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Grant Bajere

Grant Bajere

Bristol, United Kingdom
Member since April 17, 2014
Grant is a front-end web developer and digital designer based in Bristol, UK. He has had the pleasure of working with a variety of companies, big and small, on a number of different designs and projects. He prides himself on his web development and design expertise and always pushes himself to excellence in his work and in his professional interactions.
Grant is now available for hire
Portfolio
  • Admiral Group
    AngularJS, Express, Mocha, Protractor
  • Wazoku
    AngularJS, HTML5, Sass, Django, Grunt.js, NPM
  • ISM Games
    HTML5, JS, Backbone.js, Sass, Django, Gulp.js, NPM
Experience
  • Front-end, 8 years
  • Web Design, 8 years
  • Model View Controller (MVC), 5 years
  • Agile, 5 years
  • Sass, 4 years
  • PhoneGap, 2 years
  • AngularJS, 2 years
Bristol, United Kingdom
Availability
Full-time
Preferred Environment
OS X, Coda2, Atom, Git, Adobe Suite, iTerm
The most amazing...
...thing I've built is a website that provides a fully accessible experience to the visually impaired. I take pride in work that improves the quality of life.
Employment
  • Angular Developer
    2016 - 2017
    Admiral Group
    • Built data visualization with different gauges, graphs, and tables.
    • Developed dynamic templates running off of a configuration file for easy updating.
    • Ensured that all features are fully unit, E2E, and visual regression tested.
    Technologies: AngularJS, Express, Mocha, Protractor
  • Front-end Developer
    2016 - 2016
    Wazoku
    • Created a multimedia uploader for the company flagship app. The uploader consisted of direct upload from the computer, URL linking, and third-party API integrations. Dropbox, Google Drive, Soundcloud, YouTube, and Box were among the systems used.
    • Upgraded the app from AngularJS 1.3 to 1.5.
    • Made speed optimizations and binding changes app-wide.
    • Helped the product owner design features.
    • Created a media gallery to view all the images, audio, and documents attached to each idea.
    Technologies: AngularJS, HTML5, Sass, Django, Grunt.js, NPM
  • Front-end Developer
    2016 - 2016
    ISM Games
    • Built two fantasy Olympics apps. These were fully responsive builds that I also helped oversee the design of.
    • Helped on the build of the new Premier League fantasy football app. The Premier League had a full rebrand this season, and the new design of the website brought up some interesting issues for use to implement on a fully responsive build.
    • Built the English Premier League fantasy app for Fox Sports Australia.
    Technologies: HTML5, JS, Backbone.js, Sass, Django, Gulp.js, NPM
  • Front-end Developer
    2015 - 2015
    @Google
    • Built for Google mainly on marketing sites.
    • Contributed to an interesting project where I had to GPS track a bicycle around Switzerland and plot the route on a Google Map. I then proceeded to pull images that the cyclist took on his trip and drop them into the route.
    Technologies: HTML5, Sass, JS, Grunt.js, NPM
  • Front-end Developer and Designer
    2015 - 2015
    Open To Export, LLC
    • Redesigned and rebuilt the site in entirety. I helped on the responsive design, and then went on to build the templates, ready for data.
    • Designed and implemented a new admin system for uploading and editing content. Built in AngularJS, the new system gave image editing, article promotion, and user control to the admin team.
    • Provided tools to the front-end of the product's codebase in the form of Grunt.js. This included SASS, image maps, code concatenation, and many other tools, which brought the development progress in line with modern workflows.
    Technologies: Freemarker MVC, HTML5, Sass, AngularJS, Grunt.js, NPM
  • Front-end Developer
    2015 - 2015
    Nomensa
    • Contributed key elements to a team tasked with creating an Alpha intranet site for the Public Health of England, a branch of the UK Government. My role in the team was to build, and help steer the design of, the user-facing side of project.
    • Built the front-end to UK government digital standards (GDS).
    • Generated ideas with think tanks and helped guide the Alpha. Very interesting to be included in a loop that included doctors and surgeons through to admin and HR workers, each with different needs that we had to meet. The project provided some great challenges.
    Technologies: AngularJS, HTML5, Sass, Django, Grunt.js, NPM
Experience
  • Torchbox (Development)
    https://giving.apps.upenn.edu/

    Creating an AngularJS app for Pennsylvania University, Philadelphia. The app was created for "Giving," which is where people can give money and other gifts to various departments across the university. For this app, I decided to go with ES6 and worked with classes. Full unit testing and responsive Sass was also carried out. I also had the chance to use a Postgres back-end for the first time, which was fun.

