Benjamin Kuker, Software Developer in Langley, BC, Canada
Benjamin Kuker

Software Developer in Langley, BC, Canada

Member since December 11, 2019
Benjamin is a solid developer with career highlights of working as a senior full-stack developer for a big data analytics startup, a payment processor, and a user testing service. He's worked across the entire development lifecycle and specializes in the front end. Benjamin is meticulous with implementation details while always considering and balancing broader stakeholder concerns. Communication wise, he is prompt, relevant, and professional.
Benjamin is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Kentik
    UX, UI, Web App UX, Web UI, PostgreSQL, App UI, HTML5, Webpack, Less, CSS...
  • Payfirma
    UX, UI, Web App UX, Web UI, Backbone.js, App UI, HTML5, CSS, HTML, MySQL, PHP...
  • YouEye
    jQuery, HTML5, MySQL, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Backbone.js...

Experience

Location

Langley, BC, Canada

Availability

Full-time

Preferred Environment

React, Front-end Development, JavaScript, Git, Fireworks, Microsoft Excel, CSS, Bootstrap

The most amazing...

...project was modifying a financial app so that it could use multiple languages for a major corporate partnership. It was done on time and worked flawlessly.

Employment

  • Senior Full-stack Engineer

    2016 - 2018
    Kentik
    • Transitioned an existing Backbone.js application to React.
    • Redesigned, simplified, and implemented a new version of an existing alerting application that contained over 100 form fields and drastically reduced the amount of customer support calls with the simplified redesign.
    • Developed a universal search feature for a customer-facing analytics application that allowed all of the application's data entities to be searched instantly within a single interface.
    • Implemented various private APIs on a Node.js and PostgreSQL back end.
    Technologies: UX, UI, Web App UX, Web UI, PostgreSQL, App UI, HTML5, Webpack, Less, CSS, HTML, Backbone.js, Node.js, React, JavaScript, Web Design, Responsive UI, Web UX, Responsive Web Design (RWD)
  • Senior Engineer

    2013 - 2014
    Payfirma
    • Retrofitted the entire product for multilingual support as a requirement for the advance of a major financial partnership.
    • Performed a security audit of the code and application.
    • Created developer tools and documentation to enhance developer workflow.
    • Improved the UI and UX across the entire application with an overhaul of the existing CSS code.
    • Redesigned the database and the API for consistency, readability, performance, and future expansion.
    • Mentored junior developers as needed on solving issues, code patterns, and general best practices.
    Technologies: UX, UI, Web App UX, Web UI, Backbone.js, App UI, HTML5, CSS, HTML, MySQL, PHP, JavaScript, Web Design, Web UX
  • Independent Contractor

    2012 - 2012
    YouEye
    • Helped develop a user-testing application using Ruby on Rails and Backbone.js.
    • Built various prototypes and created test suites for the application.
    • Implemented a UX recommendation library that recommended specific best practices based on what UX problems were encountered.
    Technologies: jQuery, HTML5, MySQL, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Backbone.js, Web Design, Web UX

Experience

  • UI/UX Portfolio
    https://virtuosimedia.github.io/Portfolio/

    This is a general portfolio showcasing my UI, UX, and front-end development skills. The projects include a sample data application, a series of mockups for a proposed alert policy platform, a web-based game, and a mobile UI framework.

Skills

  • Languages

    HTML, JavaScript, PHP, HTML5, CSS, Less
  • Frameworks

    Bootstrap, Ruby on Rails (RoR)
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, React, Backbone.js, Node.js, WebGL
  • Industry Expertise

    Web Design
  • Other

    Front-end, Localization, Icon Design, Front-end Development, Web UX, UI, UX, App UI, Web UI, Web App UX, SVG, Responsive UI, Google SEO
  • Tools

    Canvas, Git, Grunt, Microsoft Excel, Fireworks, Ansible, Gulp, Webpack
  • Paradigms

    Web UX Design, Interface Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD)
  • Storage

    MySQL, PostgreSQL

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in English
    2003 - 2006
    University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, MN, USA

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