Ben Liang, Web Applications Developer in Toronto, ON, Canada
Ben Liang

Web Applications Developer in Toronto, ON, Canada

Member since January 18, 2020
With eight years of professional software development experience, Ben M Liang has delivered robust and scalable software for millions of online shoppers and developed several easy-to-use web applications for standups and internal systems for enterprises. He can't wait to participate across the entire development lifecycle with a spark of creativity and expertise in front-end development. One of the startup projects Ben built raised more than $10 million in 2018.
Ben is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • BenScript Technologies
    Node.js, React, JavaScript, Next.js
  • Walmart Labs
    Sagas, Redux, Hapi.js, TypeScript, Electrode, RESTful Development...
  • Rangle.io
    Express.js, Redux, RESTful APIs, RESTful Development, Node.js, JavaScript, React

Experience

Location

Toronto, ON, Canada

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

MongoDB, Front-end Development, Express.js, Node.js, Redux, React, Web Applications, Next.js

The most amazing...

...things I've created is a startup project that has raised more than $10 million in 2018.

Employment

  • Team Lead

    2019 - PRESENT
    BenScript Technologies
    • Developed a real estate analysis app (REAnalysis) that helps investors make better and wiser purchase decisions.
    • Developed an eCommerce online store (Viertola Studios) that helps local fashion designers sell more products online.
    • Provided professional advice to clients on their business ideas, and helped them grow their business utilizing web technologies.
    • Developed several blazing fast web applications on delivering investigation excellence for the largest medical enterprise in North America.
    Technologies: Node.js, React, JavaScript, Next.js
  • Senior Software Developer

    2018 - PRESENT
    Walmart Labs
    • Designed, architected, and implemented the home page, store selector page, and header/footer app, used by millions of people every day, integrating various internal and external systems to enrich customer experience.
    • Rendered the whole page from the server-side, applied well thought out caching strategy and minimized the bundle size that resulted in 93 bps increase on the cart addition rate than the legacy system.
    • Conducted regular deployments, production maintenance, and monitored operations to make sure millions of customers to have a great online shopping experience.
    • Interviewed various candidates to support fast-growing teams, and mentored junior developers to get them up to speed.
    Technologies: Sagas, Redux, Hapi.js, TypeScript, Electrode, RESTful Development, RESTful APIs, JavaScript, Node.js, React
  • Senior Software Developer

    2015 - 2018
    Rangle.io
    • Led a team of five on React-based JavaScript application as a sole front-end developer. The success of this project led to a case study within the firm. Later on, the startup raised more than $10 million in 2018.
    • Built and maintained a brand new eCommerce web application for a global fashion company, to achieve its ongoing digital transformation.
    • Built initial architecture of the micro-service system from the ground up to client-specs, to provide and monitor clinical data for better diabetes diagnosis and management.
    Technologies: Express.js, Redux, RESTful APIs, RESTful Development, Node.js, JavaScript, React
  • Full-stack Developer

    2013 - 2015
    Stylekick inc
    • Rewrote an entire AngularJS web application using React and Flux, successfully achieving server-side rendering through lowering initial page loading time from 2.2s to 250ms.
    • Built and maintained a new system improving on the previous iteration with ExpressJS; this resulted in reduced sync intervals (8 min to seconds) and cost-effective hosting.
    • Built server cluster from the ground up that utilized 100+ bots gathering, updating and scripting out near 12 million user-profile daily at low cost for identifying the influencers.
    Technologies: MongoDB, Node.js, Angular, Redux, React

Experience

  • Viertola Studios | Indie Fashion Design Shop
    https://viertolastudios.com

    Help the client choose the proper technology stack to meet time and budget requirements. It utilized existing service and APIs to build a robust eCommerce website quickly from design to production in four weeks.

  • REAnalysis | Real Estate Analysis App

    I know investing in real estate is hard, especially when you start. I have been there before and made some mistakes along the way. This is why we developed the REAnalysis app for you. I want it makes your life slightly easier and better.
    REAnalysis is a blazing fast web application that helps investors get numbers right in order to make better purchase decisions.
    This fast, reactive, and intuitive web application is powered by React and Node.js. In order to make it this fast, we designed and built a custom dynamic form engine. The innovative technology made it fast, almost instantly.

  • A React App That Transform Shoppers Online Experience
    https://www.aldoshoes.com/

    A brand new React and Express.js responsive eCommerce web app that transforms shoppers online experence. One of the fun parts of this project is that I designed an algorithm for the dynamic grid display system for better user browsing experience. Check it out; it looks really cool.

  • ReactJS-based JavaScript Web Application
    https://www.bluejlegal.com/

    Led a team of five on a React-based JavaScript application as a sole front-end developer. The success of this project led to a case study within the firm. Later on, the startup raised more than $10 million in 2018.

Skills

  • Languages

    JavaScript, HTML5, TypeScript
  • Frameworks

    Redux, Express.js, Hapi.js, Angular, Next.js
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, Node.js
  • Paradigms

    RESTful Development
  • Other

    RESTful APIs, Web Applications, Front-end Development, Electrode, Sagas
  • Storage

    MongoDB

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Information Technology
    2012 - 2015
    York University - Toronto, ON
  • Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science
    2007 - 2011
    Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications - Beijing, China

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