Steve Lacey Software Engineer
Hey I’m Steve, a Software Engineer with 15+ years experience writing PHP, Ruby & Python. I specialize in building web apps using frameworks like Laravel, Rails, React and Vue.js.
I work remotely with teams to build appropriate, elegant and reliable solutions to complex problems – helping global companies, start-ups and web agencies reach business goals with technology, on-budget, on-time. I'm from the UK and currently in Sanur, Bali.
I also write blog posts and maintain a few projects on GitHub. If you’re interested in hiring me check out my resume and drop me a line. I am currently looking for remote contracts/roles.
Gun.io Software Engineer 2021 – Present
Gun.io helps world-class engineering teams hire the world’s most sought-after freelance engineers at a moment’s notice. I work on the web app and on the platform.
Law School Transparency Consultant 2020 – Present
Law School Transparency is an award-winning 501(c)(3) non-profit that does consumer advocacy and public education about the legal profession. I worked with their Executive Director to get their rebuild over the finish line and continue to lead their technical team.
Open Up Music Software Engineer 2017 – Present
Open Up Music support Music Education Hubs, arts organisations and schools to create orchestras that are accessible to young disabled people. I built the Open Orchestras Laravel app, and the Django API that powers The Clarion.
Enjin Cloud Platform Lead 2019 – 2020
Enjin build a suite of blockchain products that enable game developers to easily create, manage, distribute, and integrate blockchain assets. I rebuilt their GraphQL API, PHPUnit test suite and Vue.js frontend.
Tapmydata Software Engineer 2018 – 2019
Tap makes it simple to see what personal data organisations hold about you, and then act on it. I built out their web app, api and end-to-end encryption using tech like Sodium, Stellar, Laravel and Vue.
Universal Music Software Engineer 2017 – 2018
Universal Music Group is the world's leading music company. I worked with them to build out an internal web app using tech like Django, Elasticsearch, Vue and Kubernetes.
Coworkations Founder 2017 – 2020
Coworkations is a database of the best remote working retreats for digital nomads. We index, review and rank travel while working groups like Hacker Paradise, Remote Year and Unsettled.
Zilly Software Engineer 2017
Zilly helps property owners manage rentals from anywhere. I worked on various reporting features, refactoring and implemented Stripe-style versioning on their Rails-based API.
CloudPeeps Software Engineer 2016
CloudPeeps is a community, marketplace and platform that empowers freelancers and businesses to do their best work. I worked various sprints on their Rails app – including implementing messaging, package search and combining their user models.
Hanzo Platform Lead 2014 – 2016
Hanzo specialize in cutting edge web archiving technology. I built their web app and API, and implemented new crawling strategies, playback methods, change analysis and differential comparison tools.
Simpleweb Software Engineer 2013 – 2016
I worked with some great people at Simpleweb, specializing in building SaaS products for startups, including Contactzilla, Rusic, SurveyWizard and working with Hanzo Archives.
PHPSW Organizer 2013 – 2015
In 2013 I took over the PHP South West UK user group in Bristol, organizing monthly talk nights and growing it over 2 years to become one of the most regularly attended in the country.
Rails Girls Coach 2014
Rails Girls is a global, non-profit volunteer community, whose aim is to give tools and a community for women to understand technology and to build their ideas.
Wired Media Senior Developer 2010 – 2013
As technical lead I headed up various strategies including re-envisaging the company's ecommerce offerings with a Symfony2-based solution and recruiting and training junior developers. I built Easier, Signworld, Fleur of England and BBI Solutions.