Frido J. Emans, Developer in Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Frido J. Emans

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Full-stack Web Developer

Location
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Toptal Member Since
January 20, 2021

Frido accumulated a wealth of experience as a developer across web-based systems, namely IoT, web apps, scalable systems, AI, Web3, electronics, and more. He's successfully fulfilled various roles, including DevOps, engineer, architect, team leader, general director, and entrepreneur. Besides his technical expertise, Frido brings a work ethic of working hard, getting to the bottom of things, and finishing cleanly with working code.

Portfolio

ipfs-search.com
CEO, Fundraising, Seed Fundraising, IT Project Management, Grants...
ipfs-search.com
JavaScript, Node.js, Vue, Vuex, Pinia, Vuetify, Vue 2, Vue 3, REST APIs, IPFS...
Foureyes Labs
Architecture, Cloud Architecture, Microservices, Docker, DevOps, Agile...

Experience

Availability

Full-time

Preferred Environment

Agile, Git, Linux

The most amazing...

...skill I have is to remain calm during stressful situations to cleanly analyze the situations and requirements of a project, and guide and focus people to this.

Work Experience

CEO

2022 - PRESENT
ipfs-search.com
  • Oversaw the finalization of milestones for grants.
  • Applied for several grants to support new projects within the company.
  • Set up the legal infrastructure of the governing foundation and worked in the formation of a board of directors.
  • Led the communication with stakeholders within the foundation and in the IPFS ecosystem.
Technologies: CEO, Fundraising, Seed Fundraising, IT Project Management, Grants, Non-fungible Tokens (NFT), Blockchain, Web Applications, Early-stage Startups, Technical Project Management, GitLab, Vue 2, Software Design

Senior Full-stack Developer

2021 - 2022
ipfs-search.com
  • Developed the search front end for the Web 3.0 search engine in Vue on a completely open-source base.
  • Upgraded the entire stack from Vue 2 to Vue 3, including Vuetify.
  • Integrated file viewers and an entire music player with playlists and everything that takes IPFS files and plays them on Vue.
Technologies: JavaScript, Node.js, Vue, Vuex, Pinia, Vuetify, Vue 2, Vue 3, REST APIs, IPFS, Technical Leadership, API Integration, Non-fungible Tokens (NFT), Blockchain, TypeScript, Web Applications, Front-end, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), API Development, CI/CD Pipelines, Chrome Developer Tools, Mobile Development, Early-stage Startups, Minimum Viable Product (MVP), Mobile, Test-driven Development (TDD), Docker, Tailwind CSS, CSS, Full-stack Development, GitLab, Software Design, ECMAScript (ES6)

Principal Engineer | Head Architect | Team Leader

2021 - 2021
Foureyes Labs
  • Managed several projects and teams for a client of the FourEyes Labs contracting agency.
  • Was brought in to resolve communication issues between stakeholders, management, and developers. Brought clarity to specs and expectations and momentum to the projects.
  • Helped the lead developer to make architectural decisions towards implementation and communicate these with stakeholders.
  • Helped streamline communication between in-house developers of the client and the FourEyes Labs developers.
  • Provided guidance to junior and medior developers to help them position themselves in the most efficient way within the projects.
Technologies: Architecture, Cloud Architecture, Microservices, Docker, DevOps, Agile, Functional Programming, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), C#, Java, JSON Web Tokens (JWT), Authentication, Encryption, AMQP, Cloud, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Azure, Swagger, OpenAPI, UML, Continuous Delivery (CD), Continuous Integration (CI), Amazon Web Services (AWS), Technical Documentation, Writing & Editing, Documentation, Technical Leadership, User Interface (UI), Solution Architecture, Full-stack Development, Technical Project Management, GitLab, Software Design

CTO

2017 - 2020
Digi.Bio
  • Founded a life-sciences company, for automation of experimentation in biological research workflows, using digital microfluidics.
  • Ran it as a founder, director, and CTO for over three years, creating a strong and stable company with a decent product.
  • Built an end-to-end IoT system for controlling the hardware through a web interface and a cloud service; set up the front end, server infrastructure, hardware client & firmware, database, APIs, and UX design for the microfluidic device operation.
  • Constructed digital microfluidic cartridges based on very specific chemical requirements; oversaw the research, testing, design, electronics, manufacturing, assembly, packaging, and shipment.
  • Created a hardware device for the operation of digital microfluidic cartridges; oversaw and implemented design, electronics, embedded software, connectivity, sensors, actuators, testing, 3D modeling, manufacturing, assembly, packaging, shipment, etc.
  • Contributed to the HAX hardware startup accelerator in Shenzhen, China in 2017; also was part of Merck accelerator in Darmstadt, Germany.
  • Attended conferences, pitched to customers and investors, and so on.
  • Created business plans and quarterly reviews/budget projections, oversaw logistics, and more.
  • Hosted or attended workshops, hackathons, and more concerning digital microfluidics, digital biology, and so on.
  • Built a React front end, first as prototype, then a production version along with the UX and UI for handling laboratory equipment.
Technologies: CTO, Web Development, Back-end Development, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Google SEO, Full-stack, Pitch Presentations, Pitch Preparation, Pitch Decks, Leadership Development, Leadership, Technical Leadership, Project Management, Architecture, Raspberry Pi, WebRTC, Arduino, Embedded C++, Mongoose, MongoDB, Socket.IO, Express.js, React, Management, Electronics, EAGLE, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Bash, Linux, C++, Autodesk Fusion 360, 3D Modeling, Internet of Things (IoT), Agile, Node.js, JavaScript, Software Architecture, Software Consulting, Technical Writing, REST APIs, Technical Documentation, Writing & Editing, Documentation, Database Architecture, API Integration, Data Structures, Back-end, React Redux, Redux, Web Applications, Front-end, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Solution Architecture, API Development, Chrome Developer Tools, Mobile Development, Early-stage Startups, Minimum Viable Product (MVP), Algorithms, Test-driven Development (TDD), Docker, WebGL, CSS, Full-stack Development, Technical Project Management, Chatbots, Machine Learning, GitLab, Proof of Concept (POC), Software Design, ECMAScript (ES6)

