Theo Despoudis

Theo Despoudis

Senior Web Developer

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About Me

Accomplished and accountable Software Developer with a consistent record of achievements in the successful end-to-end delivery of leading-edge projects and products. Possessing strong organisational skills and a proven ability to ensure the commercial success of projects through careful management of resources and budgets; leading and training high-performance internal and remote multidisciplinary teams to deliver critical projects within timeframes and budget.

Career Summary

Senior Web Developer - Teckro Ireland (2016 - Current)

Responsible of building responsive and elegant UI interfaces using the latest mobile Technologies. Ensuring applications work as expected across browsers and devices. Participating in code quality and code reviews ensuring standards are met at all times. Fixing bugs and improving quality performance.

Working closely with the platform development team to integrate designs seamlessly into an enterprise grade platform. Provide recommendations to increase the performance of the website through technical and site structure changes.

Full Stack Python Web Development Mentor - Part Time Code Institute Ireland (2017 - Current)

Provide guidance to our rapidly growing online student community. Mentoring students and sharing my valuable industry experience as a developer. Simplifing and clarifing complex concepts. Delivering with success training sessions. Espousing practical application over theory.

Senior Web Developer - Quotix Ltd Cyprus (2016 - 2016)

Responsible for the development of different web applications, utilising leading edge technologies and methodologies; managing and mentoring the team; designing and delivering training to internal and external users; managing multiple workstreams, managing schedules, resolving problems, mitigating program risks and ensuring deadlines are met.

Troubleshooting, testing and maintaining the core product software and databases, identifying and resolving issues and risks, ensuring strong optimisation and functionality; developing and deploying new features facilitating related procedures and tools, as required.

Mid-level FullStack Engineer - Circles Ltd Cyprus (2015 - 2016)

Designing numerous software solutions, and driving continuous improvements to processes, systems and workflow; implementing technical controls that enhance individual system security, including CSRF, input validation, and strong encryption.

Delivering secure and scalable solutions, web-based data analysis and searching applications, software to automate development, and building dynamic websites; introducing innovative technical solutions allowing for a quicker and safer product release and deployment.

Lead FullStack Engineer - Social Airways Cyprus (2014 - 2015)

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Key Skills

Communication and interpersonal skills

Managing and maintaining clear and accurate communication across disciplines, departments, and relevant internal and external stakeholders; ensuring specific project requirements are being met; communicating clearly to technical and non-technical audiences at all levels.

Networking productively and appropriately: sharing and developing ideas with peers, establishing and maintaining excellent working relationships with colleagues, contractors and stakeholders.

Analytical and problem-solving skills

Strong financial management skills with excellent planning and organisational understanding of long-term and short-term objectives, ensuring activities follow defined processes and criteria.

Implementing and managing operational strategies, ensuring projects are delivered in the most efficient and cost-effective manner; multitasking effectively, prioritising appropriately, and working flexibly to balance competing demands.

Identifying risks and potential issues, demonstrating sound commercial judgement with strong analytical and problem-solving skills; combining a high level of intellectual calibre with a pragmatic and commercial approach to responsibilities.

Planning and leadership skills

Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrating professionalism, good humour and a proactive approach; actively providing support and guidance to team members; diligently mentoring and monitoring performance, delegating tasks appropriately in relation to role, skills, and competence.

Logical and analytical thinker with the ability to evaluate and decipher complex information and respond quickly to changing circumstances; working closely and effectively with cross-functional teams, collaborating effectively with the optimal use of resources.

Overseeing the reporting of information in relation to projects, progress and performance, alongside all other aspects of team operations; contributing to the support and development of a fully competent and highly motivated department.

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