Alessandro S.

FRONT END DEVELOPER

747 euro
Freelancer
11 years
London, UNITED KINGDOM

My experience

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WowcherJune 2021 - Present

CAREER SO FAR
Wowcher - Contract - Front End Engineer-
Ecommerce project with Next.js, React.js, Redux, Rest API, React-Bootstrap and Storybook.
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BeautypieDecember 2020 - June 2021

Ecommerce project with Next.js, Contentful CMS, Apollo client, GaphQL and Chakra
UI. Helped the client to rebuild the front-end structure of Beautypie.com.
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AmidoJuly 2020 - December 2020

Ecommerce project with a SSR application (Next.js), developed using two headless
CMS (Dato and Commercetools), to provide content and functionality to the front- end layer (React, TypeScript, Tailwind and Storybook).
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Clear AlMarch 2020 - May 2020

Their current MVP had a UI which wasn’t built using the latest front-end stack. Since it was necessary to make the product scalable on the front-end, React, Redux and TypeScript were used to rebuild the demo functionality. Most of the technical work involved the use of Mapbox. (https://www.mapbox.com/)
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ClearAiMarch 2020 - April 2020

Their current MVP had a UI which wasn't built using the latest front-end stack. Since it was necessary to make the product scalable on the front-end, React, Redux and TypeScript were used to rebuild the demo functionality. Most of the technical work involved the use of Mapbox.
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AmidoOctober 2019 - March 2020

I was hired for the second time to work for one of their clients (housing association) to build together, with a team of about 14 people, an internal platform to help manage their products. Technologies used: React, Redux, TypeScript, Material UI, styled components, React Testing Library and Storybook.
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PenfoldAugust 2019 - September 2019

Pension start-up aimed for freelancer to start saving for their pension. The contract was for 2 months and I helped them to deliver new features (pension calculator) against tight deadlines for one of their major milestones. Tech stack was: React, GraphQL and styled components.
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AmidoSeptember 2018 - July 2019

Amido is an independent technical consultancy delivering cloud solutions. I was hired to deliver major features for an identity platform for the BBC.
I worked for about 10 months within a team of about 10 people from Amido and the BBC. The technologies used were: ES6, React, Redux, Jest, Enzyme, SASS, Storybook.

Dauntless - ContractMay 2018 - September 2018

RaphaRacingMarch 2018 - May 2018

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NameConcrete (concrete.cc)January 2018 - March 2018

Improving the web based product (task management) with new features and updating the UI using React, Redux, ES6, and styled components.

AIA WorldwideNovember 2016 - January 2018

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Hostelworld GroupJuly 2015 - October 2016

100% hands on, getting involved with the front end daily development.
Leading and managing a team of 3 UI Developers to guarantee the delivery of the UI aspect for Hostelworld Group.
Liaising with project managers and management team to guarantee an effective flow of information.
Experimenting with new frameworks and build prototypes to to the rest of the team as a possible future solution.
Working with VWO to run A/B tests on hostelworld.com
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Hostelbookers GroupDecember 2013 - July 2015

Working within an Agile environment made of 3 sprint teams. Collaborating closely with PHP developers and project managers to guarantee an effective implementation of new functionalities across Hostelbookers adaptive site.
Implementing Foundation and SASS for better maintenance and front end performance.
Making an effective use of Sublime Text plugins for a more efficient workflow.
Mentoring junior developers and being proactive in solving or suggesting solutions for other development teams.
Keeping UI and JS coding standards up to date with the latest trends and discoveries.
Building JS libraries for better maintenance and reusable code across Hostelbookers functionalites.
Working closely with designers to create a fresh and innovative look for Hostelbookers, making sure that business requirements are carefully met.
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HostelbookersDecember 2013 - December 2013

More work experience details available on request.
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Saatchi & SaatchiSeptember 2011 - December 2013

More info available on request
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TAGFebruary 2012 - July 2012

- Ensuring that websites work effectively in the majority of browsers including older versions of Internet Explorer

- Coding PSD email designs in HTML

- Running email tests verification on different clients (Hotmail, Outlook)

- Debugging JavaScript and jQuery files (building jQuery scripts to improve usability and functionalities within a microsite/site)

- Editing file structures to accommodate new design features

- Version management software - SVN
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University of GreenwichJune 2011 - December 2011

Squiz Matrix Open Source was the CMS used to conduct the following activities:

- Built the Business School microsite

- Building and testing of microsites

- Maintenance, update and testing of website architecture

- Image manipulation in different formats

-Working with XML and CSS files to make sure the information would be displayed correctly

My stack

XHTML, WordPress, UX Design, UI Design, TypeScript, Subversion (svn), Styled Components, Sass, REST API, Redux, React.js, React, PHP, OOP, MVC, Jscript, jQuery, Jest, JavaScript, HTML5, HTML, Grunt.js, GraphQL, GitHub, Express.js, ES6, Drupal, CSS3, CSS, Bootstrap, AJAX, Adobe Photoshop