Luuk van Egeraat, Developer in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Luuk van Egeraat

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Software Developer

Location
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Toptal Member Since
February 17, 2013

Luuk is a TypeScript developer focused on rapid development. With experience in diverse industries, including AI and machine learning, he excels at creating exceptional user experiences. Luuk effectively bridges the work of API developers and UX designers, having collaborated with experts in both areas. He has a proven background in building scalable Node.js APIs and complex React front ends. As a clear communicator, Luuk excels at listening, translating ideas, and getting things done.

Portfolio

Shica
Web Development, Publishing, Financial Services, Finance, eCommerce, Startups...
TMD Technology Limited
TypeScript, React, JavaScript, SQL, Chart.js, ApexCharts.js, Tailwind CSS...
Trigram Enterprises PTY LTD
Python, Cloud, Full-stack, Full-stack Development, Chatbots, LangChain...

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

TypeScript, Next.js, React, Node.js, JavaScript, JavaScript 6, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Tailwind CSS, Docker, Google Cloud

The most amazing...

...apps I've built as a lead TypeScript dev were for Riot Games to provide data access management, real-time analysis, and AI/ML insights to tournament data.

Work Experience

Lead Developer

2023 - PRESENT
Shica
  • Integrated Stripe Connect, allowing users to be both customers or publishers earning money through the platform.
  • Built an AI-powered plagiarism and quality checker for published documents using an LLM and various file conversion methods.
  • Implemented a complex and custom interface built in React with a Next.js server, real-time WebSocket updates, and a Firebase database. It's scalable, containerized, secure, and built to be easily adaptable to new business requirements.
  • Built an account system with various roles based on email or SSO (Google and LinkedIn).
Technologies: Web Development, Publishing, Financial Services, Finance, eCommerce, Startups, Early-stage Startups, High-tech Startups, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Large Language Models (LLMs), Lean Startups, Software as a Service (SaaS), TypeScript, React, Node.js, CTO, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Firebase, Server Security, Front-end Development, Architecture, Next.js, Tailwind CSS, Responsive Web Apps, Stripe, Stripe Checkout, Payment APIs

Senior Front-end Developer

2023 - 2024
TMD Technology Limited
  • Wrote complex visualizations and graphs using Chart.js and ApexChart based on the exact requirements delivered by external customers or their in-house design team.
  • Built custom React components used as a starter kit for onboarding customers, enabling them to sell their SDK to a broad range of customers.
  • Provided feedback to SDK developers, enabling them to improve their software in preparation for the first customer.
Technologies: TypeScript, React, JavaScript, SQL, Chart.js, ApexCharts.js, Tailwind CSS, Responsive Web Apps

Full-stack Developer via Toptal

2023 - 2024
Trigram Enterprises PTY LTD
  • Built an AI-powered chatbot based on Llama 2 with TGI and protected it from DDoS attacks through the Pub/Sub model.
  • Supported custom start and stop logic to the GCP GPU instances to lower operating costs.
  • Implemented a custom interface in React with an admin panel and authentication system based on either manual or SSO (Google and LinkedIn).
Technologies: Python, Cloud, Full-stack, Full-stack Development, Chatbots, LangChain, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Google Cloud, Server Security, TypeScript, React, Tailwind CSS, Responsive Web Apps, Pinecone, OpenAI, ChatGPT, Firebase

