Shaun Donnelly


I'm a front end engineer with an appreciation for thoughtful design.

I love to craft beautiful, functional interfaces by taking difficult concepts and finding ways to make them simple and understandable for all users.

I have several years of experience working with various languages and frameworks. While my main interests are in front end development and UX, I'm comfortable with back end development too. I also have experience managing a team.

Keeping up with the latest trends in programming and web development is important to me. I also contribute to open source projects and blog about engineering when I can.

Work Experience

UI Developer at Ensighten

August 2013 to present

I've made significant contributions to many of Ensighten's products, working with people across multiple departments to turn complex ideas into simple, coherent interfaces.

Recently I led an initiative to unify Ensighten's disparate UIs into something more consistent. This entailed working with designers, creating a living style guide with code samples, evangelising the project to other teams, as well as writing maintainable, well-structured code that could easily be adopted by others.

I also created the front and back end for a new product. This involved creating a Java based REST API, as well as an AngularJS front end. As part of this, I've gained experience in managing a team and DevOps.

Development Engineer at ICUK Computing Services

July 2011 to August 2013

I worked mainly with C#, JavaScript and UI design as part of a small team developing web applications used by thousands of customers.

I was also the sole developer of an invoicing and billing platform, which entailed handling every aspect of the project, including database creation, back end code, design and implementation of the front end, as well as integrating with legacy systems.

I also ran the effort to modernise an acquisition, a web based forum system. This involved a substantial redesign, a brand new instant notification system and a new digest service for users.

I was also involved with interviewing, press releases and liaising with customers.


2:1 BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Business & Management at The University of Manchester

2007 to 2011

Courses included networking, web technologies, object oriented programming and natural languages, with a particular focus on computer graphics.

My final year project, a 3D scanning application, was featured in an exhibition at The Lowry in Salford.

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College

2005 to 2007

A Levels in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics, plus an AS Level in French.

St George R.C. School For Boys

2000 to 2005

11 GCSEs; 5 A grade, 5 B grade and 1 C grade, including Mathematics, Science and English.