Christine Wilson

Full Stack (LAMP) Web Developer

To the Hiring Manager,

RE: Direct application for Senior PHP Developer at boohoogroup.com

I hope you are well… Please find this covering letter and supporting one-page resume in application for the referenced role. For your convenience, I have provided a self-assessment overview with regards to the desirable skills mentioned in the job profile.

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Technology
Level
Time to Upskill to Level 6
OO PHP, optimize performance of applications
10
MySQL, MSSQL to build and query databases
8
Laravel
4
2-4 weeks
Building & Integrating RESTful APIs
9
Javascript & Javascript frameworks (React, Angular)
9
Agile development (Jira)
8
Git versioning, branching, deployment (Docker)
9
AWS & GCP technologies
8
Personal contributions to open source
7
Automated Testing, BDD or TDD to write test suites
3
4-6 weeks

I am available immediately to start here in the UK, though (as a Canadian) my current situation would necessitate work visa sponsorship. With an acceptable delay however, I will be able to obtain a visa independently as my daughter is British and my plan is to remain and work here indefinitely. Following on from this, family-life is important to me and so avoiding the time and expense lost to commuting by employing contemporary, remote working models would be of particular interest – especially given the specific nature of online technology development! That said, I do appreciate the importance of in-person team building and would be happy to visit the office to attend events.

I am seeking a 37.5 hour-week “full-time-equivalent” remuneration package in excess of £85K per annum for my skill level in a permanent position (excluding benefits or share options, which would be of additional interest). An exact figure is negotiable and dependent on specific role responsibilities or personal incentives offered; I would welcome a 4-day work week, for example. Alternatively, I would be happy to consider term-based contract work at £100 per hour, for a minimum of 20 hours per week. I believe in high productivity and high quality, and I wish to maximize my family life as well.

Let's schedule an interview to follow up on any questions we may have. I look forward to hearing from you.

Christine Wilson
Full Stack (LAMP) Web Developer
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