Jonathan Tarrant

Jonathan Tarrant

Software Engineer

Contact details:
Kent, UK, Available for relocation
Last updated: 15th Feb 2019



I am a very determined, passionate and focused individual. I truly love what I do and I'm always on the hunt for fresh, exciting techniques and trends to apply to my projects and be at the forefront of today's best practices.

I'm a fast, efficient worker who is always up for a challenge. My personality is outgoing, my skillset is broad, I'm resourceful, motivated and looking for the next step in my career as an engineer.



  • Programming Languages & Libraries
  • Software & Platforms
    bootstrapitermphotoshopindesignlinuxwordpressdrupalamazon web services: s3, cloudfront, lambdacloudflaregithubgoogle analyticsgoogle tag managergoogle optimizegoogle cloud platformsumologic - certificationlogglygrafanaibm cloudant
  • Methods & Workflows
    microservice architectureagile workflowbusiness driven developmentcontinuous integrationsprints & scrumpair programmingRESTMVCSOA
  • Developing Skills
    test driven developmentvuejsrubydocker
Work Experience

Work Experience

  • Software EngineerHoliday Extras - Short breaks

    Jul, 2018 - Present

    After two years at Holiday Extras I was given the opportunity to move into the theatre/theme breaks side of the business 'Shortbreaks' to help in fulfilment of new contracts in a team with a start up mindset. After an exceptional success, the team dissolved to then complete three large fulfillments gained in a short 6 month period. I now work in a new partner team as a fullstack developer in both back end and front end JavaScript environments.

    • Front-end/React-Redux and serverside/Node JavaScript development

    • Maintaining, monitoring and debugging micro-services and large APIs

    • Demoing to stakeholders, creating timelines and meeting deadlines

    • Working daily with AWS, Cloudfront, Lambda and IBM Cloud services

    • Working alongside Tech Leads, creating detailed plans to solve new business fulfillments. Additionally deciding feasibility and practicality of new projects

    • Large external clients such as Merlin Group and Warner

  • Software EngineerHoliday Extras

    Mar, 2016 - Jul, 20182 years 4 months

    At Holiday Extras Airport business I worked alongside the teams technical architect to create and maintain cloud micro services, a highly optimised front-end react static site project and LAMP legacy across 5 brands and multiple languages.

    • Working on Nodejs services with some exposure to AWS and lambda

    • Creating new react functionality, with page speed and unit tests

    • Working in a very agile environment

    • Creator and owner of companies Google AMP SEO Strategy, powering over 8000 instant mobile pages across multiple brands and languages.

    • Working in a sprint and pod business structure

  • Web DeveloperBryter Digital

    Mar, 2015 - Mar, 20161 year

    Bryter is a full service agency, working there exposed me to SEO, Marketing as well as full stack development on large LAMP based production websites.

    • Lead front end developer on large projects

    • Creating and maintaining PHP websites to deadlines

    • Server maintenance

    • Working with clients side by side, advising and deliverying their needs

  • Front-end developerGforces Web Management Ltd

    Jun, 2014 - Mar, 20159 months

    Working as a front end developer during University I began my web career at Gforces. Working with huge international brands and managing website development and email sends.

    • Sticking to strict brand guidelines for huge brands in the automotive industry

    • Creating and sending emails and newsletters for companies such as BMW, Vauxhall, Skoda

    • Managing 4-5 websites builds at the same time, keeping ticketing systems and the team up to date



  • Multimedia Technology & Design, Bachelor of Science, University of Kent

    Sep, 2012 - May, 2015

  • Creative Media Production, National Diploma, Bexley College

    Sep, 2010 - Jul, 2012



  • Conferences & Meetups

    Halfstack 18'Codeharbour Kent Tech MeetupFullstack London 18'JSConf Berlin 17'Fullstack London 17' Google Mobile Conference Munich 17'