Stuart Wakefield

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St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK.

I'm the Company Director and a Full-Stack Developer / Software Engineer at Superwatermelon. Looking for ambitious teams wanting to develop cutting-edge web-based distributed systems.

Highlights

  • Over 3 years Scala experience, over 8 years Java experience and over 10 years experience in JavaScript. Committed to learning new technologies and languages.
  • Over 10 years experience in building high performance web applications and semantic web services.
  • Over 6 years experience working with cloud based infrastructure on multiple provider platforms. Experience with hybrid solutions.
  • Over 5 years experience in ground up system architecture and design and leading development teams to deliver both greenfield and brownfield projects.
  • Experience in e-commerce, retail, business intelligence, media and legal industries working for well-known corporations.

Technologies

Methodology

  • Behavioural Driven Design
  • Test Driven Design
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Scrum
  • Kanban
  • Isomorphic Web Design
  • Accessible Web
  • Block-Element-Modifier

Interests

  • World Wide Web
  • Distributed Computing
  • Open Source
  • Open Data
  • Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Blockchain
  • Game Development
  • Mathematics
  • 3D Graphics
  • Data Visualisation
  • Productivity
  • Game Theory
  • Economics
  • Robotics
  • Music Production
  • Sound Engineering
  • Graphic Design
  • Concept Art
  • Science
  • Nature

Positions

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    Java Developer

    Tesco

    Working on a greenfield distributed quote, pricing and promotion service used across the UK estate both in-store and online. Architecture for streaming sale reconciliation data pipelines. Extensive devops for hybrid cloud and in-premises system design. High level of involvement in system security. Java software development.

  • Node Full-Stack Developer

    Ovum Informa

    Front-end development of flagship business intelligence data insights tool in Node, JavaScript, HTML5 & CSS3. Prototyping and OLAP database research. Integration of auth and data visualisation tools.

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    Associate Developer

    Equal Experts

    Working with with Equal Experts on client projects. Advocate for agile development and lean business practices. Providing guidance to effective approaches for testing practices and knowledge share with permanent client developers.

  • onward

    Founder & Full-Stack Developer

    Superwatermelon

    Technical consultancy and software development. Building a brand around software development mastery, innovation and effective business practices.

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    Web Development Consultant

    Salmon

    Java, JavaScript & Node.js development on e-commerce platform used by well-known multinational brands. Updated development practices, introduced unit testing and TDD.

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    Principal Web Developer

    BBC

    Development of music services platform in Scala & Spray. Led the development of systems used by millions daily across the BBC's online portfolio. Development of personalisation and social based services in Scala & Java. Laid architectural groundwork for BBC's music streaming services.

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    Co-founder & Lead Developer

    Snatter Limited

    Developed a transactional platform in PHP & MySQL from the ground up for small businesses to utilise word-of-mouth style marketing / recommendations on social media.

  • Co-founder & Lead Developer

    Propertwee Limited

    Developed a service based in PHP for property listing, using social media services to enable sellers to independently list their homes for sale.

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    Senior Web Developer

    Epoq Legal Limited

    Led the front-end development of a white label legal ecommerce service widely used by small to medium UK law firms. Developed web-based legal productivity system used globally.

    • - Senior Web Developer
    • - Web Developer
    • Junior Web Designer / Developer
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