Nick Price, Developer in Manchester, United Kingdom
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Nick Price

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Software Developer

Location
Manchester, United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since
August 22, 2022

Nick is a hard-working web developer with more than a decade of experience. Highly astute, communicative, and deadline-driven, he works with startups to bring their products to market, working closely with businesses to design and build their systems while helping them understand how to achieve their long-term goals. Nick seeks a contract developer role where his strong understanding of technology, startups, and customer journeys can be utilized.

Portfolio

TemperPack Technologies, Inc.
Vue, JavaScript, Front-end, Vanilla JS, Azure, Data Visualization, Manufacturing
She Interactive LLC
Vue, JavaScript, CSS, Node.js, REST APIs, APIs, Full-stack, Web Development...
NetZero Group
Laravel, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Vue

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Jira, Slack, API Integration, SQL, APIs, Git, Test-driven Development (TDD), Vue, React, Laravel, Web Development, Agile, Full-stack Development

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on is creating a solution for a bank to list 100,000+ vehicles, enabling customers to personalize vehicle finance and apply in a few clicks.

Work Experience

Front-end Developer

2023 - PRESENT
TemperPack Technologies, Inc.
  • Developed an app to visualize data taken from the factory floor that updates in real-time.
  • Integrated a Vue.js application into a manufacturing data API.
  • Assisted the client in updating and fixing a number of already existing pieces of software within the company.
Technologies: Vue, JavaScript, Front-end, Vanilla JS, Azure, Data Visualization, Manufacturing

Full-stack Developer with Vue

2022 - PRESENT
She Interactive LLC
  • Built a cryptocurrency section of a banking site that allows users to trade cryptocurrency.
  • Integrated into Solid FI's cryptocurrency platform.
  • Worked closely with the owner to rapidly achieve business goals and get the product to market.
  • Designed the next stage of the system for the owner to add banking fees to customer transactions.
  • Provided a comprehensive handover after leaving the project to ensure an easy follow for future development.
Technologies: Vue, JavaScript, CSS, Node.js, REST APIs, APIs, Full-stack, Web Development, Software Architecture, Responsive UI, Mobile Web, Full-stack Development

Full Stack Developer

2023 - 2023
NetZero Group
  • Developed new portal sections to allow customers to enter their energy usage data.
  • Worked with the team to create reusable code to rapidly create new sections within the portal using configuration.
  • Worked closely with the client to help them understand what their MVP should look like and how to use the data presented to them to create an easy-to-use interface for a customer.
Technologies: Laravel, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Vue

Full-stack Laravel and Vue Developer

2022 - 2022
Car and Classic Ltd
  • Worked for an eCommerce B2C for classic cars. Integrated into a development pod to assist the business in achieving its annual KPIs.
  • Improved UI/UX functionality for end users by collaborating with the design team.
  • Helped improve business and development processes by regularly providing feedback and possible solutions.
  • Contributed to back-end experience and collaborated on APIs.
  • Collaborated with designers to design and implement new features.
  • Maintained high standards using automated assessment tools to determine the quality and improve page speeds.
Technologies: Vue SSR, Laravel, Vue 2, MySQL, Node.js, Tailwind CSS, Full-stack, Web Development, Software Architecture, Responsive UI, Mobile Web, Architecture, Databases, Full-stack Development, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Payment APIs, Stripe, Data Visualization

Senior Full-stack Developer

2022 - 2022
Photo Guru
  • Accelerated product development by assuming the full-stack developer role, designing and developing new custom features for the application.
  • Created new user features using React and Symfony, working closely with the management team to achieve their product goals.
  • Took the workload of the head developer, allowing him to have time to create a long-term development plan.
  • Slashed time is taken for the internal staff and saved business money by working closely with the management team to understand the staff workflows and planning new and improved features within the product.
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, CSS3, Front-end, TypeScript, Full-stack, Web Development, Technical Leadership, Leadership, Cloud, Software Architecture, Responsive UI, Mobile Web, Agile, Architecture, Databases, Full-stack Development, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Payment APIs, Stripe, Data Visualization