Chief Technology Officer

2022 - 2024
Open Cluster
  • Contributed to Open Cluster, a cross-platform set of tools and solutions for scholarly funding, publishing, and conferences designed to build an equitable ecosystem for research, innovation, and communication.
  • Led the development of a payment processing system accepting crypto and credit card payment methods.
  • Enabled the creation and trading of custom non-fungible tokens for academic research groups.
  • Led the development of a system to process manuscript submissions for peer review and publication.
Technologies: TypeScript, JavaScript, React, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Blockchain, Figma, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript 6, Next.js, CSS, HTTP, HTML, Web Standards, Git, Linux, Sass, NoSQL, Lean Development, WebSockets, Google API, Mobile Web, Functional Programming, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Bootstrap, Node.js, Extreme Programming, SCSS, GitHub, Tailwind CSS, Front-end, APIs, Responsive Design, Single-page Applications (SPA), Redux, Webpack, Full-stack, SaaS, Docker, Firebase, Back-end, REST APIs, Cross-browser Compatibility, REST, Unit Testing, CTO, User Interface (UI), Charts, ChatGPT, Full-stack Development, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Google Cloud, LangChain, Architecture, JSON, Ethereum, Web3.js, Cryptocurrency, GraphQL, User Experience (UX), OpenAI GPT-4 API, Machine Learning, Cloud, Server Security, Front-end Development, ECMAScript (ES6), Responsive Web Apps, Stripe, Stripe Checkout, Payment APIs

Lead TypeScript Developer

2020 - 2022
Bayes Esports
  • Led the development of applications that manage and visualize esports-related data, specific to League of Legends (Riot Games) and Counter-Strike (ESL).
  • Built an experimental low-latency video streaming service.
  • Implemented three major applications for various in-house teams and Riot Games to manage and automatically process large amounts of esports tournament metadata.
Technologies: TypeScript, JavaScript, React, Figma, Node.js, JavaScript 6, WebSockets, SQL, NoSQL, HTML, HTML5, CSS, CSS3, Git, Mobile Web, Functional Programming, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Tailwind CSS, Agile Software Development, Extreme Programming, Linux, Ajax, Lean Development, HTTP, Version Control, Bootstrap, Front-end, APIs, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Responsive Design, Single-page Applications (SPA), Redux, Webpack, SaaS, Docker, REST APIs, Cross-browser Compatibility, REST, Unit Testing, D3.js, Data Visualization, User Interface (UI), Charts, Full-stack Development, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Architecture, JSON, User Experience (UX), Machine Learning, Python, Cloud, Server Security, Front-end Development, ECMAScript (ES6), React Redux, Responsive Web Apps

Lead Full-stack Web Developer

2017 - 2020
SkillsTown
  • Created software and provided support for all SkillsTown IT services.
  • Was the lead developer in four major projects: Video Feedback Pro, Essential Editor, Skin Editor, and Request for Change.
  • Integrated the Jira API to enable employees to directly request new features and bug fixes in the Request for Change application.
Technologies: JavaScript, PHP, SQL, NoSQL, SCSS, Svelte, Node.js, Agile Software Development, Extreme Programming, HTML5, JavaScript 6, Web Standards, Functional Programming, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Version Control, Mobile Web, Bootstrap, Google API, CSS3, HTML, HTTP, Git, Linux, Sass, Ajax, Lean Development, Front-end, APIs, Responsive Design, Single-page Applications (SPA), CSS, Webpack, Full-stack, SaaS, Back-end, REST APIs, Cross-browser Compatibility, REST, User Interface (UI), Full-stack Development, Architecture, JSON, User Experience (UX), Cloud, Chatbots, Server Security, Front-end Development, ECMAScript (ES6), React Redux, Responsive Web Apps

Lead Front-end Developer

2018 - 2019
De Nationale Hypotheekbond
  • Set up a new React-based application stack and implemented it in six calculation tools used by customers and professionals.
  • Implemented an advanced testing suite using E2E testing using headless browsers and unit testing of all FE software components.
  • Set up CI deployment software connected to their Git monorepo.
Technologies: JavaScript, React, Node.js, JavaScript 6, Agile Software Development, Extreme Programming, HTML5, Web Standards, Functional Programming, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), SCSS, Version Control, Mobile Web, Bootstrap, Figma, CSS3, HTML, HTTP, Git, Linux, Sass, Ajax, Lean Development, Front-end, APIs, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Responsive Design, Single-page Applications (SPA), CSS, Redux, Webpack, SaaS, REST APIs, Cross-browser Compatibility, REST, Unit Testing, Data Visualization, User Interface (UI), Charts, Architecture, JSON, User Experience (UX), Cloud, Front-end Development, ECMAScript (ES6), React Redux, Responsive Web Apps

