Steve Parry

Web Developer & Front-end Expert


Christchurch, NZ


+64 21 062 2488


What I am all about.

A highly experienced and creative web developer with 17+ years experience in a variety of exciting projects. A level head and rational approach to problem solving combined with a passion for innovative and fresh ideas has led to working on some impressive web based solutions. Technically competent and industry aware means that each project is undertaken with the most up-to-date and relevant programming foundations available. A strong communicator with the ability to convey ideas clearly with an emphasis on company/client satisfaction. Experience with PHP, Laravel, Python, HTML, Javascript, CSS, Angular, React, C#, plus more. If I don't already have experience I am willing to get stuck in and learn to get the job done.


Yes. I've been around.
2014/06 – Present


Lead Developer

Christchurch, NZ

Leading a small team on a variety of development projects and delivering solutions to meet and exceed management briefs.

  • Managed / Recruited a small team of developers.
  • Worked directly with the Head of Product / UX design team.
  • Hands on development of all projects from spec to delivery.
  • Mentoring team members in development and technical progression.
  • Agile training with Callaghan Innovation.
  • Maintaining our Linux based servers run on AWS.
  • Diagnosing and maintaining performance of website, suggesting improvements on design and functionality.
  • PHP, HTML, XHTML ,CSS and JavaScript development.
  • RESTful API development using Laravel.
  • Search engine optimisation.
  • Architecting / managing MySQL databases.
2011/10 – 2014/06


Senior Developer

Christchurch, NZ

Sole development charge to get Modlar to the next level. Website was originally built in Wordpress, but needs required something with more customisation and flexibility. A custom built php framework was developed from scratch.

  • PHP, HTML, XHTML ,CSS and JavaScript development.
  • Search engine optimisation.
  • UX Design and graphics creation.
  • Email marketing.
  • Architecting / managing MySQL databases.
2007/09 – 2016/11

Senior Developer

Christchurch, NZ

Joined as a second developer where I was in charge of all UX design as well as backend administration. Eventually ended up as sole developer where I worked towards improvements site wide, but especially around back end scripts using Python to rebuild the directory portion of the site.

  • PHP, Python, HTML, XHTML ,CSS, and JavaScript development.
  • Search engine optimisation.
  • Graphics creation / Web template design using Adobe Photoshop.
  • Email marketing.
  • Architecting / managing MySQL and Postgres databases.
2011/07 – 2011/10

Zoom Room

Web Developer / SEO

Christchurch, NZ

Part of a small team of developers working on brochure style websites for a range of clients. I was also the sole PHP developer working on more advanced sites built with the Symphony PHP framework. All search engine optimisation work was sent to me to complete before websites were put live.

  • PHP, HTML, XHTML, CSS and JavaScript development.
  • Working on sites using the Symphony PHP framework.
  • Design and development of Wordpress sites.
  • Design and development of Joomla CMS site.
  • Search engine optimisation.
  • Graphics creation / Web template design using Adobe Photoshop.
  • Working with MySQL databases.
2007/02 – 2007/09

Acclipse NZ Ltd

Web Developer

Christchurch, NZ

Designed and developed websites based on client liaison and integrated the final design into the proprietary CMS framework. Training clients to use the Acclipse CMS was also necessary to complete the workflow.

  • Designing and developing web sites to work with the Acclipse ColdFusion CMS.
  • PHP, HTML, XHTML ,CSS and JavaScript development.
  • Search engine optimisation.
  • Graphics creation / Web template design using Adobe Photoshop.
  • Email marketing design templates for clients.
  • Worked with clients to train them how to use the Acclipse CMS.
2005/08 – 2007/02

Kiwi Gaming

Web Developer

Christchurch, NZ

As part of Christchurch Casino's subsidiary Kiwi Gaming I worked on Frontend design/development for all of our online gaming entities. I was also charged with creating/managing 4 online portals based on different online gaming styles for SEO purposes.

  • PHP, HTML, XHTML ,CSS and JavaScript development.
  • Search engine optimisation of over 10+ sites including 4 portal sites.
  • Working with different affiliate programs on a daily basis.
  • Graphics creation using Adobe Photoshop.
  • Banner ad creation to web standards for affiliates using Photoshop and Flash.
  • Email marketing from the design stage to output.
  • Developing / managing the company intranet – developed using PHP / MySQL.
2003/04 – 2005/08

iStyle Web Solutions

Web Designer

Christchurch, NZ

Frontend and Flash website designer as part of a small team working on brochure style websites. Frontend designs were also supplied as templates to third party company eStar online.

  • Designing creative web interfaces based on client needs and existing branding.
  • Designing e-commerce shopping cart templates for clients in the e-Commerce Market.
  • Graphic Design and Manipulation.
  • Flash Design – Full Flash websites, Partial HTML / Flash websites, Flash Dynamic Applications, Flash Intros.
  • HTML, CSS and JavaScript Development.
  • Meeting deadlines and keeping accurate time sheets.


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Mobile Web Development

GIT / Bitbucket


Linux Server / Command Line



UX Design

Photoshop / Illustrator


If it helps!
2001 – 2002

Natcoll Design Technology

Diploma of Website Design

Christchurch, NZ

1997 – 2001

Burnside High School

Sixth Form Certificate, School Certificate

Christchurch, NZ