James Wright: User interface specialist / front end developer

About James

An experienced web development specialist with experience across the whole project lifecycle

Currently working for Capita Employee Benefits on the Orbit benefits SaaS platform, I am a user interface expert with a keen eye for detail regardless of the size of project or budget that I am working on.

Featured skills


Full experience in agile scrum software development including 6 months experience as scrum master. Additional experience in agile kanban software development


Semantic HTML5

Expert at writing semantic, valid well structured and accessible HTML5 markup



Advanced knowledge of CSS3 including new features like custom properties, flexbox and CSS grid. Natural as SASS preprocessing



Webpack 2.0 for bundling module dependencies



AngularJS (1.x.x) and associating tooling including protractor and ui-router



VueJS with Vuex, Vue-Router, Nightwatch


Recent roles and projects

Capita Employee Benefits

Pension product team lead

date_range Sep 2017 - Dec 2017

Responsible for leading and line managing a multi-disciplinary development team of 8 members in an agile environment. This involves overseeing the day to day technical operations of the team, maintai...
done Leadership
done Motivating
done Agile
done Angular
done VueJs
done Webpack / ES6

    Capita Employee Benefits

    Senior front end engineer

    date_range Mar 2013 - Sep 2017

    Front end engineer (Mar 2013 - April 2016) followed by senior front end engineer (April 2016 - Sept 2017) working on the Orbit technology platform, a cloud based technology where employees can manage ...
    done AngularJS (1.x)
    done ES6 + Babel
    done Grunt
    done TDD with Jasmine/Karma
    done SASS / CSS3 / ITCSS
    done Git
    done HTML5
    done RWD
    done Agile (scrum)


      Mobile web developer

      date_range Apr 2012 - Mar 2013

      Working with external Thoughtworks contractors, created a mobile specific webapp for the European markets and striving to transform the m.lastminute.com platform into the best travel web-app in the in...
      done Object orientated javascript
      done BackboneJS
      done Underscore.js
      done Jasmine/Karma/Sinon
      done SASS/CSS3
      done SVN
      done HTML5
      done RWD
      done Continuous integration
      done TDD
      done Agile (scrum)

      lastminute.com and global partners

      Senior UI Developer / UI Developer (desktop)

      date_range Apr 2006 - Apr 2012

      Re-skinning lastminute.com booking technology for some of the World’s biggest travel and leisure companies, including British Airports Authority (BAA), Emirates, Opodo, Travelocity, Tesco and BMIBaby....
      done jQuery
      done javascript
      done CSS
      done Zope
      done HTML4

        HM Treasury (Government Social Research Unit)

        Information Officer

        date_range Apr 2005 - Apr 2006

        Information Officer – responsible for maintaining parts of the GSRU website and intranet sites for GSR members and the general public. Member of the GSRU communications committee team.
        done HTML4
        done CSS

          Dept of Trade and Industry (Office of Science and Technology)

          Information officer

          date_range Apr 2004 - Apr 2005

          Working with various Government customers and a range of information systems across HR Directorates, utilising e-Procurement technologies and personnel filestores to maximise information exchange and ...

            Ministry of Defence

            Student Web Developer/Designer

            date_range Jun 2003 - Sep 2003

            Responsible for all updates and modifications to the DASA website and DASA MoD Intranet. Involved primarily the use of Adobe InDesign, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop and GoLive. Liaising with...