Lead Full-stack Developer

2015 - 2017
Software Skills
  • Worked for a recruiting and testing company, maintaining and improving multiple modern web applications that provide services to customers and test candidates.
  • Did full-stack development on all applications the company owns and runs.
  • Designed and implemented a system that integrated various APIs, including our own developed Python API for testing the programming abilities of applicants.
Technologies: JavaScript, MongoDB, MySQL, AngularJS, Node.js, CSS, Agile Software Development, Extreme Programming, HTML5, JavaScript 6, Web Standards, Amazon EC2, Functional Programming, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), SCSS, Version Control, Mobile Web, Bootstrap, NoSQL, React, CSS3, HTML, HTTP, Git, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Sass, Ajax, Lean Development, GitHub, Express.js, Responsive Design, Front-end, APIs, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Single-page Applications (SPA), Redux, Webpack, Full-stack, SaaS, Back-end, REST APIs, Cross-browser Compatibility, REST, D3.js, Data Visualization, User Interface (UI), Charts, Angular, Full-stack Development, Architecture, JSON, User Experience (UX), Cloud, Chatbots, Server Security, Front-end Development, React Redux, Responsive Web Apps

Lead JavaScript Developer

2013 - 2014
Remente
  • Set up the build process and development environment using Brunch, Bower, PhoneGap, and the Amazon S3 API. Remente developed a mobile application for Karolinska Institute. The internet therapy department used this application to help ADHD patients.
  • Developed the AngularJS application and implemented the HTML/CSS delivered by Erik Frisk, design/UX specialist.
  • Developed filtering and sorting algorithms based on the requirements of the researchers.
Technologies: JavaScript, CSS, AngularJS, PhoneGap, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Node.js, Agile Software Development, Extreme Programming, HTML5, Web Standards, Functional Programming, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), SCSS, Version Control, Mobile Web, Bootstrap, CSS3, HTML, HTTP, Git, Linux, Sass, Ajax, Lean Development, NoSQL, Express.js, Front-end, APIs, Responsive Design, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Single-page Applications (SPA), Webpack, Full-stack, SaaS, Back-end, REST APIs, Cross-browser Compatibility, REST, User Interface (UI), Angular, Full-stack Development, Architecture, JSON, User Experience (UX), Cloud, Server Security, Front-end Development, Responsive Web Apps

Web Application Developer

2013 - 2014
Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal
  • Contributed to OC Journals. OC Journals publish scientific research articles and review articles and communication after full peer review. I set up the AWS cloud-based infrastructure to increase performance and reduce costs.
  • Developed an AngularJS web application originally hosted at Csbj.org.
  • Implemented PDF.js from Mozilla, making the website plugin-free while loading PDFs faster than with Adobe Reader. This approach to displaying articles also avoids the manual work of transforming a PDF into an HTML document, saving time and money.
  • Wrote a fast search and filtering feature, allowing users to filter on article type, journal, journal volume, and preprints and search through titles and authors.
Technologies: JavaScript, Node.js, AngularJS, MongoDB, Amazon EC2, Front-end, APIs, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Web Standards, Mobile Web, Single-page Applications (SPA), Bootstrap, CSS, HTML, Webpack, Full-stack, Back-end, REST APIs, Cross-browser Compatibility, REST, User Interface (UI), Angular, Full-stack Development, Architecture, JSON, User Experience (UX), Cloud, Server Security, Front-end Development, Responsive Web Apps

