• Full stack web developer

About Ben

I am a Melbourne based web developer.

I have 14 years experience spanning across many industries.

Full stack Developer

Specialising in...

I build Products for the web

Services

I am experienced with working in a team environment on large scale

web sites that demand efficient, testable and reusable code.

Clients i've worked for

New ideas in 2018

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    Ben

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D.O.B

16th July 1984 (Age 33)

Nationality

Dual Australian/English

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Summary

I have over 14 years of experience, with 11 of these working as a professional web developer (front & backend). In this time I have built up a strong skill set, good work ethic and a keen eye for design.

I specialise in fullstack web application development, using such technologies as: Node.js, AngularJS, React, Redux, PHP and HTML/CSS.

I am experienced with working in a team environment on large scale web sites that demand efficient, testable and reusable code.

Skills

Languages / Technologies: Node.js, AngularJS, React, Redux, PHP, SQL (MySQL/NoSQL), HTML 5, CSS3, Sass/LESS, Webpack/Gulp, NPM/Bower, Karma/Sinon, Groovy/Geb.

Software / API: MVC Frameworks (Symfony, Laravel, CakePHP), Facebook API, Wordpress, Nginx/Apache, Amazon Web Services, Git, RESTful Web Services, Photoshop

Business: Agile methodology, Sprint planning, Kanban, JIRA, Common design patterns, Good programming practices, W3C Standards (valid HTML & CSS), Documentation of code

For a full list of my skills, please take a look at the services I offer.

Employment History

Dyson - Lead Fullstack Developer

Working closely with Dyson research scientists to architect and develop a market research tool.

Tech stack: React, Redux, Laravel (PHP 7) for the RESTful API, PHPUnit, MySQL, Vagrant

Jun 2017 - Current

Various algorithms used to perform analysis on the data needed to be implemented in an efficient and testable manner.

Also responsibile for setting up and deploying the application to a scable server environment.

FlightBite - Co-founder / CTO

Cofounder and lead developer of a flight search engine that allows customers to book flights online and pay for them in monthly instalments.

Tech stack: React, Redux, ES6, Webpack, PHP 7 (Laravel), MySQL, Travelport GDS.

Jan 2016 - May 2017

Also involved in running the business, marketing strategies, UX design and pitching.

Sky - Senior Front End Developer

Involved in developing the frontend of a multi territory and device content management system, used to serve content to millions of daily users.

Tech stack: Angular 1.5, Redux, ES6, Webpack, Karma, Protractor, Kanban, JIRA, QA.

Aug 2015 - Sep 2017

Worked closely with Java developers, business analysts, QA team and the stake holders in an angile environment.

KHWS Agency - Senior Front End Developer

Working as senior front-end developer on various projects for Samsung and ExxonMobil.

Sep 2014 - Aug 2015

Using the latest technologies and skills available to build responsive websites, applications and phone apps. Some of these technologies include AngularJs, Yeoman, HTML5, CSS3, Grunt, Node.js and others.

FCB Inferno - Senior Front End Developer

Helping to develop a full stack AngularJS application, using technologies such as: Bower, SASS, NPM and Grunt.

Aug 2014 - Sep 2014

"Ben was able to help instantly with the development of an AngularJS application we were making. He has a good understanding of web applications, user experience and he communicates well." - JW Buitenhuis, Lead Developer

JOEY Restaurants - Engine Digital

JOEY Restaurants has over 50 locations around USA and Canada.

I was the lead developer on the creation of a full stack AngularJS and Wordpress based website developed for both mobile and desktop.

Learn more about the project.

Mar 2014 - Aug 2014

  • Integration with third party RESTful API's for the reservation system
  • Angular UI Router used for complex nested states
  • Gulp and PhantomJS used for automation processes and generation of a static version of the website for SEO purposes
  • Wordpress used to allow the client to easily enter complex data structures
  • Designed for both mobile and desktop (responsive)
  • CSS 3 / Less

Hewlett Packard - Ivory Worldwide

Working with a small team of developers, a production crew and HP management and technical personel, I helped develop a web casting platform that allowed HP to host high level, private events with CIO's from other global companies.

Jan 2014 - Mar 2014

The system used many different technologies such as, PHP 5, MySQL, CodeIgniter, FuelCMS, Google Charts and FlowPlayer. You can read more about how the technologies were used.

Freelance - Developer

I worked in London for 6 months as a freelance developer on various projects.

Jul 2013 - Jan 2014

One of the projects was a Wordpress website for Equicare Health, which included many custom plugins and a responsive design. You can learn more about this project.

Oceans Research - Field Specialist

I spent 6 months persuing a childhook dream of working with Great White Sharks. I managed to get a position at Oceans Research (a research centre in South Africa), learning boat handling, research techniques and studying Great White Sharks as well as other marine life.

As a Field Specialist I was responsible for the organisation, safety and education of up to 24 internship students at a time.

Jan 2013 - Jul 2013

While skipping our 29ft boat the safety of the crew and interns was paramount. I had to ensure that my instructions were followed at all times.

One of my jobs was dissection, this is where I would teach the students about the anatomy of a shark by showing them the proper way to dissect and measure each internal organ.

I created a short video, showing my time there, you can also read about my experience on the oceans-society.org website.

Somethin' Else - Front End Developer

Somethin' Else is a content design and creation company making things millions of people watch, listen to and play with every day.

May 2012 - Jul 2012

For this 3 month contract I developed an HTML 5 interactive poem archive for the Queens Jubilee. It uses the latest in front end technology including many HTML5 elements. You can take a look at the project.

Screenpop - Lead Developer

As a lead web developer at Screenpop (a FremantleMedia company) I worked on the development of some exciting Facebook games.

Sep 2010 - May 2012

I was responsible for the design and development of Facebook apps and worked closely with all members of our team, which included other developers, designers, server admin and the TV production team.

Webarena - Lead Developer

My primary role as the lead developer was the design and development of a custom PHP framework and Content Management System.

Jan 2006 - Jan 2008

As well as hands on development, I was responsible for managing a team of 3 developers, dealing with clients to understand their requirements, creating HTML & CSS templates, development of various web apps for in-house and client use and consulting on projects.

For my full employment history, please view my LinkedIn Profile.

Education

Murdoch University

I obtained my Bachelor of Computer Science from Murdoch University with a minor in Internet Computing.

2005

I also received the McGraw Hill Prize for best second year Internet Multimedia Project.

Central TAFE

I obtained my certificate 3 & 4 in Web Development from Central TAFE, WA.

2002

Willetton Senior High School

I graduated Year 12 at Willetton Senior High School, Western Australia.

2001


References are available upon request.

southallben@gmail.com

+61 (0)466 042 505

Melbourne, Australia

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