Martin was the standout candidate when we were looking to expand the new web development team at The Creative Assembly for which I was the Lead Web Developer until my departure in 2015.
One of the immediate aspects of Martin's application was the overwhelming passion he displayed for developing innovative solutions which not only ticked all the right technical boxes but also, perhaps more importantly, put the user and their experience first.
Throughout our time working at The Creative Assembly, together with the Dev Ops Manager, another web developer and the rest of the IT team, Martin continually proved himself to be an extremely affable and complimentary team player who always listened to other people’s ideas, helping develop them when necessary and providing guidance and support where needed. His time keeping was not only exemplary but also considerate to the project, choosing to work additional hours if required.
There’s little point listing all of the technologies Martin is adept with; it’s quicker to list those which he isn’t.
The best illustration of his talents was his single-handed development of an in-game encyclopaedia for the studio’s flagship title, Total War, taking over and rebooting a failed external contract. Martin successfully levered Angular 1, Node JS, CouchDB, Pouch DB, Grunt, Bower and AWS to deliver a full-stack solution that was delivered ahead of schedule and surpassed all expectations.
There was never any doubt in Martin’s credentials to succeed me as Lead Web Developer and he will undoubtedly enhance any future projects he works on.
In summary, hire him.