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Joe Davies

Joe Davies

Senior Consultant

joe.davies@orbisconsultants.com 0203 854 0015
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From a small town in Essex, I went straight into a plumbing and electrical apprenticeship from school at 16. After 5 years of changing lightbulbs, I decided to pack it all in and in 2011, I set off on a 12-month adventure. Travelling around the world, I visited almost 20 countries in the process and made some fantastic memories. 

I returned from travelling and made the conscious decision to move into recruitment and have been working in the Digital and Front-End Tech space ever since. As well as in London, my work includes working in several digital and tech hubs across Europe.   

I enjoy playing and watching football, although I’m better watching than I am playing! When there is no footy, you will either find me in the pub, on a plane, or on the sofa watching a decent film.  

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Joe is an effective recruiter. He comes across as honest, grounded and gives you support throughout the entire recruitment process, so you're never left wondering. I wish more recruiters were like him!

CSS Developer, HCL

Posted 6 months ago

UI Developer - NYC

United Kingdom

This is an opportunity to work on one of the largest financial software platforms in the world. Working within an established UX team, constantly striving to understand their customers' needs and improve their experience. Keeping everything going smoothly is a dream team of UX skillsets - from interaction design to prototyping, visual design to usability analysis. Much like the user experiences we shape, the team works together seamlessly, collaborating on projects senior management deems crucial for the customers. What's in it for you: A flat structure offers meaningful access to senior management, and fuels interaction across the entire organization. The global headquarters in New York City reflects this decidedly un-corporate culture with a stylish, open and dynamic workspace - an inspiring user experience of its own. You will: Work closely with UX Designers to increase the fidelity of conceptual designs/artifacts, such as paper sketches or wire-frames, into interactive prototypes Help various cross-product teams ensure that the design concepts are technologically feasible as part of an iterative design life-cycle Interact with visual designers, interaction designers, usability specialists, product managers, and front-end and back-end technologists You need to have: B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science, Engineering, Design or related field Meticulous attention to visual detail and a natural eye for design Solid experience developing complex user interfaces within HTML 5 Development and JavaScript Extensive experience with Javascript frameworks, such as AngularJS and Node.js Deep understanding of UI application, framework development, and UI/UX principles Familiarity with design tools such as Visio, Omnigraffle, Photoshop and Illustrator We'd love to see: We are interested in seeing your portfolio for this position. Ideally we would like to see a broad sample of visually interactive, transactional UI applications that you have developed.

Posted 6 months ago

React Native Developer - Fully Remote

30-31 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4EX, United States

Mobile/React Native Engineer (Fully Remote) We’re looking for iOS/Android engineers to join an established mobile team to build thoughtful, polished, and impactful experiences for our current and future customers. If you’re an engineer who is well-versed in native and React Native development, and passionate about building great products with technical craftsmanship, then we think you would be a great fit for our team. Mobile is quickly becoming the preferred means for people to connect, and we’re looking to build the premiere mobile application to support people in their everyday journeys. What are some examples of the work the team has done? We’ve built an internationalized mobile app for over a dozen international markets. Overhauled the UX of the app to be best-in-class among our peers Moved to a Swift-first, Kotlin-first approach for mobile development Integrated React Native Brownfield into the mobile app for select features We actively support the open source community by giving conference talks, hosting meetups, and releasing OS projects of our own. The following experience would be relevant for this role: Experience shipping one or more Android/iOS/React Native apps (ideally in App/Play Store and at-scale) Deep understanding of the underlying architecture of React Native on both the JS and native realms Projects and code that shows a high aptitude for engineering knowledge, and practices Provided thought leadership around software development processes, architectural design, code delivery, and/or testing in a team environment General engineering experience (i.e. SDLC, designing/interfacing with API’s, CI, GIT) Some of the tools that our team use: Slack for communication JIRA for ticket tracking Confluence for wiki GIT/Bitbucket for source control Hexo for engineering documentation Jenkins for CI/CDer