I’m a front-end developer turned engineering manager ready for new challenges. I advocate for simple, boring solutions that provide value to end users quickly and often, with best-in-class accessibility and usage of platform standards.
I’m looking for partially-remote roles in London (between 1-3 days in the office, the rest working from home) as either a front-end developer or engineering manager.
I’m the team lead for Backpack, Skyscanner’s design system. Around half of my time is spent hands-on coding in React and the other half on people management, planning OKRs and generally enabling the team.
In 2019 Skyscanner had a substantial rebrand. It was a year-long project that affected dozens of teams across the company. My team and I were heavily involved in all aspects – from updating the design language, devising a means to roll out the new brand seamlessly across all Skyscanner’s products with a single button press, through to the infrastructure work across Skyscanner’s apps and web stack to put it into practice. The rebrand was a success, completing without a single problem, which is practically unheard of for a time-sensitive project of this scope.
Read my post on Skyscanner’s engineering blog for more »
Read my post on Skyscanner's engineering blog for more: https://medium.com/@SkyscannerEng/how-we-scaled-our-design-system-to-unleash-skyscanners-new-brand-845a1f501b0b
On the people management side, I care deeply about the wellbeing and careers of my team. I’ve mentored most of them through Skyscanner’s promotion process, even helping one of them grow from an intern into a senior engineer.
📱 Indie iOS Developer
In my spare time I’m a fan of running, cycling and bouldering, which is why I built Personal Best, a workout tracking app for iPhone built with SwiftUI.
It’s had over 20,000 downloads and holds a 4.8/5 rating on the App Store. It’s been featured in iMore, TechCrunch and 9to5Mac, amongst other places.
Read more about Personal Best’s development »
Read more about Personal Best's development: https://codakuma.com/2020-in-review/
Alongside developing Personal Best, I also blog about app development at codakuma.com.
I worked on a range of projects across Ensighten’s product line. My most notable work was developing Ensighten’s design system, which honed their disparate, confusing UIs into a single coherent experience that felt like one family of products.
This was my first job after university, where I was able to try my hand at many different technologies across ICUK’s entire stack, before deciding to specialise on front-end for my subsequent roles.
🎓 University of Manchester
BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Business and Management (2:1)