G'day, I'm Joel Dobbins and am a Senior Developer / Designer in Sydney! Since 2008, I've been working in the industry including with some exciting companies such as Macquarie Bank. Between 2015 and 2017, I worked overseas in London building airport self check-in software now used across 3 continents and even visited Brussels to attend FOSDEM '17.
UI/UX, Figma, Storybook, Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe XD
AWS, Node.js, GraphQL, MongoDB, Sequelize, Microsoft SQL Server
Served as the sole Front End Developer for the company, often working with other departments such as the Design Studio and Networking & Infrastructure. Designed and developed the ERP system from scratch, created new and updated existing Banner Group websites such as Bottler, Super Cellars and Fleet Street, created an Events based management system that manages customer flights, accommodation and daily schedules, created an Internal Training Module Website and migratee all repositories from TFS to GIT (as part of a company recovery following a ransom security attack). Once all the front end tasks were complete in the sprint I'd start working on the Back End tasks. Also, I attended the AWSome Day Online Conference training course to learn more about AWS.
Lead designer/developer providing marketing deliverables for motivational speaker events for Donald Trump, Tony Robbins, Robert Kiyosaki, Gary Vaynerchuk, Turia Pitt and more. Such deliverables included websites, banners, bus wrap ads, SMS and EDMs. During my time I trained up other employees, defined new work practices and procedures, introduced Agile methodologies and set up Git version control for the global company to share assets between offices. There were 99 domains that co-managed which included increasing allocated space, resetting server cache and managing redirects.
Building and designing the new intermediary portal allowing advisors to manage accounts and make payments on behalf of their clients. I contributed to the Advisor Initiated Payments that was released in July 2017, working within the Wealth Digital sector of one of Australia's finest companies
Redesigned and built new user interfaces for the entire in-house managed ICTS product suite and check-in kiosks, a leading provider of software solutions for all major airlines and airports based in Europe, North America and Asia. Clients included four Fortune 500 companies
Designed and developed hybrid HTML 5 iOS/Android banking apps using Cordova and Jenkins for banks like RaboDirect, IMB, Auswide Bank, BOQ Specialist and ME Bank. RaboDirect was downloaded 9500 times within the 1st week. As second longest serving developer, I was working from even before the first release of the product
Design and development for HPM, Samsung Learn & Earn, Vodafone, AMG Australia, Certior, Legrand, Oaks Hotels and Resorts, Sydney Aviators, Jobpac, Steamatic, Crossfit S. Remote installation/testing for JAX Tyres technical support to clients for basic HTML site content updates using WordPress and Levo's custom CMS. I also worked on-site with Westpac, Dimension Data and The College of Law in St Leonards, upgrading internal intranets, adding print styles and migrating Microsoft SharePoint.
Custom development (including negotiating quotes with clients)/site branding/login and the creation of corporate/demo sites, new feature/bug testing, ProPrint ad, technical pre-sales calls, on-site/WebEx trainings and 1st/2nd line customer support. Worked on projects for Kodak, Canon, Pel Hughes, Prism and Fuji Xerox including 6 Fortune 500 companies across Australia, New Zealand, America, Europe, and Asia
Graduating with an accelerated two year Bachelor of Applied Multimedia at SAE Qantm, I received a grade point average of 6 during my final trimester, hence was acknowledged as "one of Qantm's highest achieving students"
Grade: 92% for Industrial Studies: Multimedia. Included in the High Achievers List which was published in the Sun Herald and Daily Telegraph newspapers
Joel is an incredibly talented and professional Front End Developer, who through his attention to detail and technical ability across a wide range of front-end technologies has continually developed high quality and polished products throughout his time with our company.
During his time with us Joel has created several new websites and contributed heavily to a new e-commerce platform, creating most of the assets in use, building out the front end of the platform and even taking part in the backend development.
Joel is very driven and keen to continue his professional development, taking every opportunity to learn new skills, particularly focused on back-end technologies, to round out his skillset.
Joel has proven himself to be a valued member of our team and I would highly recommend him to any perspective employer without reservation.
Was it only a year and a half? It feels like Joel has been an integral part of the Success Resources Marketing team for ages. Although I have no idea the full scope of his technical prowess, as the writer hurling a constant deluge of challenges at him I can say he has dealt with many unorthodox demands – and has always met or exceeded them. [He won’t rest until he finds the answer.] I’ve come to take it for granted that he’ll meet every brief thrown at him in a creative, engaging, [technically baffling] and expeditious way. For me, though, his greatest strength is his attitude. Joel has the upbeat, let’s-just-get-it-done kind of personality that makes every interaction a delight. If only there were more like him. [He's funny, too] I wish Joel every success in any venture he pursues and believe he will prove an invaluable asset to any team of which he may find himself a member.
I worked with Joel on the Mobile App team at Sandstone and he was absolutely fantastic - he is very quick/smart, a pro-active problem solver and great at flagging risks/ issues well in advance. He has a keen eye for detail and takes full ownership of his tasks. His experience in design, UX and, front-end development makes him a great asset to the team.
Joel has been an outstanding new member of the team during the time we worked together in the group. He's very easy to transfer knowledge into and has a tremendous grasp of working on the front end. He has been very effective in doing tasks efficiently that adds value to the team. I would strongly recommend Joel as a great addition to any team.
Joel is an excellent and talented Front End Developer/Designer. I had the chance to work with him and I'm glad I did it because I could learn a lot from him. He does an awesome job and he shares knowledge with people who want to learn. His work speaks for himself. Just have a look on his portfolio to see how skilled he is. It was a pleasure to work with you and learn from you. All the best to you and your career.