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Orbit technology, Capita Employee Solutions

Orbit was the proprietary employee benefits platform of Capita Employee Solutions. It provided a single seamless employee flexible and pension benefits journey and was designed with the user in mind at every stage of the process. Built around a revolutionary concept of ‘the audience of one’, the site was personalised to each employee, rather than taking the ‘one size fits all’ approach of competing systems.

Dates
March 2013 - June 2019
Company
Orbit technology, Capita Employee Solutions
Category
Financial services
January 2018 - June 2019

Senior front end engineer

Overview

Working with a small tactical team to deliver complex client requirements in a fast paced, iterative manner whilst at the same time balancing technological and process improvements to the core platform.

Achievements

  • Analysing, prioritising, and implementing client requirements
  • Design, collaboration and development of internal UI platform library in VueJS and AngularJS
August 2017 - January 2018

Project team lead

Overview

Responsible for leading and line managing a multi-disciplinary development team of 8 members in an agile environment. This involved overseeing the day to day technical operations of the team, maintaining and enhancing our service components, restructuring overall architecture of an ageing system and collaborating with project managers and business representatives to develop focused plans and solutions, towards timely delivery of goals.

Achievements

  • Migration of ageing Java/JSP/Spring based solutions with RESTful web services with a VueJS front end
  • Improving client request queue management
  • Splitting front end codebases with ES2015 module patterns for modularity and code reuse
  • Monorepo architecture for NPM library management
April 2016 - August 2017

Senior front end engineer

Overview

Working in a multi disciplinary project team with scrum based methodology, leading others (including line management) and developing innovative, maintainable and cost effective solutions using cutting edge technologies such as ES6 + babel and AngularJS.

Achievements

  • Implementation of centrally distributed, themeable CSS architectural solution
  • 100% staff retention during line management responsibilities
  • Reduced CSS CICD build time from 20 mins to 3 mins, optimised CSS size by 20% by better code splitting
March 2013 - April 2016

User experience engineer

Overview

A combined UX and UI role working alongside business and technical teams to design and implement administrator and client facing solutions using human centred design process.

Achievements

  • Introduced javascript unit testing into a tired and ageing monolith architecture

Awards

  • Capita People Award nomination: Innovation and Improvement category
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