Joseph Chiang, Developer in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Joseph Chiang

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Software Developer

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Toptal Member Since
June 18, 2014

Joseph has over ten years of experience as a front-end developer with solid knowledge of web development and solutions. He develops largely with JavaScript (React/Redux), Node.js, and PHP, and also has over five years of proven experience building and leading teams in Agile development environments. He's looking for innovative and challenging opportunities.


Webpack, Redux-observable, Redux, React
Faria Systems
Ruby on Rails (RoR), Bootstrap, jQuery, JavaScript
D-Link (miiiCasa)
YUI, Git, CodeIgniter, PHP




Preferred Environment

Visual Studio Code (VS Code), GitHub, Git, MacOS

The most amazing...

...thing I've done is completely revamp the UI of a complex app within six days to allow the app's founders to use it for a demo.

Work Experience

Lead Front-end Developer

2014 - PRESENT
  • Led the Experience Team and spearheaded front-end development for Stackla. Steadily improved Stackla's user experience by creating reusable components and progressively migrating to modern architecture.
Technologies: Webpack, Redux-observable, Redux, React

Lead Front-end Developer

2013 - 2014
Faria Systems
  • Introduced a module development pattern.
  • Created and customized a Twitter Bootstrap gem that helps all members apply consistent UI rapidly.
  • Produced a product-level HTML mockup in a very short time span.
  • Supported a flexible form builder system (
  • Delivered UI and reusable components for 2 CRM systems ( and
Technologies: Ruby on Rails (RoR), Bootstrap, jQuery, JavaScript

Lead Front-end Developer

2009 - 2013
D-Link (miiiCasa)
  • Acquired deep integration experience with devices, including Router, IP CAM, and TV.
  • Invented tools such as an image optimizer, DataURI and MHTML transformer, and JavaScript L10N tool.
  • Created a widget that shows up on every website, injected via router.
  • Developed reusable components using YUI OOP infrastructure.
  • Created a music player based on SoundManager2.
  • Created a Facebook-like photo viewing app using YUI3 (a Backbone.js clone).
Technologies: YUI, Git, CodeIgniter, PHP

Front-end Engineer, YDN Evangelist

2005 - 2009
Yahoo!, Inc.
  • Worked as the main front-end engineer for Yahoo! Knowledge Plus.
  • Was the tech lead responsible for interviewing, training, and holding code reviews.
  • Implemented browser compatibility, web standards, accessibility, maintainability, progressive enhancement, and unobtrusive JavaScript.
  • Evangelized Yahoo! Technologies such as YUI.
  • Created the first module loading technology in Yahoo! Taiwan.
Technologies: Linux, Symfony, Subversion (SVN), YUI, PHP, JavaScript

Founder of EFC Sydney IT Group

Established a regular project-based gathering with around 15 people who want to learn or improve their skills. I introduced and lead the Scrum development. We've published a successful roster system for a church to manage its employees.

Social Status
I helped to finish the UI revamp of this app within six days so that the founders could use it for a demo.
1997 - 2002

Bachelor's Degree in Foreign Language and Literature

Tunghai University - Taichung, Taiwan


YUI, React, Node.js, RequireJS, jQuery, RxJS


Fiddler, Vim Text Editor, GitHub, Adobe Fireworks, Git, Grunt, Chrome Developer Tools, Subversion (SVN), Webpack, Yeoman, Adobe Photoshop, Bower, Gulp


JavaScript, HTML5, Sass, PHP, CSS3, CoffeeScript, Active Server Pages (ASP), Ruby


Redux, Bootstrap, Compass, CodeIgniter, Symfony, AngularJS, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Kohana




Maintainability, Agile Software Development, Progressive Enhancement


Linux, MacOS, Visual Studio Code (VS Code)


Module Development, Software Engineering, Redux-observable

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