I am currently working as a Lead Product Developer at AND Digital, working across clients including Costa Coffee and Avon. Covering everything from evaluating and producing POC work, to being the technical lead on larger scale international projects.
I use agile and TDD to build quality code in deliverable increments. I am communicative and personable, being able to build relationships with stakeholders and work with people with different roles and experience.
A core principle of mine is coaching and mentoring, and I enjoy working with those around me to help refine their own goals and advance their careers. Ultimately, I believe a team of people who constantly strive to improve themselves will bring the same mentality to improving and building out a great product.
In this role I led the Retail Client Engineering team, servicing several million pounds worth of contracts across a global client list.
I started this role with a focus on product managing the developer experience, I later moved into the role of managing email abandonment, social proof, and user management.
I came to AND wanting to gain experience in a range of technical skills as well as expand my methods of management and coaching.
This project, working with Avon, combined several greenfield React applications to create three PWAs and one serverside generated web page, all of which were generated using a component library ontop of a configuration API.
This large Typescript React Application built ontop of GraphQL and Kafka was an exciting opportunity to join a pre-existing project towards the end of their first major delivery. I supported the team during this delivery as I upskilled on the project before moving into the Tech Lead role on one of the new teams started within the second delivery phase.
Jeff Goldblum emojis to vastly improve slack communication. www.cultofjeffgoldblum.com
A HTML template combined with Gatsby to advertise my bookbinding activities. www.wingedhorsebindery.co.uk
More to come once I get them deployed hereabouts...
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