Parenthoods is a community platform for local parents to meet up, share advice, and help each other conquer one of life’s most craziest rides…parenthood.

Being a startup, my role at Parenthoods encompassed all areas of the products development of which I've listed below however I primarily focused on the development and maintenance of the front end (mobile and web) apps as well as the backend services that drive them.

  • Designed a scalable system architecture across the full stack on multiple platforms
  • Implemented said architecture using a wide range of technologies; AWS, Heroku, Node.js, Objective C, Swift, JavaScript (ES6, Babel etc.), RethinkDB, Firebase, React/Relay, React Native, Flow Type, Elastic Search and GraphQL

  • Managed deadlines, roadmaps and contract developers across multiple time-zones.

  • Advised on all technical requirements and operational tooling

  • Supported decisions around product development 

  • Active development of third-party open source frameworks

  • Startup mentality

  • Ensured UX was kept to a high standard

  • Provided user support

  • Privacy advocate - shaping features with the users' privacy and security at the forefront




Head of Engineering / Lead Developer


Mar 2014 - Sep 2016