  • Admiral Car Insurance (Development)

    I was brought into Admiral to kick off a new dashboard app for their Telematics products. The app displays data taken from the black boxes installed in the customers' cars. Different gauges, graphs, and tables were used, and the entire app runs off of a configuration system I devised. This allowed the business to update the layout and the content of the app without making a change request to alter the build! The app was built in AngularJS, using many tools for development in Gulp. Alongside the development of the front-end code, we created unit, E2E, and visual tests. Mocha, Chai, Protractor, and BackstopJS were the tools selected for this job.

  • Fantasy English Premier League (Development)
    http://eplfantasy.foxsports.com.au/

    Fantasy football app produced for Fox Sports Australia.

  • Actual Experience (Development)

    Helping to build a white label React.js app that allowed clients to set up different components and settings for a network analytics product. I worked mainly with JSX templates and helping with the design work. Something of note; the end client was Verizon, in the US, so I created a system where we could ‘skin’ or ‘theme’ the white label app by changing a single JSON file only. This would then brand the app during the build process. This allows the app to be branded in minutes for other clients .

  • DotLabel (Development)

    Not a lot can be said about this project as it’s under an NDA, but the small information app was created in AngularJS and combined with PhoneGap to produce apps for iOS and Android. I was brought in as this needed a quick turnaround. The app consisted of 4 different parallax experiences linked together via a central navigation.

  • Wazoku Idea Management (Development)
    https://www.wazoku.com/

    Added features to the idea management tool that they sell all over the world to companies such as Microsoft, BBC, and Aviva, among others. This is a Python project with a front-end built fully on AngularJS. Along with new features, I also had the chance to refactor and debug parts of the app, which was a nice challenge.

  • iRelo (Development)

    Short contract to design and build a data capture user journey for an alarm company. The design had heavy animation and a very direct journey to get the user to the end as quickly as possible. Once designed, i created the web page in AngularJS to make good use of the binding and loading features.

  • Yell Mobile (Development)

    Added to the team to help bug fix and add features to the new and improved smart phone version of yell.com. An excellent HTML5 project to be involved in!

  • Bouncepad (Development)
    https://bouncepad.com

    WordPress site with light WooCommerce integration for the manufacturer of safe tablet enclosures for stores and public spaces. Built all the back-end in WordPress and built the front-end in HTML5, PHP, jQuery, and AngularJS.

  • Open to Export (Development)
    http://opentoexport.com

    The project I worked on while at Hibu has now become its own company due to its success. This time around, I worked on giving the site a new look and feel whilst expanding both the admin area and the user-facing content. AngularJS is being used for the admin system and HTML5, JS, and Sass for the site. It is still working on the Freemarker MVC system.

  • Harrington Starr Recruitment (Development)
    http://www.harringtonstarr.com/

    WordPress site for Harrington Starr recruitment. Built all the back-end in WordPress and built the front-end in HTML5, PHP, and jQuery.

Skills
  • Languages
    CSS, HTML, CSS3, HTML5, Sass, Less, JavaScript, PHP, ECMAScript (ES6)
  • Frameworks
    Bootstrap, Protractor, Ionic, AngularJS, Cordova, PhoneGap, Express.js, Django
  • Libraries/APIs
    Twitter API, jQuery, Google Maps SDK, Modernizr, Facebook API, Underscore.js, LocalStorage, Google API, Google Analytics API, WooCommerce API, Chai
  • Tools
    BackstopJS, NPM, Git, BitBucket, Grunt.js, Adobe Illustrator, Gulp.js, GitHub, JIRA, Adobe Photoshop, FreeMarker, Subversion (SVN), Vagrant, Mocha, Google Analytics
  • Paradigms
    Model View Presenter (MVP), Responsive Web Design (RWD), Agile Software Development, Scrum, Agile, BEM, Web Design, Model View Controller (MVC), REST, Rapid Prototyping
  • Platforms
    WordPress Theme Design, WordPress, Parse, Django CMS
  • Other
    AJAX, Front-end, Project Management, Geolocation, Design, CSS3 Animation
  • Storage
    MongoDB, MySQL
Education
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Interactive Media
    2006 - 2007
    University of Wales - Newport, Wales
  • Higher National Diploma in Multimedia
    2004 - 2006
    City of Bristol College - Bristol, England
  • BTEC National Diploma in IT Practitioning
    2002 - 2004
    City of Bristol College - Bristol, England
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