Brian Yang, Software Developer in Irvine, CA, United States
Brian Yang

Software Developer in Irvine, CA, United States

Member since March 13, 2020
Brian is a goal-oriented software developer with several years of in-depth experience. Currently, he's working as a software engineer at Toptal, where he primarily writes with JavaScript and builds recommendation systems, learning from the best and the brightest. He also has experience working at a big data startup. Brian is the type of person who absorbs insights from others quickly and freely shares his own.
Brian is now available for hire




Irvine, CA, United States



Preferred Environment

TypeScript, CSS, Django, .NET Core, Node.js, Angular, Vue.js, React, Python, JavaScript

The most amazing... I've designed and implemented was a data-center monitoring tool from the ground up; this included monitoring, alerting, and configuration management.


  • Software Engineer

    2015 - 2020
    • Built significant features in the customer support software stack.
    • Implemented crucial elements concerning repairing Pixel 3a devices.
    • Developed key features in regards to refunding digital content.
    Technologies: Full-stack, HTML, JavaScript, Java
  • Software Engineer

    2014 - 2015
    • Served as a core team member of a big data pipeline that consisted of billions of records, spanning many machines and petabytes of data.
    • Made major contributions to a statistical model that correlated hundreds of millions of consumers with advertising data without using PII (personally identifiable information).
    • Developed core features that eventually led to the acquisition of the company.
    Technologies: Full-stack, MapReduce, Spark, Java
  • Software Engineer

    2013 - 2014
    Western Digital
    • Revolutionized the enterprise hard drive testing flow by automating manual steps, resulting in a 200-300% increase in tester efficiency.
    • Managed a team of contractors on a best-selling hard-drive line to coordinate and optimize testing efforts.
    • Deeply collaborated across departments to streamline the log collection process to deployment.
    Technologies: Full-stack, Python, C++


  • Bitcoin Mining Software Architecture

    Tasks Accomplished:
    • Worked as the sole developer of a highly scalable software suite that manages everything from miner uptime, alerting, monitoring, and billing.
    • Integrated the Google Sheets API to surface KPIs to the staff, notifying them with automated messages when certain aspects were under the baseline.
    • Automated complicated set-up procedures, which enabled a 20,000 miner operation to be set up in 1/100th of the time (hours instead of weeks).
    • Achieved state-of-the-art uptime and reliability with automated daily reporting sent out to stakeholders.
    Technologies: Python, Google Apps Script, C++, Telegram

  • Jonathan Radford Website

    I built this site for Jonathan Radford concerning his work along with client testimonials. Feel free to reach out for more details.
    Technologies: React/Redux, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, Node.js, PostgreSQL

  • Financial Website

    I built this financial website. Feel free to reach out for more details.
    Technologies: Vue.js, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, .NET, MSSQL

  • eCommerce Website

    I helped to build this eCommerce website. Feel free to reach out for more details.
    Technologies: Angular, TypeScript, HTML5, CSS3, Django, PostgreSQL


  • Languages

    Java, JavaScript, HTML, HTML5, CSS, Python, C#, Ruby, TypeScript, GraphQL, Python 2, PHP, C++
  • Frameworks

    AngularJS, Angular, .NET, React Native, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Spring, JSP, Laravel, Django, ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Core 2, ASP.NET, .NET Core, Spark
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, REST APIs, Vue.js, Node.js
  • Tools

    Visual Studio
  • Platforms

    Azure, Shopify, Docker, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Firebase, WordPress
  • Storage

    MySQL, Firebase Realtime Database, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, NoSQL, Cloud Firestore
  • Other

    MERN Stack, Full-stack, Google, Chrome Extensions, AWS
  • Paradigms



  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science
    2009 - 2014
    California State University Fullerton - Fullerton, CA, USA


  • Certified Python

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