Christopher Balchin - freelance Ecommerce Consultant, and CTOChristopher Balchin

I’ll keep my CV short. A quick introduction to the things I’ve spent past years working on, learning about and specialising in. If you’d like to see a handful of favourite projects, take a look here.

Budget P&L
Org Structure
Creational / structural patterns
Agile scrum
PaaS / AWS
CI / Package
RDS / Aurora
Reverse proxy
Key value - RAM
Message queue (IPC)
Commerce POS
Magento CE / EE

Salesforce Commerce Cloud
Theo Paphitis Retail Group 2016-2018
Encompassing Ryman Stationery, Boux Avenue, Robert Dyas and London Graphics Centre. With high street names in play, £350m annual sales, 340+ UK stores and over 4,000 colleagues, security, reliability and availability are paramount.
Heal's 2015-2016
Planning, process implementation, structure and resource surrounding a directional shift from agency to internal resource.
Freedom To Exist 2015-2016
Technical direction of the business and creation of a scalable end-to-end Magento platform using AWS.
All Beauty 2015
Tasked with creating a highly-available architecture to cater exponential business growth, recruiting full stack talent for an agile team in order to implement an end-to-end deployment platform delivering a fully scalable Magento Commerce build using Amazon Web Services. 2013-2015
Great design direct from the makers. Leading efforts on performance optimisation, Varnish caching, theme, module and checkout refactoring, data planning and implementation.
Un.titled 2012-2013
An award winning creative agency that specialises in strategy, brand, e-commerce, design, digital and print.
Jigowatt 2009-2012
From design to deployment, delivering expert solutions for enterprise customers specialising in open source platforms.
Full-stack Developer 2003-2008