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Ted Lalakas

I am a passionate website professional with over ten years of experience. I've worked on a number of projects throughout my career in the Agriculture, Architecture, Real Estate, Recruitment, Hospitality, Transportation and Legal sectors. My Australian work experience has been mainly as a contractor for large government organisations such as Avanade, the Level Crossing Removal Authority and Melbourne Metro Rail Tunnel. In my free time I train myself in using JavaScript frameworks such as AngularJS and React.

I enjoy working independently and autonomously and am a motivated self-starter able to ensure quality work is delivered by deadline. Having worked across a number of sectors, I am skilled at managing clients' changing priorities and needs and ensuring they get the outcome they want.

RESUME

Education

  • 2002 - 2005

    East London University

    Multimedia and Computing

    BA (Hons)

  • 2000 - 2002

    I.E.K. Kalamaria

    Applications and Multimedia Specialist

  • 1997 - 1999

    Armed Forces

    Rank: Corporal

    24/5/1999 Certificate of Discharge from Armed Forces

Employment

  • April 2018 - July 2018

    The Just Group

    Front End Developer

    Australia

    Main Tasks:
    • Work on the following brands: Peter Alexander, Smiggle, Dotti, Portmans, Jacqui E, Jay Jays, and Just Jeans
    • Implementation of new mobile first (responsive) designs for all brands.
    • Migrating content from the old website to the new by creating the new pages in WebSphere, and setting up variables and content sections required to creating these page layouts.
    • Extensive work applying custom styling (SASS) containers and sections that was re-used throughout all brands, and custom styling for pages that had their own different look.
    • General UI/UX fixes across all brands for desktop mobile and tablet.
    • Worked with the design team to make any last-minute adjustments to UI/UX and page layouts before going live.
    • BAU work to fix any problems found on desktop, mobile, and tablet views for browsers: IE11, Firefox, Chrome, Safari

    Technologies: HTML, CSS, SASS, UI/UX, JavaScript, jQuery, Photoshop, WebSphere

  • August 2017 - February 2018

    Avanade

    Front End Developer

    Australia

    Main Tasks:
    • I was tasked with providing UI styling for three of Coles existing websites: Liquorland, Vintage Cellars, and First Choice Liquor
    • General bug fixes to JavaScript and CSS.
    • Proving feedback and ideas for best practices in the development of new content layouts.
    • Implementation of new templates and sections to all three brands.

    Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Grunt, LESS, JIRA | Scrum, Photoshop, Sitecore, Illustrator

  • February 2017 - July 2017

    Level Crossing Removal Authority

    Website Project Manager / Web Developer

    Australia

    Project(s):
    Rail Academy Website
    Rail Academy (Sharepoint Intranet Web Portal)
    ICI - Industry Capability and Inclusion Team (Sharepoint Intranet Web Portal)

    Main Tasks:
    • Project Manager and website developer of the Industry Capability & Inclusion (ICI) – Rail Academy website template pages.
    • Managing assets, consulting and coordinating with team members regarding the website plan, design, and content for both Live and Intranet versions.
    • JIRA | Scrum sprint planning with DEDJTR for the integration of the Rail Academy template files into Squiz Matrix.
    • SharePoint integration of the ICI team into the company intranet / management of users and permissions.
    • Research and planning with the ICI and SharePoint teams for the development of the ICI team pages.
    • Procurement and setup of system tools such as Office 365: Teams, Planner, OneNote, OneDrive.
    • Assistance to the LXRA SharePoint team developing custom web parts and scripts used for the LXRA intranet.
    • Adherence and compliance to all DEDJTR and Victorian state government digital presence requirements

    Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, PHP, SharePoint, JIRA | Scrum, Photoshop, Git, Bitbucket, Accessibility (WCAG 2.0), Web Standards (W3C)

  • December 2016 - February 2017

    Melbourne Metro Rail Authority

    Web Developer

    Australia

    Project(s):
    www.northeastlink.vic.gov.au

    Technologies: HTML, CSS, Jquery, Bootstrap

  • December 2014 – July 2017

    Freelance Developer

    Australia

    Project(s):
    www.sm1.com.au
    www.webedge.guru
    www.yellowyogabus.com
    www.xanderjamesdj.com

    Ajilon Consulting – Website and QCode integration project for the Telstra Technology Centre.

  • September 2013 – July 2014

    Ajilon Consulting

    Web Developer / Consultant

    Australia

    • Worked on migrating the iiNet website to Umbraco. This involved using existing HTML/CSS and Javascript code and embedding them into the Umbraco Open Source .NET CMS.
    • Created a database driven online ratings form for Telstra using CSS, HTML, Jquery, PHP/MySQL, and QR code functionality

    Technologies: HTML, CSS, Javascript, Jquery, Bootstrap, Umbraco, PHP, MySQL

  • March 2011 – August 2013

    Freelance

    Web Developer/Designer

    Greece

    Worked on various small projects for clients revamping existing websites, adding new content, real-time functionality (using Jquery/AJAX).

    Technologies: HTML, CSS, Javascript, Jquery, AJAX, PHP, MySQL, Flash, Photoshop, Wordpress

    Project(s):
    http://www.daoukas.gr/EN/home.html
    http://www.law-services.gr

  • August 2010 – February 2013

    4C Web Design

    Web Developer/Designer and Maintenance

    Greece

    I worked as a senior website developer for the Helona home page (3rd largest real estate website in Greece), Real estate projects, and their maintenance.

    Technologies: HTML, CSS, Javascript, Jquery, AJAX, Wordpress, PHP, MySQL, Flash

  • April 2008 – October 2009

    Dotsoft

    Web Development / Flash Animations / Maintenance

    Greece

    I was head of development for all Flash Websites/Intro Pages/commercials/banners. Also, website Development using their custom framework (similar to Drupal), and maintenance of older client websites.

    • Created Flash banner ads for www.sportingbet.gr
    • Created websites using Dotsoft's custom content management system
    • Re-vamped old websites
    • Added content to existing websites.

    Technologies: HTML, CSS, Javascript, Jquery, AJAX, PHP, MySQL, Flash

    Project(s):
    http://www.newsmile.gr/
    http://www.trilyrakis.gr/en/

  • November 2005 – April 2008

    Webco Internet Solutions

    Web Developer/Designer

    Greece

    Flash websites/intro pages, and HTML/CSS pages for various companies and clients

    • Created complete Flash websites
    • Flash Banners
    • Re-vamped old websites
    • Added content to existing websites.

    Technologies: HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, MySQL, Flash

    Project(s):
    http://www.ypsilon-agro.com/en/home.php
    http://www.soulisfurs.gr/

skill

After a good 15 years in the Multimedia business I've had the chance to try many different trades from website development to database management/support to 3D architectural rendering/modelling. Recently, working as a contractor gave me the opportunity to utilise my web skills for creating web pages in Sharepoint.

  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • PHP
  • MYSQL
  • Javascript
  • JQUERY
  • Bootstrap
  • RESPONSIVE DESIGN
  • PHOTOSHOP
  • FLASH
  • WORDPRESS
  • Sitecore
  • 3DS STUDIO MAX
  • ASP.NET
  • C# PROGRAMMING
  • Sharepoint Online
  • Git
  • NodeJS
  • Grunt
  • Bitbucket
  • AngularJS

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