Howie Weiner Full-Stack Web Developer Manchester React Django Python Node Javascript

Hello, my name is Howie

I am a freelance web and mobile developer based in Manchester, England

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Howie Weiner Full-Stack Web Developer Manchester React Django Python Node Javascript

I am a full-stack web and mobile developer with over 20 years' experience in a variety of industries including finance, travel, broadcast and retail.

I have managed and mentored development teams and acted as Technical Lead and Software Architect.

I work directly with private clients and also consult for larger organisations. I am a practitioner of Agile methodologies.

Front-end skills


JS, ES6+, TypeScript

React, Redux


i18n, a11y

Back-end skills

Node, Express, Next.js

Python, Django, Java, PHP

REST APIs, micro-services

Relational and NoSQL databases

AWS and GCP cloud infrastructure

Observability & monitoring

Mobile skills

React Native


Development process

Agile, Scrum, Kanban

Git, Test Driven Development

Automated testing

Continuous Integration & Delivery

Clients & Work

Over the years I have been lucky enough to work with some amazing clients. Recent work includes:

Re-platforming car rental web application from Java to React/Node/Express micro-service with SSR.

Development of API Gateway in Node and Express.

Providing guidance on best practices to teams for TDD, CI and CD and agile ways of working.

Co-op Digital - Shifts

Transformation of Co-op Retail's paper-based shift management solution to an award-winning, mobile-first web application.

Developed in Python, Django, React and Redux with a REST API fronting the existing SOAP API.

Big Chip awards, 2018

Sky Bet

Delivery of ID Verification solution comprising a Node/Express application communicating with a Java REST API which verified identity documents with a 3rd-party service.

Co-op Funeralcare - Guardian

Development of an award-winning web application to facilitate funeral arrangements.

Solution comprised a Python/Django web application with a Postgres backend, deployed to AWS.

Big Chip award, 2018

BBC Search & Navigation / BBC Home

Development of BBC multilingual Search page and global Navigation.

Instrumental in delivering Search Suggest and Search Cards using React, Express and SSR deployed to AWS.

Development of search ingest service using AWS Lambda, SNS and SQS to index content on demand.

Development of BBC Home page using SSR React components.

John Lewis Partnership

Discovery and development of pilot baby check-list web application.

Solution built using Next.js and deployed into Google Cloud Platform using Kubernetes.


Development of internal web application for managing internation sales tax in car purchases

Solution built using Next.js and deployed into Microsoft Azure using Kubernetes.

Other work

Some of the other clients I have been fortunate to work with are:

  • AKQA
  • Barclays Wealth
  • ESL Fuels
  • Equal Experts
  • Good Relations
  • JP74
  • Mediaburst
  • National Rail Enquiries
  • Planixs
  • Reserve Bank of Australia
  • Thales Transport
  • University of Manchester
  • XChanging

Mobile app development

I have launched my own iOS and Android mobile app using Google Flutter.

Rubbishapp allows you to find out your rubbish collection day and which bins to put out across Greater Manchester.

I am currently developing a mobile application for a customer, using React Native.

Flutter iOS Android mobile app development

Get in touch

I live in Manchester, but can work anywhere (remotely).

[email protected]

07932 138 668


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