Gabriel Ortolaza, Developer in Mount Airy, NC, United States
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Gabriel Ortolaza

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React and Front-end Developer

Location
Mount Airy, NC, United States
Toptal Member Since
August 11, 2021

Gabriel is a software engineer with 15+ years of experience, specializing in front-end development with JavaScript, React, React Native, Vue, Angular, Node.js, and Express.js. He has developed applications and websites for many industries, including HR and staffing, fashion and social networking, healthcare, and eCommerce (including Walmart). Gabriel is passionate about simplifying processes, inventing solutions, and following best practices.

Portfolio

Subflow
Next.js, React, Node.js, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Twilio API, Stripe...
Giftly Inc
Front-end, Vue, JavaScript, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Figma...
Guy Carpenter & Co - Main
HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React, Docker, Single Sign-on (SSO), Tailwind CSS...

Experience

Availability

Full-time

Preferred Environment

Node.js, Windows 10, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), React, Vue, MacOS

The most amazing...

...thing I've developed was a web-based barcode label-making inventory program that was resold multiple times.

Work Experience

Senior React Developer

2022 - 2023
Subflow
  • Worked on the UI facelifting of the dashboard using React, Next.js, and Material Design.
  • Contributed to the company's product improvement efforts by adding new features and implementing architectures.
  • Fixed bugs and tracked tickets using the Trello board.
Technologies: Next.js, React, Node.js, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Twilio API, Stripe, Material UI, PostgreSQL, Docker, GitHub, CSS, HTML, APIs, WebSockets, GraphQL, Unit Testing, Continuous Integration (CI), Storybook, Git, Figma, Front-end Development, React Query, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Dashboards, Data Visualization, CI/CD Pipelines, Communication

Vue Front-end Engineer | Web Platform (eCommerce)

2022 - 2022
Giftly Inc
  • Worked on migrating their website from AngularJS to Vue 3.
  • Developed the main header, footer, sidebar components, greeting cards, and confirmation page.
  • Used Vue 3 and Windi CSS for the front end and Ruby on Rails for the back end.
Technologies: Front-end, Vue, JavaScript, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Figma, Angular, Legacy Code, eCommerce, Capybara, Cypress, Tailwind CSS, TypeScript, Front-end Architecture, CSS, HTML, APIs, Application Engineering, WebSockets, GraphQL, Unit Testing, Continuous Integration (CI), Storybook, Git, Front-end Development, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Dashboards, Data Visualization, CI/CD Pipelines, Communication, Bootstrap 5

Front-end Developer

2021 - 2022
Guy Carpenter & Co - Main
  • Developed an internal back office tool that manages insurance data from scratch.
  • Used React, Redux, Redux Thunk, Redux Form, Tailwind CSS, and material design.
  • Developed the infrastructure of the dashboard and two back-office tools for different departments.
Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React, Docker, Single Sign-on (SSO), Tailwind CSS, Next.js, Front-end Architecture, Application Engineering, Front-end, GraphQL, Unit Testing, Continuous Integration (CI), Storybook, Git, Figma, Front-end Development, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Dashboards, Data Visualization, Graphs, CI/CD Pipelines, Bootstrap 5

Full-stack Developer

2021 - 2021
GigWrks
  • Developed technical aspects of the company's strategy to ensure alignment with its business goals.
  • Discovered and implemented new technologies that yield a competitive advantage.
  • Supervised the system infrastructure to ensure functionality and efficiency.
Technologies: JavaScript, React, Redux, Redux-Saga, Tailwind CSS, CSS, SQL, HTML, APIs, Application Engineering, Laravel, Continuous Integration (CI), Git, Figma, Front-end Development, Mobile UI, NestJS, Data Visualization

Full-stack Developer

2019 - 2020
Fashion Space, Inc
  • Developed a social network for fashion designers, models, photographers, and all other categories surrounding the fashion industry.
  • Developed a hybrid mobile application using React Native.
  • Tracked and fixed bugs and tickets using the Kanban dashboard of Jira.
Technologies: PHP, Laravel, MySQL, JavaScript, CSS3, HTML5, Hybrid Apps, Social Networks, React Native, Jira, Kanban, Bug Fixes, CSS, HTML, APIs, Unit Testing, Continuous Integration (CI), Git, Figma, Front-end Development, Mobile Development

