I'm a Full Stack Web Developer who's passionate about creating great, award-winning websites that both users and clients love alike. I combine years of eclectic professional experience across many industries to bring a unique perspective to my work. I get excited about working on new projects and love to always be busy. In my personal life, I love playing saxophone and guitar; I've traveled through South America for extended periods in places such as Mexico and Argentina; my favorite authors are Thomas Mann, Honore de Balzac, Roberto Bolaño, Jorge Luis Borges, Virginia Woolf, and John Le Carré. If you're interested in learning more, contact me at johnobrien8642@gmail.com, I look forward to hearing about your project and would love to work on it!

Technical Expertise

React 

Javascript

Node

Next.js 

ChakraUI 

HTML 

CSS

 

Other Technical Experience

Ruby On Rails

Express

GraphQL

Apollo

Postgresql

Bootstrap

Soft Skills

Agile Methodology, using Agile/Lean principles to lead the team through Agile cadences while maximizing iterative value.

 

Servant Leadership, embodying the principle of servant leadership to build teams that consistently deliver extraordinary results.

 

Mentorship, meeting junior developers at where they are to help guide them forward.

 

Literacy, bringing a lifelong love of reading and writing to communicate with clarity, efficiency, compassion, understanding, and an inexhaustible desire to learn.

 

Sales Background, bringing an extra depth of understanding and tact to the delicate nature of client communications.

 

Perspective, using my years of travel to open my heart and mind to all kinds of people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.

 

 

Project Management Philosophy

Under the principles of servant leadership, I connect with my team to empower them to deliver their best work while diligently identifying and removing roadblocks. I love project management for this reason, and when I lead teams, it's not if we're going to be successful, it's how successful we're going to be! All while having fun and mentoring my teams to grow professionally through one-on-one time and diligent, attentive review cycles.

Recent Work Experience

Lead Developer and Agile Scrum Master at Simpleview Inc. responsible for supporting visitnorway.com (Visit Norway)