Web Application Developer

2013 - 2014
StockIt
  • Contributed to StockIt, an online marketplace for international timber merchants. I created the MVP StockIt used to gain traction and compete with other startups at Chalmers Innovation. I set up an Amazon EC2 server to serve the webpage and the StockIt API.
  • Designed and set up the DynamoDB database and created a custom stock list designer, allowing users to easily copy stock lists and turn them into offers on the website.
  • Implemented a real-time bidding system, including a permission model needed to protect bidders and gain market data.
Technologies: Node.js, Backbone.js, Amazon DynamoDB, JavaScript, Single-page Applications (SPA), Bootstrap, CSS, Front-end, HTML, Express.js, Webpack, Full-stack, SaaS, Back-end, REST APIs, Cross-browser Compatibility, REST, User Interface (UI), Charts, Angular, Full-stack Development, Architecture, JSON, User Experience (UX), Cloud, Server Security, Front-end Development, Responsive Web Apps

Web Application Developer

2013 - 2014
Francesco Gatto
  • Worked with Francesco Gatto, a Ph.D. student at Nielsen's Systems and Synthetic Biology group at the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. His research is focused on modeling cancer metabolic reprogramming using genome-scale metabolic networks.
  • Created, together with my university project group, the Cancer Transcriptome Database, a restructured version of the Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) database to be more optimized for Francesco's research.
  • Created a web GUI using AngularJS to explore the API we provided with the database.
Technologies: JavaScript, Node.js, MySQL, Single-page Applications (SPA), Bootstrap, CSS, Front-end, HTML, Webpack, Full-stack, Back-end, REST APIs, Cross-browser Compatibility, REST, Data Visualization, User Interface (UI), Angular, Full-stack Development, Architecture, JSON, User Experience (UX), Front-end Development, Responsive Web Apps

Lead Front-end Developer

2012 - 2012
Bullingdon Research Limited
  • Worked on a data-visualization app for finance experts consisting of 27 pages and nine page types. Incorporated multiple HTML5 features to create an elegant design.
  • Refactored the front-end JavaScript codebase to improve performance and simplify the code.
  • Implemented a style makeover using PSD delivered by the lead designer. Created all templates by hand and did on-demand pixel fitting with the designer.
  • Implemented CSS preprocessing, allowing the team to use the more elegant LESS language, reducing the codebase even more, and making future refactoring jobs easier.
  • Built a cover page for marketing purposes with a price calculator and a video viewer using YouTube.
  • Created a CSV uploader/editor/processor to be used when financial experts want to add custom data to their datasets.
Technologies: Node.js, Backbone.js, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, Ajax, Agile Software Development, Front-end, APIs, Responsive Design, Single-page Applications (SPA), SaaS, REST APIs, Cross-browser Compatibility, REST, D3.js, Data Visualization, User Interface (UI), Charts, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Architecture, JSON, User Experience (UX), Cloud, Front-end Development, Responsive Web Apps

Co-founder

2011 - 2012
Bijtel V.O.F.
  • Created an entire app for Aafje, a social services foundation in need of a searchable and editable list of firms and services.
  • Included an easy viewer-to-editor toggle feature, allowing all fields to be edited.
  • Implemented a basic account system used for administrators of the app.
  • Allowed the app to create backups of all data, which can be downloaded and saved on the server.
  • Wrote the functionality allowing the list to be sorted, filtered, and searched through. The algorithm used allowed for misspellings of words.
Technologies: CSS, HTML, JavaScript, PHP, Single-page Applications (SPA), Front-end, Node.js, Full-stack, Back-end, REST APIs, Cross-browser Compatibility, REST, CTO, User Interface (UI), UI Design, Full-stack Development, Architecture, JSON, User Experience (UX), Cloud, Server Security, Front-end Development, Responsive Web Apps

Front-end Developer

2011 - 2012
Dutch Didit B.V.
  • Created a prediction game with leaderboards, monthly prizes, score calculations, questions and answers, an accounting system, and support for multiple languages. This app was later sold to a leading Dutch newspaper.
  • Wrote all HTML/CSS for both the mobile and desktop version of the app using the PSD given by the lead designer.
  • Wrote all JavaScript and included support for multiple pages and integration of the HTML5 History API.
  • Made the app compatible with IE8+ and all modern browsers.
  • Connected the app with a back end API using Ajax with JSON.
Technologies: CSS, HTML, JavaScript, Single-page Applications (SPA), Front-end, REST APIs, Cross-browser Compatibility, REST, User Interface (UI), JSON, User Experience (UX), Front-end Development, Responsive Web Apps