Front-end Developer

2019 - 2020
PopupCare
  • Integrated custom classes with Bootstrap’s grid system using Less while following progressive web app standards.
  • Implemented industry-standard accessibility techniques.
  • Improved SEO by introducing server-side rendering.
Technologies: Angular, JavaScript, TypeScript, Bootstrap, Less, Web Accessibility, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Server-side Rendering (SSR), SaaS, CSS, HTML, Application Engineering, Vue, Unit Testing, Storybook, Git, Figma, Mobile UX, AWS Amplify

Front-end Developer

2018 - 2019
Walmart
  • Developed future forecast components that mathematically predicted future sales based on conditions in previous years.
  • Worked in an Agile environment with stand-up meetings every few days.
  • Developed and implemented highly responsive user interface components using React concepts.
  • Worked with Redux architecture using complex object-oriented concepts while improving app performance.
  • Developed a desktop version of the application using React and Electron.
Technologies: JavaScript, React, Redux, Redux Thunk, Redux Form, CSS3, Agile, UI Components, Sales Forecasting, Object-oriented Design (OOD), Material UI, Electron, TypeScript, Next.js, Front-end Architecture, CSS, HTML, Git, Figma, Mobile UX, Graphs

Senior Full-stack Developer

2018 - 2018
Washabelle
  • Developed a website that sells Washabelle's products, using the latest versions of Node.js libraries and packages.
  • Revamped front-end pages and wrote automated testing.
  • Oversaw the deployment process from staging to deployment.
Technologies: Node.js, JavaScript, SendGrid, MySQL, CSS3, Bootstrap, Websites, Front-end, Automated Testing, Material UI, Tailwind CSS, TypeScript, jsPDF, CSS, SQL, HTML, APIs, Git, Ant Design, AWS Amplify

Full-stack Developer

2005 - 2018
T-N-T Carports, Inc.
  • Developed an inventory system and contracting software for the company.
  • Built and managed an online inventory application.
  • Developed an application for managing pricing, paperwork, and contracting using the MERN stack.
Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, Node.js, MERN Stack, MongoDB, Express.js, React, Material UI, Next.js, CSS, SQL, HTML, APIs, Git, Mobile App Development, Graphs, AWS Amplify

Back-office Dashboard for Fashion Space, Inc.

A social network app for fashion designers, models, photographers, and all other categories surrounding the fashion industry. I was a front-end developer and liaised with the back-end developer to wire up their REST APIs to the app.

Front-end Development Project

Integrated GraphQL API into the website by replacing legacy REST API endpoints. I also performed search engine optimization and improved Google Analytics results, working in an Agile environment with daily stand-up meetings.

React Development Project

https://phynd.com/
Integrated custom classes with Bootstrap's grid system using LESS while following progressive web app standards. I also implemented industry-standard accessibility techniques and improved SEO by introducing server-side rendering.

Languages

JavaScript, TypeScript, CSS, GraphQL, HTML, PHP, SQL, CSS3, Java, C#, Less, HTML5

Frameworks

React Native, Express.js, Tailwind CSS, Redux, Angular, Next.js, Material UI, Cypress, NestJS, Bootstrap, Laravel, Jest, Nuxt.js, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Capybara, Electron, Ant Design

Libraries/APIs

Node.js, React, Vue, AWS Amplify, REST APIs, jsPDF, Context API, Redux Form, React Native for Web, Redux-Saga, Vuex, Twilio API, Stripe

Tools

Redux Thunk, JSX, Figma, Git, SendGrid, Jira, GitHub

Paradigms

Unit Testing, Continuous Integration (CI), Mobile Development, Kanban, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Agile, Object-oriented Design (OOD), Automated Testing

Platforms

Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS), MacOS, Docker

Other

Front-end, Styled-components, Front-end Architecture, APIs, Application Engineering, WebSockets, Storybook, Front-end Development, Mobile App Development, Mobile UI, Mobile UX, React Query, Dashboards, Data Visualization, Graphs, CI/CD Pipelines, Communication, Bootstrap 5, Gatsby, SaaS, Functional Components, Hybrid Apps, Social Networks, Bug Fixes, Web Accessibility, Server-side Rendering (SSR), UI Components, Sales Forecasting, MERN Stack, Websites, Vue-router, Apollo, Single Sign-on (SSO), User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Legacy Code, eCommerce

Storage

MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL

2006 - 2008

Coursework Toward Associate Degree in Computer Science

Forsyth Technical College - Winston-Salem, NC, USA

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