Kentaro Rose, Developer in Pearl City, HI, United States
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Kentaro Rose

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Web Developer

Pearl City, HI, United States
Toptal Member Since
October 30, 2016

Kentaro is a developer who specializes in web development. He has helped develop and maintain sites for various companies including Kaiser Permanente, HPMG, IFAW, and more. He develops with quality and user in mind--that is, code quality and performance for the back-end and a great user experience on the front-end.



Preferred Environment


The most amazing...

...thing I've developed is Virtual Tour kiosk for showcasing the history and models of various props.

Work Experience


2010 - PRESENT
  • Successfully deployed numerous sites for various clients.
  • Assisted clients in various tech support and/or needs and improvements for their sites.
  • Helped assess and improve various procedures and workflows regarding software development in the company.
  • Created in-house tools for other departments to improve their workflows.
  • Managed internal documentation for company learning and resources.
  • Implemented multiple kiosks for museum exhibits using Unity.
  • Created an AR application for company showcase.
Technologies: Unity, Drupal, WordPress, NGINX, Apache

Web Developer

2015 - 2016
Digital Mediums
  • Helped develop various sites.
  • Acted as an on-call developer for emergency issues with sites.
  • Improved performance for one of the client's high-traffic sites.
  • Implemented a code generation tool using AngularJS for easy management of a data-heavy site.
  • Successfully ported a Drupal site with custom code to WordPress with a custom plugin.
Technologies: Custom CMS Development, WordPress

Web Developer

2012 - 2013
Grid, LLC
  • Helped develop various client sites from plugins to theme and site implementation.
  • Improved mobile performance and functionality for a desktop-centered website.
  • Created an internal tool that takes a formatted CSV to automatically create projects and tasks in GitHub using their API.
  • Implemented a website for a financial institute to meet their needs.
  • Assisted emergency company needs by implementing a last minute site with a few days' turnaround.
Technologies: Web Servers, Git, WordPress


2009 - 2010
Aimiyo, Ltd.
  • Managed various (50+) WordPress sites, including maintenance, updates, and bug fixes as well as feature implementation.
  • Worked on the SEO for various WordPress sites.
  • Translated various WordPress sites from English to Japanese.
  • Created tools/web services for selling medical goods to customers.
  • Implemented various sites using Joomla and Drupal with custom features.
Technologies: WordPress

Caldera House
Developed the company's re-branded single-page website. The front-end was built to provide a great mobile and desktop experience for users. The back-end was built with a custom page builder to allow the client to make edits and changes to the website in a user-friendly way.

Tabora Gallery
My role: This site was a challenge due to its unique design and user interface. The theme implementation required direct calls and implementation of WooCommerce API as the design did not work nicely with the API.

Overall, the site was a success, allowing users to view the artists' works as well as purchase paintings directly from the website.

Hawaii Tours
A tour website for planning and reserving different Hawaii activities.

My role: mobile layout fixes, bug fixes.

Stout Street Social Website
An eatery in Denver, Colorado

My role: Fixed various mobile issues with the site as well as implementing new features with the menu.
Research, enroll in, and compare electric and/or gas plans for homes and businesses.

My role: The good folks at asked me to do various fixes and improvements on their site. The changes I've made allowed for smoother purchases from customers, improved UX, site optimizations, and other improvements

Brides Choice Hawaii

A bridal magazine that brings bridal and wedding information to customers.

My role: theme fixes, bug fixes, and feature implementation

Pacific Island Financial

A finance firm specializing in finance for businesses.

My role: Implemented the site and added all the content, working with client to launch the site successfully.

Diagnostic Laboratory Services
A medical testing laboratory.

My role: bug fixes and feature implementation.

Fit Body Clothing

A sportswear shop.

My role: theme implementation, bug fixes, and feature implementations

Stingrey Classic

A bodybuilding and physique organization.

My role: website changes and theme fixes.


Node.js, jQuery UI, jQuery, WordPress API, Backbone.js


GameMaker Studio, Subversion (SVN), Git, Adobe Photoshop, Apache, NGINX, WPBakery, WP-CLI


Unity, Slim, Divi, Laravel, Angular


JavaScript, CSS3, CSS, HTML, PHP, Java, Lua, C#.NET, Python, C


WordPress, Drupal


MySQL, PostgreSQL, IBM Db2, MongoDB


Functional Programming, Test-driven Development (TDD), Agile


HTML to WordPress, Chrome Extensions, Firefox Extensions, WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins, PSD to WordPress, Ajax, CSS3 Animation, Flexibility, Web Servers, Custom CMS Development, Avada

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