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About Me

I am a development team manager and frontend web developer.

Dex Randall

Dex Randall

What I do:

Precision Management

I'm a good listener and communicator. I understand business needs and can distil them in to a clear architectural vision. I then produce a timely and workable plan and drill down to the detail level to engineer a high-quality result.

Frontend Development

Mobile-first delivery of responsive, usable and performant apps is what I love. I'm focussed on what works best for the client and how to deliver that quickly, consistently and to a high standard using agile methodlogy and build/release automation.

Team Performance

Team building and development are central to my work. I will bring out the best team performance, practices and product understanding. If the culture is right, the team will be happier and work to their highest potential.

Skills and Experience

What I have been using of late.

Web and Mobile Core Skills

  • Responsive web frontend development (HTML5, CSS3, SASS, Jade, JS, JQuery, AngularJS, Ajax, JSON, API)

  • Mobile app development (AngularJS, Material Design, Bootstrap, Ionic, NodeJS, MySQL, PHP)

  • Agile (scrum)

  • Build and release with GIT, Grunt, Gulp

  • UI design, UX, usability and accessibility

  • Web and mobile performance optimisation

  • Full software development life cycle

Business Skills

  • High success rate at hiring, team building and mentoring

  • Good insight in to real business needs

  • Strong clear communication with stakeholders, clients, engineers and creatives

  • Broad business consulting and project management experience

  • Excellent collaboration, time management and team work

  • Strong attention to detail and quality

  • Desire to constantly improve customer service, internal processes and team skills

  • Product management, especially identifying any gaps

  • Business and technical analysis

  • Training, workshops and presentations

Tools & Integrations

  • SugarCRM, Marketo (marketing automation), DoceboLMS, JoomlaCMS, Amazon AWS, Social Media, Zendesk

  • JIRA, Confluence, Capture (testing), HipChat, Agile (scrum)

  • Material Design, Bootstrap, Foundation, Ionic (template frameworks)

  • Zendesk (helpdesk)

Work History

The Timeline

  • Veromo

    2016-date

    Angular Frontend Developer, Veromo

    I am currently contracting with Veromo, a startup helping new business owners get started. I am working in Angular, coding the frontend of a member portal on a greenfield project.

  • Trading Pursuits

    2011-2015

    Head of Development,
    Trading Pursuits

    For 6 years I managed online product development for a stock market investment and education company. I ran the team and managed products and projects including web/mobile apps, investment portals, marketing, events, eCommerce and eLearning. My technical outlet was frontend development for web and mobile.

  • Christine Manfield

    1998-date

    Web Consultancy, Spike Systems

    I left corporate IT life in 1998 having caught the web bug, and started my own web consultancy. I designed and built marketing, eCommerce and member sites for business, not-for-profit and online communities, migrating in 2005 to Joomla CMS. I then started and directed the Joomla Annual Conference and User Group from 2006 to 2012.

  • Dev Team Manager

    1991-1998

    Development Team Manager and Business Analyst, QAD and Citibank

    Hopped off the plane in Sydney. Liked it. Dug deeper in to software architecture and business consulting. I ended up working in high-end business, financial and manufacturing software for multi-nationals and managing big project teams. Until I got hooked on the web, that is, and never looked back.

  • Developer in UK

    pre 1991

    Software Designer/Developer, various (UK)

    I emerged from Uni with an I.T. degree, frothing at the mouth with the joy of recursion and the magnificence of the mobius strip. I had adventures in business consulting, database design and software development and it was Good! I learnt to apply theory to real life and make myself useful in the business world.

  • Bristol adventures

    The Early Years

    Exploration Begins

    Busy on other voyages of discovery around the hills and valleys of my childhood neighbourhood, Bristol UK and so on to school, Uni and the big ole world.

What Else?

If I'm at large, I am probably out enjoying the beach with my ocean swimming and triathlon buddies.

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