If you’re reading this I am guessing you are interested in hiring an Elixir Developer, potentially from London. Great! I’m Toby and I am a London based Elixir developer and I am available for short and medium term contracting, thanks for taking the time to read this.
If you have any questions the easiest way to contact me is via email, I normally get back very quickly.
In my various lives as a developer I’ve worked on everything from small scripts to large enterprise level applications. I’ve had to integrate with several popular services (and some obscure ones!).
My most recent Elixir project was working in the FinTech space for a client who needed an incredibly robust backend system that didn’t compromise on speed.
We went with an Umbrella architecture and split out our application into relevant OTP apps glued together by a coordination layer. This layer is accessible by GraphQL queries.
Of course I am going to say I am great at writing code, I want you to hire me. So don’t take my word for it, here are some things folk have said about my work in the past;
Toby is a skilled developer. He could always be counted on to jump in and acquire new skills as the need arose, whether it be a framework, methodology or language.
I had the pleasure to interact a lot with Toby. We were in the same Back-End team when I started as a Junior Developer. He was an amazing mentor for me and I learnt plenty of things with him. I cannot thank him enough for that.
Toby is by far one of the best developers I got the chance to work with!
Feel free to verify any of the above on my LinkedIn profile.
The unique issues of looking for an Elixir Developer in London
Elixir is the right choice for a lot of problems, but it is still relatively new and the amount of Elixir developers in London is far outweighed by the demand for them.
Unfortunately this leaves a lot of roadmaps incomplete or stagnating as developers move on to pastures new.
Hiring someone like me to work for a fixed amount of time can help to keep your roadmap moving forward whilst you focus on getting the culture and setup right to attract and keep great Elixir talent more permanently.
This means you won’t fall behind the competition, and you won’t be wasting money trying to find the right person for your company.
But Toby, there are a lot of Developers in London, why you?
Ha, yeah, there are. And there are some amazing companies you could outsource your project too as well.
Being that competition in my line of work is so stiff, it means I can’t afford to rest on my laurels and deliver sub-standard service to my clients. I need to be providing value from day one.
At the end of my contract with you I want you to be trying to find reasons to keep me involved with the company. I can only do this by making sure I am up to date on the latest technologies that will help your company and be being incredibly productive every day I am with you. I am proud to say that the majority of our clients ask me to do more days than initially agreed.
Not just an Elixir developer
Being an Elixir developer is an excellent line of work, and when I say I am not just an Elixir developer I don’t meant to be disparaging. All I mean is is that I can provide a lot more value to your company than being just another developer.
You can see a full run down of other things I offer on my hire me page but the short version is that I have been managing teams and getting involved in product roadmaps for a long time now. This means I can provide more benefits to your company than completing items on your roadmap.
How I like to work
I consider myself to be incredibly pragmatic, I do not believe in dogma around coding practices or methodologies – I will work out the best way to deliver high quality work of value within the constraints of your organisation.
If your organisation doesn’t have anything set up I will happily share my experiences over what has worked and what hasn’t in the past with you.
What I can offer
As an experienced developer who has had plenty of management experience I feel I could slot into quite a few required roles;
- Another developer to help move the roadmap forward
- A technical lead to help roadmap out your project
- A mentor to help make your junior team more productive
- A stand alone developer to deliver one feature or project independent of anyone else
I don’t want to say “everything”, but I have plenty of experience and am confident in my abilities to deliver on projects large and small as a member of a team or as a solo developer.
I normally book at least a couple of months out in advance, but the best thing to do is contact me if you wanted to chat more.
But Toby, I’m not in London
That is 100% fine, I offer the exact same services remotely as well. I’ve worked in companies that are 100% remote and other companies who have a very strong culture of remote working. Let’s talk!