robstarbuck.uk

Robert Starbuck

Web Developer

Born 1983

Frontend focussed developer and designer. Given my background in design, I have a good eye for what works on a site. I’d fit in best with a small team. I’m experienced with React, Next.js, Apollo GraphQL, Typescript, JS, CSS, Go, UI Development and Graphics Suites. I’m currently investing time using Web Components and Go. I am considering all opportunities that allow for working four days a week.

Experience

Polecat - Reputation Management

Frontend Developer

April 2017 - December 2021, Bristol

UI development with React in Typescript, incorporating functional programming with RamdaJS, occasionally contributing as a graphic designer. My contributions were various, and included visualisations with D3 and helping to refactor our sites to use React. The team was very gifted and I learnt a great deal. We strived to a fault for best practices and would always make time for stand-ups, retros and hackathons.

Buddi - GPS Solutions

UI Developer

Oct 2015 - Aug 2016, London

Full stack role building UIs and a new company website with Angular, Shopify and a Sagepay. The site was originally written in Jekyll and later rewritten in Hugo.

web.cv - Personal Start-up

Founder / Fullstack

Sep 2014 - Sep 2015, London

Unsuccessful start-up venture with a team of one. I built the front­end of web.cv with AngularJS with the hope of partnering with a backend engineer. Working by myself was good for discipline, though I certainly lacked the feedback I needed to either move the project forward or understand when to stop.

Merchant Cantos - Marketing Agency

Fullstack Developer

Feb 2014 - Jun 2014, London

Contract work as a front-end dev. Clients included several big names from ebay to facebook. Deadlines were tight and I was hard­worked but fully enjoyed my time with the team.

Y.CO - The Yacht Company

Fullstack

Nov 2010 - Aug 2013, Monaco

In-house developer for a yacht company based in Monaco. My role within the company was diverse. I mostly worked autonomously, managing projects and building tools for charter destinations and another for charter yacht selections. Whilst at the company I learnt to speak French. Voilà.

Acquire Services - Procurement

UI Developer

Aug 2007 - Oct 2010, Skipton

Fullstack role using Macromedia Coldfusion. I learnt fast in this role, picking up jQuery and MySql early on. The work involved navigating some truly labyrinthine code to fix bugs and improve performance. Despite having never used a query language I left as someone who could be trusted to write or refactor a complex query.

Sky Sports

ActionScript Developer

June 2006 - Aug 2007, Harrogate

Work placement aiming learn Flash ActionScript, surely the shape of things to come!. It wasn’t long until I moved onto JavaScript as well. The department was always busy and I helped out on a number published projects.

Education

BA in Electronic Media Design

2001 - 2004, University of Sunderland

BTEC Design & A level Photography

1999 - 2001, Harrogate Art College

9 GCSEs (Maths,English)

1994 - 1999, Harrogate Grammar School