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Lavi Yatziv, Software Developer in Telkwa, BC, Canada
Lavi Yatziv

Software Developer in Telkwa, BC, Canada

Member since September 18, 2014
Lavi's work is situated at the juncture between digital and traditional media. As a versatile and innovative front-end developer, he's skilled in adopting new methods and languages to solve complex problems. Troubleshooting and improving functionality for existing websites are among his specialties.
Lavi is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

  • JavaScript, 9 years
  • Gulp.js, 4 years
  • NPM, 3 years
  • Webpack 4, 2 years
  • React, 2 years
  • Agile Software Development, 2 years
  • Material-UI, 2 years
  • AWS Lambda, 1 year
Telkwa, BC, Canada

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

OS X, PhpStorm, Git

The most amazing...

...thing I've written is an HTML5 App for in-flight entertainment that uses real-time flight data.

Employment

  • Senior Developer

    2016 - PRESENT
    GovDocs
    • Developed a customer-facing web platform using Angular.
    • Provided support architecting essential infrastructure within NetSuite.
    • Built NetSuite integrations with third parties following RESTful patterns.
    • Facilitated modernizing back-end scripting using build tools. Also, templating provided context, predictable entry points, script status reporting, and rapid development of any new back-end scripts.
    • Imposed stricter coding standards by following modern JavaScript grammar and patterns (Standard and Prettier).
    • Applied Scrum methodologies within Jira.
    • Facilitated technology initiatives by interacting with third-party vendors.
    • Provided additional support to the marketing team's WordPress site.
    • Integrated Google analytics tools into the front-end single-page application to support marketing in future product development initiatives.
    • Rebuilt a customer-facing web platform with React and AWS (S3, RDS, Lambda).
    Technologies: NetSuite, Angular, React, Rollup Webpack, Lamda, PHP, SuiteScript 2.0
  • Front-end Developer

    2015 - 2016
    Digital Youth Network
    • Supported front-end development initiatives and user interface design, specifically to be used by children ages 4 to 16.
    • Introduced modern JavaScript bundling technologies.
    • Collaborated with an entirely distributed team.
    • Supported Modx plug-in integrations.
    • Facilitated development of internal front-end tools to be used by system administrators and teachers.
    Technologies: Modx, JavaScript, PHP
  • Web Developer

    2015 - 2015
    Farmer Brown (via Toptal)
    • Facilitated a remarketing/advertising campaign.
    • Liaised with an animation company to produce a high quality promotional video.
    • Designed, developed, and deployed a site-wide redesign.
    • Created a new live quoting system for lead generation.
    • Reworked Google Analytics to provide more valuable insights with customers.
    • Integrated the site with ZenDesk and HubSpot.
    • Improved site load speed with various compression techniques and caching layers.
    Technologies: WordPress
  • WordPress Engineer

    2014 - 2015
    High Ground Group (via Toptal)
    • Developed a responsive WordPress membership site.
    • Extended functionality and design with a Child Theme.
    • Used USAePAY as a customized payment gateway.
    • Improved site performance with various caching layers and minification.
    • Integrated with SendGrid for transactional emails and MailChimp for marketing.
    • Supported Unbounce pages before launch.
    • Used the Ziptastic API in signup fields for generating city and state information from a zip code.
    Technologies: WordPress, PHP, JavaScript
  • Front-end Developer

    2014 - 2014
    Taliflo
    • Prototyped a web application designed to facilitate peer-to-peer value exchanges.
    • Used object-oriented JavaScript/jQuery to filter and sort tabular data supported by a JSON data set.
    • Used Vagrant to create virtual machines running Linux governed by Ansible playbooks.
    • Templated using Django, faciliated by Pinax.
    • Participated in branding and marketing initiatives.
    Technologies: HTML5/CSS3, Sass, Bootstrap, Font Awesome, Bourbon, Django, JavaScript, jQuery, Ansible, Vagrant
  • Senior Developer

    2013 - 2014
    Flight Level Media
    • Built a responsive HTML5 App to be used while in flight.
    • Administered third-party technology providers including Airbrake and Heroku.
    • Undertook on-site development and hardware integration.
    • Provided advice and insights regarding web technologies and ICT solutions.
    • Created a brochure-style corporate website.
    Technologies: HTML5, Kendo UI, jQuery, Gulp.js
  • Web Developer

    2012 - 2013
    Spark Design Web & Print
    • Developed and upgraded websites powered by ExpressionEngine.
    • Installed and upgraded various modules/plugins/extensions for clients.
    • Converted PSDs to responsive HTML5.
    • Developed a rapid deployment payload to ramp up new sites.
    • Developed custom plugins to facilitate unsupported APIs.
    Technologies: ExpressionEngine, PHP, jQuery, Photoshop, Bootstrap, Foundation, SEO
  • Senior Web Developer

    2011 - 2012
    Achilles Media
    • Actively developed and maintained ~20 sites.
    • Administered and maintained several “mission critical” databases (of contacts, schedules, subscriptions, etc.).
    • Provided staff instruction regarding the more advanced features of Microsoft Office and Salesforce.
    • Undertook consultation regarding VoIP technologies.
    • Informed supervisors of emerging trends in web technologies.
    Technologies: Linux, Apache, PHP, MySQL, jQuery, Photoshop, Bootstrap, Less, Compass
  • Developer

    2007 - 2009
    Blomeley Communications, Ltd.
    • Undertook web development with traditional tools like Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and Flash.
    • Created efficient networks with minimal hardware.
    • Provided consultation on network technologies, Microsoft Server 2003, SQL, and Microsoft Office.
    • Created motion graphics animations to be used with training and promotional videos.
    • Provided nonlinear video editing using Final Cut Pro.
    Technologies: HTML, JavaScript, ExpressionEngine

Experience

  • PHP Facial Recognition (Other amazing things)

    This tool used the face.com API to handle most of the heavy lifting. Providing it with a large photo would return a nicely cropped image of the first face it found.

  • TruckGuysTV (Development)
    http://TruckGuysTV.com

    Created a new WordPress site based on classic Flash pages. Hosted by Cloudways.

  • JavaScript Best Practices and Tips by Toptal Developers (Publication)
    This resource contains a collection of JavaScript best practices and JavaScript tips provided by our Toptal network members.

Skills

  • Languages

    JavaScript, HTML, PHP, CSS3, SQL
  • Tools

    Adobe Photoshop, Rollup, NPM, Gulp.js, Webpack 4
  • Frameworks

    Bootstrap, Material-UI
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, Google Maps, Google Geochart API, Node.js, Rollup.js, D3.js
  • Paradigms

    Responsive Web Design (RWD), Agile Software Development, Model View Controller (MVC), Class-based OOP
  • Storage

    MySQL, PostgreSQL, AWS S3
  • Other

    NetSuite, APIs, Single-page Applications (SPA)
  • Platforms

    AWS Lambda

Education

  • Diploma degree in Television Broadcasting
    2006 - 2008
    Algonquin College - Ottawa
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Film Studies
    2004 - 2008
    Carleton University - Ottawa
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