I am a Melbourne based full stack software developer with over 18 years of experience working with companies such as Belong (Telstra), Samsung, Dyson, BBC, HP, Sky News, ExxonMobil and numerous startups.
I am experienced working in a team environment on large scale applications that demand efficient, testable and reusable code.
To develop custom RESTful APIs I use Laravel (PHP), Node.js and AWS Lambdas.
Keeping up with the latest UI/UX and CSS trends is important to me. I am able to make responsive cross-browser, modern user interfaces.
By utilising frontend libraries, such as React, Redux & NextJS I am able to make robust, testable and responsive web apps that scale.
I build modern web applications and websites that are responsive and scalable.
Users expect a lot from modern web applications, it's important to have the right foundations when building complex applications. I'm able to take your business requirements and design a technical architecture using modern technologies such as Node, GraphQL, Lambdas, Microservices and React. As well as implementing good practices, documentation and tooling (such as CI/CD, Agile, code reviews) to ensure a robust and stable product.
I started developing in the humble days of HTML tables to the now complex world of React apps. Over these 18 years I have developed and worked on a whole range of products using an array of different tech stacks, some of them being Node/Express, React/Redux, PHP/Laravel, AWS/GCP, mySQL/noSQL, CSS/Styled components/Material-UI and loads more.
I am experienced working in a team environment on large scale web sites and applications.
Testable, concise and reusable code to develop modern web sites and apps.
Scalable and secure servers to match your budget and requirements.
If you are looking for a new website or have an idea that you would like to explore, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me.
I have over 18 years of experience working as a professional software 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: React, Redux, AWS, GCP, Node, ES6, Typescript, PHP 8, Laravel and CSS.
I am experienced with working in a team environment on large scale web sites that demand efficient, testable and reusable code.
Languages / Technologies: Node, React, Typescript, ES6, Redux, PHP Laravel, SQL (MySQL/NoSQL), Angular, AWS, GCP, Lambdas, HTML, CSS3, Sass/LESS, Webpack, Karma/Sinon, Groovy/Geb.
Software / API: MVC Frameworks - Laravel, Contentful, Express, NextJS, Stripe API, Facebook API, Jenkins, Google CLoud Platform, 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.
I founded the company Talked, which aims to make therapy available to all Australians.
It makes it easy for people to find and book therapy services. You can view it here www.talked.com.au.
Some technologies I used to buld it: React, Redux, Node, Laravel, AWS, Lambdas, Twilio API, SSR, MySQL and more.
Working in a team of 10 as a senior frontend engineer to build new features on their main website and maintain the systems that run the underlying business.
Some technologies used were: React, Redux, Typescript, ES6, AWS, Lambdas, Node.js, Express, SSR.
Working with various clients across Melbourne on some exciting websites and apps. Some of the projects include:
Technology being used: Angular, React, Redux, Laravel, Google Platform, AWS, Node.js, Docker, Azure, ES6
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
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.
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.
Also involved in running the business, marketing strategies, UX design and pitching.
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.
Worked closely with Java developers, business analysts, QA team and the stake holders in an angile environment.
Working as senior front-end developer on various projects for Samsung and ExxonMobil.
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.
Helping to develop a full stack AngularJS application, using technologies such as: Bower, SASS, NPM and Grunt.
"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 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.
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.
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.
I worked in London for 6 months as a freelance developer on various projects.
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.
Somethin' Else is a content design and creation company making things millions of people watch, listen to and play with every day.
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.
As a lead web developer at Screenpop (a FremantleMedia company) I worked on the development of some exciting Facebook games.
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.
My primary role as the lead developer was the design and development of a custom PHP framework and Content Management System.
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.
I obtained my Bachelor of Computer Science with a minor in Internet Computing.
I also received the McGraw Hill Prize for best second year Internet Multimedia Project.
I obtained my certificate 3 & 4 in Web Development
References are available upon request.
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