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

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Software Developer

Everett, WA, United States
Toptal Member Since
January 2, 2020

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.


Chegg (contract via Toptal)
Next.js, React, Redux, GraphQL, Node.js, Optimizely, Docker...
EagleView Technologies
Amazon Web Services (AWS), Zoom, Slack, API Integration, REST...
EagleView Technologies
Bing Maps API, API Integration, REST, Visual Studio Code (VS Code)...




Preferred Environment

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

Work Experience

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, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Advertising Technology (Adtech), Web Accessibility, WordPress, JavaScript, Agile Software Development, Git, TypeScript, Visual Studio Code (VS 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 (VS Code), Docker, OAuth 2, Agile Software Development, Python, Node.js, Git, SendGrid API, Okta, Microsoft SQL Server, Entity Framework, .NET 4, ASP.NET, C#

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 (VS 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
  • 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 Players, Ant Design, 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

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.
2000 - 2004

Bachelor of Science Degree in Education Information Technology

East China Normal University - Shanghai, China

2001 - 2003

Associate's Degree in International Trading and Banking

East China Normal University - Shanghai, China


Specialist Certification - InsuranceSuite 9.0 Integration

Guidewire Education


Specialist Certification - InsuranceSuite 8.0 Integration

Guidewire Education


Certification Prerequisite - Platform 8.0 Fundamentals

Guidewire Education


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


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


REST, Agile Software Development


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


AngularJS, OAuth 2, Ant Design, Media Players, ASP.NET, Next.js, Yii, Symfony, .NET 4, Dropwizard, Redux


Docker, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), LAMP, Drupal, Windows Server, Linux, Apache Kafka, OpenCart, WordPress, Joomla, Amazon Web Services (AWS), MacOS


MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Memcached, MongoDB


API Integration, Microsoft 365, Advertising Technology (Adtech), Web Accessibility, Okta

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