Melbourne Freelance Software Developer for Hire

Looking to hire a freelance developer?

You’ve come to the right place then! I may be available at the moment and would love to hear from you.

About myself:

I’m a freelance web & software developer, servicing the Melbourne area.

I’ve worked as a Melbourne-based contract programmer for over 10 years, completing projects in a multitude of industries (energy, transport, digital design to name a few).

I’ve experienced all aspects of the software development lifecycle, from gathering requirements, analysis and design – through to building, testing, deploying and supporting software systems.

I have the experience to help make your next software project a successful one.

Why hire a freelance developer?

There are some significant advantages in hiring a freelance programmer for your next project:

  • Freelancers are a great way to get an additional resource for a particular project, without the on-going costs of full-time employees. When the project is over, or you need to scale back on resources, you’re not required to keep paying us – we only get paid when we’re working for you.

  • Hiring full-time employees is expensive! You have to pay superannuation, payroll tax, annual & sick leave entitlements. It’s a massive commitment.

    As a freelancer, you’ll simply pay my rate during the times I’m working for you – this gives you a lot of flexibility in how you can resource your projects.

  • I provide my own equipment and tools (computer, software, etc) – you don’t need to purchase these for me – this saves you a lot of money, as these can often be quite expensive.

  • Contractors are often flexible about what hours they work. I can do an urgent job for you at short notice, or I can change my working hours to suit your project (for example, if you were located in a different timezone).

  • We are also very accountable with our time – I log all of my time in a timesheet which I make available for my clients to view online. You will know exactly what I’m working on and where your money is being invested.

  • Freelancers are hard-working, professional people. Many of us have a great deal of experience that could be invaluable in making your next project a success.

Skills and Experience

I’ve worked as a web developer for over 10 years, working with many different technologies. I’m a good fit for many projects, as I have a breadth of knowledge across many technology stacks, but are also pretty focused around modern web development practices.

These days I tend to focus in a few key areas:

  • Mobile HTML5 development. I’ve written several apps for clients utilizing the latest HTML5 technologies, to create cross-platform, native-feeling applications.

    Using Javascript frameworks like Backbone.js or AngularJS, and wrapping the application in Phonegap/Cordova I’ve been able to deploy the same app to both iOS and Android devices – which is a big win for my clients who are looking to not write the same app multiple times.

    I use best practices for Javascript development, utilising tools like Grunt, Bower and Yeoman. I’m a fan of Ionic Framework and jQuery Mobile, using them to quickly build HTML5 mobile user interfaces.

  • Backend web development. I’ve built many web apps over the years, in different backend technologies:

    These days I’m often writing RESTful web APIs to communcate with my mobile web applications.

    I have good database experience and have worked with PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, MongoDB and databases across various projects over the years.

If you have a project you would like me to work on, please do get in contact.

Cheers – hope to hear from you!

Adam George