Rob Holmes
Creator of Awesome Web & Mobile applications

Highly driven, self-taught, and hugely experienced Software Engineer. Specializing in Android app development and full-stack Symfony, Node JS web app, and microservices development, creating awesome web and mobile applications. Along my journey gaining massive experience in: development best practices, dev-ops, infrastructure design, and much more. With an innate ability to think outside-the-box to craft amazing products, using a positive can-do attitude where anything is possible, with a 'no holds barred' approach to software development.
i6 Group
2017-12-01 - 2018-08-01
CTO & Guru Software Engineer
Promoted to CTO to lead product development, scale the dev teams, and share expert knowledge. Whilst still using my excellent skills in Android, Symfony, Node JS, Dev Ops, and Infrastructure to build more industry leading features into the platform, and increase scalability as we gain more customer airports all over the world.
  • Integrating with NATS UK air traffic control system for real-time automation of airport operational systems.
i6 Group
2016-08-01 - 2017-11-30
Platform Architect
Promoted to Platform Architect as the team grew, taking on more responsibility and mentoring junior team members. Whilst still programming and honing my skills using latest development techniques in Android, Symfony, and Node JS.
  • Launching of the real-time pilot system allowing pilots to monitor, change, and accept refuellings on their EFB iPads, allowing more accurate fuelling, and saving precious time in aircraft turnarounds.
  • Growing the development team and leading the development of a fast growing company, quickly changing the aviation industry.
i6 Group
2015-02-16 - 2016-07-31
Software Engineer
As the first employee and developer at i6, I architected and created our vision for an industry changing fuel management system. I created a web application to manage airport refuelling operations, and an Android app to be used on tablets by aircraft fuellers, to integrate with and monitor fuel flow meters, and provide real-time data to pilots and airlines.
  • Architecting the Symfony web app, Android app, and iOS app from conception of idea through to industry leading software.
  • Trialling the platform with Virgin Atlantic at London Gatwick, with fuellers and pilots using the software I built to control refuel operations.
  • Launching the platform with British Airways at London Heathrow, controlling & managing the refuelling of all BA aircraft.
  • Reduction of fuelling delays and overfuelling for airlines, along with huge cost-savings.
Purple Labs
2008-02-01 - 2016-02-15
Self-Employed Software Engineer for Hire
Freelance development and contract work for small and medium businesses. This is where I really honed and developed my wide range of skills, working on various projects and always making the customer happy. Utilising and gaining excellent experience in: Symfony, Android, Node JS, web application development, creating hugely scalable applications, and much more.
  • Learning and using MongoDB database for scalablility and flexibility in web applications.
  • Learning Android development and creating apps for clients and building project apps in my spare time, gaining excellent mobile development skills.
Switch Concepts
2013-06-01 - 2013-08-30
Software Engineer (Contract)
Developing and supporting Switch's real-time bidding ad-tech platform. Working within an agile team environment, to build and maintain high speed, high availability PHP software.
    Just Kampers
    2008-04-01 - 2014-09-30
    Software Engineer (Contract)
    Developed a hugely customised Magento eCommerce website with integrated Symfony social web app. Working in a small team to continuously build new features, maintain a highly secure online shop, and improve user's shopping experience.
      2007-01-01 - 2008-02-01
      PHP Web Developer
      Responsible for building high quality websites for clients such as Tottenham Hotspur FC, Liverpool FC, Gerald Online jewellery store, and many more. Using and developing my skills of the Symfony PHP framework, I strived to create clean, concise and maintainable code.
      • Building award winning Tottenham Hotspur FC website
      • Leading the team building eCommerce websites for various clients
      2003-06-01 - 2007-01-01
      PHP Web Developer
      Working freelance and building my own projects in my spare time was where I really cut my teeth. Small businesses and clubs employed me to create powerful and functional websites. I built these websites using PHP and the latest techniques available.
        Solent University
        Computer Science - BSc
        2002-09-01 - 2003-05-31
        Native speaker
        • PHP 5/7
        • Full-Stack
        • CSS / LESS
        • Javascript
        • Unit testing
        Android Development
        • MVP / MVVM
        • Kotlin
        • RxJava / RxKotlin
        • Dagger
        • Retrofit
        • Unit & Espresso testing
        Node JS
        • Microservices
        • Unit testing
        • NoSQL
        • Scalable database design
        • Google Cloud Platform
        • Kubernetes
        • Docker
        • Scaling web apps
        • Student Pilot (UK NPPL)
        • Airshows
        Space & Science