Ken Abe, Developer in Anchorage, AK, United States
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Ken Abe

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Full-stack Developer

Location
Anchorage, AK, United States
Toptal Member Since
January 11, 2018

An enthusiastic, experienced, and self-motivated full-stack web developer, Ken has skills and experience in many programming languages and frameworks. He thoroughly understands the requirements for stellar web apps and tries to provide the best infrastructure to allow you to grow and scale safely and quickly.

Portfolio

Furniture.com America LLC
React, Builder.io, Agile Software Development, Agile Sprints, Algolia, Next.js...
Kyle Foiles
React, Web3.js, Ethers.js, Design, User Experience (UX), Solidity...
Will Coley
Plugins, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Web App Design, Web Security, React, Vercel...

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

React, Django, Node.js, Tailwind CSS, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Headless Software, Blockchain, Google Analytics, Chrome Extensions, Extensions

The most amazing...

...thing I have worked on is a marketing platform that applies various A/B and variation tests to increase marketing performance and optimization.

Work Experience

Front-end Developer

2022 - PRESENT
Furniture.com America LLC
  • Contributed to building an innovative furniture browsing service that lists massive products from major US furniture retailers, including Bloomingdales, Rooms To Go, Lulu and Georgia, Gardener White, and HOM furniture.
  • Tracked and fixed bugs using Jira and Sentry as reporting tools.
  • Built visually appealing UI and created a seamless user experience throughout the website.
Technologies: React, Builder.io, Agile Software Development, Agile Sprints, Algolia, Next.js, Gatsby, TypeScript, CSS, Chrome, Tailwind CSS, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Klaviyo, Web Development, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Front-end Development, Low Code, Code Review, AWS Lambda, Headless Software, GraphQL, Hygraph (GraphCMS), Google Analytics, React Hooks, SaaS, MERN Stack

Front-end React Developer

2024 - 2024
Kyle Foiles
  • Utilized Wagmi to provide interaction with a Web3 wallet and smart contract.
  • Implemented a data fetching feature with the SWR module and provided real-time experience.
  • Built an eye-catching UI for the minting page, which can maximize user experience.
  • Helped the client build a minting page that supports a new PermaBull deflationary token ecosystem for GIFFORD and permaGIFFORD tokens on PulseChain.
Technologies: React, Web3.js, Ethers.js, Design, User Experience (UX), Solidity, Ethereum Smart Contracts, Blockchain, Tokenomics

Web Plugin Developer

2024 - 2024
Will Coley
  • Developed an AI-based Chrome extension to parse the review content and find the violations of given rules.
  • Created a Supabase edge function to handle prompts and responses related to AI service.
  • Designed and implemented a serverless solution for handling back-end related works with Supabase.
Technologies: Plugins, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Web App Design, Web Security, React, Vercel, Extensions, Web Design, Chrome Extensions, Next.js, Stripe

Shopify Expert

2023 - 2023
Zoorix
  • Enhanced the LCP score and total Core Web Vital for initial loading up to 99-100 points, which are critical factors for a Shopify plugin project.
  • Helped the client with code updates by replacing deprecated React functions.
  • Demonstrated how to enhance LCP score so clients can update the code accordingly.
Technologies: Shopify, Shopify API, React, Core Web Vitals, Link Control Protocol (LCP), MERN Stack, Stripe

Full-stack Developer

2021 - 2022
Oreana Financial Services
  • Worked on building a financial reporting platform for Oreana.
  • Implemented back-end RESTful APIs for authentication, viewing, and requesting reports for each week or each month.
  • Built a module to retrieve Bloomberg price data and store into the database.
  • Implemented the logic to show data as charts and tables from Bloomberg price data using Highcharts as requested by the client.
  • Created a front-end boilerplate for the front end with React, Redux, and Redux-Saga.
  • Implemented Redux API call module for re-usability.
  • Deployed the reporting web app to Azure Cloud Service along with Jenkins.
Technologies: React, Redux, Redux-Saga, Python, Django, Bloomberg API, HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap, React-Bootstrap, Pandas, SCSS, Formik, Highcharts, SQL, ECMAScript (ES6), Web, Next.js, Front-end, PostgreSQL, TypeScript, APIs, CI/CD Pipelines, Jenkins, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Sass, Docker, Full-stack, REST APIs, Architecture, API Integration, Figma, Jest, Slack, CSS, Chrome, Vite, Web Development, Full-stack Development, Front-end Development, Front-end Build Tools, Back-end, Code Review, Vercel, Back-end Development, React Hooks, SaaS, Express.js, MERN Stack

