Alexander Noel, Developer in Valencia, Spain
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Alexander Noel

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Full-stack Developer

Location
Valencia, Spain
Toptal Member Since
November 2, 2016

Alexander is an accomplished full-stack developer and technical lead with 10+ years of software engineering experience, adept at driving success through effective communication and building robust technical processes. He is skilled in optimizing CI/CD processes, streamlining product delivery, and spearheading planning initiatives. Alexander's expertise is crafting innovative solutions aligned with business objectives, ensuring seamless execution across cross-functional teams.

Portfolio

Blanket
Node.js, React, TypeScript, BigQuery, Firebase, React Native, Google Cloud...
Ester Digital
Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby, D3.js, Three.js, Nunjucks, Emacs, Sass, Node.js...
FineTune Learning
Amazon Web Services (AWS), Kubernetes, Docker, Webpack, React, TypeScript...

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Terraform, Python, Node.js, TypeScript, React Native, React, PostgreSQL, BigQuery, GraphQL

The most amazing...

...thing I've developed was an app that eventually was used by Gordon Ramsey's restaurants.

Work Experience

CTO | Tech Lead

2020 - 2023
Blanket
  • Scaled up the application from being able to handle 100 users to millions of users.
  • Structured and organized the team's workflow and created a stable working agile process.
  • Hired and mentored the in-house team; was involved in creating onboarding processes.
  • Refactored existing legacy codebase to be clear, concise, and maintainable.
  • Increased mobile application performance from almost entirely unusable to blazingly fast, even on older Android devices.
  • Reduced average query speed from 45-60 seconds down to 5 seconds.
  • Introduced quality control processes, as well as testing documentation.
  • Was involved in every step of the product planning, from brainstorming ideas to technical implementation details.
Technologies: Node.js, React, TypeScript, BigQuery, Firebase, React Native, Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS), LoRaWAN, AWS Lambda, Serverless, WebSockets, CSS, HTML, Google Maps, DevOps, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Back-end, Automation, Figma, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), APIs, CTO, Software Architecture, Architecture, React Redux, Progressive Web Applications (PWA), Mobile-first Design, Styled-components, Vue, Front-end, JavaScript, API Development, SQL, Mobile App Development, Mobile Apps, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Full-stack, Stripe API

Tech Lead | Full-stack Developer

2015 - 2020
Ester Digital
  • Gained an excellent understanding of SDLC and the ability to manage the team through all phases of development.
  • Analyzed and balanced various needs across the software development cycle, like timelines, quality, capacity, and other core metrics.
  • Consulted with clients concerning development services for their business.
  • Started conversations about PSW, FSD, and LLD between the client and the Ester team.
  • Managed the technical scope of work by providing estimates for core deliverables.
  • Worked closely with product owners and the company's C-level.
  • Translated business and technical requirements into well-engineered, tested, and deployed solutions.
  • Evaluated and advised on building the right team for the project.
  • Communicated possible limitations during the project development.
Technologies: Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby, D3.js, Three.js, Nunjucks, Emacs, Sass, Node.js, React, AngularJS, Next.js, Flutter, AWS Lambda, MySQL, Serverless, WebSockets, CSS, HTML, Google Maps, Material UI, Web Usability, DevOps, Vercel, Prismic, Headless Software, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Dating Apps, Back-end, Automation, Figma, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), APIs, Software Architecture, HIPAA Compliance, WordPress, Architecture, React Redux, Progressive Web Applications (PWA), Mobile-first Design, Styled-components, Vue, Front-end, GitLab, JavaScript, API Development, SQL, Mobile App Development, Mobile Apps, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), SEO Tools, Amazon EC2, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Tailwind CSS, Full-stack, Stripe API

Tech Lead

2017 - 2018
FineTune Learning
  • Developed a PDF generation engine, which was used to dynamically convert questions into customizable hand-outs for students.
  • Implemented a single sign-on (SSO) login feature to allow seamless login functionality across all company products.
  • Architectured and structured the data flow within front-end application, implemented the Redux into the app, and trained the team to use it properly.
  • Refactored the existing codebase into a monorepository.
  • Created a Storybook-based pattern UI library, drastically increasing the development velocity.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Kubernetes, Docker, Webpack, React, TypeScript, Python, Next.js, AWS Lambda, WebSockets, CSS, HTML, Google Maps, Material UI, Web Usability, DevOps, Back-end, Automation, Figma, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), APIs, Software Architecture, Architecture, React Redux, Progressive Web Applications (PWA), Mobile-first Design, Styled-components, Vue, Front-end, JavaScript, API Development, SQL, Amazon EC2, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Tailwind CSS

Lead Full-stack Developer

2016 - 2017
Authentic Ireland
  • Developed the front end for a PHP application using cutting-edge technologies.
  • Integrated the new project with a legacy back-end system.
  • Built the tools for DevOps and CI to automate deployments.
  • Wrapped up everything inside a Docker to ensure cross-environment stability.
  • Coordinated the project activities and maintained the project backlog.
Technologies: SCSS, ECMAScript (ES6), PHP, PostgreSQL, TypeScript, MySQL, CSS, HTML, Google Maps, Web Usability, DevOps, Back-end, Automation, Figma, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), APIs, Software Architecture, Architecture, React Redux, Progressive Web Applications (PWA), Mobile-first Design, Styled-components, Vue, Front-end, JavaScript, API Development, SQL, SEO Tools, Full-stack

WaveOC

https://www.waveoc.com/
WaveOC is ideal for developing your corporate web presence by marrying cutting-edge design with the usefulness of simplicity. You can access all crucial information with just one click.

