Dave Taylor, Curriculum Vitae

Frontend Developer, Lead, Mentor

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

After 15 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

Ian Causton: Freelance .Net CMS & CRO Expert

“In my experience, it’s rare to work with an individual as talented as Dave.

I had the pleasure of working with him at the BIO Agency on the Arrow Electronics account.

Although Dave’s knowledge of front end development was second to none, what really impressed me was his ability to transfer this knowledge to more junior members of the team in his role as mentor. His ceaseless drive and enthusiasm in doing this contributed hugely to a successful project and a fantastic relationship with the client and their team.

He would be a great asset for any team and I hope I will get the opportunity to work with him again in the future”

November 2, 2016

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

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

Technical Lead (Contract) - Seccl Technology https://seccl.tech

March 2017

Frontend Consultant and Mentor (Contract) - The BIO Agency & Arrow Electronics http://www.thebioagency.com https://www.arrow.com

May 2016

Mentor and UI Technical lead for the Arrow (arrow.com) global e-commerce platform with teams in Denver, Portland and London.

Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow (a Fortune 500 company) serves as a supply channel partner for over 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 460 locations in 56 countries.

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 (Permanent) - 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)

Owner/Partner - Mime Graphics

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