Jasper Schulte, Software Developer in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jasper Schulte

Software Developer in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Member since March 5, 2019
Jasper is a veteran full-stack JavaScript/TypeScript engineer. The first decade of his career, he spent building his own company developing web platforms for his clients and constructing scalable and maintainable platforms. After selling his shares in 2015, he started consulting for companies, leveraging this expertise. As a person, Jasper is friendly, very proactive, and operates using extremely high-quality standards.
Jasper is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Hely
    Scrum, REST, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Microservices...
  • GreenHome
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Scrum, REST, Microservices, Functional Programming...
  • OnePlanetCrowd
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Scrum, REST, Microservices, Functional Programming...

Experience

Location

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Availability

Full-time

Preferred Environment

PAW, Git, Node.js, VS Code, Terminal, Linux, MacOS

The most amazing...

...project I've built is where I utilized the Google search engine to find semantic relations between words. Something that normally requires a semantic web.

Employment

  • Lead Engineer

    2018 - 2019
    Hely
    • Successfully launched a national app within six months.
    • Managed the incorporation of three partners within the first half year.
    • Secured the next round in funding due to our engineering excellence.
    • Conducted formal user testing which confirmed that the React Native app was performant and that the users perceived it to be native.
    • Grew the engineering team from three to seven members.
    Technologies: Scrum, REST, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Microservices, Functional Programming, Agile, Agile Software Development, Slack, Jira, GitHub, Git, React, React Native, Next.js, TypeScript, JavaScript, Java, HTML5, HTML, GraphQL, CSS3, CSS
  • CTO

    2016 - 2018
    GreenHome
    • Went from one release every month to continuous releases with the time from the first commit to running on production in under 15 minutes.
    • Grew the engineering team from 3 to 14 engineers.
    • Introduced TypeScript and completely migrated the whole codebase.
    • Implemented Terraform and made the whole infrastructure managed through this IaaS setup.
    • Passed a security audit from one of the three biggest Dutch banks, Rabobank.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Scrum, REST, Microservices, Functional Programming, Agile, Agile Software Development, Terraform, Slack, Jira, GitHub, Git, CircleCI, AWS ECS, React, Node.js, Express.js, TypeScript, JavaScript, HTML5, HTML, GraphQL, CSS3, CSS
  • Lead Engineer

    2014 - 2017
    OnePlanetCrowd
    • Migrated an app from AngularJS to React.
    • Introduced TypeScript and completely migrated the whole codebase.
    • Migrated from a WordPress-driven back end to a microservice-based Node.js back end.
    • Introduced a system to automatically maintain all outstanding loans with investors.
    • Made the platform compliant under orders of the Dutch financial authorities.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Scrum, REST, Microservices, Functional Programming, Agile, Agile Software Development, Terraform, Slack, Jira, GitHub, Git, Codeship, AWS ECS, React, Node.js, Express.js, TypeScript, JavaScript, HTML5, HTML, GraphQL, CSS3, CSS
  • Lead Engineer

    2015 - 2016
    Elsevier
    • Introduced TypeScript to the company.
    • Bootstrapped the first project in a modern SPA-style as blueprint for all future projects within the company.
    • Moved the company from server-side HTML to an API mindset.
    • Migrated from jQuery to AngularJS.
    • Improved the speed of the main platform by 6x.
    Technologies: MySQL, Scrum, REST, Microservices, Functional Programming, Agile, Agile Software Development, Slack, Jira, GitHub, Git, TypeScript, JavaScript, HTML5, HTML, CSS3, CSS
  • Founder | CTO

    2005 - 2015
    Awesome Amsterdam
    • Successfully built a company from scratch running for over ten years.
    • Started with building small Facebook apps but ended with building complete online platforms for big companies.
    • Grew the company to a size of 25 total (15 engineers).
    • Managed to secure big clients like TomTom, Nike, Unilever, ING, ABN Amro, Rabobank, Sonos, Nikon, Heineken, and BMW.
    • Managed to survive the financial crisis of 2007–2008 which made 75% of competing companies go bankrupt.
    Technologies: PostgreSQL, Firebase, Docker, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Scrum, REST, Microservices, Functional Programming, Agile, Agile Software Development, Slack, Jira, GitHub, Git, React, Node.js, Express.js, TypeScript, PHP, JavaScript, HTML5, HTML, CSS3, CSS

Experience

  • Mobile App: Hely (Development)
    https://itunes.apple.com/nl/app/hely/id1428748429

    Hely is a mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) platform. Together with my team, I developed this mobile app. It gives the user access to all different means of shared transportation in his or her vicinity.

  • Online Platform: GreenHome HouseScan (Development)
    https://greenhome.nl/

    GreenHome is an online platform that provides homeowners automated advice on how to make their house more sustainable. Together with my team, we developed the whole online platform, including the core: the algorithms that calculated the advice based on an accurate model of the house.

  • International Conference Talks (Other amazing things)
    http://www.jasperschulte.nl

    I am an experienced public speaker, speaking around the globe on multiple subjects. The talk I'm currently speaking about at conferences is about flying a swarm of drones on stage (all controlled by JavaScript code).

    On my website, you can find a list of my current speaking engagements.

  • Online Platform: OnePlanetCrowd (Development)
    http://oneplanetcrowd.nl

    OnePlanetCrowd is an online platform that gives investors, through the crowdfunding model, the opportunity to invest in sustainable companies. Together with my team, we built the complete platform responsible for more than $10 million in revenue each year.

Skills

  • Languages

    JavaScript, JavaScript 6, JavaScript 5, TypeScript, TypeScript 3, TypeScript 2, CSS, CSS3, HTML, HTML5, GraphQL, SQL, Java, PHP, Python
  • Frameworks

    AngularJS, Redux, Angular, Koa, Next.js, React Native, Express.js
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, jQuery, Node.js, React Redux, MobX, Facebook API, Google APIs, Google API, PAW
  • Tools

    JavaScript Debugging, JavaScript Toolchain, JavaScript Testing, Redux Thunk, Terraform, Git, Slack, Jira, GitHub, AWS ECS, AWS CLI, CircleCI, Jenkins, Terminal, VS Code, AWS CloudFormation, Codeship, GitLab, GitLab CI/CD
  • Paradigms

    Functional Programming, Agile Software Development, Scrum, Asynchronous Programming, Microservices, REST, Agile, Functional Reactive Programming, Object-oriented Programming (OOP)
  • Platforms

    MacOS, AWS EC2, Firebase, Linux, AWS Lambda, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, Kubernetes
  • Storage

    AWS S3, MySQL, NoSQL, PostgreSQL, Redis, MongoDB

Education

  • Master's degree in Computer Science
    2006 - 2008
    Universiteit of Amsterdam - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
    2001 - 2006
    Universiteit of Amsterdam - Amsterdam, Netherlands

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