Joseph Shambrook

Front End Developer
Email:  josephshambrook@gmail.com Twitter:  @J_se_h

Developing for the web is pretty cool, especially when you enjoy the finer details like measuring performance, finding the best possible solution to problems and learning from them. That's what I do everyday, because I love my work. It's why I keep up with web development trends, new emerging standards and technology. It's why I code every single day to keep my mind fresh and racing. It's also so that I can build myself to become as good as I can be.

Currently, I develop JavaScript on a daily basis, with an interest in AngularJS and a strong grasp of jQuery, all with performance and standards in mind. I also develop responsive page designs using LESS/CSS, am familiar with task runners like Gulp, can use Git effectively, and can capably test cross-browser compatibility. I've also had exposure to server code such as C# and PHP, an understanding of SQL, and fiddle about with Swift/Objective C every now and then.

Experience
viagogo
London, UK
June 2014 - Present
Front End Developer
Part of the Website team developing JavaScript/jQuery and LESS for the front-facing main side. Have focused on things like JavaScript performance, enforcing coding guidelines, creating modules and ensuring cross-browser compatibility back to IE8. Have also gained huge exposure to C# (with Razor), use of task runners and developing great new layouts to boost usability and conversion rate.
WeSwap
London, UK
April 2012 - May 2014
Web Developer
Part of an exciting startup based in London bringing revolutionary value for foreign exchange. Handled much of the front-end coding for the website, as well as other tools for the company. Was previously at Junior level before moving up in Oct 2013.
Core Data Systems
Colchester, UK
November 2011 - April 2012
Web Developer
Minor as-and-when-need first job in developer role. Handled necessary coding work, including in-office tools and client websites.
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London 2012
London, UK
May 2012 - July 2012
Opening Ceremony Volunteer
Took part in the iconic London 2012 opening ceremony as part of the opening prologue, titled the 'Green and Pleasant Land', and then was part of the major transition of the field to the 'Industrial Revolution'. An unforgettable experience, one that took nearly 100 hours worth of rehearsals and much effort, but was certainly worth it and a very proud moment.
Churchill Knight & Associates
Potters Bar, UK
January 2009 - September 2010
Office Assistant / Business Change Assistant
Sorting folders, handling post, scanning documents, organising folders on company database, handling spreadsheets, helping clients through email/phone.
Monster Marketing Direct
Romford, UK
October 2008 - November 2008
Field Representative
Facing potential customers, learning product information and prices, learning techniques to persuade customers, keeping written records, staying organised, working as a team and independently.
Sainsburys
Hornchurch, UK
November 2007 - March 2008
Temporary Sales Assistant
Facing potential customers, learning product information and prices, learning techniques to persuade customers, keeping written records, staying organised, working as a team and independently.
Education
Qantm College
London, UK
October 2010 - September 2011
Diploma - Web Design & Development
Intense one year course learning the basics of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL, Photoshop and User Experience.
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Havering Sixth Form College
Hornchurch, UK
September 2006 - July 2008
A Level
English Language, Media Studies
Emerson Park School
Hornchurch, UK
September 2001 - July 2006
GCSE A*-C
English Language, Mathematics, Double Applied Science, History
Skills
Javascript
jQuery
AngularJS
LESS/SCSS
Responsive Design
Webpage Performance
PHP
Git
Gulp/Grunt
Razor
Interests
Technology news, football, programming, music, travelling.