Lu Jiang, Software Developer in Everett, WA, United States
Lu Jiang

Software Developer in Everett, WA, United States

Member since November 4, 2019
With a degree in education information technology and a professional software developer background, Lu enjoys building everything from small business sites to rich interactive web applications. If she is not writing code, you will find her wrangling with new technologies to keep her inspired. She is passionate about utilizing modern technology to improve life, especially in the education domain.
Lu is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

Everett, WA, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Zoom, Agile Software Development, Slack, Git, Docker, Visual Studio Code, JavaScript

The most amazing...

...project I've developed is part of a complex workflow to onboard a new solar product. The work I did was critical to the customer-facing deliverable.

Employment

  • Senior React/Redux Developer

    2020 - 2021
    Chegg (contract via Toptal)
    • Onboarded and consolidated multiple front-end apps under the same mono repository. These apps are different brandings for the same product built with variations in features, themes, layouts, and more.
    • Maintained the monorepo to onboard new features and support for A/B testing, accessibility, and advertisement. Successfully launched integrations with third-party feature tests for pricing across multiple apps.
    • Assisted in releases of monorepo apps and troubleshot pipeline bottlenecks.
    Technologies: Next.js, React, Redux, GraphQL, Node.js, Optimizely, Docker, AWS, Adtech, Web Accessibility, WordPress, JavaScript, Agile Software Development, Git, TypeScript, Visual Studio Code, API Integration, MacOS, Webpack, Zoom, Slack
  • Senior Software Engineer

    2018 - 2019
    EagleView Technologies
    • Developed a suite of applications on AWS for a key component in the workflow to onboard a new product resulting in a successful launch.
    • Integrated with Okta API for eCommerce applications and oversaw development across the team with quality control, resulting in security control across these applications.
    • Integrated with SendGrid API for eCommerce applications, resulting in the successful migration of billing infrastructure to a Cloud solution.
    • Supported production releases and fixed bugs.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Zoom, Slack, API Integration, REST, Visual Studio Code, Docker, OAuth 2, Agile Software Development, Python, Node.js, Git, SendGrid API, Okta, Microsoft SQL Server, Entity Framework, .NET 4, ASP.NET, C#, AWS
  • Web Development Engineer

    2017 - 2018
    EagleView Technologies
    • Upgraded to Bing Map API version 8 from a to-be-deprecated old version of an eCommerce ordering application.
    • Developed and integrated with new micro-services as a key component for an eCommerce legacy system, resulting in the successful launch of the first new micro-services.
    • Maintained eCommerce applications for new features.
    Technologies: Bing Maps API, API Integration, REST, Visual Studio Code, Agile Software Development, SQL, Microsoft SQL Server, JavaScript, Azure DevOps Services, Entity Framework, .NET 4, ASP.NET, C#
  • Web Developer II

    2013 - 2017
    Big Fish Games
    • Developed REST APIs for game platform micro-services to manage user profile and game-play information.
    • Developed internal tools to manage assets and data integrated with game platform micro-services. Refactored code base for re-usable components.
    • Developed internal tools to manage user game-play data, resulting in just-in-time bug fixes for the client.
    • Developed a web application for a hybrid mobile client with new features and version updates.
    • Mitigated performance issues in large data set in relational databases.
    Technologies: Apache JMeter, MacOS, VirtualBox, API Integration, REST, LAMP, Sass, Linux, Agile Software Development, SQL, Subversion (SVN), MySQL, Memcached, Apache Kafka, React, Webpack, Redux, AngularJS, JavaScript, Symfony, PHP, Dropwizard, Java
  • Front-end Developer

    2012 - 2013
    Utrip, Inc.
    • Developed a server proxy for the main website with new features.
    • Designed the UI, UX, and developed the front-end interface to support the launch of new market campaigns.
    • Participated in product feature and road-map discussions to shape the future of the company product, resulting in idea adoption and the successful launch of new product features.
    Technologies: Agile Software Development, Yii, LAMP, Nginx, Mercurial, JavaScript, PHP
  • Freelance Web Developer

