Steve Jalim

Senior webapp developer and consultant

Experienced webapp architect and developer. Preferred tools: Django, Python, JavaScript. I particularly enjoy early-stage builds for startups.

London, GB

  • Python
  • Django
  • JavaScript
  • AWS
  • Heroku
  • Postgres
  • Machine learning
  • Gamification
  • Marketplaces

If you're using YJ, you're using my work. Plus, I (literally) wrote the book on being a freelance developer:

Member since 31 Oct 2012
6 Recommendations

Work History


Tech Lead
May 2013 – present
"Fantastic developer - the backbone of the YJ team. We like him so much we've tried to buy him, so you can't." – Hugo Rodger-Brown


Senior developer, various projects
April 2011 – April 2013

Rangespan (acquired by Google)

Backend developer
March 2011 – July 2011


Full-stack developer
April 2010 – Late 2011

Lucky Voice

Backend developer
August 2009 – February 2010


Steve is a Djangonaut straight out of Miramar. He's been the bedrock of our development team since YunoJuno was barely out of short trousers, and it's largely thanks to his efforts that we are about to take over the world. Please don't hire him though - we need him.

Hugo Rodger-Brown

Co-Founder and CTO at YunoJuno

I've worked with Steve on several projects for which he was either project manager or project manager and developer. He consistently gives 100% and takes on real ownership of the project deliverables. He's a great guy to work with and I look forward to hiring him again.

James Webster

Virtual CTO for hire. Founder

Steve worked with us for several months in a freelance capacity to re-build our online karaoke streaming service from the ground up. During that period, and well beyond, Steve not only built robust, complex software, but approached the task with a level of care, diligence and emotional investment that I wouldn’t always get from a full-time employee. He is clear-thinking, supremely amiable and extremely capable.

Nick Thistleton

Founder and MD, Lucky Voice

I've worked with Steve building and delivering a brand new web based service to the DoH supporting personalisation. He is always honest with what is and isn't possible whilst being pro-active in thinking through what can realistically be done within budget and timeline. Steve has also been extremely helpful in identifying other development items that can be done at the same time with minimal cost.

Naveed R. Parvez

3P delivery: Programmes, Projects, Products

Steve provided everything I look for in a web developer: a willingness and capability to understand client requirements; fantastic communications skills (including when directly client-facing); and a great deal of technical competence. Steve is also a very personable and enjoyable person to work with, and he went beyond the call od duty to deliver what we needed, when we needed it. I would not hesitate to work with Steve again if the need and the opportunity arose.

Simon Appleby

Experienced digital professional, dedicated to books and the publishing trade

We've used Steve for ideas, development and project management. He's smart, creative and super-conscientious. His swift and expressive communications - to clients and colleagues - are particularly impressive.

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