About Me

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Jordan Harrison

Software Developer I, CXE @ Charles River Labs

Creative Full Stack Developer. GDG Portlaoise Founder & Organizer. Web Tech & Open Source Enthusiast.

Biography

Hey, I'm Jordan. I'm the founder of Google Developer Groups Portlaoise, an all-around tech enthusiast & maintainer of the Tutors Open Source Project..
I spoke at NodeConf EU 2023, GDG Glasgow 2022, and was the SETU Red Hat Best Project 2023 award winner.
I'm an avid reader, and am a huge fan of the Potterverse.

Education

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Higher Diploma in Computer Science

South East Technological University, Waterford
2021 - 2023

First Class Honors.


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Bachelor of Science in Network Management

Athlone Institute of Technology
2014 - 2017

Merit Grade 2.

Experience

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Software Developer I, CXE

Charles River Labs
Jan 2023 - Present

Working in a full stack capacity, building an MVP of an internal user management application.
Migrated the app from Webpack to Vite (and Jest to Vitest) in early stages to improve DevEx.
Ensured all code was written to a high standard, and it had a solid test coverage.
Tech stack: NodeJS, React, Fastify, Vitest, Playwright, Azure, CosmosDB, Gremlin QL.


Associate Software Developer, CXE

Charles River Labs
Jul 2022 - Dec 2022

Worked on the frontend of Apollo, a large client-facing application, from MVP stage - implementing new functionality and working with large datasets.
Tech Stack: NodeJS, React, Fastify, Jest, Cypress, Azure.


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IT Support Officer

Glanbia Cheese EU
Nov 2019 - Jul 2022

Overseen and implemented IT infrastructure & systems during the green field build and commissioning phase of a €135 million food processing facility. Ensured all the IT infrastructure was delivered on-time and under budget.
Sole IT System Administrator on site supporting all internal IT systems, including servers, networks, printers & end user hardware.


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Junior IT Administrator

RPS Group
Dec 2017 - Nov 2019

First & second line support role to 2 offices of circa 150 users in a heavily CAD focused environment.
Rolled out Windows 10 3 months earlier than projected.

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