Curriculum Vitae

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Andrew Bridge


Key skills

  • Strong understanding of Javascript and Typescript
  • Adaptable between multiple modern JS frameworks
  • Experience working with Agile practices
  • Working with various forms of codebase testing
  • Requirement gathering
  • Strong collaborative skills
  • Developing and interacting with RESTful APIs
  • Experience with Node.js microservices

Professional experience


Senior Software Engineer, Lead Software Engineer

Mar 2021 - current

Starting as the only frontend focussed developer, I have continued development of Lickd's core Platform SPA, providing deeper CMS integration for easier content maintenance and playing a key role in scaling the Platform's user discovery features and the team developing it.

  • Auditing, overhauling and improving registration and checkout journeys
  • Integrating a headless CMS to allow non-technical staff to maintain key platform user journeys without technical intervention
  • Implementing a Creator Dashboard system and foundational work for user personalisation
  • Developing and managing the staggered release of a major site rebrand and content re-organisation
  • Introducing Atomic Design methodology and reusability into the codebase
  • Establishing project process practices within the team


Web Developer

Feb 2019 - Mar 2021

As sole web developer at Derivitec, a company offering a risk management solution for derivative assets, I managed the migration and implementation of our cloud based platform's web app, website relaunch and various API integrations.

  • Implemented dependency management and bundling step into legacy .NET codebase
  • Introduced a staged, in-place migration from legacy frontend to Vue.js SPA
  • Integrated platform API into a Microsoft Excel plugin, enabling clients to access live data and calculations within the software
  • Relaunched the company marketing site, using pre-render builds to improve compatibility, SEO and performance
  • Investigated and began implementation (currently ongoing) of a big data solution to allow for interactive, in-app data interrogation
  • Experience with optimising for and handling large datasets in the frontend


Full Stack Engineer

Jul 2017 - Jan 2019

At CoInvestor, a fintech start-up to manage alternative assets, I developed and maintained the AngularJS SPA as part of, and later a lead in, a six-person development team.

  • Introduced modern best practices to the codebase, improving scalability to cope with large datasets
  • Considerably improved development environment for team
  • Planned and led initial development of in-place migration between Angular.js and React
  • Implemented unit testing for core codebase
  • Experience working with highly sensitive personal and financial data, implementing security/access controls
  • Created PDF generation microservice using AWS Lambda functions

University of Kent

Web Consultant

Jul 2015 - Jul 2017

As part of my role, I was responsible for the management of multiple concurrent web projects and a ten-person development team.

  • Providing support to university web publishers through training and discussion
  • Implementing new workflows and tooling to improve efficiency and quality of work produced
  • Managing and assisting developers, designers and support staff
  • Mentoring placement student engineers
  • Introducing modern technologies to improve our clients' user experience
  • Decision making requiring an understanding of business requirements, web development and inter-team and inter-department communications
  • Competitor and vendor analysis, requirements gathering and management of others for organisation wide CMS implementation.

Addison Group

Junior Web Developer

Aug 2013 - Jul 2014

During my placement year, I developed and provided ongoing updates of bespoke client sites within a 25-person team.

  • Developing and maintaining corporate sites for FTSE100 clients
  • Collaborating with a development team of 25 developers
  • Producing high quality work on tight deadlines
  • Handling sensitive financial figures
  • Developing rich experiences compatible with legacy users with progressive enhancement
  • Led development of a cross-departmental project for the financial and sustainability reports of a large client
  • Management of several freelancers, delegating sections of the development work, providing guidance where necessary
  • Quality assurance before handing the work back to the client manager
  • Built and presented several time-saving, organisation systems for the entire company

University of Kent

Web Developer

Feb 2012 - Jul 2013 Nov 2014 - Jul 2015

As a developer in the Web Solutions team, I worked within a team producing client-editable, public facing websites for departments and researchers across the University, while providing on-demand support to the publishers that maintained them.

  • Implemented new workflows and organisational patterns to improve team communication and efficiency
  • Introduced new modern web technologies to improve codebase while maintaining legacy browser support
  • Developed reusable, client editable UX components in an in-house, PHP based content management system
  • Worked with others to develop internal and external sites based on client requirements
  • Provision of on-demand technical and UX support for over 500 web publishers
  • Led workshops for complex Dreamweaver and web best practice concepts for beginner participants

Freelance Web Developer and Consultant

2006 - 2015

I've provided freelance web development and consultancy for a wide variety of projects, where I've been responsible for an entire project's lifecycle and follow-on support. Client's have included the Cutty Sark museum and Canterbury Christ Church University.

  • Provision of solutions for a wide variety of organisations, accommodating pre-existing workflows
  • Management and undertaking of the full project lifecycle
  • Providing a constant line of communication with the client
  • Working remotely and as part of a team
  • Production of an HTML5 Canvas and pure Javascript 2D game engine
  • Site refresh of an e-commerce site


University of Kent

BSc Computer Science with a Year in Industry

2011 - 2015

  • Achieved a first-class honours
  • Led multiple group projects throughout degree
  • Took management module as part of the course
  • Adapted to a variety of programming languages and styles
  • Explored computer-related law and ethics as part of chosen module

Technical skills

  • Javascript/Typescript
  • AngularJS
  • Vue.js
  • React
  • SASS
  • SQL
  • PHP
  • Laravel
  • C#
  • Java
  • .NET Core
  • Node.js
  • Lambda functions
  • Linux
  • Git
  • Bash
  • Docker
  • Vagrant
  • Webpack
  • Rollup
  • Vite
  • Jasmine
  • Karma
  • Jest
  • Cypress