Gourav Goyal, Developer in New Delhi, India
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Gourav Goyal

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Software Developer

Location
New Delhi, India
Toptal Member Since
May 6, 2022

Gourav is an ex-founder, CTO, and full-stack web developer working with React, TypeScript, and Node.js. He has over seven years of experience in building and shipping end-to-end products. He has worked for Fortune 500 companies and early-stage YCombinator-backed startups, gaining a broad range of expertise.

Portfolio

Compose AI
TypeScript, React, Redux, Chrome API, Chrome Extensions, Node.js...
Easypie.app
React, Next.js, TypeScript, Node.js, SCSS, Tailwind CSS...
Butter
Flutter, React, Next.js, Node.js, MongoDB, Socket.IO, CI/CD Pipelines...

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Visual Studio Code (VS Code), MacOS, Slack, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), React, TypeScript, Node.js, Next.js, Tailwind CSS, Firebase

The most amazing...

...thing I've developed is a scalable SaaS web app that helps busy people connect different apps and automate their workflows without learning to code.

Work Experience

Software Consultant

2022 - 2022
Compose AI
  • Added features and bug fixes to AI-powered typing assistant Chrome extension and web app.
  • Worked on product KPIs, led marketing efforts, and provided weekly reports to the CEO.
  • Prioritized and allocated tasks to team members. Took regular scrum calls.
Technologies: TypeScript, React, Redux, Chrome API, Chrome Extensions, Node.js, Web Extensions, Webpack, B2C Marketing

Solo Founder

2021 - 2022
Easypie.app
  • Single-handedly built a web app that helps busy people automate their workflows without learning to code.
  • Designed scalable architecture. Built a responsive front end and integrated with third-party APIs like Stripe, Notion, and Google.
  • Recruited and managed a team of designers and developers.
Technologies: React, Next.js, TypeScript, Node.js, SCSS, Tailwind CSS, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), CSS, APIs, CI/CD Pipelines

Interim CTO

2021 - 2022
Butter
  • Led a team of engineers who built a unified solution to manage tasks and communication within a single app.
  • Presented tech demos and clarified any technical doubts in investor calls during the fundraising process.
  • Involved in the product design and user research process and strategized project timelines.
Technologies: Flutter, React, Next.js, Node.js, MongoDB, Socket.IO, CI/CD Pipelines, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Tech Advisor

2021 - 2021
Butter
  • Led a team of engineers who built a unified solution to manage tasks and communication within a single app.
  • Consulted founders on tech, product, go-to-market (GTM), performance measurement framework (PMF), and marketing.
  • Involved in designing a scalable architecture of a cross-platform application.
Technologies: Flutter, React, Next.js, Node.js, MongoDB, Socket.IO, CI/CD Pipelines, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Co-founder and CTO

2019 - 2020
EvrCare
  • Co-founded EvrCare and raised pre-seed round from Antler VC, Singapore.
  • Built a comprehensive tech platform to take care of the daily needs of elderly parents in India. It expanded to multiple cities within months.
  • Recruited and managed a team of developers, also involved in other areas like marketing, sales, and customer support.
Technologies: React, Next.js, TypeScript, SCSS, Tailwind CSS, JavaScript, Node.js, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Firebase, Netlify, CSS, APIs, CI/CD Pipelines

Lead Engineer

2017 - 2019
Samsung
  • Participated in Bixby's voice assistant team and trained it for various home appliances like TV, washing machine, fridge, and smart speakers.
  • Assisted the Samsung HQ in South Korea as India's counterpart representative.
  • Led team of junior developers in onboarding and managing projects.
Technologies: JavaScript, Internet of Things (IoT), Generative Pre-trained Transformers (GPT), GPT, Natural Language Processing (NLP), Natural Language Understanding (NLU), APIs

Software Engineer

2016 - 2017
Honeywell
  • Built a back end to support millions of devices connected to the cloud as a member of the IoT Cloud team.
  • Led the data migration efforts in transforming structured SQL data into a NoSQL database, Cosmos DB.
  • Followed Agile Scrum methodology. As a scrum master, I ensured to keep the development team organized and progressing on the projects they've agreed to in order of priority.
Technologies: .NET, C#, Azure, Azure Cosmos DB, Internet of Things (IoT), APIs

Full-stack Developer

2015 - 2016
LeadSquared
  • Built the complete CRM and marketing automation software from scratch as a proud member of a small but vibrant team of developers.
  • Took end-to-end ownership of adding new features that had a significant impact on the growth of the tool.
  • Managed technical research, presented ideas, and wrote well-designed, testable efficient code, code reviews, and deployments.
Technologies: JavaScript, HTML, Bootstrap, jQuery, MySQL, Redis, .NET, C#, CSS, APIs, CI/CD Pipelines, Amazon Web Services (AWS), SQL

Software Intern

2014 - 2014
Air India
  • Worked closely with the IT department understanding their process, and as per their need, I built database management software.
  • Collaborated in creating this software that stored data related to passengers' details sent by other air stations to the IT department. Users could search, print, or modify the records. To ensure data security, it had a secure access login window.
  • Reduced the possibility of false report generation, detected frauds, and saved overall time.
Technologies: SQLite

Notion Boost Browser Extension

https://gourav.io/notion-boost
Notion Boost is an open-sourced and freemium extension for Chrome, Chromium-based browsers, and Firefox that adds over 20 features to the Notion app.

It has got more than 30,000 downloads and has been rated 5-star by users. It has generated over USD 2,000 in revenue.

Shortcut Menu Bar | VSCode Extension

https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=jerrygoyal.shortcut-menu-bar
Shortcut Menu Bar is an open-sourced extension for a popular IDE VSCode. This extension adds functional buttons like beautify, open files, undo, redo, and more to Visual Studio Code UI.

It has got more than 60,000 downloads and has been rated 5-star by users.

Gourav.io | Personal Site and Blog

https://gourav.io
Gourav.io is an open-sourced responsive portfolio and blog built using React, Next.js, Tailwind CSS, and TypeScript and deployed on Vercel.

It has got more than 96 lighthouse scores and over 10,000 monthly visitors.

Languages

TypeScript, JavaScript, HTML, HTML5, ECMAScript (ES6), CSS, C#, SQL, Python, SCSS, YAML, MDX

Frameworks

Next.js, Tailwind CSS, .NET, Redux, Bootstrap, Flutter

Libraries/APIs

React, Node.js, Chrome API, jQuery, Socket.IO

Platforms

Firebase, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Vercel, MacOS, Azure, Netlify, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Visual Studio Code (VS Code)

Other

Chrome Extensions, APIs, CI/CD Pipelines, Competitive Programming, Data Structures, Algorithms, Internet of Things (IoT), Natural Language Processing (NLP), Natural Language Understanding (NLU), DOM, Web Extensions, B2C Marketing, GPT, Generative Pre-trained Transformers (GPT)

Tools

Figma, Slack, Webpack

Storage

MySQL, SQLite, Redis, Azure Cosmos DB, MongoDB

2011 - 2015

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University - New Delhi, India

SEPTEMBER 2014 - PRESENT

HTML5 Jump Start | Developing Windows Store Apps

Microsoft

JULY 2014 - PRESENT

Programming, Data Structures, and Algorithms

NPTEL

AUGUST 2013 - PRESENT

Honor Code Certificate for Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python

edX

JULY 2013 - PRESENT

Programming in Core Java

Aptech

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