Jan 2021 - Present

Head of Engineering

I'm currently revolutionising the spa industry with Trybe Spa Solutions.

In an industry that's been left behind by technology, we're building a platform that will allow spas to manage their business, sell their services and connect with their customers effortlessly.

I'm leading a team of engineers and working alongside the founders of the business to build a product that will change the way spas operate.

Jan 2020 - Dec 2020

Lead Software Engineer

As Lead Software Engineer, I was directly managing a team of junior and senior developers on the Collins Bookings product. During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, I successfully led the team to rapidly deliver changes to the product to support the business throughout this difficult period.

In addition to this, I led a project of re-architecting the entire DesignMyNight platform from multiple self-managed EC2 instances to a fully managed serverless environment using ECS, Fargate and Terraform. Since this change involved a complete overhaul of the CI/CD pipeline, knowledge sharing was a key part of the project to ensure the team could maintain and improve the new infrastructure.

Jul 2017 - Jan 2020

Senior Developer

As a senior developer on the Collins Bookings team, I work closely with the CTO and product owner to build new features and fix bugs, as well as continually working to reduce technical debt. Notable projects include:

  • The complete design and build of the Collins Booking Widget. Used by over 4,000 sites including notable brands such as Fullers and Brewdog, the widget allows customers to easily check availability and place a booking.
  • Implementing webhooks to allow third-party systems to be notified of changes.
  • Replatforming the application from Grunt to Webpack, resulting in build times being reduced by 90% and a notable increase in developer productivity.

Tech stack:

  • PHP (Laravel)
  • JavaScript and TypeScript
    • AngularJS
    • AngularIO
    • Vue
    • StencilJS
    • Webpack
  • Docker
  • Jenkins
  • MongoDB
  • MySQL
  • AWS managed by Terraform.
Dec 2015 - Jun 2017

Web Developer

Training junior developers

Dec 2013 - Dec 2015

Junior Web Developer

At Comms Express I was a full-stack developer responsible for both the customer-facing e-commerce website as well as an array of internal systems. I worked in a small team of two other developers where we collaborated together and also worked individually. The role consisted of bug fixes, optimisation tweaks and development of new features. I worked closely with the Marketing & Design department to produce clear, consistent and tested code to match a specification. The tech stack involved:

  • PHP, Laravel, Symfony
  • JavaScript, NodeJS, WebSockets
  • MySQL, MSSQL, MongoDB, ElasticSearch, Solr, PostgreSQL, Sqlite
  • Grunt, SCSS
  • PHPUnit, Mocha
  • Bash, Git, Apache, RabbitMQ
Sep 2013 - Jan 2014

Web Developer

at Freelance

Creating small static websites for local businesses.