Jacob Jay

Peripatetic British designer, full-stack developer and entrepreneur.
      Specialising in web application architecture and user-experience.

I'm on board…

…as a hands-on developer and designer with 15+ years expertise across a wide range of sophisticated projects and startups, many entirely implemented myself yet also when required leading teams, ensuring attention to needs directly from concept through to support.

As a designer as well as software architect and programmer I can cover all angles, from performance through usability to security. Detail-oriented yet also taking a high-level view to understand context.

I undertake both ad-hoc/freelance consulting and lifecycle management on contract i.e. as a ‘CTO for hire’ and in particular can handle not only recruitment and training for both nearshoring or offshoring, but can fast-track candidates such that I am not required longer-term except potentially as an advisor. I can nonetheless function as the sole fullstack developer on especially budget-conscious projects should I be suitably intriuged ;)




I am agnostic towards specific stacks and with suitable resources will evaluate options for best fit. With fewer resources I will either utilise my own solutions or those more closely aligned. Regardless of stack or resources, I always dig-in to solve problems and attack complexities, adapting to the capabilities of a team. I admire the Reactive Manifesto, but still understand that sometimes a monolith is more expedient.


Part-time/contract: Upto 2/days week immediate remote, onsite possible in London. Full-time: not available.


If you're interested in talking, please first check my availability and interest in your project by introducing it to me. I do not typically undertake hourly work however if you drop me a quick message I might be happy to offer some no-commitment feedback subject to my availability and its relevance.

My standard rates are: GBP £100/hour and £400/day; negotiable based on contract duration/retainer, subject to travel and additional requirements. I'm flexible on terms for socent, startups or advisory positions on aligned projects and for projects in my realms of interest.