Konstantin Brazhnik, Software Developer in Washington, DC, United States
Konstantin Brazhnik

Software Developer in Washington, DC, United States

Member since September 6, 2020
Konstantin has been building cutting-edge WordPress websites for over a decade, ensuring that they meet his clients' needs on both the front end and the back end. Konstantin has also developed numerous React applications that have fulfilled a range of functionality including a mobile charity auction interface, a mentoring video chat interface, and a legal tech platform that made legal products cheaper and more accessible to users from all walks of life.
Konstantin is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Juris, PBC
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Bootstrap, SendGrid, Loopback, REST APIs...
  • Konstantin Solutions
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Cloudflare, SendGrid, Ontraport, Branding...
  • 501 Auctions
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Branding, Twilio, Mobile UX, PHP, AWS, JavaScript

Experience

Location

Washington, DC, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Amazon Web Services (AWS), YARN, Serverless Framework, AWS Lambda, AWS, PostgreSQL, MySQL, React, WordPress, PHP 7, Node.js

The most amazing...

...application I've built is a legal tech tool that allowed normal people to stand up to shady landlords and debt collectors.

Employment

  • CTO

    2018 - 2020
    Juris, PBC
    • Developed a legal tech tool that allowed legal professionals to build and sell "over-the-counter" legal products such as demand letters to negligent landlords and aggressive debt collectors.
    • Collaborated with non-technical legal partners to translate legal code into computer code.
    • Developed a custom React integration with Docassemble's API to allow custom front-end user experiences for one of the leading open-source legal tech tools.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Bootstrap, SendGrid, Loopback, REST APIs, PostgreSQL, Docker, Node.js, Docassemble, React, AWS
  • Founder and Lead Developer

    2015 - 2019
    Konstantin Solutions
    • Designed striking marketing websites for businesses and NGOs that transformed their businesses and landed them #1 spots on Google search terms.
    • Developed a developer-friendly workflow for building WordPress themes using static site generators and gulp to automatically compile WordPress PHP templates.
    • Set up and managed internal business logic automation in clients' CRM's to deliver real-time analytics and customer acquisition, conversion, and retention metrics in Ontraport.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Cloudflare, SendGrid, Ontraport, Branding, JavaScript, Sketch, ZURB Foundation, AWS, WordPress
  • Lead Developer

    2015 - 2016
    501 Auctions
    • Executed an active user data migration in MySQL to more robust data schema for active applications with 50,000+ active monthly users in the midst of an exponential growth period.
    • Updated the branding, collateral, and marketing website to wide praise from customers and competitors alike. The rebranding remained untouched all the way through company acquisition in 2017.
    • Streamlined the codebase to thousands resulting in a net decrease in code lines and complexity.
    • Developed and deployed an interface to facilitate efficient bulk printing of auction catalog labels so that clients could print hundreds of labels at once with consistent branding and layout on normal office printers.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Branding, Twilio, Mobile UX, PHP, AWS, JavaScript
  • Lead Developer

    2012 - 2015
    Sabra Design
    • Built a marketing agency from nothing to a quarter-million dollars of revenue in just two years by focusing on organic leads, cutting-edge design, and consistent quality.
    • Managed dozens of client projects simultaneously at various stages of completion.
    • Delivered consistent product quality across many different mediums including marketing websites, online alternative reality games, branding, video, and animation work by focusing on the clients' needs.
    Technologies: HTML Email, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, PHP, WordPress

Experience

  • Juris

    A legal tech platform that allowed legal professionals to create "over-the-counter" products that increased access to justice to those who would usually be priced out.

    I worked on the front end and built a React-based front end that interfaced with back-end services running on Node.js and Python. It involved an integration with Docassemble that allowed existing legal tech hackers to use the platform to expand the offerings of their products to mailed, tracked letters, and an audit trail.

    The most successful application was one that guided a user through a questionnaire that collected information about their last lease and gave them the ability to send a legally sound demand letter to their landlord if they violated local security deposit statutes. Collaborating with our internal counsel, I mapped out the product to ensure that the collected trail of evidence was sufficient to support a successful small claims court filing if the user's former landlord refused to comply with the demand letter.

  • Tackle Trading
    http://www.tackletrading.com

    An online investing education community website boasting courses, blogs, and daily analysis with extensive member-only content.

    When I started working with their team, they had a website that barely functioned and a brand that had two colors. To capture the diversity of their clients and their voices, I collaborated with a designer to completely rebrand their platform and introduce a color theme that could be flexible enough to intuitively categorize their content.

    By advising them on content and internal marketing strategy, I helped Tackle Trading shake off a bad review from a nefarious source that was haunting them by taking the high road and instituting an internal policy for collecting testimonials and leveraging them via TrustPilot and all communication mediums.

    They now have over 100 5-star reviews and a stellar online reputation that was achieved entirely organically.

Skills

  • Languages

    JavaScript, HTML, CSS, PHP 7, PHP, C++, C#, Python
  • Frameworks

    Bootstrap, ZURB Foundation, Loopback, Serverless Framework, YARN, Unity3D, Microsoft Kinect
  • Libraries/APIs

    Node.js, React, BuddyPress, REST APIs
  • Platforms

    WordPress, Twilio, AWS Lambda, Docker, Ontraport, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Other

    Video Production, Mobile UX, Avid, Branding, Docassemble, Cloudflare, HTML Email, AWS, Game Design, Stereoscopic Video, Responsive Design
  • Tools

    SendGrid, Sketch, Adobe After Effects, ProTools, Webpack
  • Storage

    MySQL, PostgreSQL

Education

  • Master's Degree in Digital Media Production
    2008 - 2012
    University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • Bachelor's Degree in Physics and Studio Arts
    2003 - 2008
    University of Virginia - Charlottesville, VA, United States

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