Jack Saunders Shoreditch

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London based front-end developer

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Jack Saunders

Front-end Web Developer

25 Paton Street,
London
EC1V 3PW

About

Front-end web engineer with a love for product and design. Over nine years of professional front-end experience on an array of projects.

Relevant Skillset

  • CSS
  • JS
  • React
  • Gatsby
  • Git
  • Accessability
  • Web Performance
  • Progressive Enhancement

Employment

iwocaJanuary 2018 - Present

iwoca | London

Senior front-end web developer

Key Responsibilities

  • Took over as technical lead on iwoca's Gatsby / Contentful powered website. Worked on improving the codebase whilst enhancing its capabilities and performance. Reduced the Sites load time by 85% as well as refining processes, resource gathering and defining the product roadmap.

  • Project leader on a design systems project that involved producing a living design system for iwoca. This was a side project with an open and ambiguous goal on which i was responsible for gathering requirements and working closely with the design team and other front end engineers . Built an accessible React component library for other front-end developers to use.

  • Worked on a greenfield React / Redux / Saga project for the new iwoca account pages to improve the user experience for new customers, and to allow a fully self-service drawdown of loans.

  • Writing quality unit, integration and end to end tests.

  • Worked closely with the product team to come up with ideas for features for the new website from an early stage.

TrendwathingJanuary 2015 - January 2018

TrendWatching | London

Lead front-end web developer

Key Responsibilities

  • Rebuilding Trendwatching's core SAAS product from scratch using React / Redux.

  • Managed a team of 3 developers and 5 designers, implementing standards for the engineering team and overseeing the creation of a new company style guide.

  • Maintaining, refactoring and documenting legacy code.

  • Implemented analytics and gathering data to improve the product

  • Oversaw and provided advice on new builds on Trendwatching’s other sites




Connect IBSeptember 2012 - January 2015

connect.ib | Hitchin

Front-end web developer

Key Responsibilities

  • Front-end lead on various large scale website development projects. Involved in the planning and designing stages, taking concepts from the creative team and turning them into modern, semantic functional HTML5 templates to integrate with the company's bespoke CMS

  • Building, maintaining and reviewing HTML, CSS, Javascript and jQuery code.

  • Moving all the companies site template files from SVN over to git and helping other front-end developers with the transition.

  • Working through Jira tasks and implementing code fixes and updates for 45 different websites.

Relevant work

  • Built and maintained Rugby World Cup 2015 hospitality website, this included client facing website as well as integrated web app for the Rugby World Cup sales team.
    http://hospitality.rugbyworldcup.com

  • Working with .net developers to build a front-end responsive web app for Westfield Stratford’s car parking rewards program.
    http://expressparking.uk.westfield.com

New Vision GroupJuly 2010 - March 2012

NVG | Baldock, Herts

Web designer & Front-end developer

Key Responsibilities

  • Designing websites for the tourism industry starting with wireframes / UI UX and turning those mockups into client ready designs and presentations using Photoshop.

  • Slicing up PSD files and creating semantic HTML and CSS templates which were then integrated into NVG's bespoke CMS

  • Training clients on using the companies CMS, while tailoring each training course to suit the clients specific requirements

  • Creating tender and pitch ready designs to be used in presentations for the sales team to present to potential clients

Relevant work

Qualifications

Degree

Bachelor of Arts of Arts : Game Art Design, De Montfort University

A-Levels

Product Design, ICT, Psychology, Art, Biology