Michael Raffaele

Senior Front End Developer

Michael Raffaele Résumé



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Portfolio: mraffaele.com/portfolio/

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/michaelraffaele


To work in a modern team environment that challenges my front end development skills.

I want to be able to explore modern front end technologies and utilize them in developing effective solutions. I want to work with other developers, sharing my experience and learning from those around me.

I strive to become part of a team dedicated to continual growth with opportunities for advancing myself on both on a personal and professional level.

Work Experience

Carsales (2017)

Senior Front End Developer


Senior Front End Developer for the Inchcape Team responsible for the replatform of Subaru.com.au website.

Co-organiser of the Front End Developer Guild. An internal monthly catch up consisting speakers and presentations to share Front End knowledge.

Tribal Worldwide Melbourne (2014)

Senior Front End Developer


Over the course of my role as Senior Front End Developer I created countless landing pages and websites. My major contribution however, was the complete overhaul and implementation of modern front end development workflows. This enabled greater automation and rapid development leveraging reusable components across the client base.

Major clients included Porsche, Maxwell & Williams, Momentum Energy, DefenceCare and Westpac.

Examples of work:

  • momentumenergy.com.au
  • maxwellandwilliams.com.au
  • defencecare.org.au/fightingnewenemies/

JWT Melbourne (2013-2014)

Front End Developer


I began at JWT Melbourne in March 2013. My first project was for Miele - a heavily customised WordPress website using every feature under the sun. It had an events manager and payment gateway with single page checkout process, which I later upgraded to enable shopping cart functionality.

During my time at JWT I've performed quite a few internal projects for the digital team. I came on board as a front end developer but have done much more including wireframing, user journey mapping, WordPress development, server administration, and tech validation.

I have worked on a number of projects for larger clients such as Melbourne Writers Festival, TAC, Miele, RAC, Shape Up Australia, Vegemite and Ford.

Examples of work:

tkm9 (2012)

Web Developer


My time at tkm9 started with a WordPress build. This project was for Greenbank Environmental and was a custom WordPress website making use of custom posts, taxonomy, navigation and two custom calculators.

Most of my following work was more backend development geared towards capturing user data, logic for drawing prizes, uptime management and receiving data from experientials and then sending results as EDMs or posting to facebook etc. Most of this development was custom built using the CodeIgniter MVC framework.

My role at tkm9 allowed me to work alongside other developers to interact with and implement a range of technologies such as augmented reality applications, iPad applications and also a deep dive into the Facebook Graph Api.

tkm9 enabled me to to work with some major clients such including TAC, Collingwood Football Club, Sportsgirl, GPT, Kia and Fanta.

Intrepid Travel (2011)

Front End Developer


I was contracted as a Front End Developer to Intrepid Travel for 6 months.

Intrepid were in the process of a massive redesign and were looking to migrate their entire website across to the open source content management system Drupal. I was responsive for developing the front end and also supported the marketing team with some design.

Web Designer (2010)

Front End Developer


I worked for 3 months at Web Force Five in the closing quarter of 2010.

I came on board to design the administrative area for their propriety content management system and to design client websites. I was responsible for meeting with clients to gather requirements and write the brief for upcoming projects.

Senior Web Designer (2008 - 2010)

Front End Developer


I started at ROI.com.au as a Junior Web Designer in 2008. At first I was predominately updating content and providing fixes for existing websites, but I quickly took the reins and began designing and developing websites from the concept through to their implementation.

In my time at ROI.com.au I completed in excess of 30 websites and Landing Pages. For most of these projects I was responsible for the Design, Development, Project Management and served as the direct contact with the client, often meeting with them to best plan a solution for their business. Typically these sites would be built using Joomla or WordPress.

As well as developing client specific websites, I helped conceptualise, design and solely developed a new Real Estate marketing approach. Initially starting with the selling of 'Feature Properties' - a series small single page websites aimed to promote an individual property by usage of clean, concise information and high quality photos. For one client in particular, this quickly grew into a website called 'Paton Earth' which showcased all of these properties placed on a satellite view of the Mornington Peninsula.

The next phase was a project called 'Lifestyle Property.' A real estate website where properties were categorised by their 'lifestyle' type, eg: Rural, Coastal and Wineries. This website was again solely designed and developed by myself and aimed to further push the simple idea of the Feature Properties.

continually progressed at ROI.com.au until I eventually was promoted to a Senior Web Designer and was responsible for managing a small team of 3 designers. During my time at ROI.com.au we had more than doubled in size and had been listed in the BRW Fast Starters (2009) and SmartCompany (2009).


Victoria University of Technology (2006 - 2007)

Advanced Diploma of Multimedia (Interactive Media)

Victoria University of Technology (2005)

Certificate IV in Information Technology

St Pauls College (1999 - 2004)

Certificate II and III in Information Technology

Graduated Year 12


References available on request.

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