Full-stack Developer

2019 - 2020
Cadence13
  • Implemented back-end APIs using Python, Flask, and GraphQL.
  • Built API endpoints for managing podcasts data loaded from XML feeds.
  • Implemented a front-end dashboard to manage podcasts data based on React, Apollo GraphQL, and MUI framework.
Technologies: React, GraphQL, Material UI, React Apollo, Python, Flask, SQL, ECMAScript (ES6), Web, Redux, Front-end, TypeScript, APIs, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Full-stack, REST APIs, API Integration, Figma, Jest, Slack, CSS, Chrome, Web Development, Full-stack Development, Front-end Development, Back-end, Code Review, Back-end Development, React Hooks, Ethers.js, Ethereum Smart Contracts

JavaScript/React Architect

2018 - 2019
HighPoint
  • Involved in building front-end part of the web app.
  • Worked on the data visualization part, building the charts in the dashboard.
  • Implemented a Schedule Builder feature for students.
  • Fixed some bugs in the message center using WebSocket.
Technologies: JavaScript, React, D3.js, Redux, CSS3, Bootstrap, Git, JSON API, Data Visualization, ECMAScript (ES6), Front-end, Tailwind CSS, APIs, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Sass, REST APIs, API Integration, Animation, Slack, CSS, Chrome, Web Development, Front-end Development, Front-end Build Tools, Code Review, Vercel, Headless Software, React Hooks, MERN Stack, Stripe

Full-stack Developer

2018 - 2018
Zen Cart
  • Created a pixel-perfect PDF template with PhantomJS.
  • Fixed several style issues on the website by fixing SCSS.
  • Updated a Node.js back end to improve performance.
  • Facilitated the Heroku deployment for a staging server.
  • Upgraded Html2canvas feature for new requirements.
Technologies: SCSS, Node.js, AngularJS, JavaScript, HTML5, jQuery, Web, React Native, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Full-stack, REST APIs, Apache Tomcat, Shopify, Shopify API, Slack, CSS, Chrome, Web Development, Full-stack Development, Front-end Development, Webflow, Front-end Build Tools, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Back-end, Code Review, Headless Software, React Hooks, SaaS, Express.js, MERN Stack

Web Developer

2017 - 2017
Revere.ai
  • Developed a web application from scratch using React and Redux.
  • Built reusable components and containers for further development and usage.
  • Created test frameworks based on Mocha and Karma for unit and functional testing.
  • Implemented CSS3 and D3.js animations for button animations and page transitions.
  • Integrated a payment flow based on memberships and services that the users were using.
Technologies: D3.js, JavaScript, React, HTML5, UI Development, Karma, Web, Front-end, APIs, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), REST APIs, API Integration, Slack, CSS, Chrome, Web Development, Full-stack Development, Front-end Development, Mailchimp, Code Review, Headless Software, Express.js, MERN Stack, Plugins

Full-stack Developer

2016 - 2017
Altare Publishing, Inc.
  • Improved the marketing website for the products by implementing the design from the design team.
  • Applied growth hacking techniques (split tests and user interaction data) to optimize marketing funnels and sales.
  • Upgraded the core flow of the marketing websites by optimizing the project flow.
  • Sliced the PSDs and created the marketing website based on them.
  • Monitored in real-time a website for accidental outbreaks and issues.
Technologies: Magento, Ruby on Rails (RoR), D3.js, Vue, React, CSS3, PHP, JavaScript, HTML5, MySQL, SQL, A/B Testing, ECMAScript (ES6), Mocha, Web, APIs, Prisma, User Interface (UI), Full-stack, REST APIs, Slack, CSS, Chrome, Web Development, Full-stack Development, Front-end Development, Google Cloud, Mailchimp, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Back-end, Code Review, React Hooks, SaaS

Front-end Developer

2016 - 2016
Boucher Stickley Group (Clarity CG)
  • Refactored the existing front-end framework in a more efficient way by implementing SCSS and components.
  • Integrated SCSS and Webpack for quick and real-time development.
  • Integrated unit and functional tests based on PhantomJS and Mocha.
  • Added an Angular 2 animation for screen transitions and element animations.
  • Created a reusable element to be used in a future development phase.
Technologies: Ruby on Rails (RoR), Webpack, SCSS, CSS3, Angular, JavaScript, HTML5, UI Development, jQuery, SQL, Less, ECMAScript (ES6), Web, Front-end, APIs, User Interface (UI), REST APIs, Slack, CSS, Chrome, Laravel, Web Development, Front-end Development, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Code Review, React Hooks, MERN Stack

