Hi, my name is Maria Matthews



The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried. ~ Stephen McCranie

Find me an immovable object, and I'll put this question to rest! ~ Xin Zhao, League of Legends


I'm a young professional seeking a challenging position. I'm an adaptable, reliable, and enthusiastic person who takes a great interest in technical auditing. I have an excellent understanding of secure & responsible development, with proven experience working to strict deadlines and managing diverse edge case scenarios. I'm extremely open-minded, and I pride myself on both my strong problem solving skills and my ability to communicate solutions in a clear and accessible manner.

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Web/Email/VoIP/CCTV & VPN Server Administrator | Software & Web Developer | Ethical Hacker | Cryptography Enthusiast | Content Creator.

Providing hosting, email and VPN services together with penetration testing and content creation in my free time.

  • Birthday: 18 March
  • Website: https://mariamatthews.com
  • Phone: 01491 352355
  • City: Henley-On-Thames, UK
  • Age: 32
  • Degree: BSc in Computer Games Development
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Freelance: Available

I have started my career in support roles and over time moved my focus to web & software development. I am currently interested in providing wider solutions to both personal and business customers.

Feel free to contact me regarding any of the services listed below. I am looking forward to discussing the business ideas your company might be looking at implementing from my personal audio-visual studio. I am sure my enthusiasm and knowledge across multiple stacks & networking will find you well.


Across my career I have engaged with multiple stacks & platforms together with different job titles and working models.

Personal projects Web/Desktop applications, web shops (e-commerce) & sites hosting (SSL, Apache), CCTV server, e-mail server, VPN system, VoIP system, Game helpers.

Professional projects Web/Desktop applications, bespoke software solutions (ask me for details).

Migration/Upgrade projects .NET upgrades, SAAS & mail server, Azure DevOps build agent migrations.

Companies worked for Financial sector, data management (CMS), startups, public services.

Hours of Development in C#, APEX, Javascript & ReactJS.

Hours Of Support through phone & remote desktop channels.

Bugs fixed in acquired codebases.

Software translation Early Malwarebytes app translation.


This section represents a rough estimation of my skills and confidence when working woth following languages and technologies.


Markdown 100%

Continuous integration/continuous delivery

Azure Pipelines (YAML) 80%

Web Hosting

Microsoft IIS (Windows) 90%
Lighttpd (Linux/Debian) 80%
Apache2 (Linux/Debian) 75%

Back end

C# (.NET Framework & Core)85%
Azure Functions 60%
PHP 70%
Microservices 75%
MVC 70%
Entity Framework 50%
Dependency Injection 70%

Front end

Javascript 70%
ReactJS 60%


Bearer/ OAUTH 70%
B2C (Identity as Service) 85%


Domain & Services 90%


CRON 90%
Selenium 40%
AutoHotKey 70%


MySQL 60%
Microsoft SQL (2005 - 2021) 80%
Oracle 12c 55%


Microsoft Hyper-V 60%
VMware 75%


Docker 80%
Kubernetes 80%


VPN (ZeroTier Cloud, OpenVPN) 80%
Data Encryption (PGP, Zip) 60%
Certificates (SSL, TLS, Forward Secrecy, HTTP Strict Transport Security) 90%
E-mail security (SPF, DKIM, DMARC) 100%
Penetration Testing (Kali, Weebly, Nikto, Jacktheripper)55%
Firewall configuration (IPTables, Firehol, HW Firewall) 80%

Infrastructure as code

Cloud Deployment (Terraform, ARM) 65%

Media manipulation

Video (Adobe Premiere, Wondershare) 85%
Photo (Adobe Creative Suite) 85%

Code validation

SonarQube 90%

Scripting languages

Bash 70%
PowerShell 80%
Command-Line 90%


Salesforce (APEX, VisualForce) 50%
YAML 80%
JSON 100%


Below you can find my employment history and education. You can also download my latest CV by clicking here: Download CV

Professional Experience

Full-Stack Developer

2020 - Present

Thames Water, Reading

  • Development of the API services replacing previously used software written by third-party.
  • Implementation of SonarQube (software quality control application).
  • Presentation hosting & creation of internal Community of Code Practice.
  • Development of projects within very tight deadlines affecting thousands of customers regarding water quality and other services.

Software Developer / Title Management

2019 - 2020

Polystream, Guildford

  • Onboarding and management of applications to be supported and streamed via new streaming technology.
  • Management and creation of QA environment.
  • Optimisation of scripts used by the company in the aim of stability improvement.
  • creation of personal bespoke applications used for automation/increased performance.

Software Developer

2019 - 2019

NewOrbit Ltd, Chalgrove

  • Working as a full-stack web developer in C# .Net and C# .Net Core with Code First approach.
  • Designing and building a new client portal and microservices for Experian in mixed Kanban/Agile environment.

Level 3 Support Specialist

2018 - 2019

Sage People, Reading

  • Designing L3 Support process (role did not exist prior to employment).
  • Providing support for multiple bespoke applications across all development teams.
  • In-depth Salesforce log analysis and investigation management.
  • Development of bug fixes following the Agile process.

Level 3 ECM Support Specialist

2015 - 2018


  • Providing extensive technical and software assistance for bespoke software (ISA) to cash-related companies around the globe.
  • Dealing with both: infrastructure and programming (SQL, ASP.NET) issues and providing solutions or escalating cases to the developers within SLA.
  • Supporting internal administration and transfer during company separation.
  • Domain administration for a virtual environment.
  • Customer infrastructure architecture design.


Maria Matthews

Innovative and deadline-driven solutions provider with multiple years of experience of designing and developing bespoke solutions and applications for both personal and business clients.


Bachelor of Science Games Development

2008 - 2011

Bucks New University, High Wycombe

Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, 3D Modelling, Interactive World Programming, Networking, Digital Design, Human management


Querying Microsoft SQL Server



Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server



Portfolio (Work in progress)

Please find my personal and business projects below. (Work in progress)

  • All
  • Personal
  • Business
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Section outlining services I currently provide.

Mail Services

Providing personal & professional email services under safevnet.com domain.

Web hosting Services

Your site, up and running within few days.

Analytic services

Learn how your site scores in SEO, security and visibility.

Penetration Testing

Would you like to know how secure are your servers? Look no more.


Automating mundane & time-consuming operations. Leave repetitve task to your computer.

Web & Software design

Creating bespoke applications for your personal or business needs.


Through my career years I have gathered friends and professional contacts who have allowed me to use their testimonials on my portfolio.

If I have to describe Maria in just one word it would be "Impressive". If ever, it is later discovered that all this time she has been using over 10% of her brain, I would not be surprised. The first time we ever spoke, I was captivated by her words and how she has a way to draw your in to her conversations which gets your imaginations running. When it comes to facing challenges,provided she is interested in the challenge, she thrives on trying to resolve extremely difficult challenges and never backs down, coming up with ideas and ways to solve the issue. To me, Maria is not a former work colleague but a friend.

Dayo Benson

DeLaRue/CPS Co-Worker

I have worked directly with Maria on a number of projects throughout our time at Sage People, and she has consistently proven herself to be extremely talented at what she does. Not only is Maria a great developer, she is a keen problem solver, passionate about what she does, and is always approachable, patient and professional. Maria can never do enough to help, and is an asset to any development team.

Thomas Harris

Sage People Co-Worker


For contact information look no further! :) .




+44 1491 352355

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