John Griffiths

Front-end Developer

Toronto, Canada, EST / EDT

About

Senior Front-end developer with 15 years in the field. First-rate problem solver and analytical thinker. Excels at tackling difficult problems, determining what needs to be done and swiftly resolving.

While predominantly focusing on front-end, has extensive back-end experience and has worked internationally for both large and small clients.

Skill Breakdown

Front-end Skills
Back-end Skills
Design
Workflow

Work Experience

UXGent Limited

Co-founder and Lead Developer

December 2012 - Present

Notable works include:


Loblaw Digital

Senior Front-end Developer

Aug 2015 – Nov 2015


Zoocasa, Brokerage

Senior Front-end Developer

Apr 2013 – Jun 2015 

Online service that fits prospective homeowners with the right real estate agent.


BabySimplify.com

Co-founder

May 2011 – Jan 2015 

Online startup to help new parents save money when buying baby items.

Homesav

Lead Developer
Sep 2011 – Nov 2012


BNotions

Front-end Developer

Jun 2011 – Sep 2011


Redington Ltd, UK

Associate

Dec 2009 – Apr 2011 


IO Global, UK

UI Developer

Jul 2009 – Nov 2009 


The Working Group

Developer

May 2009 – May 2009 


KeepThinking, UK

Contractor

Jan 2009 – Apr 2009

Contract role for small media agency in London.


Moveme.com, UK

User Interface Developer

Sep 2007 – Dec 2008

Responsible for the look and feel of this innovative moving-home service, from the web-based planner to the calendar moving tools.


WSP Group PLC, UK

Lead Developer

Jun 2000 – Sep 2007

Leading a small team to develop software products and services for internal & external clients.




Education


BSc with Honours, Information Systems Development
Anglia University

1994 – 1998

Training
Published Works



Other Skills



Outside Work


Contact Details

E-mail: john@johnantoni.com

Tel: +1 647 890 0863

Github https://github.com/johnantoni



References

Takuya Yoshimoto (Zoocasa)

Experienced Product Manager with UI/UX Focus

John is a brilliant UI developer. He always goes above and beyond with his top-rated talent and an incredible depth of technical knowledge. John is a reliable and hardworking professional who's always willing to help out. It's truly been a pleasure working with him.

Seif Khemaissia (HomeSav)

Business Science

John's breadth of knowledge in the technology space is astounding. He is very intelligent at providing the right solutions for web development and online advertising tracking/reporting. Working with John, you learn something new every day. He follows all the trends and applies innovative practices to his work that save time and drive results. John is going to achieve big things in his career.

Jacqueline McAndrew (HomeSav)

Content Strategist at Facebook

John was senior to Jacqueline but didn’t manage directly
John is a highly skilled developer who is passionate about his work and about the success of the companies he's worked with. His drive, commitment, and responsibility make him a valuable team member, and his clear-headed, organized, and efficient problem-solving abilities and leadership skills make him an ideal development manager. 

As a marketing professional, I appreciate the rare combination of finely-honed technical expertise with marketplace knowledge and insights. John embodies both of these qualities. As the CTO of HomeSav, John was tasked with some unique challenges: prepping our servers for ever-increasing volumes of traffic, an easy-to-use backend capable of handling a huge number of products and vendors, intelligent and informed on-page tracking to provide customer insights, and bespoke features and applications on an innovative e-commerce platform. John rose to the occasion time and again, and we were left with a clean, appealing, and lightning-fast website that was tailored to our needs and provided value both to HomeSav and to its customers. As the social media marketing manager, John's knowledge and enthusiastic approach towards marketing efforts was refreshing and invaluable.

John is a true and exceptional talent. I'm incredibly thankful for the time we got to spend together as co-workers - it was educational and inspirational. I would consider myself lucky for the opportunity to work with John again, and I enthusiastically recommend him to any company that is fortunate enough to work with him in the future.

Dawid Konotey-Ahulu (Redington)

Founder and Board Director

John is a first class developer. He is very reliable and delivers what you ask of him. And he's a great guy with it. We were sorry to lose him to Toronto!

Stuart Dillon (Redington)

Programme Manager

John was a key member of the mallowstreet delivery team. He is one of those individuals you can throw a technical problem at and he will rise to the challenge, delivering time and time again. John has a great insight to social media space through his active participation in both off and online networks. John is a really likeable, honest and committed guy. He would be a valuable additional to any development team.

Mat Ryer (IO Global)

Programmer

During his time at IO Global John has proven to be a very talented & insightful UI developer. Through his passion and willingness to help others he has shown himself to be a valued member of our team and a highly dependable and hard working individual. Highly recommended.

Andy Skipper (MoveMe)

Chief Technology Officer

John was employed in our office from September 2007 to December 2008. He was an asset to our organization during his employment here, and has excellent written and verbal communication skills, is extremely organized, can work independently and in close collaboration and is able to follow through to ensure that the job gets done. 

During his tenure with moveme.com , John was responsible for developing the user interface part of the website using Javascript/Ajax, and was instrumental in the development of our multi-award winning Move Planner. 

He is a very capable Javascript developer indeed, and has mentored other developers within the organization to assist them in their learning.

Lynn Smyth (WSP Group)

Customer Success / Business Transformation Leader

John is a highly motivated, structured senior developer. I worked with John for over 5 years and relied on him as my technical expert in delivering solutions to WSP and their clients. With strong technical and problem solving skills I would highly recommend John in a senior technical architect position. On a personal side John is a top guy and works very well in a team environment. Set him loose and lap up the rewards!