Web Developer

2010 - 2010
Strait Solutions B.V.
  • Contributed to Strait Solutions, a company that develops websites, designs, and campaigns for customers.
  • Created the websites using custom markup code based on a design given by the lead designer.
  • Implemented the company's website for customer onboarding.
  • Added JavaScript widgets to a number of websites.
  • Built a custom interface based on the Blogger CMS.
Technologies: CSS, HTML, JavaScript, Front-end, Cross-browser Compatibility, User Interface (UI), JSON, User Experience (UX), Front-end Development

Web Developer

2007 - 2009
Lukosite
  • Founded Lukosite in order to develop programming skills through real projects.
  • Created an app for a photographer that could upload photos, add watermarks, and view a gallery.
  • Taught myself website design by inspecting code from a number of other sites.
Technologies: CSS, HTML, Flash, PHP, JavaScript, Front-end, Full-stack, Back-end, User Interface (UI), JSON, Front-end Development

Esports Data Management for Riot Games

https://www.bayesesports.com/odds
Bayes Esports works with Riot Games to provide data access management, real-time analysis, and AI/ML insights to tournament match data. I developed multiple applications, some of which also integrate data for Counter-Strike (for ESL) and Dota 2 (for Valve).

Mortgage and Insurance Calculation Tools

https://consumenten.hypotheekbond.nl/rekentools/
The National Mortgage Association in the Netherlands is part of the Holland Financial Business Group, providing tools to Dutch residents to help them save costs and estimate potential mortgage options. The project initially started with six different kinds of calculations, increasing to 21 over time.

Quantumplate

https://www.quantemplate.com
Quantemplate is a SaaS platform that specializes in data integration, automation, validation, and analytics for the reinsurance and insurance industry. The platform automates the preparation and handling of insurance data and documents to help manage policy portfolios.

Languages

CSS, HTML, HTML5, CSS3, Sass, JavaScript, TypeScript, JavaScript 6, SQL, SCSS, ECMAScript (ES6), PHP, Python, GraphQL

Frameworks

Bootstrap, Express.js, Next.js, AngularJS, Tailwind CSS, Redux, Angular, Svelte, PhoneGap

Libraries/APIs

Google API, Node.js, Backbone.js, React, REST APIs, Web3.js, React Redux, Stripe, D3.js, Chart.js, ApexCharts.js

Tools

Git, GitHub, Webpack, Stripe Checkout, Flash, Figma

Paradigms

Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Functional Programming, Agile Software Development, Extreme Programming, REST, Unit Testing, UI Design

Platforms

Linux, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Blockchain, Amazon EC2, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Firebase, Ethereum, Docker

Storage

MongoDB, NoSQL, MySQL, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), JSON, Amazon DynamoDB, Google Cloud

Other

Ajax, Lean Development, Mobile Web, WebSockets, HTTP, Web Standards, Version Control, APIs, Front-end, Responsive Design, Single-page Applications (SPA), Full-stack, SaaS, Back-end, Cross-browser Compatibility, Data Visualization, User Interface (UI), Charts, Full-stack Development, Architecture, Server Security, Cryptocurrency, User Experience (UX), Cloud, Front-end Development, Responsive Web Apps, Payment APIs, CTO, ChatGPT, Artificial Intelligence (AI), LangChain, OpenAI GPT-4 API, Machine Learning, Chatbots, Typing, Web Development, Publishing, Financial Services, Finance, eCommerce, Startups, Early-stage Startups, High-tech Startups, Large Language Models (LLMs), Lean Startups, Software as a Service (SaaS), Pinecone, OpenAI, Graphics

2005 - 2011

High School Degree in Information Technology and Physics

Develstein College - Zwijndrecht, Netherlands

SEPTEMBER 2009 - PRESENT

Typing Certificate

Develstein College

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