Jake Hodges, WordPress Developer in Bristol, United Kingdom
Jake Hodges

WordPress Developer in Bristol, United Kingdom

Member since October 13, 2020
Jake has developed software for 10 years and specialized in adding elegant functionality to custom WordPress websites for the past four. Prior to that, he focused on medical engineering to develop complex, embedded medical devices. He excels as an independent freelancer and as a member of international, multidisciplinary teams and is adept at explaining technical concepts clearly. Jake values transparency and communication to build strong, trusting relationships with clients and colleagues.
Jake is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

Bristol, United Kingdom

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

WordPress, Linux, MacOS

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on was developing a new technology to manipulate and move DNA nucleotides in microdroplets.

Employment

  • Web Developer

    2018 - PRESENT
    Freelance
    • Developed custom WordPress themes and plugins for small and medium-sized clients, specializing in adding complex custom functionality to websites.
    • Received excellent feedback on communication, professionalism, and explaining technical concepts clearly to non-technical clients.
    • Adapted to each client's requirements with proficiency in a wide range of industry-standard workflows and tools.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, WordPress
  • Engineer

    2015 - 2017
    Cambridge Consultants
    • Designed and tested electronics modules for industry-leading medical devices, working within strict regulations and development processes.
    • Collaborated effectively in multidisciplinary teams of varying sizes.
    • Provided professional consultation, maintained strong client relationships, and received consistently positive feedback on presentation and communication skills.
    Technologies: Medical Devices, Embedded C, Electronics
  • Technologist Intern

    2015 - 2015
    Frog Design Inc.
    • Assisted with the development and delivery of high-traffic commercial websites for large-scale clients.
    • Developed modules and components for use throughout in-house projects.
    • Led a research project with other interns, assessing the future possibilities of certain technologies.
    Technologies: Full-stack

Experience

  • Website for a Premium Drinks Wholesaler
    http://www.distantlands.beer

    A custom website for a national drinks wholesaler, built in WordPress. I worked independently on this project and supported the client on their choice of technologies, design, and SEO-optimized content. This the first phase of the project, which will be followed by an eCommerce site that's in development and will launch later this year.

  • WooCommerce Fulfillment Plugin

    A WordPress plugin for a company that sells vehicle history checks. The plugin automates the fulfillment of WooCommerce orders using data from an API, offering large scalability and increased margins to the client.

    Prior to development, I worked with the client to thoroughly understand their business model. Together, we came up with an architecture and interface that best suited the client and their customers. The client is now processing 1,000+ orders per day.

Skills

  • Languages

    CSS, HTML, PHP, JavaScript, Embedded C
  • Platforms

    WordPress, MacOS, Linux
  • Other

    Electronics, PSD to WordPress, HTTP Request Methods, Embedded Hardware, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Full-stack
  • Tools

    Advanced Custom Fields (ACF)
  • Libraries/APIs

    REST APIs

Education

  • Master's Degree in Sustainability and Ecology
    2020 - 2020
    Center for Alternative Technology - Machynlleth, Wales, UK
  • Master's Degree in Electronic Engineering
    2011 - 2015
    University of Southampton - Southampton, England, UK

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