Senior Back-end Developer

2017 - 2017
Combined Traders
  • Worked on a profiling tool to monitor the needs of and differences between energy consumers (buildings) in order to apply machine learning to it.
  • Developed a novel web platform for customer insights in their energy consumption and potential to improve energy consumption.
  • Maintained and improved a database toolchain and scripts.
Technologies: Web Development, Back-end Development, Stored Procedure, SQL, Microsoft SQL Server, C#.NET, C#, Software Architecture, REST APIs, Technical Leadership, Database Architecture, Agile Software Development, API Integration, Data Structures, Web Platforms, Web Applications, API Development, Chrome Developer Tools, .NET, Test-driven Development (TDD), CSS, Full-stack Development, Software Design

Senior DevOps | Software Developer

2015 - 2016
Sowiso
  • Set up an auto-scaling server cloud (using AWS) to deal with peak traffic hours.
  • Worked on the PHP online learning environment and implemented security improvements for user uploaded scripts.
  • Established Scrum and daily standups for the development team.
Technologies: Web Development, Back-end Development, MySQL, SQL, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Scrum, Python, Dynamic Load Balancing, Capistrano, Ruby, PHP, Bash, Software Architecture, REST APIs, Database Architecture, Agile Software Development, API Integration, Data Structures, Web Platforms, Web Applications, Front-end, API Development, Chrome Developer Tools, Test-driven Development (TDD), CSS, ECMAScript (ES6)

Software Engineer

2013 - 2015
Lukkien
  • Maintained a variety of Django-based websites and web apps developed by Lukkien for their clients (e.g., Albert Heijn, Jumbo Games, Gotan, and Bison).
  • Implemented performance/load testing and profiling of web apps and advised on strategies to remove bottlenecks, improve performance, and prevent issues with typical seasonal traffic fluctuations.
  • Developed a new webshop for Gall & Gall, a chain of liquor stores.
  • Headed product launch websites for major brands as a lead/back-end developer.
Technologies: Web Development, Back-end Development, Jenkins, PIP, Vagrant, DevOps, Unit Testing, Scrum, Agile, MariaDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL, Bash, Linux, Django, Python, eCommerce, Software Consulting, REST APIs, Database Architecture, Agile Software Development, API Integration, Web Platforms, Online Payments, Back-end, Web Applications, Front-end, API Development, Chrome Developer Tools, Test-driven Development (TDD), CSS, Facebook API, Full-stack Development, Technical Project Management, Software Design, ECMAScript (ES6)

Software Developer

2013 - 2013
Sanoma
  • Developed an e-book (EPUB) creation tool which takes articles from the publishing house's vast collection (called the Content Library) and bundles them into an e-book.
  • Maintained and improved the Content Library, the publishing house's digital library of all articles ever published.
  • Collaborated with management on finding new ways of monetizing the Content Library.
Technologies: Back-end Development, Django, Python, REST APIs, Agile Software Development, API Integration, Online Payments, Back-end, Web Applications, Front-end, Chrome Developer Tools, CSS, Facebook API, Full-stack Development, Software Design, ECMAScript (ES6)

Software Engineer | DevOps

2012 - 2013
SkyRadio
  • Made software improvements to a personalized radio station platform and built a unit-test suite to improve stability.
  • Developed deployment automation using Jenkins; before, there was a cumbersome, dangerous manual procedure, and after, all it took was a simple button click.
  • Maintained and monitored the server and database, deployed code, and so on.
Technologies: Web Development, Back-end Development, Linux, Jenkins, Unit Testing, Java, REST APIs, Online Payments, Back-end, Web Applications, CI/CD Pipelines, Chrome Developer Tools, CSS, ECMAScript (ES6)

