Joseph Kim, AWS Developer in Fort Lee, NJ, United States
Joseph Kim

AWS Developer in Fort Lee, NJ, United States

Member since June 1, 2020
Joseph is a lifelong learner and a master problem solver. He is an expert React Native developer who also specializes in back-end and cloud services such as AWS. He is able to utilize an end-user focused mindset and passion for collaborating to turn any challenges to profitable service or product that exceeds all quality expectations. With his relentless passion for research, he guarantees that any feature that customers see will be cutting edge, scalable, and functional.
Joseph is now available for hire


  • Chefman
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Redux-saga, Bitbucket, Atlassian Confluence, Jira...
  • Church Support Online
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Ruby on Rails (RoR), AWS, JavaScript, Redux...
  • So Good Corp
    Sales, Customer Service Strategy, Microsoft Excel, Consulting, JavaScript...



Fort Lee, NJ, United States



Preferred Environment

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Atlassian Confluence, Jira, Postman, Swagger, Google Cloud, AWS, Bitbucket, GitHub, Slack, Visual Studio Code

The most amazing... I've developed was ChefIQ from the initial ideation to the MVP release. It has a 4.6 rating on the Apple App Store.


  • React Native Mobile Developer

    2018 - PRESENT
    • Built ChefIQ, the first-ever fully functional smart small kitchen appliance companion app.
    • Built a complex IoT React Native app from initial ideation to all the way to delivery as a part of a core team of four developers. It has 4.6 stars rating on the Apple Store.
    • Developed a gateway of communication from the culinary team to the app, where the culinary team only had to input a recipe on the website for it to appear on the app with the full guided cooking capabilities.
    • Created the guided cooking functionality within the ChefIQ app that reacts to user interactions and guides them through the recipe, and prevents the users from making mistakes while cooking.
    • Developed a React Native mobile app utilizing BLE/WiFi, various AWS and Firebase services, and a custom in-house API.
    • Configured small kitchen appliances IoT devices utilizing AWS IoT Core and MQTT.
    • Collaborated with many departments with a heavy emphasis on collecting requirements, UI/UX design, QA testing, and process standardization.
    • Participated in various trade shows and conventions (CES, IHA, etc.).
    • Created a website for Chefman's culinary team in React that allows the users to input a recipe.
    • Constructed everything with a customer-first mindset. If a feature does not bring customers any value, do not add it to the app.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Redux-saga, Bitbucket, Atlassian Confluence, Jira, Enzyme, Jest, JavaScript, TypeScript, Swagger, Agile, MQTT, AWS IoT, MySQL, Express.js, Node.js, Firebase, AWS, WiFi, Bluetooth LE, React, Redux, React Native
  • React Native Developer

    2017 - 2018
    Church Support Online
    • Built a React Native mobile app that showcases live chat, gallery, multi-depth navigation, authentication, and calendar.
    • Utilized a phone’s contact list, user notifications, gallery, and camera to create a more interactive app experience.
    • Enhanced the user experience by allowing customizable tab bars.
    • Constructed the back end using Ruby on Rails and PostgreSQL.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Ruby on Rails (RoR), AWS, JavaScript, Redux, GitHub, PostgreSQL, Live Chat, Firebase, React Native
  • Energy Consultant

    2013 - 2017
    So Good Corp
    • Generated business by soliciting natural gas and/or electricity services to potential customers in NJ and NY.
    • Increased the number of clients by 20% in 2016 by utilizing effective sales strategies and providing service excellence.
    • Created a basic static website in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to further increase sales and attract more customers.
    Technologies: Sales, Customer Service Strategy, Microsoft Excel, Consulting, JavaScript, CSS, HTML
  • IT Intern

    2014 - 2014
    Exelis Inc.
    • Fielded classified help desk calls and resolved hardware and software issues at a defense, information, and services company.
    • Rectified daily network-related issues and monitored IT infrastructure proactively for 100+ users.
    • Upgraded operating systems and increased IT Department’s service and support rating from fair to great.
    Technologies: IT Helpdesk, Workstation Provisioning, Computer Repair, Customer Service, Network Engineering
  • Network Engineer and IT Manager

    2011 - 2013
    Youth With A Mission
    • Recreated the network infrastructure from the ground up, including fiber optics cabling and installation of a Cisco-based network.
    • Increased network uptime from 55% to 99.9% by strategizing and implementing cost-efficient and reliable network devices.
    • Began job with zero IT experience and self-taught through research/practice; received promotion to IT Manager in three months.
    • Helped the creative department with building a static website using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
    Technologies: Management, Team Leadership, Network Infrastructure, Cisco, Network Engineering, JavaScript, CSS, HTML


  • ChefIQ

    Industry's very first companion app for smart small kitchen appliances! You've heard of smart light bulbs and smart switches, but have you heard of a smart muti-cooker? With ChefIQ, you don't just simply monitor your smart appliances and send some basic commands! You own the experience and be in awe of how enjoyable cooking can be!

    I was part of this project from its initial ideation phase. In the beginning, my work was split between the front-end and the back end. I then moved on to what I consider to be the best cooking experience currently available—guided cooking. I am the sole creator of this feature. It has video instructions, a built-in scale to measure ingredients, built-in timers, and other "smart" features to make sure users really can't mess up cooking. Users will be able to recreate consistent results every time. This much I can guarantee.

    In addition to guided cooking, all complex logic within the app is done by me. In addition, I am the primary bug and crash fixer on the team.

    I manage all APIs to the back end and create all API calls (the app side).

    All members of the team also manage BLE, WiFI, and IoT as needed.

    Finally, I also created a recipe website for internal use.


  • Languages

    JavaScript, TypeScript, C++, Java, HTML, CSS
  • Frameworks

    Swagger, React Native, Redux, Express.js, Jest, Ruby on Rails (RoR)
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, Node.js, Redux-saga
  • Tools

    Slack, GitHub, Bitbucket, Postman, MQTT, Jira, Atlassian Confluence, Microsoft Excel, Sketch, Zeplin
  • Paradigms

    Agile, Management
  • Platforms

    Visual Studio Code, Bluetooth LE, AWS IoT, AWS IoT Core, Firebase, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Storage

    PostgreSQL, Google Cloud, MySQL
  • Other

    Data Structures, Storybooks, Styled-components, AWS, WiFi, Enzyme, Live Chat, Computer Repair, Team Leadership, Push Notifications, Local Notifications, Network Engineering, Enterprise Design, Consulting, Customer Service Strategy, Sales, Customer Service, Workstation Provisioning, IT Helpdesk, Cisco, Network Infrastructure


  • Specialization in Full-stack Development
    2017 - 2017
    Flatiron School - New York, NY
  • Bachelor's degree in Information Sciences and Technology
    2013 - 2015
    Penn State University - University Park, PA

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