Motivated, creative and versatile engineering leader with over fifteen years experience in application development. An active technologist, with a broad range of technical skills and background focusing on web development disciplines.
Lead engineer building full stack, node.js web applications for education startup. Responsible for architecting and implementing scalable web infrastructure.
Worked across the tech stack in a small development team. Built developer tools, set coding standards and best workflow practices. Hired and mentored junior engineers.
Ran frontend engineering effort on international Yahoo! Homepages with overall responsibility for coordinating releases, prototyping features, applying structure, planning, and overseeing on-going development.
Recruited a strong development team of over twenty engineers. Committed to career growth of individuals; setting goals, encouraging innovation and reviewing performance.
Led multiple initiatives to track industry advancements, such as the adoption of git and the investigation of a node.js based architecture as the future serving stack at Yahoo!
Tech lead for the European Yahoo! Homepages building a performant, feature-rich, cross-browser product in a scalable and maintainable fashion. Devised frontend framework to support i18n and L10n requirements, running multiple regions from a shared codebase.
Worked with product owners, designers and engineers on feature definitions, scoping, estimations and specs. Set coding standards and guided junior engineers on technical direction, workload management and reporting.
Web developer for data driven, intranet site. Created data-centric, interactive, cross browser applications. Formalized code standards and integration environments.
Application programmer supporting a multi-national manufacturing company. Created distributable and networked applications from design documentation. Maintained ISO9000 standards through design, development and testing.
1996 to 1999 University of Nottingham: BA (Hons) 2:1 Philosophy Degree
1994 to 1996 King Edward VI College: 4 A Levels; Geography, Economics, Human Biology, General Studies
I enjoy running, playing games, photography and coding (github.com/diffsky). Keen traveler to challenging and interesting destinations; such as Azerbaijan.