Mike Harper

IT Contract Developer

What's this?

A chance for me to elaborate on the traditional CV you might have in your hand, to add some colour and context. Maybe the start of a conversation?

Who are you?

A versatile full-stack developer with extensive industry experience, currently working with React and TypeScript.

What do you do?

Development because I enjoy it! Particularly front-end now. But also analysis, design, helping choose technologies, running meetings, presentations, demos, mentoring ...

Jaguar Land RoverJan 21 - Dec 21

Engineering Changes System

  •  Contract
  •  Remote
  •  12m
  •  Automotive
  •  Front End
  •  2 renewals

Hired at the start of 2021 in a purely front-end role using React to work as part of a team enhancing a system to manage engineering changes. The front end is built using React with hooks in a functional style using both TypeScript and JavaScript. We use both React Testing Library and Cypress for testing.

  • React
  • Material Design
  • TypeScript
  • JavaScript
  • JSS
  • Cypress

In contract until31 Dec 21


  •  4 Jan 22
  •  Yorks / remote
  •  React
  •  TypeScript
  •  C#
  •  ASP.Net Core

My ideal next contract would involve React and TypeScript / JavaScript combined with some C# and ASP.Net Core. (I'm enjoying front end work more now). I've got used to working remotely so would prefer that.

Why should I hire you?

Do you need a conscientious dev who can add value quickly? Who can fit smoothly into your project team? You might want to look at my Testimonials.

If now isn’t the right time you could subscribe to my Twitter account for updates.

Do you only do contract work?

Yes. I've been a contractor for over 25 years. I like the variety and flexibility. Typically I work on a day rate basis.

Where are you based?

It hardly seems to matter nowadays, does it? Anyway it's Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. I've worked remotely off and on since 2007, exclusively so since March 2020 from a dedicated home office.

By the way, are you based in Germany, Austria or Switzerland? I also speak fluent German (C2 qualified - near-native proficiency) and am always happy to use it at work.

Mike had previously worked at FMG as a contract developer on a transformation project. The quality and professionalism of Mike meant that we extended him several times after this initial project was completed to work on other projects. Due to his previous excellent work, I didn't hesitate to ask Mike back to help deliver a large high profile project with dates that couldn't slip earlier this year. I would not hesitate to recommend or use Mike again. He will be an asset to any development team.