Stuart Wakefield

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St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK.

Full-Stack Developer at Superwatermelon. Looking for ambitious teams wanting to develop cutting-edge distributed systems.

Highlights

  • Over 4 years Scala experience, over 9 years Java experience, and over 11 years experience in JavaScript. Committed to learning new technologies and languages.
  • Over 11 years experience in building high-performance web applications and semantic web services. 5 years developing reactive message-based systems. 2 years distributed system design.
  • Over 7 years experience working with cloud based infrastructure on multiple provider platforms. Experience with hybrid solutions.
  • Over 6 years experience in leading development teams in system architecture and design from the ground up, delivering both greenfield and brownfield projects.
  • Experience in e-commerce, retail, business intelligence, media and legal industries working for well-known corporations. Excited to apply knowledge to other industries.

Technologies

Methodology

  • Scrum
  • Kanban
  • Lean
  • BDD
  • TDD
  • CD
  • Accessibility Design
  • Universal Javascript
  • OOP
  • FRP

Interests

  • Semantic Web
  • Distributed Computing
  • Open Source
  • Open Data
  • Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning
  • Blockchain
  • Game Development
  • Mathematics
  • 3D Graphics
  • Data Visualisation
  • Productivity
  • Game Theory
  • Economics
  • Music Production
  • Sound Engineering
  • Graphic Design
  • Concept Art
  • Science
  • Nature
  • Environment
  • Sustainability

Positions

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    Software Engineer

    Tesco

    Greenfield development of a 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 and site reliability. Tech primarily Java, Kafka Streams, Scala, and Go.

  • Node Full-Stack Developer

    Ovum Informa

    Front-end development of flagship business intelligence data insights tool in Node, Serverless & AWS Lambda, 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, open source, and lean business practices. Providing guidance and knowledge share with client engineering teams.

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    Founder & Full-Stack Developer

    Superwatermelon

    Technical consultancy on: software development mastery, fostering team innovation, and leading-edge approaches to product development & value creation.

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    Web Development Consultant

    Salmon

    Java, JavaScript & Node development on e-commerce platform used by well-known multinational brands. Championing improvements to development practices, fast feedback cycles, and test-driven development.

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    Principal Web Developer

    BBC

    Development of music services platform using Spray (Scala) and laid cross-team architectural groundwork for BBC's music streaming services. Led development of personalisation and social systems used by millions daily across the BBC's online portfolio.

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    Co-founder & Lead Developer

    Snatter Limited

    Built transactional platform in PHP & MySQL for small businesses to incentivise social media reviews and word-of-mouth recommendations.

  • Co-founder & Lead Developer

    Propertwee Limited

    Developed a service based in PHP for home owners to independently list properties using social media.

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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