Dave Taylor, Curriculum Vitae

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0754 081 7008
address
63 Downs View, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 1PW
web
http://davetayls.me
linkedIn
http://uk.linkedin.com/in/davetayls
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http://twitter.com/davetayls
github
http://github.com/davetayls

After 14 years my passion for our industry has not stopped growing. I thrive in teams who are pushing the boundaries of HTML5 and Node.js in their many forms. Taking my leadership skills as far as I can, when I lead I look to inspire my team to do the same.

Technical Skills

I have gained a large body of experience across many web technologies both client and server side. I also am experienced in testing and continuous integration setup and practices.

JavaScript Client-side

JavaScript and Server-side

HTML

CSS

Other

Recommendations

Tim Ellert: Founder, ESZ Consulting Ltd

“Having worked with Dave on various projects for both small and multinational clients I / we can highly recommend him. Dave has excellent technical / development skills and is very much at the cutting edge of new languages and methodologies. During his time working with ESZ Consulting he has successfully completed highly technical projects spanning from a few months to a few years! He is a valuable front end developer and an asset to any development team. Look forward to working with him again soon on the next project!”

February 24, 2015

Rob Oubridge: Founder, Aqueduct

“Dave is an extremely talented front-end developer - without exception the most knowledgable and advanced in his area that we have ever worked with. In addition, Dave is a cohesive team member, widely popular with his colleagues and always inspiring quality, exploration and innovation. One of the true ‘greats’ we’ve had the pleasure to work with - I cannot recommend Dave highly enough either as a professional or an individual.”

February 27, 2012

Guillaume Buat-Ménard: Technical Director, Aqueduct

“David is an outstanding developer combining great coding skills, broad knowledge, agency mindset for delivery and wisdom. Dave is passionate about his craft and constantly improving frameworks, standards and is very active in the open source community, he is one of the very best developers I have worked with over the last 15 years.”

February 24, 2012

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Experience

Senior Cordova Hybrid App Developer (Contract) - ESZ http://eszconsulting.com

January 2016

Cordova hybrid phone app build as part of a team for Jaguar / Land Rover using Backbone, Flux Architecture

Lead Frontend Developer (Contract) - The BIO Agency http://thebioagency.com

July 2015 (read blog post)

Interface Lead for a team of 8 Frontend developers on a multinational eCommerce build for the client based in Denver US (arrow.com). Consolidating numerous sites in to a single point for the user built on Sitecore CMS which connected to multiple external APIs.

Senior Cordova Hybrid App Developer (Contract) - ESZ http://eszconsulting.com

March 2015

Cordova hybrid phone app using Backbone, Marionette, Flux Architecture, Loopback Node.js API

Node.js and Backbone Developer (Contract) - ESZ http://eszconsulting.com

November 2014

Desktop app for new startup using Backbone, Marionette, Node.js, CoffeeScript, Grunt, Express, Mocha, Karma Runner

Lead UI architect and developer (Contract) - Sainsbury’s Digital Experience Lab http://www.sainsburys.co.uk

September 2014

Researching and working on a tech-stack for the Sainsbury’s interface team.

> More of my work history below

Industry Recognition

Clients I have produced work for

You can take a look at my showreels or the projects category to see a few examples of the work I have the ability to show.

Qualifications

Appendix

Node.js and Backbone Developer (Contract) - ESZ http://eszconsulting.com

June 2014

Desktop app for new startup using Backbone, Marionette, Node.js, CoffeeScript, Grunt, Express, Mocha, Karma Runner

Senior Web Developer (Contract) - Econsultancy http://eszconsulting.com

April 2014

Building front-end UI components using HTML5, CSS, JavaScript (Angular) for Rails stack website

Creative Interface Developer (Contract) - ESZ http://eszconsulting.com

September 2013

Web apps for Jaguar, Land Rover and a new startup. Backbone, Marionette, Node.js, CoffeeScript, Grunt etc

Creative Technologist (Contract) - Aqueduct http://aqueduct.co.uk

August 2013

3D Interactive HTML5 Audio Visualiser built with Three.js, HTML5 Audio API

Creative Interface Developer (Contract) - Play Nicely http://playnicely.co.uk

June 2013

Creative Technologist (Contract) - United Studios Live http://unitedstudioslive.com

May 2013 (1 month)

Lead Interface Developer (Contract) - VML London http://www.vml.com

January 2013 to April 2013 (4 months)

Senior Front-End Developer (Contract) - Finance Client

December 2012 (1 month)

Senior Front-End Developer/Architect (Contract) - ClearPeople http://www.clearpeople.com

September 2012 to November 2012 (2 months)

Senior Front-End Developer (Contract) - Aqueduct http://www.aqueduct.co.uk

August 2012 to September 2012 (3 weeks)

Senior/Lead Front-End Developer - Aqueduct http://www.aqueduct.co.uk

July 2009 to March 2012 (2 years, 8 months)

I was employed by Aqueduct to build a Front-End development team where previously freelancers where used. Tasked with setting standards, overseeing code quality and putting these in to practice. With my background in design and back-end experience, I was the linchpin between the back end team, design team and front-end team.

Web Designer / Developer - Qdos Computer Consultants http://www.qdoscc.com

Feb 2005 to July 2009 (4 years, 5 months)

Head of design and front-end. I worked within a team to accomplish web based application projects, corporate websites, e-commerce solutions, branding services, print design for charities and SMEs.

Owner/Partner - Mime Graphics

July 2002 to Feb 2005 (2 years, 8 months)

I began working as a designer in a partnership after college with the view to building a strong portfolio of work.