2002


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