A Salesforce knowledge base is available to customers and visitors on any screen. The display is fantastic and is optimized for input on any device.

Authentic Ireland

https://authenticireland.com
Authentic Vacations began in 2001 with customizable travel packages to Ireland. They've since grown to include global destinations. But, their commitment to creating an authentic travel experience with unparalleled personal service remains the same.

Aparici

https://www.aparici.com
This is a B2B platform for one of the biggest premium ceramics and porcelain manufacturers. I've built this service using Python for the back end and React for the front end.

It's a high-load platform with around 7,000 products and more than 200,000 visitors per day.

AP Classroom

http://apclassroom.collegeboard.org
A qualitative learning application that was built for FineTune Learning and CollegeBoard. Currently, it is used by 3,500,000 students and 160,000 teachers across America.

I was a tech lead on this project. Our team included more than twenty developers and QAs.

The project scope was React, Redux, Redux-Saga, Jest, Webpack, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Nightwatch, Docker with Kubernetes, CircleCI, Lerna, and Python.

MAIN DELIVERIES
• Wrote developer style guides.
• Developed a PDF generation engine.
• Built an SSO login feature.
• Developed Redux integrations and educated others.
• Tested implemented frameworks.
• Refactored the existing codebase to a mono-repository structure.
• Worked with Storybook.
• Created a pattern library with UI elements.

Mitingu.com

http://www.mitingu.com
This project involved an event management and communications platform with integrated booking, the all-in-one white label tool for event websites, and check-in.

Technologies used: Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL

Ester Digital

https://ester.co/
Back-end and front-end for a corporate website, implemented for an Estonian-based full-service digital agency. Complex animations, carefully hand-crafted graphics, visual effects, and lots of attention to detail and performance.

Disco

https://www.disco.ac/
This project is about uploading, managing, and sharing music and other files with anyone, anywhere. Receive music from anyone, whether they're on Disco or not. Say goodbye to endless downloading and uploading. Get your files under control fast: keep one copy of each track with multiple formats and complete metadata.

Meez Culinary App

https://www.getmeez.com/
Meez is the next generation in recipe and menu management software. Software designed specifically for the chefs and operators who will develop and produce products.

Meez, a cloud-based web and mobile application, allows users to create recipes with built-in functionality to scale batches, convert units of measure, collaborate with team members, track costs, and build automated training and production documentation in a secure digital platform.

Safara Travel

https://www.safara.com/
All big hotel booking sites make money the same way: they charge large commissions (as high as 30%!) hidden in the cost of the room. This hurts the people who travel the most, and people from Safara think those commissions would be better spent in your pocket. Safara is the new way for frequent travelers to get more out of their travel.

My primary responsibilities were outlining task requirements and implementing core functionality to launch the product. This included:
1) End-to-end checkout functionality and payment systems
2) Enhanced and structured UI/UX design
3) Increasing overall performance of the application
4) Implementing role-based authentication
5) Refactoring the search functionality

Shipa Freight

https://www.shipafreight.com/
Shipa Freight is a digital freight forwarder powered by Agility Logistics, one of the world's largest freight forwarders. Agility's global presence and digital capabilities are unmatched in the freight forwarding ecosystem. Shipa Freight's seamless online freight booking platform provides a 100% digital end-to-end experience.

Blanket

https://www.blanket.app/
Blanket is used by multi-unit operators to ensure compliance with operating procedures, food safety protocols, and other projects. Automation saves time for front-worker teams and managers hours each day, and execs know exactly what's happening at the front lines in real time.
2012 - 2016

Bachelor's Degree in Telecommunications Engineering

National Aerospace University – Kharkiv Aviation Institute - Kharkiv, Ukraine

Libraries/APIs

React, Node.js, React Redux, Passport.js, React Router, React Navigation, Vue, API Development, Stripe API, Google Maps, React Native for Web, Three.js, D3.js

Tools

Webpack, Mocha, Karma, Gulp, Sequelize, Git, Bower, CircleCI, Lerna, Sentry, Figma, GitLab, Terraform, BigQuery, Sublime Text, Emacs, MATLAB, Flow, JSX, Yarn Workspaces

Frameworks

AngularJS, Protractor, Jasmine, Jest, React Native, Redux, Next.js, Material UI, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Flutter, Tailwind CSS, Yarn, Django, Cypress

Languages

CSS3, GraphQL, Sass, HTML5, JavaScript, TypeScript, Python, CSS, HTML, SQL, Ruby, ECMAScript (ES6), SCSS, PHP, C

Paradigms

Kanban, Agile, REST, Automation, HIPAA Compliance, DevOps, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Test-driven Development (TDD)

Platforms

WordPress, Docker, Ubuntu, Firebase, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon EC2, Kubernetes, Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS Lambda, Vercel

Storage

MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Google Cloud, MySQL, Amazon S3 (AWS S3)

Other

PSD to HTML, RAML, Machine Learning, Web Development, CI/CD Pipelines, Storybook, Monorepos, Gatsby, Strapi, Technical Leadership, Architecture, Serverless, WebSockets, Web Usability, Headless Software, Dating Apps, Back-end, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), APIs, CTO, Software Architecture, Progressive Web Applications (PWA), Mobile-first Design, Styled-components, Front-end, Data Visualization, Full-stack Development, Mobile App Development, Mobile Apps, Accessibility, Full-stack, High-load, Prismic, SEO Tools, Nunjucks, Statistics, Calculus, Discrete Mathematics, Mathematical Modeling, Redux-observable, Apollo, Sagas, LoRaWAN

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