Matt Dean

Matt Dean

Full-stack JavaScript engineer with a desire to solve complex problems. Looking to gain further experience in backend development along with machine learning and data engineering



Full stack software engineer with deep knowledge of backend, DevOps & infrastructure (with emphasis on JavaScript and Python web applications)


Experience gained across a wide range of work environments, including corporates, venture-funded startups, international consulting & freelance


Proven ability to engage and interact with diverse stakeholders from a range of cultures and geographies - worked with teams in the US, France, Serbia & India



Lyvly | Full-Stack Software Engineer

2019 - Present


Lyvly is a venture-funded proptech startup of c. 40 employees, providing community-focused co-living. The bespoke web platform connects more than 500 members to properties and housemates across London.

  • Shaped the engineering culture by defining the core team values and software principles as an early member of the engineering team
  • Devised and delivered the strategy to replace and improve existing manual processes by automation and integration of 3rd party APIs
  • Designed and built a foundational event-driven architecture for future proprietary systems to be built on
  • Combined data sources across the company to enable business insight and predictions by creating a new data pipeline and integrating analytics tools
  • Managed and prioritised multiple concurrent workstreams and projects delivering against challenging OKRs and KPIs

Serverless (AWS Lambda), TypeScript (Node + React), GraphQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, and Redshift

Theodo | Full-Stack Software Engineer - Web and Mobile

2018 - 2019


Theodo is a software consultancy that trains the next generation of CTOs, with offices in Paris, London, and New York.

  • Created a home services platform from scratch in just 5 weeks, across mobile and web
  • Reduced bugs by 50% across 4 teams and 20+ engineers by introducing static analysis tools
  • Trained client developers in agile methodology, mobile development, and DevOps
  • 6 months in Paris working on a global ecommerce platform, integrating with SAP

Django, React/React Native/TypeScript, PostgreSQL, and Vue/Symfony

Spotlight Data | Part-time Data Engineering contracts

2017 - 2018


Data analytics software consultancy.

  • Designed Elasticsearch queries and schema to extract insights from climate change data
  • Built a React dashboard to analyse textual data from Elasticsearch in real time

Trustly | Part-time Data Engineering contracts

2017 - 2018


Fintech payment provider.

  • Architected and built an analysis pipeline for sales data in Python

Eli Lilly and Company | Systems Analyst - Infrastructure

2016 - 2017


Year in Industry Fortune 500 pharmaceuticals company.

  • Transformed internal platform-as-a-service from a proof-of-concept to a global enterprise service
  • Automated the project creation process, saving hours each time and reducing barrier to entry
  • Released a single-sign-on module for Node/Django apps, increasing customer adoption by 50%
  • Implemented a common architecture and design framework across 20 internal websites
  • Introduced a new developer recruitment stream, making up 55% of interviewed candidates

Docker/Kubernetes, Node, React, and Mongo/Redis

Recognize Co. | Cofounder and Software Engineer

2015 - 2016


Created a startup with 5 other students during 2nd year of university, developing a platform aimed at improving users’ video interview skills.

  • Engineered a solution for users to stream and record video using WebRTC
  • Set up and managed AWS servers (EC2) and storage (S3)

AWS, Node and Angular


University of Birmingham

BSc Computer Science with Year in Industry - First Class

  • Final Year Project on Supply Chain transformation using Blockchain
  • Year in Industry as an Infrastructure Systems Analyst at Eli Lilly and Co.

Chipping Campden School Academy

A* A* A A B in Maths, Physics, Further Maths, Philosophy, and Computing

2014 - 2018

2007 - 2014



FINALIST: Microsoft Imagine Cup UK Finalist 2017


FINALIST: CodeCon Global 2017

PRIZEWINNER: HackCambridge, Starling Bank Hackathon & Great Uni Hack

Additional Technologies

Functional Programming



Infrastructure as code




Hyperledger Fabric


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