Brandon Thaler, Developer in Miami, United States
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Brandon Thaler

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Full-stack Developer

Location
Miami, United States
Toptal Member Since
October 19, 2021

Brandon is an experienced full-stack developer who loves the process of bringing a person's vision to life through building applications. His biggest strength is that he can develop products quickly while not sacrificing quality. He also believes clear communication is key to exceeding expectations. Brandon is keen on TypeScript, which has allowed him flexibility in both back-end and front-end development.

Portfolio

Colgate-Palmolive - Main
React, Node.js, Vue, Agile, Jira, Technical Leadership, API Integration
Voicio Inc
TypeScript, JavaScript, HTML5, Node.js, React, Twilio, Agile, Jira...
Yeswearemad
JavaScript, TypeScript, Express.js, Amazon EC2, PostgreSQL, Docker...

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

TypeScript, Firebase, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Ubuntu, Video Streaming

The most amazing...

...bug I've fixed is a critical production error based on a deprecated package. I saved my company's relationship with multiple clients as a junior developer!

Work Experience

Full-stack Developer for a Healthcare Products Company

2022 - 2022
Colgate-Palmolive - Main
  • Fixed and deployed several existing production bugs while refactoring and improving the stability and legibility of a legacy codebase.
  • Learned and leveraged Shopify's legacy Liquid templating engine within a few days, contributing to the codebase only days after onboarding.
  • Completed over 30 Jira issues and assisted other developers with completing their tasks.
Technologies: React, Node.js, Vue, Agile, Jira, Technical Leadership, API Integration

Front-end React Developer to Build an App from Figma Designs

2021 - 2022
Voicio Inc
  • Created a reusable React hook that allowed simple and scalable asynchronous connections from the front end to the back end with React Query.
  • Learned and leveraged the LoopBack framework to update and manage the Node.js back end, including API endpoints, database structure, and third-party integrations.
  • Successfully managed and communicated with a team of two developers in entirely different time zones, minimizing any delays in development.
Technologies: TypeScript, JavaScript, HTML5, Node.js, React, Twilio, Agile, Jira, React Router, Software Architecture, Technical Leadership, Video Streaming, API Integration, Cloud Platforms

Senior Full-stack Developer

2020 - 2021
Yeswearemad
  • Fully developed the back-end and front-end marketing organizational tool for Millicom, a leading telecommunications company in Latin America.
  • Led a team of three developers to rapidly develop multiple MVP projects in a small strict timeframe.
  • Maintained multiple codebases for high-value clients. I also reviewed the code of various developers for quality and consistency.
Technologies: JavaScript, TypeScript, Express.js, Amazon EC2, PostgreSQL, Docker, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Live Chat, Video Chat, HTML, CSS, Responsive UI, GitHub, GitLab CI/CD, Front-end, Node.js, Full-stack, Agile, Jira, React Router, Software Architecture, Technical Leadership, Video Streaming, API Integration, Cloud Platforms

Senior Front-end Developer

2019 - 2020
Florida Blue
  • Led communication and expectation management for a team of four developers. This included handling daily meetings and much of the bureaucracy that working fully remote at a vast corporation encompasses.
  • Developed the front-end dashboard using React, C3.js, and D3.js, where I built several layered interactive graphs to display complex data in a digestible manner.
  • Oversaw the deployment and completion of the application within the expected contracted timeline of one year.
Technologies: React, JavaScript, C3.js, D3.js, Front-end, CSS, HTML, Agile, React Router, Technical Leadership, API Integration

Full-stack Engineer

2019 - 2019
Genius Plaza
  • Led the re-organization and documentation of the legacy codebase to allow for easier onboarding and future feature implementation.
  • Assisted in structuring a Jenkins pipeline, helping build more stable processes for CI/CD.
  • Built and deployed many front-end features for a live production application.
Technologies: React, Docker, Redux, JavaScript, Jenkins, Front-end, Node.js, CSS, HTML, Full-stack, Agile, Jira, React Router, Software Architecture, Technical Leadership, API Integration, Cloud Platforms

Software Engineer

2017 - 2019
Blubeta
  • Developed a rapid prototype process that spins up authentication, the back-end data model, reusable front-end components, and async logic within minutes.
  • Single-handedly built a voting application for conference presentations with React Native, which leveraged GraphQL subscriptions for real-time voting and user feedback.
  • Managed native dependencies and front-end async logic for the React Native app for the world's largest boat MLS.
Technologies: React Native, JavaScript, TypeScript, Node.js, PostgreSQL, Docker, Express.js, REST, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Amazon EC2, AWS Amplify, GraphQL, React, Redux, Front-end, CSS, HTML, Full-stack, Agile, Jira, React Router, Software Architecture, API Integration, Cloud Platforms

Teaching Assistant

2017 - 2017
App Academy
  • Introduced new concepts to the curriculum that streamlined concepts and increased the passing rate by around 15%.
  • Assisted students by breaking down core concepts of programming to effectively understand and tackle problems.
  • Lectured students on the fundamentals of software development, including the introduction of data structures and algorithms.
Technologies: JavaScript, Education, Ruby on Rails (RoR), React

H3 & Me

A web-based mobile application that provides matchmaking and communication services for medical students to match with medical professionals.

This product was fully developed, designed, and architected by me.

Florida Blue Internal Dashboard

A web-based dashboard to track the total throughput of insurance claims.

It was a fully remote job, and I worked as the lead front-end developer. I handled most of the communication and code management processes. We leveraged D3.js and C3.js to create many types of graphs and charts to present the data in an easily digestible way.

Boat Wizard

https://www.boatsgroup.com/boatwizard-app/
A React Native application that integrates the largest boats MLS in the world. Features include integration with a global boats' database, inventory management, and detailed reporting.

I worked on the front-end portion, updating the existing search features and handling some dependency management with iOS and Android builds.
2011 - 2015

Bachelor's Degree in Game Design

University of Central Florida - Orlando, FL

OCTOBER 2017 - PRESENT

24 Week Software Engineering Immersive

App Academy

Libraries/APIs

React, Node.js, React Router, C3.js, D3.js, AWS Amplify, Vue

Tools

Jira, Jenkins, GitHub, GitLab CI/CD, Expo

Frameworks

Redux, Express.js, Realtime, React Native, Unity, Ruby on Rails (RoR)

Languages

TypeScript, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML, GraphQL, C#, HTML5

Paradigms

REST, Agile, Hosting

Platforms

Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Firebase, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon EC2, Twilio, Ubuntu, Docker, iOS, Android

Storage

PostgreSQL, Amazon S3 (AWS S3)

Other

Software Development, Code Versioning, Styled-components, Front-end, Full-stack, Software Architecture, Technical Leadership, API Integration, Video Chat, Live Chat, Stripe Subscriptions, Remote Team Leadership, Web Dashboards, Video Streaming, Cloud Platforms, Push Notifications, Web Notifications, Education, Responsive UI

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