Kun Qian, Developer in San Jose, CA, United States
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Kun Qian

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Front-end Developer

San Jose, CA, United States
Toptal Member Since
August 15, 2022

Kun is a front-end engineer with over four years of professional experience, currently working at TikTok. Passionate about his deliverables, he focuses on building performant and modern web products with delightful user experiences. Kun advocates the integration of social media, eCommerce, usability, and SEO into the products to increase growth potential.


JavaScript, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Vue, Vuex, React, HTML, Tailwind CSS...
CData Software
Sass, Webpack, ASP.NET, C#, Vue, Vuex, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Figma...
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
JavaScript, PHP, WordPress, Red Hat OpenShift, Vue, Sass, CSS...




Preferred Environment

Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Vue, Vuex, React, HTML, Sass, Tailwind CSS, WordPress

The most amazing...

...app I've developed is a data connector add-on that allows users to connect different application data to Google Sheets. It is a featured company product.

Work Experience

Front-end Engineer

2021 - PRESENT
  • Revamped the campaign creation experience for advertisers in the Creator Marketplace in collaboration with the product manager and UX designer, which increased the order conversion rate.
  • Engineered UX components for key functional parts like the creator shortlist and the open application.
  • Expanded the US front-end team by mentoring a new joiner and two interns.
  • Ensured product quality by adding end-to-end tests using the company-specific end-to-end library.
  • Used Vue.js And Nuxt.js for desktop-creator marketplace website development and server-side rendering; and React for mobile in-app web-view development.
Technologies: JavaScript, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Vue, Vuex, React, HTML, Tailwind CSS, Sass, Nuxt.js, CSS, User Experience (UX), Figma, TypeScript

Front-end Developer

2019 - 2021
CData Software
  • Expanded the connectivity ability of the company's product to the web building the enterprise UI in Google Sheets and Google Data Studio with Vue.js.
  • Revamped the company's product help documentation experience and changed build-flow to use modern static site generators.
  • Supported and maintained the company website's front and back end.
Technologies: Sass, Webpack, ASP.NET, C#, Vue, Vuex, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Figma, User Experience (UX), TypeScript, Google Data Studio, Google Sheets

Part-time Web Developer

2017 - 2019
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Developed and implemented a lab website from scratch.
  • Deployed the lab's projects using the Carolina CloudApps platform and added data metrics that revealed longer web page engagement periods.
  • Extended WordPress and Drupal-based web projects as part of my role.
  • Assisted with archiving, curating, and updating web-based projects.
  • Shipped new features and added enhancements to Prospect, a Vue-based data visualization tool developed by the team.
Technologies: JavaScript, PHP, WordPress, Red Hat OpenShift, Vue, Sass, CSS, User Experience (UX)

TikTok Creator Marketplace

A platform connecting TikTok content creators with advertisers to help creators generate income and help advertisers improve brand exposure. I am the front-end engineer collaborating with back-end, data, and machine learning engineers to build functional components of the collaboration flow, such as campaign creation form, creator shortlist, reporting, event analysis, etc.

CData Connector for Google Sheets

Connected Google Sheets to live data from hundreds of enterprise data sources through a native, easy-to-use Google Sheets Add-On. I was the front-end developer for the whole add-on UI and complimented the data transfer process between the UI and back-end APIs.

Carolina Digital Humanities

Built a WordPress website for the school's digital innovation lab. I was the developer of the whole project, starting from general UX design and styling support to deploying the application into the school-hosted cloud environment.
2017 - 2019

Master's Degree in Information Science

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, NC, USA


Introduction to Computer Networking

Stanford University | via Stanford Online


Vue, Vuex, React


Figma, Webpack, Google Sheets


HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Sass, C#, Google Apps Script, PHP, TypeScript


WordPress, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Red Hat OpenShift


Tailwind CSS, ASP.NET, Nuxt.js


Usability Testing


Data Structures, User Experience (UX), Information Science, Algorithms, Computer Networking, Google Data Studio

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