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James Dury - Freelance Tech Lead/Developer

I am a versatile and passionate Technical Lead and Developer, excelling in directing and managing large development teams navigating complex technical landscapes, using the latest relevant frameworks as well as following various design patterns. Experienced working across web, mobile, events, experiences and installations, putting both my management and development skills into action.

Imagination Landrover Launch

Imagination

Contract Role

Working back at Imagination as a contractor I developed 3 frontend applications for the launch of the new Landrover Discovery launch.

Vuejs Frontend
Agency: Imagination Year: 2019
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Jack Morton

Contract Role

Working with the inhouse technical team at Jack Morton and using my experience gained with events from Imagination, I was hired in to develop a game for Ericsson to showcase at Mobile World Conference.

Reactjs Frontend
Agency: Jack Morton Year: 2019
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Brave

Contract Role

Since freelancing I have completed a few contract roles at Brave

Roles have included:

  • Technical Lead for a team of 6 developers creating a greenfield mobile application for a global technology firm built in React Native.
  • Frontend developer creating and maintaining websites built in Reactjs
  • Devops deploying websites and microservices using Ansible, Packer, and Terraform
Leadership React Native Terraform Frontend Backend
Agency: Brave Year: 2017 - 2019
Jaguar Landrover Autoshow Event

Jaguar Landrover auto shows

Principle Tech lead for Jaguar Landrover autoshows

This included being responsible for over 30 applications at once, on site at autoshows across the world.

Leading a team of backend and frontend developers, devops, and a Technical Architect. These applications had to be built in a way that were, easily updateably, could store and push data to the cloud, and work with no internet connectivity.

The applications that were built used HTML, Unity, C, and Flash.

Leadership
Agency: Imagination Year: 2014 - 2017
Ford Specpod Application

Ford Motor shows

HTML Specpods, a themeable application displaying information about the cars at the show and designed to collect customer details.

As the lead developer I managed freelances and juniors to develop the product.

Lead Developer
Agency: Imagination Year: 2013
H&M Lana Del Ray microsite

H&M - Lana Del Rey

A campaign that spanned the globe in 18 different languages.

The eighth H&M campaign that I worked on, I was the lead developer for the Lana Del Rey campaign.

The microsite works with the H&M Flash framework to retrieve information like price of a garment or current language.

Actionscipt 3
Agency: Wednesday Year: 2012
Orange Film to go game

Orange - Film To Go

The Film To Go popcorn game took a users postcode and generated a unique pacman style game level on top of a Google map, using the supplied location as the starting point. You could then run around the streets and collect popcorn, power ups trying to beat the current hi score.

The game was built for a number of different formats including a youtube masthead on the home page of www.youtube.com and a Facebook application on the Orange film Facebook profile page. All versions of the game integrated into an encrypted hi score table accessed via Facebook.

Actionscipt 3
Agency: lingobee Year: 2011
Transport for London - See the blindspot

Transport for London - See the blindspot

With the introduction of the Boris bike, Transport for London needed an interesting way of demonstrating the dangers of cycling near lorries. This augmented reality presentation allows users to see explore these blind spots themselves.

Actionscipt 3
Agency: lingobee Year: 2010
Orange - Santa Yourself

Orange - Santa Yourself

While at Lingobee I worked on a fun xmas project for Orange to turn yourself into Santa. As a play on the popular Fat Booth app, you fed yourself mince pies to make cheeks chubbier and added beard pierces to look like Santa.

Actionscipt 3
Agency: lingobee Year: 2009