Jonathan Stening, Developer in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Jonathan Stening

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Software Developer

Location
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Toptal Member Since
November 27, 2017

Jonathan is a Sydney-based digital creative with over 15 years of experience. He is focused on his craft, pays attention to detail, and is committed to best practices. He has excellent communication skills, visual design and UX skillsets, and he is familiar with business requirements gathering and workflow methodologies.

Portfolio

SapientRazorfish
User Interface (UI), Adobe Experience Manager (AEM), Git, Bower, NPM, Gulp...
Accenture Interactive
User Interface (UI), Adobe Experience Manager (AEM), Git, Bower, NPM, Grunt...
Reactive
User Interface (UI), Sitecore, Git, NPM, Grunt, Sass, Less, CSS, HTML

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

NPM, Gulp, Grunt, Git, Sublime Text

The most amazing...

...code I've written was for the Australian Dept. of Health—I refactored and systemized the date picker & validation components now used by much of the population.

Work Experience

Front-End Lead

2016 - 2017
SapientRazorfish
  • Led the front-end development for the NSW Environmental Protection Authority’s Sitecore CMS website; overseeing and managing an offshore capability, for the site: EPA.nsw.gov.au.
  • Developed the front-end, the information architecture, and UX for the Bank of Queensland; specialized on the UI refresh project, Boqpecialist.com.au.
  • Oversaw the front-end development for the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage (Environment.nsw.gov.au) and MTAA Super (MTAASuper.com.au projects).
  • Built the UI for an internal digitized Digital Transformation strategy visualization app for Q Super; built on React.
  • Led the UI development for a new Suncorp Bank personal banking initiative; built on React Native.
  • Delivered the UI for offshore Agile projects.
  • Gained exposure to Google Ventures’ Sprint Methodology; rapidly ideating, prototyping, and validating the UI design direction.
  • Gained experience with UI development using React and React Native.
Technologies: User Interface (UI), Adobe Experience Manager (AEM), Git, Bower, NPM, Gulp, Sass, CSS, HTML

Senior Front-End Developer

2015 - 2016
Accenture Interactive
  • Led the UI development for a large Agile-based Sitecore CMS website build for the Australian Rugby Union (ARU), Rugby.com.au.
  • Worked as a senior front-end developer for the Australian Federal Government's Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) “My Health Record” project, MyHealthRecord.gov.au.
  • Gained experience within a very large government department Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) CMS project, working with multiple front-end developers, UX/UI and interaction designers, business analysts, Java developers, testers, and offshore resources.
Technologies: User Interface (UI), Adobe Experience Manager (AEM), Git, Bower, NPM, Grunt, Sass, Less, CSS, HTML

Senior Front-End Developer

2014 - 2015
Reactive
  • Trained in Agile methodology by Agency Agile; a US based organization promoting a more agency optimised approach to the traditional Agile software development methodology.
  • Worked as an integral part of Reactive client/account management including running sprint planning sessions, workshops, and regular client presentations.
  • Attended industry conferences and training workshops including Web Directions, Respond, Respond Masterclass, and Code.
  • Led the UI development for a large Agile-based Sitecore CMS website build for Perpetual investment management company Perpetual.com.au (nominated for two industry awards).
  • Developed the front-end for an Umbraco CMS website builds including ANZ Stadium and microsites for Goodman Fielder's Meadow Lea, Pampas, and White Wings products.
Technologies: User Interface (UI), Sitecore, Git, NPM, Grunt, Sass, Less, CSS, HTML

Senior Front-End Developer

2012 - 2014
We Are Social
  • Acted as an internal specialist resource; providing development, design, technical expertise, and UX consulting.
  • Delivered a leading industry magazine website, Bandt.com.au; adhering to a lean approach, utilizing Atomic Design, working closely alongside visual design and the client.
  • Developed integrated campaign solutions with existing social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
Technologies: WordPress, PHP, Bootstrap, Sass, Less, CSS, HTML

Perpetual Investment and Trustee Group

https://www.perpetual.com.au/
Led the UI development for a large Agile-based Sitecore CMS website build for the Perpetual investment management company, http://perpetual.com.au (nominated for two industry awards).

This was a year-long project involving Agile coaches, visual design, UX, front-end and back-end developers; and regular contact with the client.

Rugby.com.au | Australian Rugby Union

http://rugby.com.au
Led the UI development for a large Agile-based Sitecore CMS website build for the Australian Rugby Union (ARU), http://rugby.com.au.

This was an approximate six-month project involving Agile coaches, visual design, UX, front- and back-end developers, and regular contact with the client.

NSW Environment Protection Authority

https://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/
Led the front-end development for the NSW Environmental Protection Authority’s Sitecore CMS website; overseeing and managing an offshore capability, http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au.

ANZ Stadium

https://www.anzstadium.com.au/
Developed the front-end for an Umbraco CMS website build.

Cyclist Magazine

http://cyclist.com.au/
Designed and developed the front-end and implemented a WordPress integration.

B&T Magazine

http://bandt.com.au
Led the front-end for an industry publication website; utilized lean principles, design-in-the-browser, and Atomic Design techniques.
2004 - 2006

New Zealand Diploma of Business and Diploma of Information Systems in Business

Christchurch College of Education - Christchurch, New Zealand

2001 - 2003

Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Commerce (Computer Science & Information Systems)

University of Canterbury - Christchurch, New Zealand

Libraries/APIs

Modernizr, jQuery, Emmet, Lodash, Underscore.js

Tools

Sketch, Photoshop CC, Grunt, Gulp, Sublime Text, Mailchimp, Illustrator CC, Principle, NPM, Jekyll, Git, Bower, Adobe Experience Manager (AEM)

Languages

HTML, Sass, Less, CSS, HTML5, SQL, JavaScript, PHP

Paradigms

SMACSS, BEM, Responsive Coding, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Responsive, Agile, OOCSS, On-page SEO, UX Design

Platforms

WordPress

Frameworks

Bootstrap

Storage

MySQL

Other

Atomic Design, SVG, Design Systems, Responsive UI, Responsive UX Design, CodeKit, Freelancing, Wireframing, Agile Sprints, Design, GitFlow, Organic SEO, Sitecore, User Interface (UI)

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