Dermot Hughes

Front End Developer

Personal Profile

UX Engineer based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, specializing in "Front of the Front End". Passionate about bridging the gap between design and development to create seamless user experiences.

Work Experience

Senior Software Engineer

April 2022 - Present

Technical Lead Engineer for internal Design System team. React, Node, NPM, Storybook, React Testing Library, Jenkins, Github Actions, and more.

Software Engineer II


Feburary 2021 - April 2022

Front End Developer using React. Focusing on developing and managing an internal design system of reusable React components, Design Tokens, and more.

UX Developer

Atto Partners

September 2020 - December 2020

Front End Development with a particular focus on UI and UX. Worked on a series of projects both greenfield and legacy, with a variety of stacks including Vue and Ruby on Rails.

Front End Engineer

Micro Focus

October 2019 - September 2020

Front End Development using the Angular framework. Developing and maintaining an open and closed source design system and UI Angular component library, UX Aspects. Application development for UI of Digital Safe.

Front End Engineer


April 2018 - October 2019

Front End Development incorporating HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript ES6+/TypeScript using the Angular framework. UX and UI Design for Web applications. Wireframing, rapid prototyping, mockups, user research, and analytics. Public facing sites and internal/client facing interfaces, including front-end development and UX design. Email design and development for award winning bank loyalty programmes.

Email Development Lead

Chain Reaction Cycles

October 2016 - April 2018

Lead Developer and Line Manager for the Email Marketing team for Chain Reaction Cycles - The World's Largest Online Bike Store. Responsible for the creation and delivery of responsive mobile-first commercial and CRM emails worldwide. Working to extreme deadlines and turnarounds as short as hours.

Technical Support Engineer


April 2016 - October 2016

Desktop Support Engineer

Egton Health (EMIS)

June 2014 - March 2016


BSc (Hons) Creative Technologies

University of Ulster, Magee

First Class Honours

BTEC National Diploma in Multimedia

Southern Regional College, Newry


GCSE/A Level

Abbey Grammar School, Newry

A-C including English, Maths, and ICT


In my free time I enjoy being creative if I can. I like photography and video production, recording music, mountain biking, playing bass guitar, listening to new music, watching ice hockey, cooking, and occasionally I’ve taken part as an extra in TV and Film productions such as Game of Thrones and The Fall.

A list of references is available on request.