WorldRemit website


WorldRemit is an award-winning online money transfer company that enables customers to send remittances to family and friends in more than 110 countries. The service is a low-cost alternative to traditional money transfer companies that use high street agents and charge unreasonable fees.

I worked in a team of 2 developers and contracted to maintain, internationalise, introduce modern frontend workflow and progressively refactor and update the design of the website.

  • Carried out general maintenance task and bug fixing at all levels (frontend, backend, CMS)
  • Advocated and helped with the migration from TFS to GIT
  • Introduced automation using Gulp (linters, concaternation, minification)
  • Establish strategies to internationalise the website and progressively update the design
  • Creation of new pages and updated the design of homepage and country pages
  • Mobile first responsive design (attention given to compression and loading of assets and conditionally execute JS components based on screen size)
  • Refactored backend and frontend code to help with versioning and simplifying the deployment process
  • Helped with narrowing down and fix issues with Umbraco caching and uploads in a load balancing setup
  • Refactored document types and templates to allow internationalisation of the website
  • Helped with the design and integration of third parties (skins for payment gateways, A/B tests in Optimizely etc.)

Technologies used:

  • HTML5,
  • CSS3 (mobile first),
  • Javascript,
  • RequireJS,
  • jQuery,
  • Gulp,
  • JSLint,
  • GIT (pull requests, code reviews),
  • Umbraco (Razor, C#, document types, custom fields etc),
  • Jira,
  • IE8+,
  • Scrum,
  • Sprints,
  • Kanban