Joe Glombek

Senior .NET software developer and Umbraco Certified Master specialising in Azure based in Bristol, UK

With a positive attitude, communicating well with customers and colleagues, Joe is an experienced full stack .NET developer with extensive knowledge of Umbraco CMS and the Azure platform. He is enthused by building accessible, quality solutions and pushing the boundaries of what a project can achieve.

Having built and architected Umbraco and cloud solutions over the past decade, working within digital agencies and software consultancies for the hospitality, data, finance, start-up, charity and public sectors, his experience is varied. With a particular interest in accessibility and open source, regularly speaking on both subjects, Joe has been rewarded with an Umbraco MVP award since 2021.


Backend development

  • Microsoft/Azure stack
  • Umbraco CMS
  • Other CMSs (Kentico, Sitecore)
  • .NET Core
  • C# / .NET
  • T-SQL / SQL Server design, maintenance and optimisation
  • SCM (Git, GitHub, TFS, Mercurial)
  • Continuous integration (MS Build, Web Deploy, Azure, Azure DevOps, Github Actions, AppVeyor)
  • Unit testing
  • API integrations
  • API development (REST, SOAP, OpenApi)

Frontend development

  • Web accessibility
  • Web components
  • HTML 5
  • CSS3 / SCSS / Sass
  • JavaScript
  • Vanilla JavaScript
  • Progressive enhancement
  • AngularJS (v1)
  • Vue.js
  • API integration
  • Front end frameworks (including GOV.UK, Bulma, Bootstrap)

Other skills

  • Teamwork
  • Agile methodology
  • Strong client communication skills
  • Project team leader
  • Mentoring

Employment history

  1. Bump Digital

    - Present

    Joe's currently part of the team of friendly, award-winning experts working with our clients to create flawless Umbraco and Azure solutions at Bump.

  2. Umbraco


    Volunteer Core Collaborators team member

    The Core Collaborators encourage and manage the community's pull-requests to the CMS. The team is passionate about assisting and supporting contributors.

  3. Radley Yeldar


    Joe worked with the development team at Radley Yeldar to support and improve Umbraco websites for a range of clients.

  4. Altius Consulting


    Working with a team at Altius, Joe is helping deliver the web portal in a data platform project with a tight deadline. The project is an Umbraco CMS based solution with advanced JavaScript and numerous API integrations. The role involves working closely with the rest of the team at Altius, leading a small team of developers, collaborating with the third-party design team and liaising with the client.

    The role was largely remote even before the COVID-19 lockdown and Joe has been making good use of remote-working tools to keep in touch with other team members and provide up to date progress reports.

  5. Etch


    At Etch, Joe has experienced life in a fast-paced digital agency handling numerous ongoing projects of varying sizes.

    He has operated as lead developer on expansive agile projects for large financial clients; worked as a part of a team; and individually on a range of clients particularly in the hospitality, marine, eCommerce and finance sectors with equal emphasis on green-field and maintenance work as well as systems architecture.

    Joe’s time at Etch has increased his exposure to Umbraco, .NET and Azure and introduced extensive knowledge of .NET Core, micro-services.

    He has experience of managing development teams, assisting junior developers and managing an intern.

  6. Profound


    The role at a consultancy allowed Joe to spend more time working on a wider range of products and with newer technologies. He began to have more responsibility when it comes to project management as well as communicating with existing and prospective clients by email, phone and in person in meetings and presentation environments.

    Working at Profound, as well as working with ASP.NET MVC, Joe had the chance to work with many technologies including: numerous Microsoft Azure services; CMS packages Umbraco, Sitecore and Kentico; Adobe PhoneGap/Apache Cordova; and new HTML5 and CSS3 features. He was also given the challenge of reforming front end development within the company, looking at developing their CSS and Sass/SCSS methodology and bringing in some JavaScript guidelines.

    Late in 2015 he was given the opportunity to mentor of a newly employed graduate developer which has given him the rewarding opportunity to teach C# and JavaScript.

    Profound worked primarily within the eCommerce and financial markets.

  7. Furlong Solutions


    While at Furlong, Joe was exposed to in-house development and continuous improvement of the systems developed by the company within the education and data management sectors. The systems used included Windows Forms desktop applications as well as ASP.NET Web Forms and ASP.NET MVC applications with a lot of exposure to complex T-SQL queries and Microsoft SQL database management.


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