Kartik Pandit, Developer in Chicago, IL, United States
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Kartik Pandit

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Front-end Developer

Chicago, IL, United States
Toptal Member Since
April 13, 2022

Kartik is a front-end specialist with a strong background in dynamic startup environments. He has successfully delivered solutions in the healthcare, eCommerce, and automotive industries. His entrepreneurial journey includes nurturing a B2B startup from its inception to a revenue exceeding six figures. Kartik excels in his result-focused problem-solving approach and possesses highly effective communication skills.


Illuminate Operations Inc.
React, Redux, Material UI, Elasticsearch, REST, Node.js, Redux-Saga, PostgreSQL...
Goodhood (formerly FixMyCar)
React, Next.js, CSS, Contentful, Content Management Systems (CMS), On-page SEO...
Indus Technologies
React, React Native, Firebase, Redux, Web Scraping, Payment APIs, Stripe...




Preferred Environment

React, Next.js, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React Native, GitHub, Front-end, Agile, Python

The most amazing...

...experience I've had is co-founding Indus, a B2B eCommerce startup and grew the company from scratch to $100,000+ in revenue.

Work Experience

Lead Front-end Engineer

2022 - 2023
Illuminate Operations Inc.
  • Developed and enhanced a browser-based UI utilizing React for seamless management, visualization, and analysis of extensive data sets exceeding billions of data points.
  • Orchestrated a 70% increase in rendering performance for high-volume geospatial data by leveraging vector tiles and Leaflet. This feature played a critical role in customer presentations and contributed significantly to product sales.
  • Led a team of front-end developers, facilitating onboarding processes and ensuring project cohesion through effective collaboration and mentorship.
Technologies: React, Redux, Material UI, Elasticsearch, REST, Node.js, Redux-Saga, PostgreSQL, REST APIs, HTML5, CSS3, Vanilla JS, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Data Visualization, Web Development, TypeScript, User Interface (UI), Dashboards, Redux Thunk

Lead Front-end Engineer

2021 - 2022
Goodhood (formerly FixMyCar)
  • Led the development of FixMyCar's new landing website using Next.js, causing a 2x increase in performance, better SEO, and improved organic web traffic.
  • Implemented the front end for an oil-change membership program and payment, leading to a 30% increase in customer retention.
  • Added front-end integration with the Contentful CMS, causing quicker content throughput, easier maintenance, and increased SEO.
Technologies: React, Next.js, CSS, Contentful, Content Management Systems (CMS), On-page SEO, JavaScript, TypeScript, HTML, Material UI, HTML5, CSS3, Vanilla JS, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Tailwind CSS, Web Development, Vercel, User Interface (UI), APIs, A/B Testing, Analytics

Co-founder | Head of Engineering

2020 - 2022
Indus Technologies
  • Developed a full-stack eCommerce application from scratch, leading every aspect—initial design, code implementation, maintenance, and payment integrations. This application successfully served 30+ stores and restaurants in southeast Michigan.
  • Collaborated cross-functionally with divisional leaders, providing insight into technical feasibility, budget implications, implementation timelines, and hiring strategies for key business decisions that led to revenue generation of over $100,000.
  • Supervised and mentored a team of junior developers and interns, conducting code reviews and knowledge transfer sessions. These efforts enhanced their technical expertise and maximized their contributions to the company's projects.
Technologies: React, React Native, Firebase, Redux, Web Scraping, Payment APIs, Stripe, JavaScript, HTML, React Redux, Cypress, Jira, HTML5, CSS3, Vanilla JS, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Storybook, Web Development, User Interface (UI), Algolia, APIs, eCommerce, CI/CD Pipelines, Stripe Payments, iOS, Android

Systems Engineer

2019 - 2020
Michigan Medicine
  • Designed IoT hardware enhancement for a medical device serving 50 thousand patients to collect usage analytics.
  • Developed high-speed APIs for third-party integration with IoT systems via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
  • Created a JavaScript-based interactive dashboard with charts for hospital administrators to monitor device usage.
Technologies: Arduino, Flask, Python, Agile

Incentive Spirometer Project

I created an IoT use-case product for a medical device called the incentive spirometer. Michigan Medicine later picked this project up to refine and eventually use in a clinical trial. I designed an Arduino-based hardware add-on and an API that transmits the spirometer's sensor data to a user's device.

Goodhood Marketing Website

I revamped the Goodhood marketing website, moving from a client-rendered React application to a static site rendered by Next.js. The new application had increased performance and better web vitals. Ultimately, this led to better SEO and a 30% uptick in organic web traffic.

Indus Seller Dashboard

A dashboard for sellers to manage their inventory, view messages, and manage orders and payments. This project was developed using React and Firebase, with added bank account integrations for cashing out facilitated through Stripe and Node.js.
2016 - 2020

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA


React, Vue, Stripe, REST APIs, React Redux, Leaflet, Node.js, Redux-Saga, Firebase Web SDK


GitHub, Jira, Redux Thunk


Next.js, Material UI, Vanilla JS, React Native, Redux, Svelte, Cypress, Jest, Tailwind CSS, Django, Flask


HTML, CSS, JavaScript, TypeScript, HTML5, Python, CSS3, C++, SCSS


Agile, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Jamstack, On-page SEO, REST, Unit Testing, Refactoring


Firebase, Vercel, Contentful, Arduino, Algolia, iOS, Android


Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL


Front-end, Web Development, User Interface (UI), eCommerce, Data Visualization, Dashboards, APIs, A/B Testing, Analytics, Stripe Payments, Machine Learning, Web Scraping, Payment APIs, SEO Audits, SEO Content, Content Management Systems (CMS), Storybook, Chrome Extensions, CI/CD Pipelines, SSG, Server-side Rendering (SSR), Responsive UI, Front-end Development

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