Justus Burger, Software Developer in Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa
Justus Burger

Software Developer in Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa

Member since July 1, 2014
With more than nine years of experience in the trenches, Justus has seen many projects through all stages of development. From small-design focused websites to large enterprise-scale applications, he is well equipped and experienced to handle almost anything you can throw his way. His weapons of choice are React, Redux, ES6, and Webpack, and he believes this will become more prominent in years to come.
Justus is now available for hire




Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa



Preferred Environment

Isomorphic React + Redux, ES6, Babel, Node.js

The most amazing...

...website I've built can be viewed at leadhome.co.za.


  • Software Architect

    2016 - PRESENT
    • Built an isomorphic React + Redux website that is fully responsive with amazing design.
    • Built a custom WordPress theme exposing data over a REST API that is being consumed from the React website.
    • Set up continuous integration that builds and deploys the website to AWS.
    • Built a "Book a valuation" wizard that enables a customer to search for his property and book a valuation.
    • Built a property search page enabling customers to specify requirements and view matching property listings.
    Technologies: Isomorphic React + Redux
  • CTO, Founder

    2014 - PRESENT
    • Coached and managed developers and designers in the process of developing software.
    • Developed company website using AngularJS, PHP, and WordPress.
    • Built a variety of client websites, listed on http://psypher.co.za.
    • Set up company cloud server and network.
    • Created a client website development starting kit to kickstart projects.
    Technologies: AngularJS, PHP, WordPress
  • Senior Full-stack Web Developer

    2014 - 2016
    • Developed an SPA Web UI using AngularJS and TypeScript.
    • Collaborated in the development of a REST JSON API, using PHP and Laravel.
    • Developed distribution compilation and packaging scripts for easy deployment.
    • Sliced and applied PSD designs with HTML5, CSS3, and Bootstrap to create a responsive user interface.
    • Integrated UI libraries like JWPlayer, Markdown, MomentJS, and Velocity to create a rich and cutting-edge experience.
    • Hosted using AWS Elastic Beanstalk.
    Technologies: TypeScript, AngularJS, PHP, Laravel, MySQL
  • Senior Full-stack Web Developer

    2015 - 2015
    Anza Flooring
    • Designed and developed a custom WordPress theme using Photoshop, HTML5, CSS3, and Bootstrap.
    • Developed a photo library using custom post types and custom page templates.
    Technologies: HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, WordPress
  • Senior Web Developer

    2015 - 2015
    Christ Gen
    • Designed a minimalist and modern website using Photoshop.
    • Sliced PSD designs using HTML, CSS, and Bootstrap.
    • Developed custom WordPress themes, using custom post types and custom page templates.
    Technologies: HTML5, CSS3, PHP, WordPress
  • Web Developer

    2014 - 2014
    Context A3
    • Created a mobile site used for onsite social sharing of campaigns and events.
    • Integrated with Twitter, Facebook, and Bitly to enable social sharing.
    • Created a metrics service that updates regularly, collecting the social interactions on posts made via the mobile site.
    • Created a responsive desktop site and admin area for campaign management.
    • Created an ASP.NET Web API serving data to two Angular sites.
    • Created a performance page with graphs using D3 showing the metrics data collected.
    • Set up hosting on Azure websites and cloud services.
    Technologies: ASP.NET, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Angular, D3, Bootstrap, LESS, TypeScript, Azure
  • Web Developer

    2014 - 2014
    • Created a calendar similar to Google Calendar used to schedule and review the roster of fitness classes offered.
    Technologies: ASP.NET, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AngularJS
  • Senior Software Developer

    2013 - 2014
    MiX Telematics
    • Developed a fleet management web application called DynaMiX, which is used for vehicle position and event tracking by large corporations including Parmalat, Shell, the Belgian police force, and more.
    • Developed an info hub component with a TweetDeck-like user experience for the management of events, jobs, and messages.
    • Developed a fleet administration component enabling users to manage fleet details, servicing records and reminders, vehicle access control, mobile tracking unit configuration, and lots more.
    • Developed a hosting and operations component enabling support staff to create new client databases, manage organizational settings, and more.
    • Developed unit tests to ensure product stability and minimize regression.
    • Provided support for a tracking component enabling users to view current and historical trip data.
    • Developed a notification component enabling users to create custom notifications for vehicle events.
    Technologies: ASP.NET, Nancy, AngularJS, HTML, JavaScript, MS SQL
  • Senior Software Developer

    2013 - 2013
    Global Kinetic
    • Developed a WordPress plugin for use with a mobile application to enable a password-free sign-in platform.
    • Developed a JavaScript component to simulate web socket type behavior.
    • Developed a Joomla! plugin for use with a mobile application to enable a password-free sign-in platform.
    • Developed a Drupal plugin for use with a mobile application to enable a password-free sign-in platform.
    Technologies: ASP.NET, MS SQL, PHP, MySQL, HTML, JavaScript
  • Software Developer

