Christopher Reid, Full-stack Developer in Manchester, United Kingdom
Christopher Reid

Full-stack Developer in Manchester, United Kingdom

Member since September 18, 2017
Christopher is an experienced and energetic full-stack developer and technical lead, specializing primarily in PHP and Laravel, Vue.js, AlpineJS, Livewire, and Nuxt.js. He is proficient in working with modern monolith applications like the TALL stack, Inertia.js, and SPAs, creating and consuming APIs, and implementing microservices architecture. He's enthusiastic and motivated with excellent problem-solving skills and an eye for cost-effective solutions over unnecessary complexity.
Christopher is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Nexus Point
    PHP, Laravel, MySQL, Elasticsearch, Vue.js, Vuex, ECMAScript (ES6), Agile...

Experience

Location

Manchester, United Kingdom

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Docker, PhpStorm, GitHub, Jira, Slack, Trello, Visual Studio Code, NPM

The most amazing...

...thing I've worked on is a large-scale SaaS solution for the automotive industry that helps motor dealers manage the whole sales and servicing business.

Employment

  • Lead Full-stack Developer

    2015 - PRESENT
    Nexus Point
    • Provided training and mentoring of the development team around technical and project management skills.
    • Lead decisions around system architecture and technology stacks for long-term, large-scale projects.
    • Ensured and maintained quality with unit and integration tests and applied TDD within the back-end team.
    • Implemented team-wide automated static code quality analysis tools such as PHPStan and ESLint to catch bugs and code smells early in the development process.
    • Managed the client expectations on every sprint of mid-sized projects and worked with a dedicated project manager on an enterprise-scale project for a major high street bank.
    Technologies: PHP, Laravel, MySQL, Elasticsearch, Vue.js, Vuex, ECMAScript (ES6), Agile, Jira, Git, GitHub, Bitbucket, React

Experience

  • Total Cost of Ownership Calculator

    A Vue.js-based widget that can easily be embedded to any automotive manufacturer's website and allow users to compare the ownership costs of electric vehicles (EV) against internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles taking into account finance loan costs (with interest), servicing, tires, fuel or electricity, and taxes.

    The data is presented to users in tabular form, with a graph modal to show costs over the period of ownership.

    The back end is written in Laravel and utilizes APIs to third-party finance interest calculators.

  • Used Car, Van, and Motorcycle Sales Portal

    A major high street bank asked us to build an online portal advertising used cars, vans, and motorcycles offered for sale to the public. There is a search facility where users can search by monthly budget, cash price, and also filter on body types, fuel types, and other features.

    Users can contact auto dealers via the portal and arrange a test drive. After purchase, users can claim a cash reward that generates an invoice to the dealer.

    I oversaw the search development, which utilized Elasticsearch and external APIs to filter vehicles that fit within the user's finance parameters.

Skills

  • Languages

    PHP, ECMAScript (ES6), HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Frameworks

    Laravel, Tailwind CSS
  • Libraries/APIs

    Stripe API, Vue.js, Shopify API, REST APIs, Vuex, Twilio API, Node.js, React
  • Tools

    Git, PhpStorm, Composer, Jira, GitHub, Bitbucket, Docker Compose, Slack, Trello, NPM
  • Paradigms

    Agile Software Development, Agile
  • Other

    APIs, SOLID Principles, AWS, Laravel Livewire, Vite
  • Platforms

    Twilio, Droplets, Docker, Visual Studio Code
  • Storage

    MySQL, Elasticsearch

Certifications

  • Certified Laravel Developer
    DECEMBER 2020 - PRESENT
    Laravel

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