Rhys Malyon

Housing Japan / Front End Developer

Rhys Malyon

Housing Japan / Front End Developer

Front End Developer at Housing Japan

Front End Developer by name, Full Stack Developer by nature. From humble beginnings as a Le Wagon coding bootcamp graduate, currently working as a Front End Developer at Housing Japan. Tokyo based, South African born.


In the future

Build on my growing skillset to be able to work independently and develop full-stack web applications with a focus on usability and accessibility.

Housing Japan1 year

Front End DeveloperPresent

- Present

At Housing Japan I develop company websites, in-house tools, and APIs using a range of languages - mainly focused on a mix of JavaScript, VueJS, Backbone JS, PHP, WordPress, and React (for custom WP Gutenberg blocks) on the front end side, and a bit of NodeJS, ExpressJS, MySQL, and PHP when touching back end projects.

Le Wagon3 months

Full-Stack Web Developer


An intense 9 week bootcamp focused on teaching the fundamentals of front-end and back-end web development through a variety of languages, frameworks, and databases.

Shane English School Japan4 years

English Second Language Teacher


English language teacher at the Shane English School company based in Tokyo, Japan. Teaching English as a second language to students of various age groups based on the Shane English School's curriculum.

Write Scene3 years



Responsible for creating compelling and engaging copy for clients primarily operating in the security, human resource management, events and exhibitions industries. As part of a small team at an independent PR agency, my responsibilities extend beyond those typically associated with the role of a Copywriter. These duties include:

AAA School of Advertising3 months

Strategic Account Management Specialisation


Practical module dealing with the fundamentals of account management and the skills and traits an effective Account Manager needs to successfully manage multiple briefs and clients simultaneously. Areas of interest included:

Leading Training Solutions

Certificate in Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

A one-day short training course that looked at the key areas of search engine optimization including:

Black Ticket Business Bureau2 years

Content Manager


As Content Manager I was responsible for the conceptualisation, development, and enhancement of new and existing brands. Additional tasks included developing and writing marketing proposals for key clients, market research on both South African and international markets, as well as compiling relevant reports on the subject matter.

Market Research Intern

In my intern role my responsibilities included conducting market research and analysis with a primary focus on the South African fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry and franchising. Additional tasks included social media management, with experience on the Sprout Social platform.

Vega School of Brand Leadership4 months

Digital Strategy in Building Brands


A digital marketing short course focused on a variety of topics including:

Durban Language Centre1 year

Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA)

A Cambridge associated course which serves as an entry-level qualification into the field of English language teaching to non-native speakers.

University of KwaZulu-Natal5 years

Bachelor of Arts Honours (BA Hons.)

Graduated Cum Laude. Full scholarship. Certificate of Merit for Critical Methodology.

Bachelor of Social Science

English Media and Cultural Studies

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