    2011 - 2013
    New Media Labs
    • Developed and supported an investment management web application for Nedgroup Investments.
    • Built a custom reporting framework focusing on maintainability and lowering future development cost for Nedgroup Investments.
    • Created a dashboard charting framework for visual summary reporting for Nedgroup Investments.
    • Developed and managed the team for a mobile web application for Mr. Delivery.
    • Built and supported a custom CMS solution.
    • Created unit and integration testing framework to ensure product stability and detect regression.
    • Integrated with data warehouse web services for use on reporting pages.
    Technologies: ASP.NET, HTML, JavaScript, MS SQL, PHP, MySQL
  • Senior Web Developer

    2011 - 2012
    • Developed an online shop for the sale of various items such as maternity wear, home decorations, gifts, and more.
    • Developed a seller shop front component allowing users to register as sellers and sell their own homemade items online.
    • Developed an administration component for overseeing transactions and new seller registrations.
    • Developed a shopping cart component to allow buyers to add items to their cart, specify product options, and pay by credit card.
    • Developed a category search and menu component to create a better user experience when looking for products.
    Technologies: PHP, MySQL, HTML, JavaScript, CodeIgniter
  • Web Developer

    2011 - 2011
    Hello Computer
    • Developed the main and mobile websites for Colgate toothpaste.
    • Developed a 360° view component for use on the Tutch Card website.
    • Provided support and developed extensions for the main site of Huggies diapers.
    • Developed a RESTful PHP API enabling persistence for Flash games for Castle Light Beer.
    • Supported the main company website.
    Technologies: PHP, HTML, JavaScript, Photoshop
  • Software Developer

    2008 - 2011
    New Horizons
    • Supported and developed a custom CRM system used to manage students, courses, and company finances.
    • Traveled across the country to present lectures on various development technologies including .NET, PHP, Java EE, JavaScript, and more.
    • Built a replacement CRM system while focusing on maintainability and future expansion.
    • Developed and optimized reports to reduce load time and fix accuracy issues.
    • Developed a phone call recording system allowing sales consultants to capture phone conversations for future reference.
    Technologies: ASP.NET, MS SQL, HTML, JavaScript, PHP


  • Online Resume (Development)

    This is my professional online resume.

  • FanAngel (Development)

    FanAngel is a crowdfunding platform that allows the user to make donations or pledges towards a team or player's preferred charity based on their performance on the field.

    FanAngel is an AngularJS UI consuming a PHP and Laravel JSON API.

  • Psypher Website (Development)

    Website for my personal company, Psypher. AngularJS UI with WordPress JSON API.

  • DynaMiX by MiX Telematics International (Development)

    MiX Telematics are the international leaders in fleet management and telematics solutions. DynaMiX is the latest in fleet management solutions, using cutting edge technologies and built by some of the best in the industry.

  • Nedgroup Investements (Development)

    Nedgroup Investments is one of South Africa’s leading investment management companies. Nedgroup Investments is a division of Nedbank Group Ltd, a large and stable financial services group, and provides both local and offshore investment management services.

  • Expensetracker.co.za (Development)

    Expensetracker.co.za is a simple yet powerful expense tracking web application. It uses the latest and greatest technologies making it super sleek and performant.

    All the code can be found https://github.com/justusburger/expensetracker for technical review purposes.

  • iWomp (Development)

    A social sharing platform enabling users to share messages to their social channels on good deals or awesome products.

  • Leadhome (Development)

    Turning the real estate industry on its head, Leadhome is the first agency in SA to use amazing tech and automation to make the process of buying and selling affordable.

    The tech consists of multiple layers of magic. In the front sits a next-gen fully isomorphic React + Redux website. This is served by a .NET API abstracting away integration with a PostgreSQL DB, Salesforce, and a few data providers. The website also consumes a REST API from a custom WordPress instance serving as an amazing content management platform.

    All of this is hosted on AWS and published with a full continuous integration system.

  • Toptal Mentor
    Justus is a mentor in the Toptal Global Mentor’s Program. This program is a partnership between Toptal and General Assembly to provide high quality mentorship for students from minority and low income backgrounds who are looking to begin their careers as professional software engineers. Justus shows commitment to diversity in tech by mentoring a General Assembly student every week for a year, covering everything from coding tips and tricks to advice on making it in the industry.


  • Languages

    ECMAScript (ES6), C#, HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3, PHP, TypeScript, Less, SQL, T-SQL, Visual Basic .NET (VB.NET), Python
  • Frameworks

    Redux, Laravel, ASP.NET, Knockout.js, AngularJS, CodeIgniter, Nancy, Flux, ADO.NET, CakePHP, Zend Framework, Django
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, Linq.js, Moq, jQuery, LINQ, Marionette.js, Node.js, Backbone.js, D3.js
  • Tools

    Babel, Grunt, Microsoft Visual Studio, Bower, Karma, PhpStorm, Webpack, WebStorm, SQL Management Studio, Adobe Photoshop
  • Paradigms

    Unit Testing, Test-driven Development (TDD), Agile Software Development, Test Automation
  • Platforms

    MacOS, WordPress Theme Design, WordPress, Windows, Azure, Linux, NetBeans
  • Other

    Isomorphic, Domain-driven Design (DDD)
  • Storage

    MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server


  • Microsoft Certified Software Developer's degree in Distributed Software Development
    2008 - 2011
    Microsoft - Washington
  • Technical degree in Software Engineering
    2008 - 2011
    New Horizons - Cape Town, South Africa

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