Curriculum Vitae

My professional experience and education

Name: Axl Crawford
Location: Remote (GMT, CET, EET)

What I’m looking for:

  • Senior/Lead Frontend/Fullstack developer roles
  • Permanent/full-time roles
  • Fully remote
  • Greenfield projects ideal

Professional Summary

Seasoned Frontend Engineer with a decade of experience at digital marketing agencies. Proficient in a range of modern technologies, I've built hundreds of innovative digital experiences and lead dynamic teams to success. Seeking to leverage my technical skills and leadership experience in a challenging and creative role.

Work Experience

Lead Developer at Brew Digital, Birmingham, UK (Jul 2022 - Nov 2023)

As Lead Developer, I provided technical direction and leadership for my team and projects. I mentored team members to help foster their professional development. I scoped, designed and built new features for existing projects, leading and championing greenfield work and innovation efforts. My responsibilities included setting technical vision, architecting solutions, identifying opportunities for technical growth, and guiding the team to meet project goals through best practices. I enjoyed helping my team grow technically while delivering real business value through our projects.

  • Technical Leadership: I steered the technical direction of the team and projects, making sure we were in line with both client goals and our company's strategic aims.
  • Mentorship: I cultivated a nurturing environment for team members, promoting professional development and continuous learning.
  • Feature Development: I spearheaded the design and construction of new features for existing projects, improving user experience and client satisfaction.
  • Greenfield Projects Leadership: Leading greenfield projects end-to-end, from conception to delivery, was an area I particularly enjoyed. I ensured these projects were executed timely and met high quality standards.
  • Technological Advancements: I identified and introduced cutting-edge technologies that refined internal processes and amplified the impact on our clients.
  • Project and Resource Management: I oversaw scoping, scheduling, and resource allocation within the development team, ensuring projects were delivered on time, within scope, and to the highest quality standards.

Lead Developer at Barques, Birmingham, UK (Apr 2018 - Jul 2022)

  • Identified and introduced latest technologies to improve internal working processes and external client impact
  • Scoped, managed, scheduled, and controlled project and resource activities in the development team
  • Onboarded and mentored new hires as part of the talent acquisition team
  • Led the adoption of React and associated technologies across the development team
  • Ensured the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs and website accessibility

Frontend Developer at Barques, Birmingham, UK (Oct 2016 - Apr 2018)

  • Built a wide range of websites from updating existing designs to creating bespoke WordPress templates
  • Managed hundreds of websites hosted on internal and client servers
  • Implemented SEO best practices and ensured functional, pleasant user experiences

Frontend Developer at InTouch CRM, Coventry, UK (Apr 2015 - Sep 2016)

  • Responsible for the user experience of the InTouch software and site
  • Improved the current system by diagnosing and eliminating bugs, produced new design ideas, and identified areas for improvement
  • Introduced new features and created new projects using technologies such as AngularJS
  • Implemented developmental and infrastructural improvements through the introduction of SASS and a Gulp JS workflow

Skills

Technical Skills

  • Web Development: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, TypeScript
  • Frontend Libraries & Frameworks: React, Next.js, Gatsby
  • Backend: Node.js, Serverless, PHP (WordPress)
  • APIs: REST, GraphQL
  • CSS Libraries & Tools: TailwindCSS
  • Content Management: WordPress, Markdown
  • Deployment & Hosting: Vercel, Netlify
  • Version Control: Git, GitHub
  • Design Tools: Figma

Emerging Skills

React Server Components (RSC), Vitest, React Server Actions, Astro, Vite, Svelte

Soft Skills

Leadership, Mentoring, Project Management, Critical Thinking, Problem-Solving

Education

BA in Creative Digital Media
Teesside University, 2014

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