    2010 - 2012
    Self-employed
    • Developed a portal website for a media production and publishing startup.
    • Developed a full suite of advertisement applications for a media publishing company.
    • Developed a personal portfolio website for a photographer.
    • Developed and oversaw the release of an online auction website for vacation rentals.
    • Developed and customized web applications for various clients.
    Technologies: LAMP, WordPress, SQL, Media Player, Ant, Drupal, MySQL, OpenCart, JavaScript, Yii, PHP
  • Senior PHP Engineer

    2007 - 2009
    FullSIX Groupe
    • Developed the customization of Joomla CMS for client websites, mainly in the entertainment and fashion industry.
    • Participated in design meetings with the team for technical assessment.
    • Documented technologies and shared knowledge in a company Wiki website.
    Technologies: SQL, JavaScript, MySQL, Joomla, PHP
  • IT Manager

    2006 - 2007
    Globus Wine Trading, Co.
    • Provided IT support for office workstations, hardware, and software to ensure office supplies and equipment were in excellent working condition.
    • Managed company network and server infrastructure to ensure everything was in excellent working condition.
    • Developed the company website for newsletter subscription and publishing, resulting in the successful launch of advertisement and marketing campaigns.
    • Participated in company events at client sites and public venues to promote company products.
    Technologies: JavaScript, Microsoft 365, Windows Server
  • System Engineer

    2005 - 2006
    Deloitte Touche Tomatsu China
    • Supported IT-related assistance and troubleshooting for internal clients to ensure workstations were in good working condition.
    • Implemented and tested pre-flight system updates and upgrades.
    • Administered IT office supplies with third-party vendors.
    Technologies: Microsoft 365, Windows Server
  • Sales Engineer

    2004 - 2005
    TopCMM Software, Corp.
    • Provided customer support before and after a sale, resulting in new high customer satisfaction.
    • Integrated the product into the client system to provide technical support for product installation and troubleshooting.
    • Tested new product development and upgraded the client system for new features to assure product quality and maintain long-term support for existing clients.
    Technologies: Java, Flash, PHP

Experience

  • Portal Web App for Hearst Distribution China Branch

    A PHP-based application with different roles to manage and display advertising agencies associated with the Hearst distribution China branch. I was the full-stack developer responsible for fully customizing the data ingestion in the back-end, data display, as well as static contents in the front end. I worked closely with the project manager and client across the full life-cycle of the project from initial requirements, design aspects, development, feedback ingestion, and production release and support.

  • Single Page Application and Rest API for Apartment Listing

    Developed a single page application with React, Redux, and Material UI to show apartment listings as well as manage the resources of apartments and users. It integrated with RESTful API written in Node.js and Express with role-based access control. The UI shows only authorized components to authenticated users. I was the full-stack developer responsible for fully customizing the data ingestion in the back-end, data display, design architecture, as well as the development of the full suite of applications.

Skills

  • Languages

    JavaScript, SQL, PHP, C#, Python, GraphQL, Java, Sass, TypeScript
  • Paradigms

    REST, Agile Software Development
  • Frameworks

    AngularJS, OAuth 2, Media Player, ASP.NET, Next.js, Yii, Symfony, .NET 4, Dropwizard, Redux
  • Libraries/APIs

    Node.js, SendGrid API, Entity Framework, React, Bing Maps API
  • Tools

    Git, Nginx, Flash, Azure DevOps Services, Optimizely, Mercurial, Subversion (SVN), VirtualBox, Apache JMeter, Slack, Zoom, Webpack
  • Platforms

    Docker, Visual Studio Code, LAMP, Drupal, Windows Server, Linux, Apache Kafka, OpenCart, WordPress, Joomla, MacOS
  • Storage

    MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Memcached, MongoDB
  • Other

    API Integration, Ant, Microsoft 365, Adtech, Web Accessibility, Okta, AWS

Education

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Education Information Technology
    2000 - 2004
    East China Normal University - Shanghai, China
  • Associate's degree in International Trading and Banking
    2001 - 2003
    East China Normal University - Shanghai, China

Certifications

  • Specialist Certification - InsuranceSuite 9.0 Integration
    JANUARY 2018 - PRESENT
    Guidewire Education
  • Specialist Certification - InsuranceSuite 8.0 Integration
    JANUARY 2018 - PRESENT
    Guidewire Education
  • Certification Prerequisite - Platform 8.0 Fundamentals
    NOVEMBER 2017 - PRESENT
    Guidewire Education

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