Full-stack Developer

2015 - 2016
Tony Murphy
  • Created the back-end endpoints for food management APIs that is used in a mobile application.
  • Wrote unit and functional tests based on PhantomJS and Mocha.
  • Optimized the current MongoDB for better performance and faster queries.
  • Integrated cache and Memcache for server optimization.
  • Coordinated with the team for the future plans and architectures of the mobile application.
Technologies: MongoDB, DevOps, Node.js, JavaScript, HTML5, jQuery, SQL, Web, CSS, Chrome, Web Development, Full-stack Development, Front-end Development, Google Cloud, Back-end, Code Review, Back-end Development, React Hooks, MERN Stack

Furniture.com America LLC | Front-end Development

https://www.furniture.com
I worked as a front-end developer on a furniture search engine project, collaborating closely with back-end and data engineers. We aimed to develop an efficient search engine and eCommerce experience that could effectively display furniture data sourced from various partners, including major US furniture retailers and wholesalers.

Throughout the project, I played a key role in coordinating with the back-end and data engineering teams to ensure the successful implementation of the search engine and seamless integration with the partner feeds.

Revere.ai | Front-end Development

• Developed a web application from scratch using React and Redux.
• Built reusable components and containers for further development and usage.
• Created test frameworks based on Mocha and Karma for unit and functional testing.
• Implemented CSS3 and D3.js animations for button animations and page transitions.
• Integrated a payment flow based on memberships and services that the users were using.

Altare Publishing Inc. | Full-stack Development

I worked as a full-stack developer within the company where I developed various sites with other team members.

• Improved the marketing website for the products by implementing the design from the design team.
• Applied growth hacking techniques (split tests and user interaction data) to optimize marketing funnels and sales.
• Upgraded the core flow of the marketing websites by optimizing the project flow.
• Sliced the PSDs and created the marketing website based on them.
• Monitored in real-time a website for accidental outbreaks and issues.

Bank of Gotham City

In 2011, I developed my first website; it was a test project for my university's faculty.

I used various web technologies that were available and the best practices at the time. Afterwards, I became really invested in the project so I incorporated more features into it. That's the story of how my first web project started and how I got my first taste of web development.

The project is a bank management system called The Bank of Gotham City (an artificial bank).

Technology Stack: PHP, MySQL, CSS, JavaScript, HTML
2013 - 2015

Master's Degree in Computer Engineering

Tokyo Institute of Technology - Tokyo, Japan

2009 - 2013

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering

Tokyo Institute of Technology - Tokyo, Japan

Libraries/APIs

React, Node.js, Vue, REST APIs, jQuery, Shopify API, D3.js, MathJax, React Query, Web3.js, Stripe, JSON API, Redux-Saga, Bloomberg API, Pandas, Formik, Highcharts, Google Tag Manager API

Tools

GitHub, Slack, Jenkins, Figma, Odoo, Microsoft Visual C++, Front-end Build Tools, Mailchimp, Webpack, Karma, Mocha, Git, React Apollo, Prisma, Apache Tomcat, LaTeX, NinjaTrader, Hygraph (GraphCMS), Google Analytics

Frameworks

React Native, Angular, AngularJS, Svelte, Next.js, Tailwind CSS, Chrome, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Jest, Laravel, Electron, NestJS, Express.js, Redux, Bootstrap, Django, React-Bootstrap, Material UI, Flask, Symfony

Languages

CSS, HTML, Python, PHP, JavaScript, HTML5, Java, TypeScript, Sass, Pine Script, CSS3, ECMAScript (ES6), SQL, GraphQL, SCSS, Ruby, Solidity, Less, C++

Paradigms

Responsive Web Design (RWD), DevOps, Agile Software Development, Unit Testing, Web App Design

Platforms

Shopify, Magento, Docker, Windows XP, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), AWS Lambda, Vercel, Blockchain, Ethereum, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Web, Algolia, Klaviyo, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Webflow, Heroku

Storage

PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongoDB, Google Cloud

Industry Expertise

Web Design

Other

Front-end, APIs, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Full-stack, Builder.io, Web Development, Full-stack Development, Front-end Development, Back-end, Code Review, React Hooks, MERN Stack, UI Development, A/B Testing, Data Visualization, CI/CD Pipelines, Architecture, API Integration, Animation, Chrome Extensions, Vite, TradingView, Headless Software, ÐApp, Decentralized Applications, DApps, Ethers.js, Supabase, Back-end Development, SaaS, Plugins, Extensions, Ethereum Smart Contracts, Gatsby, Google Analytics 4, OneTrust, Agile Sprints, Low Code, Chatbots, Discord, Stock Trading, Algorithmic Trading Analysis, Core Web Vitals, Link Control Protocol (LCP), Web Security, Tokenomics, Design

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