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Andrew James

Senior Software Engineer

Andrew James

Senior Software Engineer / Scotland, UK
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    Andrew James
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    Senior Software Engineer
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    Scotland, UK
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Expertise

Expertise

  • React JS
  • TypeScript
  • JavaScript
  • HTML
  • CSS

Interests

Interests

  • UI Design
  • Design Systems
  • Infrastructure
  • Accessibility
  • Technical Writing

Education

Education

  • BSc (Hons) 2.1

    Audio Technology

    Glasgow Caledonian University
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  • Erasmus+ Study Abroad

    UMass Boston
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References

References

  • Rarely have I had the opportunity to work with an engineer that combines Andrew's technical calibre, his exceptional citizenship, his ability to communicate and demonstrate his ideas to both team and client, and his commitment to coaching and mentoring the folks he works with.
    Matthew SinclairVP, Engineering
  • Andrew brings exceptional technical competency to his work, applying the highest levels of detail and clarity to his code. [...] He brings a considered, positive attitude and has been an absolute pleasure to work with. I could not recommend him higher.
    Paul GrovesEngineering Director
  • Andrew always showed a strong desire and passion for his work and the technologies behind it. He picks up techniques, approaches, libraries, and languages with ease, delivering on project requirements whilst also taking the time to truly understand how something works.
    Ian BrennanCTO

Profile

I'm a senior software engineer based in Glasgow, Scotland. My passion for frontend technologies continually drives me to advance my skill set and adopt the latest industry best practices. An analytical mindset and strong communication skills allow me to excel in environments where I can learn from others and inspire my peers.

Over the years I've refined a set of technical principles to strive towards, namely: complexity should only be introduced when it’s unavoidable; code should be easy to reason with and delete; avoid abstracting too early, and the top priority is always the best possible user experience.

Experience

Experience

Senior Software Engineer (IC5)

Coinbase/Remote, EMEA
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Currently working within a multi-disciplinary team to create intuitive and trustworthy user experiences for institutional customers on Coinbase Prime. Committed to technical integrity, I build and maintain robust frontend infrastructure to deliver high-performing, reliable user interfaces. I also ensure seamless trade execution and efficient portfolio management over the Prime UI surfaces. Additionally, I previously led the UI development for the Data Marketplace.

Notable Contributions

Software Engineer

Rockstar Games/Edinburgh, UK
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Worked with teams across Rockstar's worldwide studios to develop frontend features and applications for the company's online services. Delivered feature-flagged content under time-sensitive release cycles, whilst maintaining legacy architecture. Key contributions included updating the Social Club to meet AA accessibility standards, and developing the foundations of an internal design system.

Senior Frontend Engineer

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Led the UI development for several successful startup and institutional businesses. Engineered, launched, and delivered robust and well-documented digital products as part of multiple cross-disciplinary teams. I also participated as a mentor in the Code First Girls program, directly contributing to the community by supporting the growth and development of future engineers.

Notable Contributions

Frontend Engineer

Fathom London/London, UK
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Contributed to exciting data visualization and trading platform projects for fintech clients and major banks. Also actively participated in the redesign of the company's website, and in various internal events such as hackathons, live streams, and technical presentations.

Junior Frontend Engineer

Cohaesus/London, UK
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Learned the fundamentals of frontend web development, both in-house and at some of Londons top advertising agencies. Worked with both green field and legacy codebases that provided the chance to learn new technologies and approaches, and gain a deeper understanding of how to maintain and improve existing systems.

Notable Contributions

QA Tester

Rockstar North/Edinburgh, UK
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Credited as a QA Tester on Grand Theft Auto V. Ensured the overall quality of the existing game and any upcoming features. Responsibilities included finding and accurately reporting issues through detailed bug reports, providing critical analysis and feedback, and executing various types of testing across multiple platforms.

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