Christopher Reid, Developer in Manchester, United Kingdom
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Christopher Reid

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Full-stack Developer

Manchester, United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since
June 29, 2021

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.


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




Preferred Environment

Docker, PhpStorm, GitHub, Jira, Slack, Trello, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), NPM, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Technical Project Management

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.

Work Experience

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, Vuex, ECMAScript (ES6), Agile, Jira, Git, GitHub, Bitbucket, React, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Technical Project Management, Algorithms

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.

Certified Laravel Developer



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


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


Laravel, Tailwind CSS, Laravel Livewire


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


Agile Software Development, Agile


MySQL, Elasticsearch


Twilio, Droplets, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, Visual Studio Code (VS Code)


APIs, SOLID Principles, Vite, Technical Project Management, Algorithms

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