Kenan Hneide, Developer in Seattle, WA, United States
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Kenan Hneide

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Full-stack Web Developer

Seattle, WA, United States
Toptal Member Since
January 31, 2022

Kenan is a seasoned software engineer with 10+ years of experience building large-scale applications spanning massive multinational corporations like Amazon to early-stage startups. He has deep experience in back-end, front-end, and mobile development at scale. Used to work within remote environments over the last three years, Kenan is looking to contribute to new, exciting, and challenging products creation on early-stage startups.


AdaptiLab Inc
TypeScript, MongoDB, Node.js, Visual Studio Code (VS Code)
Rentline Inc
JavaScript, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Twilio API
Java, JavaScript, Android, iOS, React, Swift




Preferred Environment

MacOS, Git, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Visual Studio Code (VS Code)

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on is Amazon's mobile shopping app that serves hundreds of millions of satisfied customers worldwide.

Work Experience

Tech Lead

2019 - 2021
AdaptiLab Inc
  • Developed a Visual Studio Code extension to help software developers be more productive.
  • Managed and ran Scrum on a four-person engineering team.
  • Created and managed all project infrastructure, including AWS resources and deployment pipelines, resulting in deploying a new version of the product twice a week to over 2,000 customers.
Technologies: TypeScript, MongoDB, Node.js, Visual Studio Code (VS Code)

Co-founder and Head Engineer

2019 - 2019
Rentline Inc
  • Created the company from the idea to the pre-seed funding.
  • Developed the proof of concept product and investor pitch deck.
  • Recruited co-founders and secured over USD $200,000 in pre-seed funding.
Technologies: JavaScript, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Twilio API

Software Development Engineer

2014 - 2019
  • Developed a mobile application platform that powered three major mobile applications for Amazon, including the Amazon mobile shopping app, the Amazon Prime Now, and the Amazon seller application.
  • Built proof-of-concept products for an internal R&D lab for future Amazon products, including physical products.
  • Wrote a compression library that saved +70% of the bytes sent over the wire for Amazon mobile applications.
Technologies: Java, JavaScript, Android, iOS, React, Swift

Senior Software Engineer

2011 - 2014
  • Developed and owned a proprietary content management system that managed content for multiple online properties, including
  • Built and managed a set of web services powering multiple online properties, including
  • Created a video encoding and approval system to be used by the Universal Studios backlot.
Technologies: Java, JavaScript, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Relational Databases, Spring, Web Services

Grok: A Mindmap for Development

A Visual Studio Code extension to help software developers be more efficient.

I was the tech lead at a four-person startup, and I led the development of this Visual Studio Code extension with 2,000+ downloads.


JavaScript, Java, C, C++, Swift, TypeScript


Amazon Web Services (AWS), Visual Studio Code (VS Code), MacOS, Android, iOS




React, Node.js, Twilio API




MongoDB, Relational Databases


Integrated Circuits, Web Services

2001 - 2005

Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

University of California, Irvine - Irvine, CA, USA

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