Headless website tech lead for an online retailer (2022)

Another interesting project at Columbia Road. I worked closely with a product owner, designer, martech consultant and frontend developer.


  • Designing the architecture and data model for a headless website.
  • Implementing a Strapi backend with custom GraphQL endpoints.
  • Integrating a Next.js frontend with the backend and overseeing the React development of UI components.
  • Setting up a CI/CD workflow that builds Docker images of the frontend and backend and deploys them to Kubernetes (Hetzner Cloud).
  • Integrating the site with an external order management system.
  • Implementing a server-side Google Tag Manager data layer.
  • Technical documentation and support.
  • Optimising all Google Lighthouse scores to 90+.