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James Tucker - Web Developer, Data Engineer

I’m a software engineer residing in the picturesque landscapes of New Zealand. I strive to address important business challenges, spanning from developing custom WordPress plugins in a headless context to creating real-time data driven streaming systems. My goal is to engineer solutions that are straightforward and easily comprehensible, avoiding overly complex and academic approaches that prioritize showcasing intelligence over practicality.

Web Development experience

I possess substantial expertise in crafting full-stack applications, predominantly utilizing JavaScript/TypeScript as the primary languages. My proficiency extends to a variety of frameworks, with React, Next.js, and Astro standing out as my preferred tools for front-end development. Additionally, I bring considerable experience in backend development, having built robust applications using Laravel, Express.js, and Nest.js.

Data Engineering & Streaming

My expertise lies within the realm of data engineering, specializing in the intricate domain of streaming data. I excel in orchestrating data flows utilizing a suite of technologies including Apache Kafka, KSQL, Kafka Streams, and Apache Flink streaming. My repertoire also encompasses the construction of robust ETL pipelines, underpinned by an advanced understanding of SQL, to seamlessly integrate disparate data sources.

Machine Learning & Deep Learning

While data engineering serves as the foundational plumbing of the data science ecosystem, I extend my proficiency into the realm of machine learning and deep learning. Leveraging advanced algorithms and techniques, I adeptly tackle core business challenges by harnessing the power of predictive analytics and data-driven insights.