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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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CSS Developer, HCL

Posted 17 days ago

Senior Front End Developer (React.js)

London

Up to £80,000.00 per annum

The product is built using modern web front-end and back-end technologies using frameworks such as React & Redux, universal rendering, node.js, websockets, and integrates with the company’s servers and infrastructure to support large scale player pools across a wide variety of devices and platforms, mobile and desktop. The ideal candidate will have proven experience in development of large scale web project for mobile and desktop, a strong aptitude for problem solving, boundless creativity, an interest in latest technologies, a passion for “doing things properly” and a high aesthetic sense with attention to detail. Key Responsibilities · Work with other developers, designers and product managers, as well as on their own, to develop high quality code that drives the Sportsbook product forwards. · Be an integral part the team, participating in daily stand-up meetings and technical discussions. · Take an active part in making architectural decisions and providing a source of knowledge and new ideas within the team. · Remain current on industry standards and trends in web development across multiple browsers and platforms. Skills and Capabilities Essential · Minimum 3 years of relevant experience. · Strong working knowledge of javascript, especially React & Redux. · Strong working knowledge of web-based development technologies such as HTML5 and CSS (LESS/SASS). · Knowledge of Nodejs. · Passion for front-end development and attention to detail. · Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team, taking responsibility to organize and deliver work as part of the production schedule within set deadlines. · Proven track record of technical and artistic creativity. · Ability to work creatively in a demanding team environment. · Experience working with teams across multiple locations. · Previous work portfolio.

Posted 17 days ago

Senior iOS Developer

London

We’re looking for an iOS Engineer to work on mobile applications that will be used by tens of millions of cardholders around the world. We want someone with strong technical skills and creativity. Should enjoy solving tough problems and working with new technologies. You should not be shy about sharing your ideas and be obsessive about user experience and beautiful code. You’ll be part of the Mobile Engineering team whose mandate is to develop new products and platforms for millions of customers. Mobile Engineering’s aim is to build interactive experiences at all touch points of a consumer's journey whether before, at, or after the time of purchase. You’ll be working in a fast-paced environment with the stability of working for a Fortune 100 company. Your primary responsibilities will be to work on a small team of engineers developing mobile products. You should be familiar with modern software development methodologies and be able to dive deep and rapidly iterate on ideas despite ambiguity. Senior iOS Developer - Required: · University degree in Engineering Required · Knowledge of developing trends and emerging standards in mobile apps, mobile payments, and wearables. · Must have extensive experience focused exclusively on native iOS development. · Proven ability to stay highly informed on iOS best practices and latest developments. Experience with financial / banking app development is a must. · Building proof of concepts based on latest tech trends such as Machine Learning and Artificial intelligence. · Strong knowledge of clean code principles. · Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. · Experience working in a large international corporation with multi-billion dollars in revenue. Familiar with the whole software development life cycle (e.g. requirements, analysis, design, implementation, testing, and documentation) and - execution models (e.g. Waterfall, Agile, etc.) · Good understanding of RESTful APIs and how to connect iOS applications to back-end services using asynchronous network calls. · Basic understanding of Web Technologies (Javascript, CSS, HTML5) · Experience working with automated testing on the iOS platform. · Familiar with Continuous Integration (CI) and its use in testing, building and deploying iOS apps. · Knowledge of the open-source iOS ecosystem and the libraries available for common tasks. Experience with Auto Layout required. · Understanding of code versioning using git. · Understanding of accessibility and security compliance. · Understanding of fundamental design principles behind a scalable application. · Experience with UI animations a plus. · Experience with Swift, objective-C, cocoa touch, UIKit, XCode is required. · Experience with payments technology is a plus. · Apps published in the Apple App Store is a plus.

Posted 26 days ago

Senior iOS Developer - FinTech - Singapore

Singapore, Singapore

Up to US$200000 per annum + Singapore Dollars

Senior iOS Developer - Digital Finance - Singapore We're looking for an iOS Engineer to work on mobile applications that will be used by tens of millions of cardholders around the world. We want someone with strong technical skills and creativity. Should enjoy solving tough problems and working with new technologies. You should not be shy about sharing your ideas and be obsessive about user experience and beautiful code. You'll be part of the Mobile Engineering team whose mandate is to develop new products and platforms for millions of customers. Mobile Engineering's aim is to build interactive experiences at all touch points of a consumer's journey whether before, at, or after the time of purchase. You'll be working in a fast-paced environment with the stability of working for a Fortune 100 company. Your primary responsibilities will be to work on a small team of engineers developing mobile products. You should be familiar with modern software development methodologies and be able to dive deep and rapidly iterate on ideas despite ambiguity. Senior iOS Developer - Required: University degree in Engineering Required Knowledge of developing trends and emerging standards in mobile apps, mobile payments, and wearables. Must have extensive experience focused exclusively on native iOS development. Proven ability to stay highly informed on iOS best practices and latest developments. Experience with financial / banking app development is a must. Building proof of concepts based on latest tech trends such as Machine Learning and Artificial intelligence. Strong knowledge of clean code principles. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Experience working in a large international corporation with multi-billion dollars in revenue. Familiar with the whole software development life cycle (e.g. requirements, analysis, design, implementation, testing, and documentation) and - execution models (e.g. Waterfall, Agile, etc.) Good understanding of RESTful APIs and how to connect iOS applications to back-end services using asynchronous network calls. Basic understanding of Web Technologies (Javascript, CSS, HTML5) Experience working with automated testing on the iOS platform. Familiar with Continuous Integration (CI) and its use in testing, building and deploying iOS apps. Knowledge of the open-source iOS ecosystem and the libraries available for common tasks. Experience with Auto Layout required. Understanding of code versioning using git. Understanding of accessibility and security compliance. Understanding of fundamental design principles behind a scalable application. Experience with UI animations a plus. Experience with Swift, objective-C, cocoa touch, UIKit, XCode is required. Experience with payments technology is a plus. Apps published in the Apple App Store is a plus.

Posted 12 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.