Merott Movahedi, Software Developer in London, United Kingdom
Merott Movahedi

Software Developer in London, United Kingdom

Member since November 21, 2016
Merott is a full-stack developer with a strong interest in front end development. Proficient in JavaScript, he can pick up new frameworks and quickly get up to speed with new projects. His framework of choice is React, although he also has extensive experience working with Angular and Vue.js. Merott believes testing and quality assurance to be the responsibility of developers—not dedicated QA teams—and advocates automated testing in all projects.
Merott is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

London, United Kingdom

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Slack, Pivotal Tracker, GitLab, Visual Studio Code, MacOS

The most amazing...

...contribution I recently made was an automated workflow, generating React hooks to query a GraphQL back end, with end-to-end type safety backed by TypeScript.

Employment

  • Senior Software Engineer

    2020 - 2021
    GfK - Growth from Knowledge
    • Converted approximately 20 legacy Svelte components to React with TypeScript.
    • Created an automated workflow to generate React hooks for querying a GraphQL back end, including end-to-end type safety with TypeScript.
    • Developed component integration tests using Jest and the testing library frameworks.
    • Delivered team training on the best practices of React, TypeScript, and GraphQL.
    • Constructed end-to-end system tests using Cypress.io.
    • Developed the initial version of a Webpack build system, migrating over from a legacy Rollup configuration.
    Technologies: Jest, Cypress.io, React, Svelte, JavaScript, GraphQL, TypeScript
  • Senior Software Engineer

    2020 - 2020
    Array (via Toptal)
    • Built reusable web components using React and Vanilla JavaScript.
    • Implemented a pagination mechanism for custom Vanilla JavaScript components.
    • Contributed to the development of the company website at array.com.
    Technologies: React, HTML, CSS, Vanilla JS, Next.js, Express.js
  • Lead Front-end Developer

    2018 - 2020
    Verb Tech (via Toptal)
    • Created the monorepo architecture, applying best practices from @nrwl/nx, including redux stores.
    • Trained the team on best practices and unit testing in Angular.
    • Set up automation to speed up development and maintain quality.
    Technologies: Jest, RxJS, TypeScript, Angular, Redux, Cypress.io
  • Freelance Front-end Developer

    2017 - 2018
    MedChat, LLC (via Toptal)
    • Set up the foundation and architecture of the client's new front end in Angular.
    • Set up continuous integration for the deployment of code to production, including automatic deployment of feature branches.
    • Developed pages for chat analytics and monitoring with a reusable Redux pattern using ngrx.
    • Develop chat log navigation functionality for administrators.
    • Supported the team in the maintenance of the legacy AngularJS platform.
    Technologies: Mocha, Chai, RxJS, TypeScript, Angular
  • Senior Software Engineer

    2016 - 2017
    BGL Group
    • Built a Node.js API using Swagger, Express, and MongoDB to capture entrant information for marketing promotions at comparethemarket.com.
    • Built interactive web content to entertain and engage visitors of comparethemeerkat.com.
    • Trained members of the team on core JavaScript topics, best practices, advanced patterns, functional programming, and new features of ES2015.
    Technologies: Mocha, Jasmine, Episerver, ASP.NET MVC, .NET, Swagger, MongoDB, Node.js, JavaScript, Sass, CSS, HTML
  • Front-end Developer

    2015 - 2016
    Checkout.com
    • Built, tuned, and improved "Checkout Hub," the checkout portal for account administrators and merchants.
    • Promoted, encouraged, and demonstrated TDD with AngularJS.
    • Automated anything and everything that could be automated using Grunt or Gulp.
    Technologies: Chai, Mocha, Jasmine, Node.js, Angular, CSS, HTML, JavaScript
  • Software Engineer

    2012 - 2015
    KPMG UK
    • Developed full-stack web applications using .NET technologies for the back-end and frameworks such as Knockout.js and AngularJS for the front end.
    • Developed a hybrid HTML5 app with AngularJS, wrapped with PhoneGap for native deployments.
    • Presented tech talks on interesting topics such as AngularJS, BDD with Cucumber, and ECMAScript 6.
    Technologies: Jasmine, Angular, Knockout.js, C#, ASP.NET MVC, CSS, HTML, JavaScript

Experience

  • Course Creators Weekly
    https://coursecreatorsweekly.com

    Course Creators Weekly is a curated newsletter and an active side project of mine. The website and the newsletter archives are built as a JAMstack app, using Vue.js, Nuxt.js, and Tailwind CSS. Hosted on Netlify, the website uses serverless Netlify functions for back end operations.

  • Nativescript-pdf-view
    http://go.merott.com/nativescript-pdf-view

    A basic and open-source PDF viewer plugin for NativeScript, to display PDF documents on iOS and Android.

  • Semantic-release-codeship-example
    http://go.merott.com/semantic-release-codeship-example

    An open-source sample project to serve as a reference for setting up automatic NPM releases with semantic versioning, using semantic-release and Codeship CI.

  • Vital Concepts for Modern JS Developers (Publication)
    This resource contains a collection of modern, vital JavaScript concepts provided by our Toptal network members.

Skills

  • Languages

    ECMAScript (ES6), TypeScript, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, GraphQL, Sass, C#
  • Frameworks

    Angular, Jest, Next.js, Jasmine, AngularJS, Cypress.io, Tailwind CSS, Redux, Nuxt.js, Swagger, .NET, ASP.NET MVC, Knockout.js, Ionic, NativeScript, Svelte, Express.js
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, Vue.js 2, RxJS, NgRx/store, NgRx, Chai, Vue.js, jQuery, Node.js
  • Tools

    GitHub, GitLab, Pivotal Tracker, Mocha, Slack, Gulp.js, Grunt, Git, Webpack
  • Paradigms

    Agile, Functional Programming, Automated Testing, REST, JAMstack, Continuous Integration (CI)
  • Platforms

    Netlify, ConvertKit, MacOS, Visual Studio Code
  • Other

    Mentorship, Gridsome, Serverless
  • Storage

    MongoDB

Education

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Information and Communications Technology
    2007 - 2010
    Queen Mary, University of London - London, UK

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