Senior Full-stack Developer

2016 - 2022
Nexus Point
  • Brought success to the business by working closely with key clients, building their customer-facing websites, working closely with them to understand their business needs, and rapidly forming solutions for them.
  • Influenced bringing large parts of the business's internal dealer management system to market, allowing them to take a much larger share of the back and front-end systems within the automotive industry.
  • Worked closely with the owner and senior management as the technical lead to win several contracts with a large bank, providing software design plans and long-term technical planning.
  • Built customer-facing websites to provide vehicle listings for car dealerships, increasing their web presence and sales.
  • Increased customer sales by providing finance tailoring solutions, allowing them to apply for finance within a few clicks.
  • Created a web plug-in finance calculator and finance application solution for a large bank, helping the bank sell its finance products with additional services.
  • Created a bespoke CRM and finance application portal for the bank and its customers to log into, allowing tracking of customer interaction, communication, and finance applications.
  • Acted as lead developer for a multi-million-pound development for a bank, creating a vehicle sales website and platform, giving them a central location to advertise and sell their customer's stock and provide their financial products to customers.
  • Built a finance payment calculation system generating personalized finance quotes with algorithms using seller and buyer information, allowing the customer to get an accurate quote in seconds for hundreds of thousands of vehicles at a time.
  • Created a vehicle import system that can process thousands of CSV files a day of vehicle stocks while also importing stock data from various APIs. Data is then cleansed, enriched, and managed automatically and can be manually overridden if necessary.
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, CSS3, Front-end, DigitalOcean, Full-stack, Web Development, Software as a Service (SaaS), Technical Leadership, Leadership, Cloud, Software Architecture, Laravel Forge, Responsive UI, Mobile Web, Agile, Architecture, Databases, Full-stack Development, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Payment APIs, Stripe, Data Visualization

Full-stack Developer

2021 - 2021
The Avenue Estate Agents
  • Built a customer-facing website for a startup real estate company.
  • Integrated with multiple CRM tools to automatically update the listings and forward customer inquiries to appropriate agents.
  • Created a geographical search engine to allow customers to find listings in their chosen locale.
Technologies: Laravel, Laravel Livewire, Alpine.js, DigitalOcean, Full-stack, Cloud, Responsive UI, Mobile Web, Agile, Architecture, Databases, Full-stack Development, Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Full-stack Developer

2014 - 2016
Bright Future
  • Served as team leader for customer web-based projects, heading several projects simultaneously, working very closely with the BA and project management team to provide cost-effective yet quality solutions.
  • Integrated apprentices within the team, providing professional mentoring as a large part of my role.
  • Developed a marketing tracking system that provided visual charts to the marketing department of a healthcare goods manufacturer, tracking data worldwide.
  • Built a back-end system and API for a greeting cards mobile application.
  • Worked on several engagements, including a WordPress project, a CRM system for an estate agent, and an events creation and calendaring system for Cisco.
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, CSS3, Front-end, DigitalOcean, Technical Leadership, Leadership, Cloud, Software Architecture, Responsive UI, Mobile Web, Agile, Architecture, Databases, Full-stack Development, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Payment APIs

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, Full-stack Development

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.

Shopify Store Creation

Created a Shopify store for a Manchester-based basketball apparel brand, integrating with a drop-ship clothing manufacturer.

Worked closely with the company owner to create an on-brand easy-to-use store that can be easily maintained.
2009 - 2012

Bachelor's Degree in Computing

Manchester Metropolitan University - Manchester, The United Kingdom

Libraries/APIs

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

Tools

NGINX, Jira, Git, Bitbucket, Slack

Frameworks

Laravel, Lumen, Vue SSR, Eloquent, Nuxt.js, Symfony, Laravel Livewire, Alpine.js, Tailwind CSS, Vanilla JS

Languages

PHP, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, HTML5, SQL, CSS3, TypeScript, Python

Paradigms

Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Microservices, Test-driven Development (TDD), Agile, Database Design, Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Storage

MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Databases

Platforms

Visual Studio Code (VS Code), MacOS, AWS Lambda, Docker, Amazon Web Services (AWS), DigitalOcean, Linux, Rackspace, Shopify, Azure

Other

API Integration, APIs, Back-end, Finance, Finance APIs, Front-end, Full-stack, Web Development, Technical Leadership, Leadership, Software Architecture, Responsive UI, Mobile Web, Full-stack Development, Software Development, IT Project Management, Symphony, Web Project Management, Cloud, Laravel Forge, Architecture, Payment APIs, Data Analytics, Web Scraping, Data Visualization, Interactive Charts, Software as a Service (SaaS), Manufacturing

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