Nick Price, Software Developer in Manchester, United Kingdom
Nick Price

Software Developer in Manchester, United Kingdom

Member since August 22, 2022
Nick has over a decade of experience as a developer specializing in web-based software solutions, most recently in the automotive sector, particularly vehicle finance, and has worked closely with a multinational bank. He has overseen the development of large-scale platforms and created algorithms for prominent insurance companies. His expertise includes designing, building, and maintaining systems for large corporations and creating solutions for smaller businesses and startups.
Nick is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Photo Guru
    PHP, Symfony, React, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), HTML, JavaScript, CSS, HTML5...
  • Nexus Point
    PHP, Laravel, Vue, Nuxt.js, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Elasticsearch, HTML...
  • Bright Future
    PHP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Laravel, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, HTML5...

Experience

Location

Manchester, United Kingdom

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Visual Studio Code, MacOS, Jira, Slack, HTML5, API Integration, SQL, APIs, Back-end, REST APIs, Git, Test-driven Development (TDD)

The most amazing...

...product I've developed is a vehicle sales and financing platform for a multinational bank.

Employment

  • Senior Full-stack Developer

    2022 - 2022
    Photo Guru
    • Developed web software enabling photographers to upload their work for photos to be delivered to photo post-processors, put through a QA process, and then sent to the end client.
    • Created new features using Jira as a tracking tool.
    • Enabled photo editors to drive new features within the system.
    • Enabled clients and QA to annotate and return images to editors if work was unsatisfactory.
    Technologies: PHP, Symfony, React, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), HTML, JavaScript, CSS, HTML5, API Integration, SQL, APIs, Back-end, REST APIs, Linux, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Git, Symphony, Microservices, Lumen, Docker, Test-driven Development (TDD), Amazon Web Services (AWS), NGINX
  • Senior Full-stack Developer

    2016 - 2022
    Nexus Point
    • Developed a plug-in finance calculator used by many car websites throughout Europe, including major manufacturers, including the integration into a finance API. Built a portal/API to manage clients and made a calculator placed on the client site.
    • Served as a lead developer and solutions architect for an enterprise car marketplace project, creating a vehicle sales and financing platform for a large bank.
    • Worked as a head of development of a department built to serve a large multinational bank in the automotive sector.
    • Created many customer websites for car sales companies across the UK.
    • Developed a tool used by a major car manufacturer to advise customers about the cost of running electric vehicles vs. ICE.
    • Developed a SaaS web solution for automotive sales companies and manufacturers, allowing them to track stock, sales, aftersales, CRM, and finance applications.
    Technologies: PHP, Laravel, Vue, Nuxt.js, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Elasticsearch, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, HTML5, API Integration, SQL, APIs, Back-end, REST APIs, Linux, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Git, Bitbucket, Symfony, React, Symphony, Microservices, Lumen, Docker, MariaDB, Test-driven Development (TDD), Amazon Web Services (AWS), NGINX, Rackspace, Vue SSR, Vue 2, Node.js, Eloquent
  • Full-stack Developer

    2014 - 2016
    Bright Future
    • Grew several teams from apprentice-level staff who were working in our apprentice school.
    • Managed and led the development of several projects for large multinationals.
    • Taught Jira project management, source control, and development skills to our apprentice staff, enabling them to work at a competitive professional level.
    Technologies: PHP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Laravel, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, HTML5, API Integration, SQL, APIs, Back-end, REST APIs, Linux, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Git, Bitbucket, Microservices, Lumen, MariaDB, Test-driven Development (TDD), NGINX, Eloquent
  • Algorithm Developer

    2012 - 2014
    CDL
    • Created and maintained algorithms for large insurance companies.
    • Collaborated with insurance companies to ensure rapid, accurate development.
    • Assisted in creating the company's transition from Filetab-D to Python.
    Technologies: SQL, Back-end

Experience

  • Vehicle Sales and Financing Website and Platform

    A multifaceted application for allowing the finance arm of a large bank to sell their network of dealers' vehicle stock.

    The application was split into several areas: Data import, dealer vehicle financing, and consumer-facing website.

    Each day the vehicle stock required updating. This required processing CSVs in multiple formats and interacting with APIs. Vehicle importing and importing rules could be managed through a management interface built using Laravel. All vehicle data incoming required enrichment from several external APIs based on a set of rules. Data was then shared between several platforms internally for the bank.

    Finance was controlled via a bank-controlled API. Each dealer had specific finance rules. One of the requirements was to build a finance vehicle search function for all stock that a consumer could use. PostgreSQL and Elasticsearch powered this.

  • Real Estate Listings Website

    A real estate listings website integrated with a real estate software API.
    I worked full stack on the project, creating a website with a high-end feel.
    The information for the properties is regularly updated from the API and provides YouTube links, floor plans, and images. Customers can filter properties and quickly search properties using a location radius search.

  • Social Media Analytics Tracker

    A Laravel-based application to enable a UK-based global healthcare products manufacturer to track their social media presence across the globe.

    I was the full-stack developer lead and produced the software to allow the marketing department to gather all their social media analytics in a single place and view this data in graphical form.

  • Finance Calculator

    A Vue/Laravel finance calculator service that can be added to a client's site in a few lines of code. Accompanying portal to allow set up of clients, manage CRM, customize themes. I contributed to the required integration into the finance API for an international bank.

  • Vehicle Comparator Website Plug-in

    A visual calculator to allow customers to see how much money they could save per year by switching to electric cars, taking into account the cost of bills and fuel, taxes, charging points, etc. Several large car manufacturers used this on their websites to increase their electric vehicle sales and reduce the perception that electric vehicles cost more than ICE vehicles.

  • Bespoke Real Estate CRM

    Bespoke CRM to manage the workflow of buying and selling properties in a short time frame. This software allows just a 5-day time window from purchase to sale. This is achieved by a direct integration from the real estate systems to the solicitors, enabling users to create document templates and have the system automatically fill them in and send them to the appropriate party.

Skills

  • Languages

    PHP, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, HTML5, SQL, Python
  • Frameworks

    Laravel, Lumen, Vue SSR, Eloquent, Nuxt.js, Symfony, Tailwind CSS
  • Libraries/APIs

    Vue, REST APIs, Vue 2, React, Google Chart API, Node.js
  • Tools

    NGINX, Jira, Git, Bitbucket, Slack
  • Paradigms

    Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Microservices, Test-driven Development (TDD), Database Design
  • Storage

    MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch, Amazon S3 (AWS S3)
  • Other

    API Integration, APIs, Back-end, Software as a Service (SaaS), Finance, Finance APIs, Software Development, IT Project Management, AWS, Symphony, Web Project Management, Livewire, Alpine.js, Interactive Charts
  • Platforms

    Visual Studio Code, MacOS, AWS Lambda, Docker, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Linux, Rackspace

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computing
    2009 - 2012
    Manchester Metropolitan University - Manchester, The United Kingdom

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