Services

I help small B2B SaaS products deliver value to their clients faster.

Unlike most developers that worry about the code they write, the abstractions they use, the frameworks they’ve chosen, I recognise the importance of all of these without making them my sole purpose. I focus on your target customers, I work with you on figuring out if we are shipping the right feature. I work with you on making sure that existing features and new features actually work and deliver value, not headaches.

Like any senior full-stack developer, I care for writing clean, readable and performant code. I care for tested code that avoids future breakage. I care for delivering on time. However, I understand that code is simply means to an end.

If you want a product:

  • whose user interface doesn’t look like it was built by a back-end developer
  • that is easy to change and iterate on by using automated deployment
  • that is built with scalability in mind but without being over-engineered
  • that is safeguarded by an automated test suite
  • that can be easily handed over to existing developers in your company

… and you need a lead developer:

  • whose primary focus is on delivering a slick, reliable experience for your users rather than obsessing about code or frameworks
  • who will guide you on business as well as technology areas
  • who you can trust to work directly with your users and other stakeholders
  • who is comfortable writing front-end code as much as designing a database as much as setting up servers and infrastructure
  • who can mentor junior developers and work hand-in-hand with your existing team

… then I can help.

Unlike other full-stack developers, I have significant founder, product management and operational experience from being CTO of a SaaS business (CrewFire). This helps me ensure you that we will build together matches business goals. I won’t waste time building stuff that your business doesn’t need.

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What you can expect

When working together, you can expect me to:

  • Start projects with business objectives in mind
  • Insert every bit of expertise I gathered along the road in the project
  • To ask a lot of questions about the business motivation and constraints
  • Evaluate multiple possible solutions before diving in
  • Strive for the simplest solution but no simpler
  • To be a strong voice for the user’s experience
  • To provide the option to retain my services as an advisory/support role

Expertise

Given the liberty of choice I will work with…

  • Server: Golang
  • User interface: JavaScript, React.js, Webpack, D3.js
  • Database, Caching & Search: PostgreSQL, Redis & ElasticSearch
  • DevOps & Infrastructure: AWS, Ansible & Terraform
  • Tools: Github, CircleCI & Trello

I bring to the table professional experience with…

  • Server: Node.js, Python, PHP
  • Other languages: Java, Ruby, ASP Classic
  • User interface: Angular.js, Ember.js, Backbone.js, Mithril.js
  • Database, Caching & Search: MongoDB, MySQL, Microsoft SQL
  • DevOps & Infrastructure: GCP, Docker, Bash