Junior Back-end Developer

2012 - 2012
Q42
  • Worked in the team that built the front end and back end of a control suite for Philips Hue, a line of IoT-powered multi-color lightbulbs.
  • Tracked and fixed bugs using unit testing and coverage reporting.
  • Participated in scrum-poker sessions for sprint planning.
Technologies: Web Development, Back-end Development, Git, Google App Engine, Scrum, Jira, JavaScript, HTML, Internet of Things (IoT), Unit Testing, Spring, Java, Software Architecture, REST APIs, Online Payments, Back-end, Web Applications, API Development, CI/CD Pipelines, Chrome Developer Tools, Facebook API, Software Design, ECMAScript (ES6), Bootstrap

Web Developer

2008 - 2011
Freelance
  • Contributed to the builds of several Django-based web shops including Cosmania.nl.
  • Built a Magento webshop for Danae Kurvers (Trans-mission.nl).
  • Worked on several PHP and/or WordPress-based projects for Mosselmania.nl and others.
Technologies: Web Development, Back-end Development, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), HTML, JavaScript, Magento, PHP, Django, Python, eCommerce, Software Architecture, Software Consulting, Writing & Editing, Online Payments, Web Applications, Chrome Developer Tools, Mobile Development, WordPress, Technical Consulting, Software Design, ECMAScript (ES6), Bootstrap

IPFS-search

http://www.ipfs-search.com
IPFS-search is a search engine for IPFS, the "interplanetary filesystem." It consists of a crawler, a database, and a front end. Frido's full-stack work focused on the Vue-based front end and microservices behind it.

Digi.Bio — Digitalizing Biology

http://www.digi.bio
As a CTO and co-founder, I oversaw software and hardware development for an IoT-powered platform, which used microfluidic technology to automate biologic laboratory research.

Together with my team, I developed a lightweight yet powerful back end, front end, and embedded software, mostly based on Node.js, React, Socket.IO, and MQTT to operate the hardware and readout its sensors, which worked excellently. The development of this included UI/UX design, A/B testing, and more.

Besides this, I oversaw and implemented a hardware device and disposable microfluidic cartridges technology and everything that comes with this, such as 3D modeling, manufacturing, sourcing, assembly, documentation, inventory management, and logistics.

It was a lot of work, and it was incredibly fun.

IPFS-search.com: Web3 Search Engine

http://www.ipfs-search.com
A search engine for the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS), built on Elasticsearch/RabbitMQ with a Vue front-end. First, I built the front end with integrated viewers for any file type, including a full audio player with playlists. I also became the general director of the company.

Languages

JavaScript, HTML, SQL, CSS, TypeScript, ECMAScript (ES6), Java, Python, PHP, Bash, Embedded C++, JavaScript 6, C#, C#.NET, Ruby, C++, Stored Procedure, Kotlin, UML

Frameworks

Express.js, Django, Redux, Vuetify, Tailwind CSS, Bootstrap, Spring, Hapi.js, JSON Web Tokens (JWT), Swagger, .NET

Libraries/APIs

React, Node.js, Vue, Vuex, REST APIs, React Redux, Vue 2, API Development, Socket.IO, WebRTC, AMQP, OpenAPI, WebGL, Facebook API, Google API

Tools

Git, Chrome Developer Tools, GitHub, GitLab, MQTT, Autodesk Fusion 360, Capistrano, Jenkins, Jira, EAGLE, WebStorm, PyCharm, Mongoose, Vagrant

Industry Expertise

Project Management

Other

Software Development, Computer Science, Web Development, Architecture, Full-stack, Back-end, Back-end Development, APIs, Web Applications, Vue 3, Software Consulting, API Integration, Front-end, Early-stage Startups, Algorithms, Full-stack Development, Technical Project Management, Technical Consulting, Proof of Concept (POC), Software Design, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Infrastructure, Technical Leadership, Leadership, CTO, Team Leadership, eCommerce, Software Architecture, Technical Writing, Technical Documentation, Writing & Editing, Documentation, Data Structures, Web Platforms, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Solution Architecture, CI/CD Pipelines, Minimum Viable Product (MVP), Machine Learning, Robotics, A/B Testing, Dynamic Load Balancing, 3D Modeling, Electronics, Audio Engineering, Leadership Development, Pitch Decks, Pitch Preparation, Pitch Presentations, PIP, Google SEO, EHR, IPFS, Cloud Architecture, Authentication, Encryption, Cloud, Pinia, CEO, Fundraising, Seed Fundraising, IT Project Management, Grants, Non-fungible Tokens (NFT), Online Payments, Chatbots

Paradigms

Unit Testing, Management, DevOps, Agile Software Development, Test-driven Development (TDD), Data Science, Agile, Scrum, Testing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Microservices, Functional Programming, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Continuous Delivery (CD), Continuous Integration (CI), Mobile Development

Platforms

Linux, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, Windows, Google App Engine, Magento, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Azure, Blockchain, Mobile, WordPress

Storage

MongoDB, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Database Architecture, MariaDB, Microsoft SQL Server

2001 - 2005

Bachelor's Degree in Artificial Intelligence

University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam, the Netherlands

MARCH 2021 - PRESENT

Records on Health Information Management

Udemy

JULY 2020 - PRESENT

JavaScript Gold Certificate

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