George Borunov, Software Developer in Toronto, ON, Canada
George Borunov

Software Developer in Toronto, ON, Canada

Member since February 22, 2018
George has expertise in the domain of online products and services. He has spent over a decade consulting and working side-by-side with clients on various digital products. His clients are of different sizes and industries, such as game companies, media agencies, startups, financial, and insurance giants. He is an expert in the full cycle of web and mobile development with React, React Native, and Node.js.
George is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

Toronto, ON, Canada

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Git, Visual Studio Code, Docker, MacOS, Linux

The most amazing...

...application I've developed allowed virtual economy for massive multiplayer online games.

Employment

  • Senior Software Engineer

    2019 - 2020
    Restaurant Brands International
    • Was responsible for building and launching the digital Roll Up The Rim campaign for Tim Hortons.
    • Improved order placing experience in Burger King and Popeyes in web and app versions.
    • Bettered the way UI looks and performs across the brands.
    • Added a new payment method BK Gift Card (BK Crown Card) to the platform.
    • Supported many marketing initiatives and new feature development.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Storybook, Progressive Web Applications (PWA), GraphQL, AWS Lambda, AWS, Node.js, Ionic, TypeScript, React, JavaScript
  • Senior Front-end Developer

    2018 - 2019
    Rapid7 LLC
    • Helped deliver a strategically important product for a top security solutions company Rapid7.
    • Implemented multiple UI applications to allow user and permission management for security applications with thousands of users.
    • Worked with the project stakeholders to architect application to achieve certain business objectives.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS, Enzyme, Redux, React, JavaScript
  • Solution Architect, Mobile/React Native Developer

    2018 - 2018
    Parkbench Inc
    • Worked on a mobile application for real estate startup Parkbench.
    • Designed and developed an iOS mobile app using React Native.
    • Implemented integrations with Youtube Data API, Facebook OAuth, and Google OAuth.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS, Laravel, PHP, NativeBase, React Native, JavaScript
  • Front-end Development Team Lead

    2017 - 2017
    Manulife
    • Worked in an Agile environment with the largest insurance company in Canada on a project of redesigning the user experience of several customer-facing digital products.
    • Designed architecture for several React applications.
    • Developed core functionality of the customer portal and Manulife Securities front-end application.
    • Mentored six front-end developers and conducted reviews of their work.
    Technologies: Node.js, Sass, CSS, Enzyme, Sagas, Redux, React, JavaScript
  • Solution Architect and Senior Developer

    2016 - 2017
    Parkbench Inc
    • Worked on revamping web platform for real estate startup Parkbench.
    • Improved the code quality of the existing project.
    • Ensured better user experience through implementing interfaces.
    • Designed and developed Realtor CMS using React with Redux, and built RESTful API using PHP and Laravel.
    Technologies: MySQL, Laravel, PHP, Sass, React Native, Material-UI, Redux, React, JavaScript
  • Senior Front-end Developer

    2015 - 2016
    Postmedia Network Inc.
    • Served as a part of the content publishing team that led digital transformation in one of the largest Canadian media outlets, Postmedia Network Inc.
    • Facilitated the transition from a legacy platform to a new architecture of connected RESTful micro-services.
    • Built a responsive front-end application for content publishing and social media analytics using React.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS, MySQL, PHP, PostgreSQL, Scala, Redux, React, ECMAScript (ES6), JavaScript, Sass, CSS, HTML5
  • Senior Web Developer

    2013 - 2014
    LevelUp Games Inc.
    • Worked in the marketing team of game development company LevelUp, with a focus on building marketing automation tools for social media and content marketing.
    • Eliminated a huge chunk of manual work done by the team after I created a scheduler with a UI that performed routine marketing tasks and simplified social engagement.
    • Reduced the cost of IT infrastructure by rethinking software architecture that allowed to support existing operation with just 1/3 of all machines running in the cloud.
    Technologies: Backbone.js, Node.js, JavaScript, MySQL, PHP
  • Co-founder and CTO

    2008 - 2013
    IgroStroy LLC
    • Led project planning.
    • Engaged in every little aspect of planning, development, deployment, and maintenance process for various web and social games.
    • Built a back-end software that handled several thousands of users online.
    • Managed a multi-functional team of developers, designers, and game designers to build and launch a project.
    • Grew a game application from zero to 10,000+ daily users without money spent on marketing.
    • Created technical specifications for company projects.
    Technologies: Sphinx Search Engine, Redis, Memcached, MongoDB, Node.js, MySQL, PHP, jQuery, JavaScript, CSS, HTML5
  • Game Developer

    2004 - 2008
    GameDev Company
    • Turned game design ideas into web products through collaboration with creative professionals.
    • Supported multiple applications from community forums, online chats to sophisticated game quests, billing systems, and affiliate programs.
    Technologies: Redis, Memcached, MongoDB, Node.js, MySQL, PHP, jQuery, JavaScript, CSS, HTML
  • Web Developer

    2003 - 2004
    WebDesign Studio
    • Built websites in collaboration with designers and content writers for small businesses.
    Technologies: PHP, CSS, HTML

Experience

  • Launchmunk
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-a_4jT0uHDo

    A service that helps entrepreneurs to start a business. Technical components include multistep interactive signup process, chatbot implementation, and integration with market automation software, Autopilot.

  • Manulife Customer Portal
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUOxdbyFG90

    Manulife Customer Portal v2 is an application that is built for the enterprise client Manulife. It serves the purpose of a single point of entry to all company’s products, providing such capabilities as registration for online access, single sign-on (SSO) integration with other product applications, products verification, and ability to see product summary of all signed up for products on the Customer Portal’s dashboard. The special requirements of the project were to keep the app product-agnostic and provide a very simple way to on-board new products (3rd-party apps). Additionally, the project is built compliant with AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) specification which establishes accessibility requirements for web applications in Canada.

  • IQ Test Application

    Created a certified IQ test web application including test quiz, billing system, PDF report generation, and email marketing integration.

  • Shopify Inventory Integration with BigBuy.eu
    https://www.bigbuy.eu/en/

    Shopify store integration with the wholesaler BigBuy.eu to synchronize catalog, product information, and stock levels.

  • Rent&Drive
    https://rentndrive.borunov.com

    Car rental fleet website and reservation system.

Skills

  • Languages

    JavaScript, HTML, CSS, ECMAScript (ES6), TypeScript, Sass, PHP, HTML5, Scala, GraphQL, ES8
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, Node.js, Redux-saga, jQuery, Backbone.js
  • Tools

    Git, Jira, Confluence, Slack, Sketch, Figma
  • Paradigms

    Agile, Test-driven Development (TDD), REST
  • Frameworks

    React Native, Redux, Koa, Laravel, Express.js, Bootstrap, Material-UI, Ionic
  • Platforms

    Docker, Linux, Visual Studio Code, MacOS, AWS Lambda, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Storage

    MySQL, MongoDB, Redis, AWS S3, Google Cloud, Memcached, Sphinx Search Engine, PostgreSQL
  • Other

    Responsive UI, Progressive Web Applications (PWA), Enzyme, AWS, Sagas, NativeBase, Storybook, User Experience (UX)

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering
    2007 - 2011
    Odessa National Polytechnic University - Odesa, Ukraine

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