Technical Director / Wellington
John has been with DNA for over 7 years and has over 10 years experience in web development. John has a Bachelor of Design and consequently has a strong design sense when developing websites and web applications.
As technical director of DNA’s growing Development team, John brings broad experience and a problem-solving mindset every day - to every challenge. DNA’s development team work on large scale, technically complex, content heavy sites, API’s and web applications - our projects require a strong vision, disciplined leadership, innovative solutions, outstanding interaction and user experience to be effective. John is often the first person engaged to break down complex problems, understand business and technical context. He's very adept at responding to unique situations and calmly shaping an approach and team which will deliver exceptional results.
John has significant web development experience across backend and frontend technology and has a particular expertise in modular content and responsive solutions developed in Silverstripe (an Open Source CMS) - consequently John and his team have a significant track record in responsive site design and mobile. SilverStripe development skills are in demand, and John has led the development team in delivering some great SilverStripe solutions, for public sector organisations including; WREDA, MBIE, Electricity Authority (EA), Sport New Zealand and Civil Defence.
At DNA, John has led teams on projects for ACC, Immigration, NZ Post, Telecom, Icebreaker, Ministry of Health, BNZ, Grow Wellington, Powershop and Willis Bond.
John is a member of DNA’s Management team, where he brings a no-nonsense and blindingly frank perspective to every issue.